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Youth Boys Jun 15, 2016

U.S. Youth Futsal announces Player Identification Program expansion

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OVERLAND PARK, KS. (Via US Youth Futsal) – United States Youth Futsal has hired 17 experienced leaders in the U.S. Youth Futsal community to serve as State Directors for the Futsal I.D. Program.

State Directors will be responsible for delivering Futsal I.D. Trials at the local level. The Trials mark an expansion in the successful Futsal I.D. Program, increasing opportunities for player identification and coach education across the country.

“Offering State Futsal I.D. Trials closer to the player’s home will provide chances for many more players to participate,” said Jon Parry, Executive Director of U.S. Youth Futsal. “Reduced travel and increased convenience will create greater access to the program.”

The U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. program is designed to identify and develop elite players in the most challenging and competitive environment possible. Top players from each State Trial are invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp for three days of training and matches. The best of the best are selected for U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams.

“The State Trial program will have an immediate and lasting impact on the development of youth futsal players across the country,” said Ty Stauffer, U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Coaching. “In addition to improving the player and coach experience locally, it will bring more — and better — players into the national pool and onto U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams.”

Since its inception in 2013, more than 800 players have participated in Futsal I.D. events and 114 players have represented their country internationally in Canada and Costa Rica. The U14, U16 and U18 national teams will travel to Colombia in July 2016.

Most U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. State Directors have completed U.S. Youth Futsal coaching courses and also work as local league directors. Additionally, many serve on the U.S. Youth Futsal regional and/or national coaching staff.

“Our newly hired State Directors are among the most knowledgeable futsal trainers and administrators in the United States,” said Futsal I.D. Director Soorena Farboodmanesh. “Each has an extensive futsal coaching background, advanced coaching certification and has demonstrated a commitment to player development.”

The 2016 National I.D. Camp will take place in Kansas City from July 7-9, 2016.

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