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Our playing levels

We are known for player development, game management skills, and highly effective teaching methodology. Our specialty is taking beginning/average players and developing them into higher-level playing abilities with a 65%-85% improvement rate. We properly prepare players technically and tactically first then identify opportunities for success. All levels are taught by the same dynamic methodology, philosophy, and structure through the Soccer Made in America (SMIA) system.  We offer seven playing levels for boys and girls ages 6-18.  Our teams compete in the Northern Illinois Soccer League (NISL), Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL), and Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL).


Chicago Blast playing levels for boys and girls ages 6-18: 

  • Chicago Blast Academy – the highest level of competition

  • Pre-Academy – highly competitive

  • Select – advanced, competitive

  • Red – more competitive

  • Blue – competitive

  • Silver – developmental, competitive

  • White – beginning, developmental





Academy and Select teams:

Our advanced approach to development is designed to provide increased technical and tactical playing confidence.  The Chicago Blast Soccer Academy provides the highest level of competition, encouraging our players and teams to master technical precision, improve tactically, and develop the ability to solve situations.


Academy players enjoy:

  • Yearly training and developmental cycle designed for advanced technical/tactical progression 

  • Exposure to college showcase tournaments across the United States

  • International playing opportunities 

  • Opportunities for professional-level play

  • NISL premiership division league play

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