College Pathway Program

As part of our CITY CARE MODEL it is essential to our organization that we support our members through their journey on and off the field as a student athlete.

Chicago City SC launched its official College Pathway Program in the Fall of 2021 as we continue to enhance the support for our players looking to play collegiately. The CPP is led by College liaison Tom Paparounis who is vastly experienced with all levels of college soccer. Tom has been involved within the local collegiate scene with Loyola, Roosevelt, and IIT Men's and Women's.

Provides our high school players and their families with critical resources to help understand and navigate the college recruiting process.

Player Workshops Including: 

  • College Academic Eligibility 
  • Researching Schools and Building An Online Profile 
  • Communicating with College Coaches
  • Filming for College Recruiting
  • Establish player goals alongside their team coach.
  • Review of academic profile
  • Review of player’s online profile

Through CITY's coaching network we will be able to bring in coaches of all divisions through panels and ID Showcases. We also have access to MLS, USL, MWPL, as well as organizations in Europe for other options.

Team Showcases / Friendlies
Individual Player ID Events
College Coach Discussion Panels
CITY run tournaments & showcases
USLA, USLW,, USL2 opportunities
UEFA & USSF licensed CITY coaches

CITY has been an academic partner with Honest Game for five years utilizing their technology to aid our players academically. Every student-athlete in the club will have an account.

Empowers student-athletes and their families with the expertise and confidence needed to navigate NCAA and NAIA academic eligibility.
Provides real-time academic status updates
Harnesses a player’s passion for sports to fuel their motivation for learning.

Each student-athlete will receive an online individualized College Athletic Report on Eligibility (CARE®), which transforms their transcripts into a personal plan, including strategic individualized guidance and short-term goals to achieve and maintain academic eligibility.

College Commitments

CITY players selected to play at the collegiate level.