The U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Trial brings together the best youth futsal players in the nation as judged at the five Regional I.D. Camps earlier in the year. The event includes training, games and the selection of U.S. Youth Futsal Teams at the U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12 and U11 age groups including birth years 1998-2005.
The Trial is led by the U.S. Youth Futsal Coaching Staff.
Players are evaluated throughout the event, with top players chosen for U.S. Youth Futsal Teams that will train together and travel internationally. Recent trips include Toronto, Canada and San Jose, Costa Rica.
After last winter's successful friendlies in Costa Rica and Canada, the boys and girls U18, U16 and U14 national teams will travel to Colombia for three international matches from July 25 to Aug. 1.
Players selected at July's National I.D. Trial will be offered roster spots for the trip, which will be led by U.S. Youth Futsal national coaching staff.
Teams will stay in Medellin, one of the most modern and fastest-growing cities in Latin America, and train and play at Estadio Tulio Ospina and El Coliseo Cubierto de Itagüi . The visit will include a day of training, a day of adventure and a day off for shopping and local sightseeing.
Matches will pit the United States national teams against Colombian regional, national and sub-professional teams. Colombia is the host of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, which will take place in September. U.S. Youth Futsal national teams will have an opportunity to visit the Cup facilities and watch professional men's and women's futsal games during the trip.
An advanced and beautiful city, “The City of Eternal Spring” is nestled a mile high in the Andes Mountains and serves as a center for arts, culture, food and of course, futsal and futbol.
To be clear, embarkation is 16 days after the National I.D. Trial, so candidates should prepare their international travel documents well in advance. All players will be notified of their status on Sunday, July 10.
Details of a trip for the U13, U12, U11 U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams will be announced this summer.
July 7-9 2016 Players will need to arrive in Gardner, KS no later than 4:00 PM on July 7th 2016. Sessions will start after 5:00 PM on the 7th of July and end 11:00 PM on July 9th.