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[2/14/2017]
2017 Calendar Raffle
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[2/3/2017]
2017 FORCE Season Kicks Off!
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[1/5/2017]
Join the 2017 Chicago Force
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[11/10/2016]
Join the 2017 Chicago Force
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[2/5/2016]

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[1/18/2016]
2016 Tryouts Ongoing
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[11/8/2015]
2015 Force Banquet
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[11/7/2015]
2016 Tryouts 2
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[9/20/2015]
2016 Tryouts 1
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[2/20/2015]
2015 Calendar Raffle
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[12/10/2014]
2015 Tryouts 2
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[10/29/2014]
2015 Tryouts 1
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[10/19/2014]
2014 Force Banquet - A Night of Celebration
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[9/24/2014]
Coach Konecki and Wide Receiver Jeanette Gray Receive WFA Honors
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[7/23/2014]
Chicago Force Inspires Girls in the Game
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[6/9/2014]
2014 National Conference Playoff Bracket
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[6/9/2014]
Congratulations to the 2014 Force All-Americans
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[6/9/2014]
2014 Alumni Day and a Hall of Fame Induction
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[6/4/2014]
MELISSA SMITH INDUCTED INTO CHICAGO FORCE HALL OF FAME
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[5/11/2014]
This spring the Chicago Force have been busy on and off the field!
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[5/1/2014]
The Swagger of a Star Quarterback
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[4/5/2014]
Two Force Players Honored with Cook County Unsung Heroine Award
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[2/14/2014]
Buy your ticket here to win!
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[1/6/2014]
Chicago Force Receive Championship Rings, City and State Proclamations.
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[12/17/2013]
Buy your 2014 Chicago Force calendar here!
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[12/1/2013]
A Wonderful Night for an Exceptional Season.
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[9/3/2013]
QB Sami Grisafe Sings Anthem at Wrigley Field
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[9/3/2013]
Laura Ricketts Keeps Promise
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[7/26/2013]
2013 SILVERSPORT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND
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[7/15/2013]
FORCE SET FOR REMATCH WITH BOSTON
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[7/6/2013]
TEAM USA WINS GOLD, Defeats Canada in IFAF World Championship
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[7/1/2013]
Team USA Overwhelms Sweden 84-0, Force players Shine
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[6/10/2013]
10 Force Players Receive All-American Honors
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[3/26/2013]
Force Home Opener
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[3/25/2013]
Interview with Down & Dirty radio
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[2/17/2013]
Team USA features 11 Chicago Force Players
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[2/14/2013]
Buy your ticket here to win!
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[2/11/2013]
Future Chicago Force Player
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[2/9/2013]
Chicago Shines at Team USA Tryouts
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[1/10/2013]

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[12/27/2012]
FANS! GEAR UP FOR THE 2013 SEASON at our NEW online store!!
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[12/18/2012]

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[12/10/2012]
Buy your 2013 Chicago Force calendar here!
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[10/24/2012]
Chicago Force holds annual awards banquet
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[10/18/2012]
TRYOUTS FOR THE CHICAGO FORCE WOMEN'S TACKLE FOOTBALL TEAM!
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[9/17/2012]
TRYOUTS FOR THE CHICAGO FORCE WOMEN'S TACKLE FOOTBALL TEAM!
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[8/6/2012]

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[8/5/2012]

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[8/5/2012]
Access to Championship Game Replay:
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[7/22/2012]
Force Look Ahead to Play-offs
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[7/10/2012]
Free Ticket Promo
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[7/9/2012]
Behind the Scenes with Coach Konecki
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[7/9/2012]
Cubs Owner Laura Ricketts Supports Force
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[7/7/2012]
7 Force Players named to All-American Squad
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[6/28/2012]
Lewandowski Guides Force on Defense
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[5/5/2012]
Chicago Force Establish Hall of Fame, Induct Schaffrath & Bache
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[5/5/2012]
Chicago Force Host Alumni for 10 Year Anniversary
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[4/14/2012]
2012 Home Opener
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[4/12/2012]
WEBCASTS FOR ALL FORCE HOME GAMES
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[4/9/2012]
Intra-Squad Scrimmage Prepares Force
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[4/9/2012]
Force set to open 2012 Season
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[3/31/2012]
Chicago Force Raffle Winners
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[1/25/2012]
Chicago Force Player Calendar
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[1/9/2012]
The Business of Sports
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[12/20/2011]
Open Try-Outs
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[12/20/2011]
Berggren Excels In Rookie Season With Force
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[12/18/2011]
Force Look for Help for 2012 Season
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[10/27/2011]
Force Team Banquet Celebrates 2011 Season
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[10/24/2011]
2012 Tryouts
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[10/14/2011]
GOLF OUTING A SUCCESS - 80 and Sunny
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[9/12/2011]
Chicago Force Serves at Melrose Park Taste
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[8/10/2011]
Chicago All Stars Shine
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[7/26/2011]
Sky Fitness Festival
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[7/2/2011]
Women's Football Alliance Announces All American Teams
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[6/28/2011]
Force to Host Conference Semi-Final
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[6/23/2011]
PLAYOFFS! Not just Chicago storms causing a BLACKOUT in town
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[6/2/2011]
FORCE Players Volunteer at Sheffield/Belmont Festival
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[6/1/2011]
Women’s Football League: a Force to be Reckoned With
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[5/12/2011]
It's a suite deal!
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[3/31/2011]
Crowd comes to their feet at Exhibition
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[3/31/2011]
Chicago Force prepare for Upcoming WFA Season
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[2/23/2011]
Tri-Fitness Featured on WGN News
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[2/18/2011]
Ross Forman
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[1/17/2011]
Vital Injury Prevention Sessions Start
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[12/20/2010]
Individual Tryouts in January
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[12/1/2010]
Chicago Announces Schedule
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[11/18/2010]
CHICAGO FORCE PART OF HISTORIC UNIFICATION OF WOMEN'S FOOTBALL
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[11/2/2010]
Future Force Hopefuls strut their stuff on Boy's teams
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[10/21/2010]
Local Student Wins ESPN Award
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[10/15/2010]
UPCOMING TRY-OUTS!!
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[10/11/2010]
5th Annual Force Golf Outing a Success
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[10/1/2010]
The Force moves forward to help unify Women's Football
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[9/13/2010]
FORCE VOLUNTEER AT MELROSE PARK FESTIVAL
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[7/6/2010]
USA Wins Gold Medal at Inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship of American Football
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[7/2/2010]
Team USA Wins to Advance to Gold Medal Game
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[6/27/2010]
USA Records 63-0 Victory over Austria to Open IFAF Women's World Championship
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[5/26/2010]
Alumni Weekend
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[5/25/2010]
JENNIE MCNULTY'S COMEDY SHOW
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[5/25/2010]
Force Players assist NFL with Flag Football Clinic
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[5/11/2010]
Chicago Tribune Series
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[4/22/2010]
USA FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 45 Member Roster for 2010 Women’s National Team
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[4/16/2010]
VICTORY FLIP!!!
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[4/16/2010]
Girls in the Game
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[4/12/2010]
Final Raffle Winner: Ricky Marks
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[4/12/2010]
2Guys and a Mic interview Head Coach John Konecki
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[4/5/2010]
Otis Wilson to perform Coin Toss
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[3/26/2010]
Chicago Force Ready for 2010 Season Kickoff
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[3/13/2010]
Force Coaches to lead USA Football's Women's Team
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[3/12/2010]
Girl Scouts Meet the Force
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[2/22/2010]
Force Adds Intern for 2010
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[2/11/2010]
Chicago Force hold Physicals at AthletiCo
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[2/7/2010]
Season just around the corner
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[1/3/2010]
Head Coach encouraged by what he sees at recent tryouts
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[12/29/2009]
Force Players Stuff the Bus for Charity
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[12/23/2009]
2010 Season Schedule Announced
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[12/12/2009]
2010 Tryouts a Success!
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[11/19/2009]
Force Players Teach Flag Football for Girls
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[11/12/2009]
Warner Bros Pictures invites Force to movie preview
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[10/27/2009]
Force Banquet Celebrates 2009 Season
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[10/6/2009]
Force Golf Outing is a Fall Classic
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[9/29/2009]
Megan Finnegan: A Powerful Person
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[9/12/2009]
UPCOMING DECEMBER TRYOUTS!!
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[8/9/2009]
Force All-Stars Represent
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[7/2/2009]
Help the Force get the whole team to KC!
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[6/25/2009]
The Force place 13 on the 2009 IWFL All-Star Team!!!
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[6/1/2009]
Force Players "Give Girls Game"
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[5/12/2009]
Chicago Pride interviews Force wide receiver
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[4/20/2009]
Robbie Leeann Topp performs the coin toss
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[4/18/2009]
Force Win Home Opener on Alumni Night
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[4/11/2009]
Force Dominate In Season Opener
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[4/8/2009]
Intra-squad Scrimmage a Success
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[4/6/2009]
St. Baldrick's follow up story
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[3/20/2009]
Intra-Squad Scrimmage and Media Day
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[3/13/2009]
Coaches will shave their heads for charity
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[3/12/2009]
2009 Force Schedule
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[2/15/2009]
Thanks Dr. Weber
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[2/5/2009]
Andersonville AthletiCo hosts Player Physicals
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[2/5/2009]
Win MONEY and support the Force
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[1/9/2009]
A Recap of 2009 Try-outs
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[1/8/2009]
Brittney Payton tries out for Chicago Force
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[1/8/2009]
Force Gears for Another Run
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[11/24/2008]
IWFL AND USA FOOTBALL PARTNER TO STRENGHEN AMERICA’S FAVORITE SPORT
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[11/3/2008]
2008 Team Banquet / Awards
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[9/30/2008]
Force Players Golf for Children's Charity
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[9/30/2008]
Force golf outing a HUGE success
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[9/2/2008]
Force Volunteer at the Taste of Melrose Park
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[8/28/2008]
Chicago Hope Academy
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[8/15/2008]
Force has 15 selected for the 2008 IWFL All-Star Team!!!
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[7/18/2008]
Jon (The Coach) Cohn and the coin toss
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[7/8/2008]
The Chicago Force featured on Nike
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[6/30/2008]
UNDEFEATED FORCE CONTINUE CHAMPIONSHIP QUEST
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[6/24/2008]
Future Chicago Force player - 2018
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[6/24/2008]
Undefeated Force Hosting Playoffs this Saturday 6/28
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[6/24/2008]
Chicago Force helps to "Give Girls Game"
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[6/9/2008]
Chicago Force meet the new head of CPD and former Philly FBI chief Jody Weis
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[5/12/2008]
IWFL Announces 2008 Championship Game Venue
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[4/17/2008]
Chicago Steel meets the Chicago Force
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[4/9/2008]
2008 Scrimmage Game Day
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[3/25/2008]
Media Day Full Contact Game Scrimmage
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[3/18/2008]
2008 Chicago Force Team Captains
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[3/8/2008]
2008 Season Approaches
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[1/31/2008]
Chicago Force kicks off 2008 with first fundraiser
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[1/22/2008]
2008 Contract Signing
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[11/26/2007]
2008 Try-Out press release
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[11/26/2007]
2007 Awards Banquet
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[11/19/2007]
Last Try-out for 2008 Season
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[9/17/2007]
Chicago Force Players chosen for 2007 All Star Squad
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[6/30/2007]
Chicago Cubs suite winner!
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[6/24/2007]
The Force and Chicago's On-Air Local News
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[6/24/2007]
The Force Celebrates Youth Football Day with Under Armour
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[5/18/2007]
Jeannie Tanner to sing National Anthem at Home Opener
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[4/11/2007]
Media Day Full Contact Game Scrimmage
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[8/3/2006]
UPCOMING EVENT: Chicago Force BOWLING Fundraiser
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[7/10/2006]
Chicago finishes the season 6-3 with a hard fought game against the Demolition.
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[6/27/2006]
Chicago Force WIN and advance to PLAYOFFS!
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[6/24/2006]
Chicago Force Finish 6-2
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[6/20/2006]
Check out our fans at our AWAY Kansas City game!
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[6/17/2006]
Chicago Force wins 42-0 against KC Storm
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[6/12/2006]
The Force on CBS Channel 2 - Thursday, June 15 at 5pm.
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[6/10/2006]
The Force suffer their second loss of the season, now 4-2.
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[5/27/2006]
Chicago Force weekend WIN against Predators 36-8
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[5/22/2006]
Chicago Force weekend WIN against Iowa Crush 20-6
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[5/19/2006]
Chicago Force live on WGN TV
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[5/16/2006]
Chicago Force Suffers First Season Loss. Current Record: 2-1
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[5/10/2006]
Force Dominate in Road win over Predators
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[4/26/2006]
The FORCE on The Score AM 670 Mike North Show
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[4/26/2006]
Chicago Forces WINS Home Opener
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[4/25/2006]
HOME OPENER SATURDAY, April 29th
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[4/22/2006]
Chicago Force Honored at 100 Champions Event
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[3/26/2006]
Fundraiser at T's Bar and Restaurant
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[3/26/2006]
NEW! Calendar of Events posted on site
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[2/28/2006]
PLAYER NEWS: Directions to Practice Fields
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[1/20/2006]
We are still recruiting
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[1/10/2006]
New Home for the Force..LANE TECH
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[1/10/2006]
Player's Corner Unveiled on Site
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[12/20/2005]
2006 Bowling Fundraiser
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[12/12/2005]
Dec 17th (Sat) Tryout Directions and Details!!!
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[11/4/2005]
2nd Tryout Directions and Details Posted
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[10/31/2005]
Force Banquet and Tryout Photos Posted
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[10/29/2005]
Come Meet our Tryout Rookies
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[10/26/2005]
2005 End of Season Awards Announced!
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[10/20/2005]
Chicago Force Banquet just days away.
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[10/20/2005]
1st Tryout Details and Directions Posted
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[10/11/2005]
15 yr old Girl QB steps in and wins Highschool Varsity Game.
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[10/10/2005]
Chicago Force Management Changes Hands
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[10/4/2005]
Original Force Founder, Lisa Cole, dedicates a mile at the Chicago Marathon
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[10/1/2005]
Unveiling of New Website
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[10/1/2005]
Chicago Force Banquet Scheduled
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--3/13/2010--
Force Coaches to lead USA Football's Women's Team

Force Head Coach John Konecki has been selected to be the head coach for the first ever USA Football's 2010 Women's National Team. And Force Coach Anthony Stone was also selected to be the defensive coordinator on this ground-breaking team that will compete in Sweden this summer. More details in the USA Football press release below:

USA FOOTBALL’S 2010 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM COACHES SELECTED

by Steve Alic, USA Football
March 11, 2010

Coach John Konecki

Chicago’s John Konecki Chosen as Head Coach of America’s First Women’s National Team in Football

USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels, announced today that Chicago-area native JOHN KONECKI will serve as the head coach of USA Football’s 2010 Women’s National Team which will compete in the sport’s first women’s world championship this summer in Sweden.

USA Football’s 2010 Women’s National Team will represent the United States among a six-nation field competing for the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 27-July 3. IFAF is composed of 57 member nations on five continents with national federations dedicated solely to football. USA Football’s team will be assembled and managed in partnership with the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL), which enters its 10th season next month and consists of more than 1,800 female athletes across 51 teams.

Konecki, a native of Evergreen Park, Ill., is an accomplished coaching veteran within the IWFL and high school football. The head coach of the IWFL’s Chicago Force and the architect of its prolific offense, Konecki was named to the league’s 2009 Western Conference All-Star Team coaching staff while eight of his offensive players were named to the roster. An alumnus of Eastern Illinois University and Chicago’s Brother Rice High School, Konecki also serves as the offensive coordinator of Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill., 35 miles south of Chicago, where he helped the Warriors earn a 10-2 record in 2009 to advance to the Class 6A Illinois High School Football Playoffs. Crete-Monee scored 435 points last season, a 36.3-point per game average. The Schererville, Ind., resident is an administrator at the high school, supervising its Fine Arts, Physical Education and Social Science departments, respectively.

USA Football’s 2010 Women’s National Team Coaching Staff:
COACH POSITION EXPERIENCE

John Konecki Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator Chicago Force (IWFL) & Crete-Monee (Ill.) H.S.
Jennifer Huston Wide Receivers Sacramento Sirens (IWFL)
Mark McLaughlin Special Teams Coordinator & Defensive Backs Wisconsin Warriors (IWFL)
Courtney Porter Quarterbacks Kansas City Tribe (IWFL)
Anthony Stone Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Chicago Force (IWFL)
Beth Nugent Defensive Line New York Sharks (IWFL)

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to represent the United States and to lead our country’s first women’s national team in football,” Konecki said. “This sport is played on a high level beyond our borders; we’ll be prepared to compete with the best national teams in the world. This tournament is exciting for the game and for female athletes throughout the United States.”

“We are pleased to have Coach Konecki and his staff lead our Women’s National Team in this historic tournament,” said USA Football Executive Director SCOTT HALLENBECK. “Stockholm represents an exciting ‘first’ for the sport’s continued international popularity and it will be a tremendous experience for our players and coaches to represent the United States in America’s favorite game.”

USA Football’s Women’s National Team roster will be determined and announced early this spring. USA Football’s national teams are supported by corporate partners Riddell, Shock Doctor, Gatorade and the Andrews Institute.

Seeding for the six nations that will send their 45-player women’s national teams to Scandinavia was determined based on the number of female football participants in each country established by data recorded in the 2009 IFAF Benchmarking Study:

SEED COUNTRY
1. United States
2. Canada
3. Germany
4. Austria
5. Finland
6. Sweden

The six-country tournament field will compete at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm in the following groups:

GROUP A GROUP B
United States Canada
Austria Germany
Finland Sweden

2010 IFAF Women’s World Championship schedule

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Teams arrive

Sunday, June 27, 2010
USA vs. Austria
Sweden vs. Canada

Monday, June 28
Rest day / Teams inactive on previous day have option to arrive

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Finland vs. Austria
Germany vs. Sweden

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Canada vs. Germany
USA vs. Finland

Saturday, July 3, 2010
Fifth Place game
Bronze Medal game
Gold Medal game

About IFAF

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) unites more than 50 countries on five continents through a burgeoning international sport. With national football federations in existence for more than 75 years, IFAF was created in 1998 to organize and further develop the game through international cooperation and global competition. The IFAF office is located near Paris, France.

About USA Football

USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competitions and is America’s sole delegate to IFAF. USA Football hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, its 32 teams and the NFL Players Association. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football (usafootball.com) is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.

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