U.S. Youth Futsal Kicks Off USYF Futsal Academy Program
The new US Youth Futsal Academy Program was announced recently — launched to meet the growing demands for better technically developed youth soccer players, U.S. Youth Futsal’s new Academy Program raises the bar on youth Futsal in the USA.
Youth Soccer News: The U.S. Youth Futsal is the thriving backbone of Futsal in the USA. While there are several Futsal organizations, US Youth Futsal has a clearly defined national futsal program across the USA with thousands of players and top coaches.
While Futsal may be the fast-paced training ground for the world’s best players –including Ronaldo and many other famous soccer stars, not all Futsal organizations are created equal., Futsal is more than indoor soccer played in a gym when the winter winds blow. Futsal is a beloved game that provides many touches on the ball and has a unique set of rules to enhance player development and enjoyment.
It is simple – Playing Futsal makes Youth Soccer Players Better Players.
U.S. Youth Futsal standardizes Futsal curriculum and youth training across the country and supports local academies in efforts to maximize youth player development through high-level technical and tactical Futsal training sessions, competitive league play, and regional and national tournaments.
“The U.S. Youth Futsal Academy Program is intended to be the equivalent of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy,” said Soorena Farboodmanesh, the new USYF program’s director.
“The objective is to produce players of exceptional ability in Futsal and soccer.”
Establishing an academy is in direct response to the growing demand for opportunities to learn, play and showcase Futsal across the country.
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“Throughout the United States there are more and more players, coaches and teams embracing the sport of Futsal,” said U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, who also serves as a FIFA Futsal Instructor.
“Syncing many outstanding local programs into one larger U.S. Youth Futsal Academy will be of enormous benefit to player development,” said Tozer.
U.S. Youth Futsal’s Academy will complement — not compete with — a player’s regular soccer club training.
Who should play Futsal with US Youth Futsal?
“The USYF Academy Program is for the player who is already playing Futsal — the player who has the interest and skills to train all year and at the highest level of technical and tactical training,” said U.S. Youth Futsal Executive Director Jon Parry.
Parry is also the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for MLS’s Sporting Kansas City and is a highly respected expert on player development.
Although the design of the program calls for year-round training, the entire curriculum is Futsal.
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“We have many outstanding coaches throughout the country,” said Tozer, who also serves as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Futsal Team.
“The USYF Academy will help turn Futsal from a largely seasonal sport to a standardized, year-round training component that will create better indoor and outdoor football players,” said Tozer.
Local organizations are invited to apply for USYF Academy status via the US Youth Futsal website.