Today, Indiana Soccer was officially announced as the governing body of the US Futsal Federation for the state of Indiana. The relationship marks a crucial step in furthering the development opportunities for players in the Indiana Soccer Association.
“On behalf of US Futsal I would like to welcome the Indiana Soccer Association as the new governing body for futsal in the state of Indiana. This new affiliation will greatly help increase the awareness and development of the sport of futsal in the state. Many soccer authorities in the United States believe that Futsal is the missing link that will elevate the American player’s game to an international level. We are proud to work with a professional organization like Indiana Soccer…our relationship with Indiana Soccer is exactly what we had in mind when US Futsal became an affiliate member of US Youth Soccer”…said Alex Para, President and CEO of US Futsal.
“When the US Futsal Federation inquired about affiliation with US Youth Soccer, we saw an opportunity to make futsal more widely available to our State Associations, creating another benefit for our membership,” said US Youth Soccer CEO Christopher Moore. “Futsal creates an environment that allows young people to simulate and develop many skills that enhance their play and I’m happy to see Indiana Soccer leverage this relationship for countless players in the great state of Indiana.”
“Indiana Soccer is excited to expand playing opportunities to the existing membership and to offer an affordable, discipline of soccer to an underserved population of soccer enthusiast. The game of futsal encourages creativity, decision-making and the development of “game-intuition” in the player. I very much look forward to seeing the influence futsal will have in the development of Indiana players and the overall elevation of play in both disciplines of the game.
This opportunity will be explained, in more detail to the current members of Indiana Soccer in the near future. Indiana Soccer is excited to put together a development plan for current member youth clubs and adult leagues to get children and adults involved in this dynamic, fun and developmental form of soccer. Many famous professional soccer players, such as Indy Eleven’s Kleberson; a player who played futsal growing up in Brazil, claim Futsal contributed substantially to their success on the pitch.
“Futsal helped me develop my finishing with both feet and played a big part in making my soccer dream come true.” Indy Eleven’s player Kleberson, stated.
As part of the agreement with The US Futsal, the domain name “IndianaFutsal.com” will be owned and managed by Indiana Soccer and the website will be modified to reflect Indiana Soccer’s brand and expanded opportunities.
If you would like to learn more about the game of futsal before the new IndianaFutsal.com website is launched, please visit www.futsal.com.
Stay tuned for future futsal opportunities in Indiana Soccer!
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