The History of GREAT LAKES FUTSAL
Great Lakes Futsal, an affiliate of US Youth Futsal, is the only US Soccer sanctioned futsal league in NE Ohio. Since its beginning in 2007, Great Lakes Futsal has been one of the largest youth futsal leagues in the United States. In 2010-11 we had 217 teams with over 1800 players participating, making our NE Ohio Youth Futsal League one of the largest in the country.
In January of 2010, Great Lakes Futsal hosted the first Great Lakes Regional Futsal Tournament with 32 participating teams. The Regional is a qualifier for the Annual US Youth Soccer National Futsal Championships in Kansas City every Presidents Day. Since 2008 NE Ohio Futsal Teams have won 7 National Futsal Titles at this Competition.
In 2011-12 the Great Lakes Futsal league expanded to the brand new Akron Sports Center at 925 Grant Street. This very accessible facility offers 4 large futsal courts and is conveniently located at the ’central interchange’ at the intersection on routes 8, 77 and 76 in downtown Akron, Ohio.
The 2012-2013 season marked another Great Lakes Futsal milestone in which we opened our third NE Ohio futsal league venue on Cleveland’s East side at One Wellness health and fitness club. This location now gives all of NE Ohio access to futsal training, education and competitive futsal play.
In September 2013 the Great Lakes Futsal Akron facility hosted the second ever US Youth Futsal Youth National ID Camp directed by US National Team coach Keith Tozer. over 50 players from across the USA included 2 dozen local aspiring futsal stars trying out for the first US Youth National Futsal Teams.
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ALL SCHEDULING ISSUES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE APPROPRIATE ADDRESS BELOW:
Chris Dore - Director
1425 Hollow Wood Lane
Avon, OH 44011
Otto Orf - Director
PO Box 1464
Kent, OH 44240
Amy Grant - Administrator