If you guys are like me, you are looking to play more soccer and preferably something not too far from Downtown Chicago and cheap if not free! I'm working on a project with a few others to schedule and FILM reliable and organized soccer in the UIC and westloop area. Currently, while we grow, we just want to schedule Pick-up soccer and simply try to grow and connect to our community and figure out logistics on appropriate fields and times.
Therefore, First and foremost we need to gather people to play (looking for 18-28 players a session). Why play for us? #1 The current turf field we play on is comparable, if not the best outdoor turf you will find in Chicago and within eye shot of the skyline. #2 Ever want to watch yourself play? This is one of the many starting ideas to come. Eventually this project will self sustain itself to pay for the venue (field), bibs, cameras, and website. #3 We are primarily donations based, and we encourage nominal donations, upon every meetup. So, aside from a few fundraising meetups we have, we try to keep it cheap and so far have been very successful. I'm sure we all agree $15 every time you play is hella expensive.
Ultimately we are going to film you playing soccer and if successful find a new way to archive player information for the player and the organization. If you have expertise in digital image processing( pattern matching), video editing, filming, have website building java script knowledge or would just like to be a part of the organization, message me.
Disclaimer. If you would like us to take down any photos or videos, simply message me and we will gladly take them down at your request.
Sample Video: We aren't expert video editors, but here was something we put together from one of the meetups, right when we just started. We won't be GoProing in the future, but if you want to see the field go to the youtube video below. It was 3 minutes before, significantly reduced footage. We will be using a standard camera in the future that will follow players automatically who have an RFID tag on them: