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Welcome to the Brainerd Blast Soccer Club

Brainerd Blast Logo Store


The Brainerd Blast Logo Store is now online!  

Do you want to get something to remind you of LAYSA soccer in the offseason?  Looking for a unique gift for Christmas?  Check it out!

Order by Dec. 4 to get your Blast gear by Christmas.  You can pick it up at GLS in Brainerd, or you can call them to get the shipping cost.

Winter Training Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
Evolution 1-2:30 Ages 8-18 Academy U11-U13 5:30-7 Academy U8-U10 Girls 5:30-6:45 AccelT 6-6:45 All Ages Pequot Lakes 5-6:30 Grades 4-6
FREE Open Soccer 2:30-3:30 Ages 8-18 Academy U14-U18 7-8:30 AccelT 6-6:45 All Ages
Adult 16+ 6:30-8:30 Academy U8-U10 Boys 6:45-8
HS League Play 2:00-10:00

Winter Training Opportunities


Winter Blast Academy

20 Weeks, 1 Day a Week, 75/90 minutes a Day

24-30 Hours of Soccer to get you to The Next Level!

Practices developed by Brainerd Highschool Varsity Girl’s and Boy’s Coaches Grant Gmeinder and Tony Smith. 


Evolution Training

16 Sessions - 24 Hours of Training   The Blast Evolution training program provides another opportunity to train each week.  While the Winter Blast Academy focuses on skills, Blast Evolution Training will include skills and will also focus on tactics.  It is intended for these groups to play in at least one indoor tournament.  Several indoor tournaments are being evaluated in ND and MN.  Tournaments will be announced by the end of November/early December. 



Acceleration and change of direction training. 

34 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  6:00 - 6:45


Blast FREE Open Soccer

Open Gym: Pure game play with coaches supervision.

16 Sessions on Sundays:  Starts November 15th

All Ages play from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


Adult 16+ Soccer League

32 Games + Tournament , 17 Sunday Sessions

Sunday at Forestview Middle School, between 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Each team will play two (2) games per Sunday


St. Cloud HS Winter Soccer League

Play starts December 6th with registration required by Nov. 20th.

Captains and other players should organize teams!

LAYSA has not been involved in registration in the past but we have always encouraged the captains and HS players to take it upon themselves to organize teams and play.  

This is your HS team, not a club team. You are Warriors!

This is your chance to build yourself up as a team.  You should own it!

2015 Scholarship Winners


Our 2015 Brainerd BLAST/Brainerd Jaycees Scholarship Award winners have been selected!
They will each receive $500 towards their college education.

The winners are:

Taylor Schloemer
Maddie Waters

Congratulations to both of them!

Blaine North American Challenge Results!


Blast U17 Girls are Champions of the U18 Girl's Bracket.

Blast U13 Girls are Champions of the U13 Girl's Bracket.

Blast U11 Girls are Runner Up in the U11 Girl's Bracket.

Congrats to our Newest Champions!

The U11 Boys and U12 Boys took home Championship Hardware from the Eagan Future Stars Tournament!

The U13 boys and U13 Girls both missed opportunities to play for Championships by 1 point!

Lakeland Public Television Coverage of the MN United FC Visit to The Brainerd Lakes Area!

Below you will find the three different segments that aired after Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez visited The Brainerd Blast!

What a great Day - MN United Players Visit LAYSA!

It was awesome experience for over 175 Lakes Area Soccer Fans on Sunday! 

Miguel Ibarra and Christian Ramirez were interviewed for 45 minutes by many of our players and parents!  We now know their favorite food, color, if they have girlfriends, who they idolize, why the play soccer, their favorite food again, what their practices are like, what their weekly schedule is like, why Christian often speaks for Miguel, why Miguel had a hard time playing against the Mexican National Team and much, much more!

I think everyone in attendance was in awe as to how funny and down to earth they were! 

After the interview, all of the fans took pictures with both and then were able to get anything and everything they wanted autographed by Two of The Best Soccer Players in the United States!

Thanks so Much MN United FC, Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra!

MN United FC will be running a camp here in the Brainerd Lakes Area June 8th-10th.  More details here:

What's this Loon doing on here?


The Brainerd Blast and MN United FC have partnered to help develop soccer in MN!

More details can be found here:



Rec Soccer Registration is now OPEN

For more details and to register, click here:

Summer Soccer Opportunities


Summer Competitive Soccer - Begins in April and ends the last week of June. Ages 8-17


Blast Evolution Select  - Training runs throughout the Summer Competitive Season and includes Palying in the USA Cup - the largest youth soccer tournament in the US with teams from over 20 countries. Ages 8 -17.


Summer Blast Rec Soccer - 4 weeks in June - ages 4-10


Ovrevoll Hosle IL and The Brainerd Blast!

Norway players getting ready to leave Brainerd and headed to the USA Cup