San Diego’s 619 Futsal Hosts Regional Futsal I.D. Camp
The 2016 Southwest Region Futsal I.D. Camp will be held in San Diego, California this May. The Regional I.D. Camp serves as a path to the National Futsal I.D. Camp where elite players are selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams. The next Regional ID program in the Southwest area will be held from May 20-22, 2016 at San Diego Miramar College.
Futsal is recognized as the best option for player development. It is especially great for improving speed of play, technical skills, decision-making and fitness. Even FIFA appreciates how futsal training helps develop youth soccer players and U.S. Soccer now has their Development Academy players playing Futsal.
The Brazilians and Spanish are just two of the many nations whose youth play Futsal. The most famous players in the world, including Pele, Ronaldinho, Marta, Iniesta & Xavi all credit futsal for much of their skill development. Soccer players who play Futsal — love it. The opportunity to play with the best Futsal players in America is an exciting chance to learn and develop. Being identified for the National ID Camp is a great honor and being selected as one of the best in the country and invited to play on the the US Youth Futsal team with players from all across the country is an amazing life experience.
Futsal News – New Regional ID Camp coming to San Diego.
In 2015, U.S. Youth Futsal implemented the nation’s first-ever futsal player identification program, designed to identify and develop elite players in the most challenging and competitive environment possible. Continuing the successful program, U.S. Youth Futsal’s 2016 Southwest Regional I.D. Camp will be held in San Diego, California.
The camp is one of eight Regional Futsal I.D. camps where selected players will advance to the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp, from which youth national teams are selected. The program also serves as a pipeline for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Futsal Teams.
“The top players at each Regional I.D. Camp are selected for the regional teams,” said Director of Futsal I.D. Soorena Farboodmanesh. “The regional teams will attend the National I.D. Camp, at which youth national teams are named.”
Camps are led by the U.S. Youth Futsal Coaching Staff – in the Southwest area, former captain of the U.S. Futsal Team, Sean Bowers. Ty Stauffer and Otto Orf will be on hand in San Diego to help identify the players for the National Camp.
Sean Bowers, U.S. Youth Futsal Regional Director, Southwest Region
• Staff Coach, U.S. Youth Futsal
• Director, 619 Futsal
• Former Captain, U.S. Men’s National Futsal Team
• Former Player, Major League Soccer
• Head Coach, Miramar College Women’s Soccer
• Former Coach, San Diego SeaLions Women’s Soccer
• NPSL Rookie of the Year
• Boys and Girls
• Birth years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
• Players who reside in the Southwest Region (California, Hawaii & Nevada)
Coaches can recommend qualified players by completing an online recommendation form. Once recommended, the U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Committee will select and invite players.
Regional I.D. Camp Information
Dates: May 20-22, 2016•6
Location: San Diego Miramar College, 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92126
Cost: $194.00 per participant and includes all five camp sessions and a Futsal I.D. shirt. Players not currently registered with U.S. Youth Futsal leagues or programs will be required to complete an insurance fee. No a la carte payments are accepted.
Accommodations: Hotel rooms are available at a discounted price for parents and players at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott San Diego, 12032 Scripps Highlands Drive, San Diego, CA 92131.
Instructions to Make Reservations:
• Go to www.gciteamtravel.com
• Log In using your Team’s Request ID number “27851” and the Parent Password “1234” Log In box is located at the top right-hand corner of our home page
• Fill out the required information
• Click “Complete Reservation” or “Add Name”
• Check your email inbox for your e-confirmation.
USSF Academy Development Players who have scheduling conflicts should reach out to Sean Bowers and let him know you wish to still attend if possible.