Lou Reina

Grew up in Bolingbrook, Ill. and currently resides in Downers Grove, Ill… Youth career consisted of playing club soccer at Sports Club, which was the pioneering group of that organization that turned into the Chicago Magic… Played Division I soccer at the University of Illinois-Chicago… Joined Eclipse Select in 1998… Currently holds a USSF B coaching license.

Why did you Join Eclipse?
Rory Dames and Mike Nesci had the same vision for youth development as I did and we believed we could make this imprint on youth soccer in the Chicago area.

What do you like the most about coaching?
Helping kids reach their potential and learn to work hard and push through barriers to get to their goals

Why Should prospective players join Eclipse over other clubs in the area?
It is one of only a handful of options in which players can play at any level, including the highest level in the nation. Most other options cannot provide the best players the opportunities that we can. Players can actually be part of a program that has a proven pathway to the highest level of soccer if they have the desire and commitment to get there. It’s not for everyone, but everyone has the opportunity.