FAST MINDS, FAST FEET, TONS OF FUN!
Futsal is a small and incredibly fast version of soccer which demands players communicate and make decisions based on the game situations they are in at extremely high speeds. Players then have to use or develop skills to execute what they decide to do.
This form of the game has been Brazil and most other top soccer countries in the world greatest secret to developing highly skillful players. That’s right, all of those insanely skillful players you see on tv Messi, Ronaldo, Salah, Foden, Benzema and literally ALL Brazilians didn’t grow up shelling out $100 an hour for private lessons. Those players grew up playing futsal in the streets, organized or whatever forms of this small sided game they could. A lot of times un coached. Why do I mention un coached? It’s because this game is such a great developer of fast minds and fast feet that even without instruction, players develop rapidly. With proper instruction, development is elevated.
WHAT IS THE FUTSAL ACADEMY (FA)
The FA works like a competitive soccer club. There will be annual tryouts (signups for returning players) and our teams will train and compete from Oct to July (train Oct to April). There will be +/- 20 training sessions over the year scheduled as 2x a month on a Friday night or Sunday afternoon as not to conflict with the team members soccer schedule, except the months that club soccer is off Dec/Jan where there will be 4-6 training sessions those months. Teams will train to compete in 1-2 tournaments for the year. In addition to the training and tournaments, teams will compete free of additional charge in both the Winter Futsal and 5v5 Summer leagues so they will get a guarantee of 12 league games as well.
As with all our events/endeavors, this is soccer club neutral and is here to benefit soccer… not compete with it. The FA will be an amazing addition to soccer training and we truly believe with high level players, coaching, and competition we can offer player development and joy that has not been seen before. Yes we said joy, at the end of the day futsal and soccer are a game and we want people to absolutely love coming to play and develop a life long passion for this game. This doesn’t mean we aren’t here to be the best at futsal and create potential college/professional athletes…we are but, we want to do it by enjoying the journey and having a passion for what we do! Below are full details to what the FA will be offering and how we can help players that are very serious about a future in soccer or futsal…
The FA Details
- +/- 20 training sessions a year (+/-2 a month Oct, Nov, March, April with 3-5 a month in Dec, Jan & Feb)
- First Scheduled sessions: 11/6, 11/13, 12/4…
- 12 League Games (6 Winter Futsal, 6 5v5 Summer League free with participation)
- 1 tournament a year (US Youth Futsal regionals or alternative)
- Nike Center Circle FA uniforms (usually around $100)
- Academy Director and Head Coach – Evan Hacker (USSF B, USYF Level 3 Instructor +12 yrs of futsal experience)
- Academy Manager – TBA
- Coaching staff – will be made up of Evan Hacker and qualified staff coaches
- Cost $450 for field players and $350 for goal keepers – (covers training, equipment and facilities)
Tryouts for new players and first training sessions for returning players will be held at Faith Lutheran – Sunday October 29 1:30pm to 2:45 2015-2012, 2:45-4:00pm for 2011 and up – apply below