CLUB HISTORY Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, F.C. Mirage is a youth soccer club centralized between the villages of Glenview, Golf, Morton Grove and Wilmette; the club is comprised of players from the same areas as well as Northbrook and Chicago. F.C. Mirage was established in June 2012 after the closing of the Mirage Soccer Club. After the passing of MSC Founder and Director of Coaching, Sead “Seyo” Galijasevic, his son Igor created a new club carrying on his father’s soccer philosophy which had served Mirage Soccer Club since 2005 and made the club one of the top youth soccer organizations in Northern Illinois. F.C. Mirage as a youth soccer club boasts an environment similar to a smaller university when compared to larger schools. We do not have enormous soccer complexes; we do not have three to four teams at one age group, classified by nicknames (i.e. classic, premier) to create the appearance that all teams receive the same amount of effort and attention from coaches. We know all of our players’ names, their strengths, their weaknesses, and aspects of their individual and team gameplay which they need to develop. We pride ourselves on maintaining a family oriented soccer experience for every player, and have had years of success as a result of same at all age levels. Positive feedback about family experiences with the club’s team and individual soccer programs, echo throughout the surrounding communities. Often parents are pressured through monetary deadlines and are led to believe that their sons and daughters, even at a young age, must play for specific teams or soccer organizations in order to be successful in high school and college soccer. We are proud to say that of the two original Mirage boys teams, 85 percent of players made their respective highs school teams their freshman year. From 2010-2013 Glenbrook South High School in Glenview, for which F.C. Mirage are not considered a youth soccer “feeder system”, featured 12 Mirage players in their Varsity lineup. Nine of those players were starters and one received a four year soccer scholarship to play at DePaul University in Chicago which was the first time in 20 years that a player from Glenview went to Division 1 College Soccer. Six players from the very first Mirage boys team were accepted to their respective college teams. In the fall of 2013, an FC Mirage player lead the current GBS Freshmen boys team in all stats and was a varsity starter his sophomore year. Currently the GBS freshmen girls soccer team is comprised of 80% Mirage players. All of the members of the first Mirage girls team made their respective high school teams, which consist of GBS in Glenview, Loyola Academy, and Taft High School in Chicago. As is/was the case with the boys, we do not receive any consideration for building players and athletes for our area schools, but want to make families aware that their child does not have to play for a specific club to be successful in sports later in their career. Players succeed based on their efforts and talents. F.C. Mirage is not a large organization. We enjoy working with our existing teams and having the opportunity to focus on individual players in a team setting. From individual practices to successful summer camps, FC Mirage offers many programs to existing and new players. Our teams maintain strong records in their respective divisions and further positive showings in local and out of state tournaments. F.C. Mirage – Mind, heart and confidence through teamwork.
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM