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CHICAGO BLAST 2016-17 INDOOR SEASON

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CHICAGO BLAST 2016-17 INDOOR SEASON


Message from Aleks     April 2017

“PLAY HARD, PLAY SMART, PLAY WELL”

The 2016-17 Indoor Season brought many exciting moments and experiences starting back in November 2016 and finishing in March 2017. Even though we are excited to go outside, we can’t help but take a moment and reflect on the indoor season.  chicago-blast-soccer-logo

As coaches, we have to put in perspective how the indoor best season serves our players and teams in how we compete, improve individual skills, and improve tactically and technically.

We saw a majority of our teams make significant improvement from the beginning of the season by finishing strong in the end of the season. We also saw a couple of teams who still have a ways to go to improve individually and collectively if they are going to be playing at the top competitive level. We saw players who took additional SMIA Private Training and all improved their skills and have their playing confidences rise once they were fully engaged in the training program. We also had to overcome challenges of having several teams being misplaced in league play; something that will be addressed in the future.

As coaches and administrators, we were pleasantly surprised when all team records were compiled at the end of the season in order to see how we as a club compared and competed. We are also thankful to all the parents who recognized all the hard work and efforts that we as coaches provide for our players. We do know that there is a special training and coaching program offered by the Chicago Blast Soccer Club and SMIA, but it is refreshing to hear recognition from the families, only from the perspective that we are on the same page.

2017 TEAM RECORDS

MAKING THE PLAYOFFS scoccerAcademy

WESTMONT YARD LEAGUE -13 out of 17 teams made the playoffs, 9 out of 13 were in the finals. Several teams lost by one goal and many teams rosters were affected by Spring Break during the playoffs.

BOYS TEAMS 1

  • 2008 Blue
  • 2007 Blue
  • 2007 Red
  • 2006 Red
  • 2005 Blue
  • 2005 Select
  • 2003 Red
  • High School

 

GIRLS TEAMS

  • 2006 Silver
  • 2005 Blue
  • 2004 Red
  • 2003 Red
  • 2002 Red
  • High School

 

**FINALISTS**

  • 2007 Blue Finalists2
  • 2007 Red Finalists
  • 2006 Red Champions
  • 2005 Select Finalists
  • 2003 Red Finalists
  • High School Boys Finalists

 

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GIRLS

  • 2005 Girls Champions
  • 2004 Finalists
  • 2002 Red Finalists lost on penalties in the Championship Game
  • 2003 Red and 2006 Silver could not participate because of Spring Break

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ROMEOVILLE LEAGUE BOYS TEAMS 

  • 2003 Pre Academy Champions
  • 2002 Pre Academy Champions

 

ODEUM LEAGUE

  • High School Boys made it to the playoffs and lost in the5
    quarterfinals on penalties. There was significant improvement taking place between the start of the season in comparison to the end of the season. This is a highly competitive adult league composed of adult experienced teams that our boys competed against. Very nice job by all the boys.

 

THE GIRLS PROGRAM6

The girls program is doing very well. Our young ladies are becoming more completed and the future is very bright for our girl’s teams. We are receiving more and more interest within the soccer community in relations to our girl’s teams.

 

THE CLUB CULTURE7

As a club, we have a lot to look forward to in the Spring and upcoming Fall season:

  • Premiership League
  • Lou Fusz Tournament, 4/21-4/23
  • Illinois FC Tournament, 5/5-5/7
  • 9th Annual SAFE Fundraising Gala, 4/30
  • Chicago Fire Family Night 5/13
  • SMIA Overnight Camp, Florida Camp, and SMIA Summer Training Campsadvprivatetraining

Besides all the soccer experiences we are all privileged to, it is also important to note the importance of special relationships our players develop within the Chicago Blast Soccer Club family. We have a unique club culture and a special club.

We look forward to seeing everyone on the field.

GO BLAST