We’re Champions! 2019 USYF Southeast Regional Championship

We proudly announce the achievement of the regional Bi-Championship in category U17, and Vice-Championship in category U14.

This wonderful achievement by the Southeast Region encompasses 13 States. This qualifies us to play the national tournament in Kansas City from 17-20 February.

We won third place in categories U9 and U10. Many Orange Soccer Academy athletes were nominated as top scorers in the competition (in the photos along with the other teams).

Our delegation participated in this competition with 40 players, and more than 120 people among family and fans.

Location: Naples, Florida
Dates: Jan. 5-6, 2019
Venues: North Collier Regional Park (Rec-Plex)

          

Attention to the changes in the training schedule of the Innovation Middle School Futsal Team

Attention to the changes in the training schedule of the Innovation Middle School Futsal Team.

 

  • Futsal going to be on Tuesdays

from 4:00 pm until 5:15 pm
in the months of June and July

  • on Fridays

from 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm
from August

We will meet the ages 5 to 15 years old.

Why Futsal?

The priority in Futsal is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning. The more pleasure kids derive from their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While their instinct to play is natural, their affection and appreciation for soccer must be cultivated. Futsal is the foundation to such goals because it:

  • Allows players to frequently touch the ball
  • Presents many opportunities to score goals and score goals often
  • Encourages regaining possession of the ball as a productive, fun and rewarding part of the game (defending)
  • Maximizes active participation and minimizes inactivity and boredom
  • Reflects the philosophy of player development expressed in state and national coaching wschools
  • Eliminates complicated rules such as off-sides that may hinder youngsters from “playing”

More About Futsal

Futsal is played mostly indoors on a hard court, smooth surface about the size of a basketball court. Futsal uses a ball that is smaller and heavier than a regular soccer ball with less bounce. Each team has 5 five players.

The smooth surface, the tight space, and the special Futsal ball continuously put players in positions where they are under pressure from the opposing team. This forces them to play quicker, be creative, and use correct techniques for receiving, turning and passing. To keep the ball, players have to be always moving and adjusting to keep up with the speed of play.