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Elite Chess/Soccer Clinic

Join Elite Chess for our most exciting, most creative, event of the year!


This winter break, we are once again teaming up with one of the best soccer coaches in the state, Jim Konrad, to put on a chess/soccer clinic! Let's get our kids out from behind their computer screens and train their minds and bodies at the same time.  Space is definitely limited and we expect the clinic to sell out.  Register soon if interested!

Who:  The clinic is for 1st-8th grade students. All levels of chess and soccer are welcome.  If your child has never played chess or soccer before, we will teach them.  If your child is an Elite chess or soccer player already, we will push them.

What:  A one-day, chess/soccer clinic over winter break.  Students will be paired with chess and soccer players of their same age/ability level. Soccer players will be playing futsal, which is a fast paced 5 v 5 form of indoor soccer.

Where:  Naperville North High School: 899 N. Mill Street, Naperville, IL

When:  Friday, December 27, 2019 from 1:00-5:30pm.

Free:  Fee for the clinic is $45.

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Jeff DiOrio

Jeff is the founder and CEO of Elite Chess and is in his 12th year coaching the chess team at Naperville North High School.  During that time, the NNHS Chess Team has captured a record 11 consecutive DuPage Valley Conference Titles and in 2015, they won the IHSA State Championship.  Additionally, Jeff was named the Illinois Chess Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2017.

Jeff has trained multiple individual Illinois State Chess Champions through his night program, The Naperville Chess Academy, and the other chess classes that Elite Chess offers throughout the year.

Jim Konrad

Jim is the head coach at Naperville North High School, home of the back to back to back, IHSA State Soccer Champions (2016, 2017, 2018). He is also the varsity girls assistant at Naperville North. Last year the Huskies completed the first perfect season in Illinois soccer history with a  26-0-0 record. Over his 16 year career the Huskies are 295-63-29 and have won 14 DuPage Valley Titles, 13 IHSA Regional Titles, 7 Sectional Titles, and 3 State Championships. During his career Jim has been named the Illinois High School Association Coach of the Year (2005, 2018) as well as the United Soccer Coaches State, Regional, and National Coach of the Year in 2018. Jim also coaches for Galaxy SC when not coaching high school soccer. 

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