The Academy Program is U.S. Youth Futsal's newest program. USYF is expecting the program to expand throughout all Regions of the US in 2019-20.
This program is offered to players born 2001 - 2010; academy teams are selected through a tryout process, and players who are selected then attend a year long training program in facilities with USYF standards.
Academy Players are coached by the top 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
(Regional and National). USYF Academy Players also receive the unrivaled opportunity to be observed by other coaches (Club and College) in different Showcases.
To create environments of learning where youth players are developed tactically, technically, and personally on a local and Regional platform. Our goal is to utilize our Academy’s structure to equip our players with the enthusiasm, courage and skills to overcome their fear of failure, increase their efficiency with the ball, and realize their unlimited potential.
US Youth Futsal National Academy showcase will be officiated by the best referees in the North America including FIFA Futsal Referees and FIFA Futsal Referee Instructor.
Referees who are interested to officiate please use this link.
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 Joe Farrell, who said this is just the first wave of Academies.
USYF is looking 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.