May 10, 2020

 Please describe your football playing career.

My Football playing career started when I was 7 years old for the Eastland Vikings organization.   The first time I was ever in Chicago area was when I was 10 years old.  We came to play another undefeated and underscored o...

May 6, 2020

In May of 2019 BOOM Football Youth General Manager Michael Bertschinger received a call that no coach ever wants to receive. Upon answering the phone he was informed that rising star Jaylon McKenzie had passed away. McKenzie died of a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

With...

May 6, 2020

With season 8 of BOOM Football on pause we are taking a deep dive at the background of High Performance Coach Mike Niklos. During his playing days he was a 4-time All-American at Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania. Below is a full-interview with Niklos that was c...

May 2, 2020

Season 8 of the BOOM Football 7-on-7 season has been halted due to the global pandemic COVID-19. The organization’s general manager J.R. Niklos took time this week to discuss his past playing days and ways for athletes to keep busy during these unusual times. Niklos hi...

May 2, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft consisted of 255 selections through seven rounds. Naperville (Ill.) native Broc Rutter did not hear his name called during the draft but his NFL dream remains alive. Shortly after the seventh round concluded Rutter signed as an undrafted free agent w...

February 20, 2020

This weekend BOOM will be traveling to Las Vegas to compete in a tournament filled with national competition. Coming off a tournament where they fell short of their championship aspirations to national ranked Fast Houston. Las Vegas will present BOOM with an opportunit...

September 18, 2019

Midwest BOOM Football wins 10th 7v7 National Championship Tournament