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A Letter from IFA Board President, Ken Yerkes

Dear Indiana Fire Membership:

As the season winds down and we head into 2023-2024 season - I wanted to highlight some of your accomplishments. Our staff and support team do a great job of getting our players prepared to play- but it all starts with supportive parents and your efforts to work busy family schedules and soccer into your lives. All of us here at Indiana Fire Academy, Indiana Fire Pro Academy, and Westfield Youth Soccer Assn thank you for your efforts!

As the saying goes, if they keep score it matters. At the conclusion of last weekend- Indiana Fire teams had unbelievable success at the Indiana State Cups weekend. We are the home team at Grand Park- so we may get a leg up on our competition- but our players still need to bring all their skills to these highly competitive games!

For State Cup- Indiana Fire had (5) champions, (1) affiliate champion in Indiana Fire North, and 4 runners up.

For Presidents Cup- Indiana Fire had (4) champions, (1) affiliate champion in Indiana Fire South and (1) affiliate runner up in Indiana Fire North.

For Challenge Cup- Indiana Fire had (2) champions and (1) runner up, (1) affiliate champion in Indiana Fire South and (1) affiliate runner up in SCSA Fire.

See below for more detail:

An incredible showing for our home club and Indiana Fire affiliates- we wish all our players, coaches, and families the very best of luck at Regionals.

A couple of other brags for your friends and families in the club:

  • Pro Academy Girls ECNL has placed the following teams into the ECNL playoffs in San Diego in 2 weeks- u13, u15, u16, and u17- we wish them the best of luck.

And, of note- The Indiana Fire Pro Academy MLS next boys have been crowned champions of the USL Academy at the u15 and u19 age groups as well as a semi-finalist in the u13 age group.

ECNL Regional League Playoffs are in Saint Louis next weekend June 16-18. The following teams are competing towards a National Championship in ECNL RL:

  • 2010G

  • 2009G

  • 2008G

  • 2007G

Additionally, our 2005B National League team is competing for a National Championship in Orlando in July 17-23.

Last but not least, the following E64 teams are competing in Playoffs in July 5-12:

  • 2006 E64

  • 2009 E64

Without question it has been a remarkable season on and off the field for your Club. We look forward to continuing our player development, growth and winning tradition as we move forward. And we look forward to you being part of it.

It is a great time to be part of Indiana Fire.

Ken Yerkes

Board President

Indiana Fire Academy and Westfield Youth Soccer Assn


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