The Chicago Fire Juniors are the youth club affiliate of the Chicago Fire, with branches in Chicago, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Florida. Established in 2004, the Juniors formed by the combination of two existing youth clubs in Wheaton to form their initial Chicago youth soccer flagship as a program of the Wheaton, Il Park District. They then absored the Naperville Lightening a successful and existing club in Naperville. The technical director of the Juniors is Larry Sunderland, also the head coach of the Chicago Fire Premier PDL team. The Director of Coaching is Trey Bradberry. For 2009, the Chicago Fire Juniors Boys teams are IL State Cup Champions at U15, U16 and U19.