DECEMBER 10, 2021
Blast FC Foundation-Ways to Earn and Help Out!
After our August announcement of the Blast FC Foundation, created to honor the legacy built by coach Lesh and Blast FC Soccer Academy, we have begun to create new ways for our entire community to help raise funds that go towards player fees, tournament costs, and overall expenses for the teams at the Club and those in need.
We wanted to remind everyone that you can now use the RaiseRight App or shopwithscrip.com to buy gift cards that can be used for everyday purchases such as gas, food, and other essentials. 75% of your rebate amount from your purchase will be applied to the family player fees account, saved to be used for player fees and/or travel expenses in association with Blast FC Tournament participation, or you can donate your earnings to the Blast FC Foundation to help others.
Remember, it’s only 3 easy steps!
1. Download the App RaiseRight or go online to shopwithscrip.com
2. Set up an account, using the organizational code 4B5862FA86L61
3. Setup your Payment Type
-Choose Bank Account
-Enter Bank Routing and Account Number
-Wait a day or 2 and look for small deposits made into your account and then login and finish the setup process by entering these amounts…you are ready to start earning!
And have you checked out the BlastFC.com/webstore? From every purchase of Blast FC gear a small percentage is donated back to the Blast FC Foundation! What a unique opportunity!
Lastly, we also want to remind everyone of our latest fundraiser—TASTE OF ITALY TOUR. Orders are due by Saturday 12/11 for Pick-Up Monday 12/13 5:30pm-6:30pm at the Vineyard Church parking lot in Sunbury.
Blast FC Soccer Academy Forms Historic Partnership With NCSA!
We are massively delighted at the Club to announce our partnership with Next College Student Athlete! The new partnership will be a pilot run in its first year with the U16, and U17 squads before becoming a fulltime tool for college recruitment the following year among the U15-U18 squads. This is a massive achievement for the Club, and it will usher in a new era of College Recruitment Help and Opportunity at Blast FC Soccer Academy. More details to follow soon!
From the Mobile Desk of Coach Mauricio
We are delighted at the Club with the recent run of results from all of our squads as they begin their preparation for the remainder of the winter season, and looking ahead into the spring season. Next issue we will share many more details regarding our new recruiting platform, a look ahead at the Disney Showcase, and more opportunities to raise funds for the Blast FC Foundation, plus a spotlight on another succesful academy graduate.
Go Blast! More to follow!
U14-U18 Compete in Indianapolis College Showcase
The second tournament of the season for our U15-U18 squads kicked off this past weekend at the Indianapolis College Showcase, and marked the final tournament for our U14’s fall season. College coaches were in abundance over a 3-day weekend that saw our teams try and replicate their form from their previous showcase. The weather was beautiful over the first 2 days, ultimately leading to a very cold and rainy day on the final day of the showcase that tested all of our squads’ endurance and mentality.
U14 Snap Losing Streak and Finish Weekend as Showcase Flight Champions!
As our youngest squad competing this weekend, the 2008s showed tremendous grit and collective team spirit to finish out the weekend crowned Showcase Flight Champions with 8 points from 2 wins and 2 ties. Facing a very tough schedule, our 2008s defeated TKO Premier 1-0 under the lights in their opening game, and were unfortunate not to score in their second game against Sporting Columbia that ended 0-0. A resounding 3-0 win over Midwest United FC was followed by a hard fought 2-2 tie against LG Celtics that saw the U14s experience their second game under the lights during the weekend!
Great tourney 2008s! What a fantastic ending to your season!
U15 Continued Solid Run of Form With 3 Clean Sheets
Our 2007 squad continued their steady pace of growth with another solid display over 3 days at the Indy College Showcase. Finishing the weekend with 2 wins and a tie would mean that the U15s would be crowned Showcase Champions. A strong display of possession failed to materialize more goals in a 1-0 win against Dynamo FC, and set up a rematch against Falls City FC. A strong performance and 2 fantastic first half goals saw the 2007s come out on top 2-0, and set up a match up against Nationals Capital Area who were also undefeated. An incredible first half PK save kept the clean sheet intact, and the U15s struck the crossbar late on, but were unable to deliver the final blow seeing the match end tied 0-0.
Fantastic second showcase 2007s! Keep this fantastic momentum going!
U16 Crowned Showcase Champions at Indy College Showcase
The 2006 squad showcased themselves strongly, and continued their preparation for the Disney College Showcase with 2 win and a tie over very strong competition at the Indy College Showcase. The opening afternoon game saw the U16s win a competitive match against Bavarian United 2-1, and was followed by a strong 2-0 display against Midwest United FC. The final day saw a very testy match turn ugly against Central Illinois United when one of our own was brought down from behind in a clear red card offense, but was allowed to play on after causing serious injury. After going down a goal, our 2006 squad rallied around their injured teammate and managed to comeback from behind and finish the match tied 1-1. The final result would ensure that the U16s would finish the weekend as Showcase Champions.
Terrific weekend lads! Keep pushing onto Disney!
U17s Finish Crowned Champions at Indy College Showcase
The 2005 squad followed up their terrific start to the season at the KHA Showcase by winning 2 games, and tying once over 3 days at the Indy College Showcase to finish another weekend crowned Showcase Champions. A resounding 2-0 win over MDL opponent Cleveland Force started the lads off well, and set up a goalscoring extravaganza against Columbus Express that would see the match as a 4-0 win with some very entertaining goals. The U17s pushed hard during a windy and rainy afternoon that saw the final match against LG Celtics finish 1-1, and would see them capture their second Showcase title in a row. This team is really showing strong potential!
Unbelievable start to your year 2005s, can’t wait to see you perform at the Disney College Showcase!
U18s Fail to Rediscover Previous Form and Finish as Semi-Finalists
The first match of the weekend saw the 2004s matched up against MDL newcomer Sporting Michigan, and after a lively first half our U18 squad was leading by 1, but a drop-in concentration saw the lead and chances squandered finishing the day as a 2-2 tie. Under pressure for a result on the second day against Tennessee Showcase, the 2004s kept the majority of possession and created chances, but were unlucky to convert and gave up a late goal to lose the game 1-2. On the final day, the team was unable to shake out of their funk and, even while dominating possession, were unable to convert their chances into goals. They would lose the final match against Louisville City Academy on the back of 2 PKs 0-2.
Difficult weekend U18s, but we know you will bounce back from this! We are all with you!
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