Welcome to Chicago Blast Soccer Club
We invite you to experience the difference in our coaching and teaching style. The Chicago Blast Soccer Club is highly regarded in player development, providing dynamic high-level coaching and technical refinement from beginning to advanced playing levels. We are a community-based soccer club - offering practice and game locations in Hinsdale, Westmont, Oakbrook, Lemont, and Burr Ridge. Our players stem from all over the Chicagoland and expand to Northwest Indiana. The Chicago Blast Soccer Club presents richness in college showcase tournaments and competitive league play.
The success of our club is player development. We work with the player's optimal vision of where they want to be and who they want to become. Not everyone has aspirations to advance to the collegiate, professional, national team, and Olympic levels. This is a beneficial reason why we provide customizable playing levels for youth players - so they can maximize their abilities fully. From our beginning to advanced playing levels, we are committed to providing and supporting a personalized approach to development.
Aleks' name is synonymous with American Soccer. I have known Aleks for over 45 years and am keenly aware of the many contributions he has made to our game. As a young player at Jacksonville University, he led a terrific team that dominated the college game. He went on to become a professional player of high caliber. His high technical level was only overshadowed by his tactical awareness. This knowledge of the intricacies of the game led him to pursue a successful career in coaching. He aggressively sought advice from the leaders of the game. He studied in Europe and obtained the highest level of coaching license in America. He was a confidant to Bora Milutinovic during the 1994 FIFA World Cup.
As a college coach, he excelled. He started a successful business, Soccer Made in America, and has trained countless players and coaches. He has dedicated his career to managing many teams in the USASA. He created and wrote our coaching manuals. He and I would discuss, in detail, the many aspects of our game. His insight is clear and objective. In short, he is a “man of the game” and I have relied on him on many occasions. As a member of the USASA Hall of Fame, I know of the pride one has been selected as a member. Aleks is richly deserving of such distinction. I am proud of him as a man, as an American, and as a close dear friend. I cannot imagine our Hall of Fame without him.