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Jun, 2019

Virginia Futsal welcomes US Futsal and others!

In early May, VYSA hosted Futsal coaches, executives and staff from around the country to discuss strategies for growing the game, player progression and increasing available Coaching Education courses.  Participants from Virginia Youth Soccer Association, New Jersey Youth Soccer, Indiana Soccer, Maryland State Youth Soccer, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer and coaches from Alexandria Soccer, Lee-Mount Vernon Soccer Club and FC Virginia met at The St. James in Springfield, VA. 

US Futsal President and CEO Alex Para and US Futsal Technical Director Vava Marques led plans for starting a Futsal ODP program.  Discussions included beginning a pilot program for several younger age groups in 2019-2020.  Player selection and training would occur throughout the late fall and early winter.  Futsal ODP state teams would then compete against each other at the US Futsal Eastern Regionals Championships in New Jersey in February.  

US Futsal National Coaching Director Bill Sampaio discussed the current Futsal Coaching licenses and additional courses which will be available soon.  Plans were made to increase the number of Futsal Coaching courses throughout the East coast and to certify additional instructors in order to meet the increased demand for Futsal Coaching Education.

The meeting accomplished extensive collaboration, networking and plans for future growth in Futsal. 


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