If you are interested in starting a USYF Academy, please complete this application. For questions, contact Soorena Farboodmanesh.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.
The Academy Program is U.S. Youth Futsal's most recent program. USYF is expecting the program to expand throughout all Regions of the US in 2018.
This program is offered to players born 2000 - 2007. Academy teams will be selected through a tryout process. Players will attend a year long training program in facilities with USYF standards.
Academy Players are coached by the best Futsal Coaches in the area. The players have a direct connection to the U.S. Youth Futsal National Staff allowing them to be seen and invited to I.D. Trials including National I.D. USYF Academy Players will get a chance to be observed by other coaches ( Club and College) in different Showcases.
In the USYF Academy's second year, there must be U10/12/14 and High School for both girls and boys. In year three, each academy must have all age groups, from U10-HS, boys and girls that train year round.
USYF received interest from over 100 applicants when it first launched its application process for the Academy. "We were looking for very progressive, forward-thinking futsal experts who will work closely together to grow the sport and impact how talent in the US is cultivated," said Farrell, who said this is just the first wave of Academies.
USYF will look to expand its program to include additional clubs that meet the strict criteria for development - and want to offer a real pathway to developing technical players.