GET FIT WITH HEART & SOUL SOCCER
Get to the Next Level
The company is based on a passion and love for the game of soccer and performing at the highest level. I want to give people an outlet to express themselves through the game of soccer. Providing an opportunity to those who want to improve, compete, and experience the joy of the beautiful game. Through our guidance, we strive to get the absolute best out of you.
Making a Positive Impact
Jamie grew up and built the foundations of his game in the Chicago youth soccer system. He played and received training from some of the top clubs in Illinois like the Chicago Magic and Sockers where he was a key player on state and regional championship quality teams. In high school Jamie was a 4 year varsity starter and captain of the most successful campaign in Niles West history. After high school Jamie continued improving and maturing as a player. At North Park he once again became captain along with winning several other accolades like CSL player of the week, CSL All Conference 1st team, and was a member of NCAA All Region team. After finishing up his college career his leadership qualities naturally led him to coaching. Since then he has continued to put his heart and soul back into the local Chicago soccer community that sparked that life long love for the game all those years ago. He’s worked with several local clubs like Olympiacos Chicago and UK International and even worked at the college level as an assistant coach at North Park. Currently he is coaching and helping build a budding soccer program at Niles North High School.
Jamie has his National E and D coaching licenses and is a NASM certified personal trainer
Coach V. began his journey with Heart and Soul Soccer a little over a year ago. He and Jamie have played together since high school. Coach Villamil also went on to become a captain of Niles West high school team in his senior year. Growing up, he started playing soccer at a local club, SkoMor. Looking to play with at a higher level among the best players in his age group he moved to F.C. United where they were always a contender as one of the top teams in Illinois. During this time, he was offered an opportunity to train with a professional club in Mexico. After a brief stint there, however, he realized he missed his friends and family back in Chicago and decided to return. As a younger lad he played for Illinois’ Mens’ State Select team, competing with other states' top players. Steve’s passion for coaching is driven by his love to win and to get the best out of his players both physically and mentally. He wants to engage kids and young adults to fulfill their goals and encourage them to push beyond what they thought was possible because we never know what our true limits are.
The unique program we develop based on the individual player style and position. We use a combination of strength/plyometric exercises, speed work, ball control and passing specifically geared to the players position.
Each session is focused on different elements of the game. However, we always try to incorporate strength conditioning and ball control. Unless all players in the group are in similar positions, this usually does not focus on position specific drills.
Large group clinics
These are usually big clinics that we host randomly through out the year along with our summer camp. This is for all levels of soccer with focus on basic skills, fun fitness style games and small sided soccer.