Paris Saint-Germain Academy North America Expands, Opening All-New Branch in Chicago

After bringing the world-class Paris Saint-Germain Academy training methodology to South Florida, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Vancouver, Paris Saint-Germain continues its expansion across North America, with the opening of a new Academy in Chicago.

West Loop Soccer Club – the ever-present Chicago-based youth soccer Club, with over 500 players, will bring the Paris Saint-Germain Academy programs in town! 

“I am beyond excited to bring a world-class soccer program to Chicago,” said Milos Bajic, the new Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago Program Director, who originally ran West Loop Soccer Club.

“Partnering with a global brand like Paris Saint-Germain, and becoming part of the Paris Saint-Germain worldwide academy network will provide unparalleled development opportunities to all of our aspiring soccer players in the Chicago region.”

Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago will provide year-round, beginner friendly recreational programs for children aged 2-14, through its Junior Academy program. In addition, highly competitive travel programs, and camps and clinics will be offered to boys and girls ages 5-18, who successfully pass the tryout process. Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago will host its club-wide tryouts in May for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.

We are thrilled to enter Chicago and can’t wait to excavate the great talent in that area, while giving them an opportunity to develop their skills and reach their highest potential, following the Paris Saint-Germain Academy methodology,” said Paris Saint-Germain Academy North America President Ravy Truchot.

“We are coming to Chicago to work with local talent and to continue sharing the excellence of Paris Saint-Germain’s training programs and strong pathways for developing high-potential players in the U.S., or in Europe. The opening of this new Academy is an important milestone in the continuous growth of soccer across the U.S.”

The opening of the Academy will start with the official tryouts taking place May 1st – May 12th, 2023. After the tryouts, the first-ever Paris Saint-Germain Academy Chicago Summer Camp will take place from June 26th to June 30th and from August 7th – August 11th. Finally, the year-round Academy programs (competitive and recreational) the week of August 28th, 2023.

Welcome to the PSG Academy North America family, Chicago!

For more information on our exciting new branch, visit! 




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