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U.S. Youth Futsal I.D.

The U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. program identifies and develops elite players in a highly competitive and challenging environment through their Futsal I.D. State Trials.  Top players from each identification trial are invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. trials for training and matches.  The U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams are selected from the National Trials.   

Assembling the very best Futsal players to train and compete under the guidance of  the United States National Coaching Staff assures the highest level of futsal development possible.

FUTSAL I.D. Trials are available to boys and girls born 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Players may attend a FUTSAL I.D. Trial in any state - if your state has a Trial date that you can not attend feel free to sign up for any State I.D. Trial.

Full-time U.S. Soccer Academy players are only permitted to participate in the U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. program during the Academy Off Season and upon written permission from the applicable Academy Director of Coaching. Developmental players are eligible without restriction or requirement.

Director of Futsal I.D. Soorena Farboodmanesh

Director of Futsal I.D. Soorena Farboodmanesh

Phone: 617.515.5998

2018 U.S. Youth Futsal Names National I.D. Staff

Overland Park, Kan. (June 1, 2018) - U.S. Youth Futsal has announced the coaching staff for its 2018 National I.D. Trials, which will take place from June 29-30 in New Century and Overland Park, Kan.

The event brings together the top players born between 2000-2008 from across the country who have attended U.S. Youth Futsal State Identification Trials in seventeen cities throughout the past ten months.

Led by U.S Youth Futsal Technical Director and 20 years U.S. Mens Futsal National Team Head Coach Keith Tozer and Director of Goalkeeping Otto Orf, players will participate in two training sessions and four games during the two-day camp. More than 520 players from 34 states will be guided by 26 coaches from 15 states.  

"I am excited to be in Kansas City with the most outstanding young Futsal players in the country," Tozer said. "The quality of the players has improved immensely through the many great U.S. Youth Futsal programs."

Tozer and Orf, along with Futsal I.D. Director Soorena Farboodmanesh and Girls Administrator Jason Miller and Boys administrator Brian Catrine will oversee the event. They are assisted by an exceptional coaching staff that includes Men's National Futsal Team Goalkeeping Coach Mark Litton, veteran youth national team coaches Craig "Hawk" Canavan, Jeff Lamy and Fabian Rodriguez and former Men's National Futsal Team player Lee Tschantret.

"We have assembled a tremendous coaching staff," said Tozer, who is also a FIFA Futsal Instructor. "These men and women are exceptional at teaching the game of Futsal."

The best players in the country will be selected for U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams. 

"The National Trials are a high level, competitive, fun training camp that will prepare players to compete for their country in the near and long-term future." said Jon Parry, who is the Executive Director of United States Youth Futsal Organization. 

The 2000 (01) , 2002 and 2003 age groups will travel to Medellín, Colombia

on July 23. Teams at the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 age groups will travel to Lisbon, Portugal on Dec. 26.  

"More than 520 players will compete for just a handful of roster and alternate spots on the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams," said Farboodmanesh, the program's director.  

For this summer's trip, teams will stay in Medellín -- the City of Eternal Spring -- and train and play in a professional Futsal stadium. The visit will include a day of training and a day of team-building adventure. Teams will also likely take in a professional Futsal match and may also get to observe Colombian national team training.

"We traveled to Medellín in 2016 and it was truly fantastic," noted Miller, who coached the U16 girls that year. "The Futsal and the cultural experience were incredible, and every player, parent and staff member on the trip created a lifetime of memories."  

The boys trial will take place at the New Century Field House in New Century, Kan. while the girls will gather at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan.  


Click the link below for locations, dates and registration!


U.S. Youth FUTSAL I.D. State Directors have completed USYF coaching courses, worked as local league directors, have extensive Futsal coaching background, have advanced coaching certifications, have played at high levels and demonstrated a commitment to player development. In Addition, many serve on the U.S. Youth Futsal regional and/or National Coaching Staff.

Our State Directors are among the most knowledgeable futsal trainers and administrators in the United States. 

State Director State
James Kavanagh Cal - North
Sean Bowers Cal - South
Luis Orellana Florida
Carlos Cruz Indiana
Ty Stauffer Kentucky
Lee Tschantret Maryland
Soorena Farboodmanesh Massachusetts
Fabian Rodriguez Michigan
Brian Catrine Minnesota
Tom Bellen New Hampshire
Don D'Ambra New Jersey
Craig Canavan New York
Otto Orf Ohio
Kevin Jackson South Carolina
Joe Farrell Virginia
Keith Tozer Wisconsin

Interested in becoming an USYF State Director?

Please complete the application below.  For questions, contact Soorena Farboodmanesh.

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