Today, we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Chicago Fire’s Youth Academy. Through this partnership, the academy’s players will have access to a wide array of educational content through the Game Plan platform—providing the organization with a new way to virtually manage and support the “off the field” development of their players. The academy will have access to an entire curriculum of eLearning courses. These courses teach key skills that student-athletes can use to successfully navigate their personal, sporting, and academic development.

The academy’s PASS program goes beyond the traditional X’s and O’s of coaching towards a ‘broad-based holistic approach’ to educating young athletes. PASS stands for:

-To Perform: to achieve, realize, work or attain;

-To Advise: to consult, help, counsel or recommend;

-To Support: to frame or provide a ground fountain, base or scaffold;

-To Serve: participants of the #cffc grassroots to excellence programs.

PASS is built on the foundation that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and FAMILY, FAITH, FOOTBALL and SCHOOL provide four key cornerstones of support.

“Our PASS Program (Performance, Advisory and Support Services) is tasked with delivering health, education and welfare initiatives to players, staff and families. Game Plan is a welcome addition to our team. The short and intentional online lessons are an ideal fit as we begin to build individual plans to meet the development needs of each Academy player.” – Brian Roberts, Chicago Fire Football Club

The Chicago Fire have been innovators in terms of prioritizing their players’ development as leaders both on and off the field. As an organization that strives to ignite success in the lives of their players during their time in sport and beyond, the Chicago Fire is a prime example of a partner that is perfectly aligned with our mission at Game Plan.

“The Chicago Fire have taken a leadership role in guiding their athletes through their journeys – from the Academy level to the professional ranks. We could not be more proud to work with them. It’s the future of competitive youth athletics.” – Vin McCaffrey, Founder/CEO of Game Plan