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Strive Football Group > News  > Paris Saint-Germain Academy North America Expands, Opening New Branch in Chicago

Paris Saint-Germain Academy North America Expands, Opening New Branch in Chicago

Strive Football Group is pleased to share that PSG Academy North America will be expanding its presence with the opening of the all-new Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago.

After bringing the world-class Paris Saint-Germain Academy training methodology to three continents, Strive continues to drive the expansion of Paris Saint-Germain in North America.

With the opening of a new Academy, the Parisian values will arrive in the “windy city” in 2023. West Loop Soccer Club – the ever-present Chicago-based youth soccer Club will bring the Paris Saint-Germain Academy programs in town!

West Loop is a locally admired academy welcoming players of all ages and skill levels. The club has grown to 24 competitive teams (boys and girls) along with a notable recreational program, totaling more than 500 active members.

“I am beyond excited to bring a world-class soccer program to Chicago,” said Milos Bajic, the new Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago Program Director, who originally ran West Loop Soccer Club.

“Partnering with a global brand like Paris Saint-Germain, and becoming part of the Paris Saint-Germain worldwide Academy network will provide unparalleled development opportunities to all of our aspiring soccer players in the Chicago region.”

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago will provide year-round, beginner friendly recreational programs for children aged 2-14, through its Junior Academy program. In addition, highly competitive travel programs, and camps and clinics will be offered to boys and girls ages 5-18. Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago will host its club-wide tryouts in May for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

We are thrilled to enter Chicago and can’t wait to excavate the great talent in that area, while giving them an opportunity to develop their skills and reach their highest potential, following the Paris Saint-Germain Academy methodology,” said Strive Football Group President Ravy Truchot.

“We are coming to Chicago to work with local talent and to continue sharing the excellence of

Paris Saint-Germain’s training programs and strong pathways for developing high-potential players in the U.S., or in Europe. The opening of this new Academy is an important milestone in the continuous growth of soccer across the U.S.”

The opening of the Academy will start with official tryouts taking place May 8th – May 12th, 2023. After the tryouts, the first-ever Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago Summer Camp will take place from June 26th to June 30th and from August 7th – August 11th. The end of the summer season will be capped off with the year-round Academy programs (competitive and recreational) the week of August 28th, 2023.

Welcome to the Strive family, Chicago!

For more information on our exciting new branch, visit PSGAcademyChicago.com!