The St. James FC Virginia will once again host its Futsal Academy program and Futsal League at The St. James this winter. The Futsal Academy has been expanded to offer training/ teams in both Springfield as well as Loudoun County. For Futsal Academy information please contact the following site Directors:
The St. James FC Virginia has announced two major plans for the 2019-20 year which will make the game of futsal much more prevalent in the club's training and competitive programming.
First, The St. James FC Virginia will host the 2020 US Futsal Federation Virginia State Cup in January. The 2020 Virginia Futsal State Cup will be held on The St. James campus during the weekend of January 25-26. Divisions covering U-9 through U-18, boys and girls. Over 100 local and regional teams are expected. Winners and finalists in each division will automatically qualify for the US Futsal Federation Regional tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey over Presidents Day weekend.
Second and most importantly, The St. James has formed a Futsal Academy that will educate, empower and inspire youth players to learn, play and compete in local, regional and national Futsal events and competitions. The Academy will be led by Gus Donolo, a former professional Futsal player in South America and one of the region's top Futsal educators and coaches.
Futsal is FIFA's official variant of indoor soccer with 5 players to a side played on a hard court.
"Futsal puts each player in a fast paced environment that forces them to make quick decisions, improve their footwork, and become more comfortable on the ball," said The St. James FC Virginia's Technical Director Christian Cziommer. "Futsal has been positively impacting our players over the last two winters and hosting the State Cup and investing in our futsal academy were logical next steps for the club."
"The explosive growth of futsal across the US, and specifically in the Northern Virginia area, demonstrates that many clubs are making futsal an integral part of their training program," said TSJFA Director Kurt Gordon. "Our expanded futsal academy program will provide participants the opportunity to be trained by professional futsal coaches and players, improve their skills, and compete in local and regional events such as the Virginia Futsal State Cup."
For immediate assistance please contact Coach Gordon at email@example.com.