More Than Identification, Program Provides Real Training
The U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. program for 2018 kick off next month with the Kansas State Futsal I.D.— Colorado, Minnesota and Massachusetts State I.D. following.
All in all, there are just under 20 State I.D. trials for youth players to participate in and all are the beginning of the pathway to being identified for the U.S. Youth Futsal National team roster.
The State I.D.’s curriculum identifies and develops elite players in a highly competitive and challenging environment and the top players from each identification trial are invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. trials held annually in Kansas City.
The best of the best players are selected for the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams which compete internationally with the younger teams with players in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 age groups are taking off for Portugal this December. These teams will train and compete in international friendlies in Estoril and Cascais in the Greater Lisbon area.
The older teams, with players at the 2000, 2002 and 2003 age groups, traveled to Colombia for three international matches last July 23.
While testing their abilities in Medellin, Colombia, the City of Eternal Spring, these top futsal youth players trained and competed in a professional futsal stadium and were also able to observe the Colombian national team train.
Keith Tozer is the Technical Director and is in charge of assembling the very best Futsal players to train and compete under the guidance of the United States National Coaching Staff assures the highest level of futsal development possible.
The program is for both boys and girls born 2001 through 2009 and whether or not a player advances to the national trials or is selected to represent the Red, White, and Blue on behalf of U.S. Youth Futsal, the experience provides valuable training.
“The State I.D. is a great training opportunity as well as the beginning of the pathway for the National team,” says Tozer.
Soorena Farboodmanesh is the Director of FUTSAL I.D. and said, “Thousands of elite players have participated in this identification and training program and only the very best players are selected for the national teams but every player who attends the State I.D. program benefits from the training.”
“It is great to see players come back year after year.”
“Today’s elite youth futsal players understand the game of futsal better than in the past. These players know the tactics and many of the futsal techniques — and, this is is great for developing better soccer players in our country,” said Farboodmanesh.
“When a player attends a State I.D, he or she receives great training from some of the world’s best futsal coaches, and this really helps improve their game.”
Who runs the U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. State I.D.?
U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. State I.D.Directors have all completed USYF coaching courses, worked as local league directors, have extensive Futsal coaching background – several were on the U.S. National Futsal team as well.
Many of the State I.D. Directors also serve on the U.S. Youth Futsal regional and/or National Coaching Staff.
Our State Directors are among the most knowledgeable futsal trainers and administrators in the United States. U.S. Youth Futsal offers several programs including a ten-month Academy focused on player development as well as coaching education and referee development.Please Note: Due to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy protocols, DA players are only permitted to participate in the U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. program during the Academy Off Season and upon written permission from the applicable Academy Director of Coaching. Developmental players are eligible without restriction or requirement.
For more information – visit US Youth Futsal.
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