About Us

Welcome to the Chicago Blast Soccer Club

We would like to take this opportunity and welcome you to the Chicago Blast Soccer Club. Our staff and coaching organization respectfully thanks you for visiting the Chicago Blast Soccer Club. Please take the time to see what makes us different. We believe you will enjoy finding all the qualities Chicago Blast Soccer Club has to offer for your child.

Chicago Blast Soccer Club is an outstanding club built on strong principles providing many opportunities for all players to maximize their abilities and enjoyment for the game. Chicago Blast families are very welcoming and respect the guidance and overall player development designed for improvement on and off the field for their children. Chicago Blast Soccer Club is based in Hinsdale, Illinois and surrounding communities.

 

WE ARE NOT JUST A SOCCER CLUB

There are many opinions at what age do we teach tactics. The Chicago Blast Soccer Club and Soccer Made In America training organization with over 30 years of successful high level experience in preparing some of the best soccer players, strongly believes that basic tactics accompanied by effective skill training can be thought at an early age. Young soccer players can adapt to many areas of the game as long as tactics and skills are taught properly and under realistic conditions.

Chicago Blast Soccer Club is directed by high level professionals who are dedicated to elevating TECHNICAL,TACTICAL, PHYSICAL, and PSYCHOSOCIAL components of the game by focusing on the “FOUR Ts” of the world’s favorite sport.

 

  • Technical Skills
  • Tactical Awareness
  • Training Excellence
  • Teamwork

 

Chicago Blast Soccer Club is proud to provide outstanding methodology for player development and team building for the entire soccer community. This methodology is designed for the modern game, playing with individual flair and creativity within the context of team tactics. We are also proud of the fact that every player in our club is treated as a family member despite ability and limitations. An important part of our culture is: “It is not about where you are as a soccer player when you arrive, but where you will be when you leave.”

 

Player Development Philosophy “Training is a Privilege”

Commitment to development is the number one goal of our organization. The club offers four levels of development. Beginning competitive, competitive, advanced competitive, and the newly formed Chicago Blast Soccer Academy. Our objectives are to prepare players tactically and technically first and opportunities for success will follow. With this approach, our club has become quickly successful and known to many colleges and universities throughout the United States.

  • SILVER LEVEL- DEVELOPMENTAL/COMPETITIVE
  • BLUE LEVEL- COMPETITIVE LEVEL
  • RED LEVEL- HIGHLY COMPETITIVE
  • ACADEMY – HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMPETITION

All levels are interconnected with the same developmental methodology, philosophy, and structure.
Our first priority is the technical improvement for our SILVE and BLUE teams. A significant part of our culture is the commitment to making the average player better. This is why players who come to the Chicago Blast Soccer Club are not playing at an average level for long. Once the technical foundation is established it is a natural progression for our advanced teams RED and ACDEMY to be coached and trained for the high level of competition. Every player in The Chicago Blast
Soccer Club is treated with the emphasis and importance for improvement
regardless of ability. Every player improves.

 

Making Better Soccer Players

The primary goal of the Chicago Blast is to develop players to their fullest extent. Our philosophy is simple “elevate technical and tactical skills first, wins and losses will take care of themselves.” We pride ourselves in making all of the players in our club better players both strategically (how they think about and understand the game) and technically(their skill in playing). The advanced players are consistently challenged to develop for college level and beyond.

For our young developing players we have adapted the Steady Program for our coaches.

 
THE STEADY PROGRAM

The Steady Program

ACTIVITIES FOR EVERY PLAYER FROM BEGINNING TO COMPLEX

  • Success is more then winning games
  • Teach the basics of soccer by playing and quality training
  • Excitement is essential
  • Adapt to player’s lives
  • Divide players to small groups for more touches on the ball
  • Our job as coaches: to keep things moving

 

Basic Tactics

Learning the Fundamentals Of Soccer

Gaining Playing Time

Basic Motor Skills

The Foundation: Fun, and Excitement

Basic Training

Team Tactics

Group Tactics
 

Individual Tactics

Refining Techniques

The Foundation: Fun, and Excitement

Intermediate Training

 

  • Systems of play
  • Style of play
  • Speed of play
  • Tactical awareness
 

 

Soccer and “The Game of Life”

We believe in soccer as a metaphor for life: work hard, play by the rules, treat others with respect, learn and grow, and have fun. These are “family values” that we, and we hope the families in our club, take very seriously. We want to encourage our players to not only be “complete” players, but also “complete” people, where academics, athletics, social activities, enjoyment with teammates, and love for the game are all integrated. We like to think of our club as a “family”.

 

Dedicated to Youth

The Chicago Blast is privileged to be able to train some of the finest young soccer players throughout the Chicago land area. The Blast teams have consistently performed in the top levels of the Northern Illinois Soccer League, Illinois Women’s Soccer League and at the state, regional, and national levels.

 

 

Directed by Professionals

ALL PLAYERS ARE TRAINED AND COACHED BY SOCCER MADE IN AMERICA PROFESSIONAL COACHING AND TRAINING ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 1984. THE CHICAGO BLAST COACHING STAFF HAS COACHED AT A PROfESSIONAL, COLLEGIATE, AND NATIONAL TEAM LEVELS. THE CHICAGO BLAST SOCCER CLUB IS LED BY ALEKS MIHAILOVIC, A HIGHLY RESPECTED AND NATIONALY RECOGNIZED COACH AT U.S. SOCCER AND DIVISION ONE NCAA LEVELS.

 

Success of our Club

The success of our club can be measured in several ways by:

  • The success of national tournaments our teams have won
  • The proven methodology our teams are coached by
  • The quality of the coaching staff that develops our players
  • The opportunities our players are having at the collegiate level

The Chicago Blast Soccer Club also looks at success from another point of view. We believe that the ultimate success of our program should be measured by the number of life learning experiences that are created through the game of soccer.

We believe what makes the Chicago Blast unique and well rounded besides high priority on development is the fact that all of our players are exposed to multi-cultural diversity. This is a dimension that completes us and with these opportunities there are many life-related lessons to be learned. The game of soccer becomes a vehicle to developing true life-long friendships.