Excellence Through Partnership

LZFC is an alliance of top soccer clubs committed to creating exceptional player development opportunities through shared resources

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Our People

Our product is our people - and we work hard to make sure your player is only developed by character-driven professionals with heart. Read our coach's creed, learn about what we believe and meet our team.

Schedule your tour to meet our staff and you'll experience the LZFC difference immediately.


Our Philosophy

Soccer development is more than just skills and talent. We build the complete student-athlete with resources no single club can provide. Our players benefit from in-house Parisi Speed School, sports medicine, college test prep and more. Schedule your tour and experience the LZFC difference.


The Results

When an organization aligns under a clear vision - and is guided by core values that put the player first, great results happen. In 2017-18 playing season, we have teams competing in state premiership, state cup, presidents cup, midwest regional league (MRL) and top domestic and international tournaments.

Congratulations To Our Top Performers

In our inaugural season as Lifezone FC, we're proud to recognize the achievements of our teams. This is just a partial list. 

U9 boys: League champs

U9 co-ed: League champs

U12 boys A team: League champs

U12 boys B team: League champs

U12 girls: Championship runners up

U13 boys: Championship runners up

U14 boys: Premiership division champs

This is in additional to numerous top 3 finishes and tournament wins.

The LZFC Difference

Lifezone FC exists to bring the resources from partner clubs together to deliver optimal player development.  Our programming begins as young as 18 months and goes through 18 years old. To study our overall philosophy of player development, visit the Lions SC website.

By combining player talent, coaching expertise, world-class facilities and international development opportunities, we are able to provide each player and family an experience that cannot be found in any one club.

At the core of our differentiation is the Lifezone360 facility itself - staffed with sports medicine, human performance and leadership development professionals who provide group and individualized training to our players as part of the overall curriculum.

The results speak for themselves. For the 2017-18 playing season we have teams in developmental, mid-tier and top division play at every age group starting at U8 and through high school. Several of our teams compete in IL State Premiership, MRL/Pre-MRL, State Cup and top regional/national tournaments.


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Representation In Top Division Play
Non-soccer development staff (clinical, leadership, fitness)

Sina Vidic

Director of Coaching: USSF-C Licensed coach with over 15 years in player development. Director of Soccer Operations at Lifezone360 and head varsity coach at HCA.

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Dr. Tom Mitchell

Director of Sports Medicine & Clinical Operations: World champion in 198lb weight class in bench press. Physician to elite and professional athletes. Oversees player wellness, fitness and recovery programming at Lifezone Sports Medicine.


Andy Voris

Director of Parisi Speed School and Lifezone Human Performance: Former strength and dynamic movement coach at the Denver Broncos and Chicago Fire. Oversees speed, agility, strength and fitness training of LZFC athletes.


Freddie King Jr.

College Prep Coordinator: 15 years as head coach at Indiana Weslyan University. Hall of fame collegiate player with professional playing experience in US, South America and Europe.

Coaching & Development Staff

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Randy Lavaire

Head Coach: Former USSF Academy player (Kendal, FL) and scouted by US National Team. USSF-D License.


Walter Lopez

Head Coach: All-American, U-20 national team player (BOL) with professional experience in 1st and 2nd division in Bolivia and Brazil. MBA from Judson University.


Jonathan Lopez

Head Coach: Co-founder of Gladiators FC &. Former semi-professional player from Mexico.

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Bruno Haianon

Intern Coach: Top recruit and starting center midfielder for Judson University from San Paulo, Brazil.


Walter Lopez

Head Coach: All-American, U-20 national team player (BOL) with professional experience in 1st and 2nd division in Bolivia and Brazil. MBA from Judson University.


Jose Morales

Co-founder of Gladiators FC & Head Coach. Oversees talent acquisition and family assimilation.


Roy Bethge

Director, Leadership Development: Retired Deputy Commander of Ops at Buffalo Grove PD. Co-founder of the WINx Leadership Conference. Responsible for leadership development for LZFC players.


Sally Abraham

Club Director: Co-owner of Lions SC with oversight of LZFC club operations, family engagement and league relationships.

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