Olympiacos Chicago Announces Free Soccer Camps

(Niles, Illinois)--Olympiacos Soccer Club Chicago is hosting a FREE youth soccer camp on Friday, September 20th (Naperville location) and Friday, September 27th (Niles location).

Boys and girls ages 7-to-12 are welcome to attend. The one-day camp begins at 4:15 pm and will last until 7:15 pm. Those attending the camp are required to bring soccer cleats, shin guards, water, soccer ball and a parent or guardian to sign a waiver. Please come 15-20 minutes early as we wish to begin promptly at 4:15 pm.

The camp will be run by Olympiacos Soccer Club Chicago Director of Coaching Niko Mirtsekis (former pro-player with Champions League, UEFA Cup and Greek National Team experience).


Niko Mirtsekis began his football career at age of 12 when he entered the soccer academy of Greek professional team, Panionios. He made his debut in the Greek Super League with Panionios on December 3, 1989 and played with them until 1994. He went on to play with AEK Athens (played in the Champions League), Iraklis (played in the UEFA Cup) and Aris. Mr. Mirtsekis also played (1) time with the Greek National team and (10) times with Greece's U-17 team.

Upon moving to the USA, he played for the Milwaukee Rampage and Rockford Raptors. While living in the USA, he coached youth teams for clubs such as Hinsdale Hurricanes, Barrington Soccer Club, WVSC West Virginia and Concordia University Division 3. He was also the evaluator for the Olympic Development Program (ODP) of Illinois. He once again moved back to Greece in 2009 where he became the coach of Greek Fourth Division club Olympiacos Kefalonias and recently ran the club's youth academies.

  • USSF "B" Licence
  • NSCAA Youth Diploma
  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certified - Adult & Pediatric


Ages: U8 - U13

Date/Times: Friday, September 20, 2013 | 04:15pm - 7:15pm
Camp Location: Frontier Park Sports Complex (East Entrance), 3415 Book Road, Naperville, Illinois 60564

Go west on Conan Doyle Road from Book Road and the parking lot will be located right in front of you. The camp will be held just straight south of the parking lot.

Date/Times: Friday, September 27, 2013 | 04:15pm - 7:15pm
Camp Location: Maine East High School, 2601 W Dempster Street, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Camp will be held on the Potter Street fields of Maine East HS (south-west corner).


To reserve your spot you must:

  1. Register on our website.
  2. Print, sign and bring with you the camp waiver (no player will be allowed to participate without the waiver being signed and turned in).


IN CASE OF RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER, please check out our website (http://www.olympiacoschicago.com) on the day of the camp after 2:00 pm for any special instructions.

For more information please contact us at 847-722-4848 or info@olympiacoschicago.com

Contact Information

Angela Kosmas
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Phone: 847-722-4840
Email: angela.kosmas@olympiacoschicago.com

Olympiacos Soccer School Chicago
8926 N. Greenwood Avenue
Niles, Illinois 60714
Website: http://www.olympiacoschicago.com

(Posting date 21 September 2013)

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