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About Raiders Travel Soccer

Raiders Travel Soccer is the competitive arm of Bolingbrook Soccer Club. Our goal is to provide players with the opportunity to grow and develop their technical and tactical skills under the guidance of certified coaches and professional trainers.

We welcome any player who has a desire to work hard at continuously improving their skills and developing their soccer acumen to try out for our Travel program.

By offering multiple teams at most age levels, we allow players to compete and develop at the rate that is best suited to their abilities. Our goal for each player and team is to be competitive at the highest level for which they are capable.

We currently have 32 travel teams ranging in age from U8 through U19. Our teams are registered with IYSA (Illinois Youth Soccer League), YSSL (Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League), IWSL (Illinois Women Soccer League), or NISL (Northern Illinois Soccer League).

The travel season runs from July to June and consists of Fall and Spring outdoor seasons and a Winter indoor season. Each outdoor season includes approximately 8-10 regular games plus a minimum of 1-2 tournaments. The indoor Winter season is generally 10 weeks long. Teams train a minimum of two nights per week throughout the year.

The Raiders Advantage

EXPERIENCE  We offer multiple teams at each age level to provide players with the most appropriate level of competition and the best opportunity to optimize and develop skills.

EXPOSURE  Many of our teams compete in College Showcase Tournaments and at the State Premiership and MRL levels, and we are well-represented on the Illinois State ODP teams.

EXPERTISE  Each team is led by experienced, certified coaches and trainers. In addition, for players looking to continue their soccer careers in college, our Head of College Selection and Recruiting is available to help navigate the process.


VP of Travel Soccer Mike Shay

VP of Travel Soccer Mike Shay

Director of Boys Travel Luciano Meraz

Director of Boys Travel Luciano Meraz

Director of Girls Travel Alicia Pettigrew

Director of Girls Travel Alicia Pettigrew