The Rising Sun High graduate began the program last summer and is ramping up plans for a bigger and better 2019 season.
The club had six teams in its rookie campaign. "It was very difficult to get started," Backert acknowledged. He was able to attract players from other programs since he had worked with them in other organizations. It was something of a leap of faith.
"Here we go," Backert said he thought at the time. "Let's see what happens."