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Youth Boys Jan 19, 2019

Richmond Strikers announce launch of Futsal Academy program

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(Via Richmond Strikers) – The Richmond Strikers have announced the addition of a year-round Strikers Futsal Academy program.

This year-round program is exclusive to Strikers membership and will be offered to the 2008-2011 age groups. Futsal programming will take place during the traditional soccer off-seasons, summer and winter. Each age group will field two boys’ teams and two girls’ team, with a maximum of eight players on each team.

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“With the Strikers Futsal Academy program, we strive to link principles of our soccer methodology to the futsal court. While futsal and soccer are in fact 2 different games, there are common space-time characteristics that help connect the two,” Will Bates, Director of Futsal, said about the new program. “We are excited about the opportunity to provide a consistent message to our players and to be able to influence those involved 40-50 more times a year!”

Programming for Strikers Futsal Academy teams will begin in the Summer of 2019.