Eclipse Select partners with Spartan FC to create Eclipse North location

  • Logos for Eclipse Select Soccer Club and Spartan FC (right).

    Logos for Eclipse Select Soccer Club and Spartan FC (right). Courtesy of Patrick Kaindl

Updated 3/4/2019 7:29 PM

The Eclipse Select Soccer Club has agreed to an elite and youth development partnership with Spartan FC to establish Eclipse North, the club announced today.

As a result of the partnership, Eclipse Select will add an Eclipse North location based out of Northbrook, Ill.


This will be the third satellite location added to the club in the greater Chicago area.

Spartan FC will work hand-in-hand with Eclipse in the constant pursuit of furthering player growth and development. The club alliance will start at the beginning of the 2019-20 fall campaign.

"We are looking forward to our partnership with Spartan FC and the opportunity to grow Eclipse Select," said Rory Dames, Eclipse Select Soccer Club president and owner. "Spartan FC is a staple organization within the North Shore community and has had great success on and off the field. This partnership will make it convenient for our members in the north Chicagoland area to have greater access to what our club provides developing players. The landscape for youth soccer has dramatically changed over the past couple of years, but we believe our program and league affiliations have proved to be the best route for players at all levels. We saw an opportunity to meet the demand on the north side with Spartan FC and are very excited as to the potential it has to grow for years to come."

"Spartan FC is thrilled to partner with Eclipse Select Soccer Club," said Yianny Caparos, Spartan FC president. "To be with a like-minded program that values our players, our community and our facilities is comforting. Eclipse offers something for each and every single player in our community that will allow them to excel and develop. This is an exciting time for our program."

Spartan FC is a community-driven program whose primary goal is to increase the love of soccer within the Northbrook and North Shore area. To learn more about Spartan FC, visit

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About the Eclipse Select Soccer Club: The Eclipse Select Soccer Club was formed in 1997 to facilitate elite-level youth soccer players and has evolved into a program consisting of more than 60 teams throughout the Chicagoland area. The club offers programs for boys and girls soccer players of all levels and ages, from preschool children to collegiate-level and national-team athletes. Eclipse Select believes in creating an environment that is physically and mentally challenging, so players reach their highest potential. Eclipse alumni include the likes of three-time All-American and former Notre Dame midfielder Jen Buczkowski and U.S. Women's National Team and Santa Clara standout midfielder Leslie Osborne. Hundreds of Eclipse boys and girls have continued their soccer careers at the collegiate level.

Eclipse Select's office is located at 700 Oak Brook Road, Suite A, in Oak Brook, Ill. For more information about the Eclipse Select Soccer Club, visit and follow Eclipse Select at and More than 20 Eclipse Select teams play in the Elite Clubs National League, which was founded in 2009 to enhance the player development of girl's youth soccer players in the U.S. For more information, visit

Athletico Physical Therapy is the official provider of physical therapy and athletic training for Eclipse Select.

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