DIANE SCAVUZZOAPRIL 22, 2018
Start preparing to be your best at the upcoming U.S. Youth Futsal Southern California Camps hosted by 619 Futsal where the top players will be selected to participate in the National ID Camp in Kansas City this summer.
At the National ID Camp, the US Youth Futsal national teams will be selected and players will be invited to represent the USA in international competition.
“FUTSAL MADE ME A BETTER PLAYER AND HELPED ME BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN THE MLS,” SAYS SEAN BOWERSWHO WAS A FIRST-ROUND MLS SUPERDRAFT PICK.
The upcoming U.S. Youth Futsal California Camp hosted by 619 Futsal will be held on May 4th through May 6th at Miramar College and provides top players from the Southwest Region to have the opportunity to test their skills against other elite individuals from the area.
Futsal News: Futsal is a simply the best game for player development and has been played by the best players on the planet, including Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Playing Futsal helps sharpen skills with tons of touches on the ball and fast action — requiring pinpoint precision passing and quick thinking in tight spaces on the fast-paced court.
When a youth soccer player transitions back to the outdoor game, every action seems to be easier and confidence soars — but the best reason to play Futsal is that it is so much fun.
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. The 619Futsal ID program is the Southern California area State Trial.
Top players from each identification trial are invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. trials in Kansas City for three days of training and matches in the summer.
The U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams are selected from the National Trials.
The 619Futsal youth soccer ID camp in Southern California is an amazing opportunity to improve your skills and be scouted to travel abroad to represent the Red, White, and Blue.
“The Futsal ID Camp hosted by 619Futsal is a wonderful opportunity for the players in Southern California to not only tryout for one of the U.S Youth Futsal National Teams but to do so with Sean Bowers and his great staff,” says Tozer, Technical Director of US Youth Futsal.
Tozer has been the longtime U.S. Futsal National Team Head Coach and the Commissioner of the PFL (Professional Futsal League), a FIFA and CONCACAF Futsal Instructor as well as the President of the Wisconsin Sports Group.
Sean Bowers training youth futsal players at the 2016 USYF Regional ID Camp in San Diego – Youth Soccer news on Futsal with Sean Bowers, 619 Futsal in San Diego, California
“SEAN BOWERS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS AND FORMER CAPTAINS OF THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM AND GIVES SO MUCH OF HIS EXPERTISE BACK TO THE GAME OF FUTSAL AND TO ALL THE YOUTH PLAYERS,” SAYS TOZER.
“We are excited to host another year of our USYF State Futsal ID Camp at Miramar College,” says Sean Bowers, 619 Futsal Founder and General Manager of the San Diego Sockers. “And, we look forward to many of our players representing this area at the U.S. Youth Futsal National ID Camp in Kansas City. Every year, our Southern California players have performed very well.”
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The Futsal I.D. Camp is open to all youth soccer players, boys and girls, born 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Players can be from any futsal league and from any state.
“Futsal is finally becoming more recognized in the USA as an important training tool for elite youth soccer players. Playing Futsal is a key part of the development of top youth soccer players as it incorporates the tactics and the soccer IQ needed for the outdoor game,” says Bowers.
“Numerous standouts from the San Diego area have made the cut and been selected to U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams,” says Mike Gentry, 619Futsal Coach. “Our 619Futsal players have been identified and selected to represent the USA in Canada, Costa Rica and Columbia.”
“WHENEVER YOU CAN REPRESENT YOUR COUNTRY IN A SPORTING EVENT IT IS A HUGE HONOR AS WELL AS A TREMENDOUS LIFE EXPERIENCE,” SAYS TOZER.
U.S. Futsal National Team Head Coach Keith Tozer give a big Thumbs Up at the US Youth Futsal National Player Camp
“The U.S. Youth Futsal National Team program has grown so much over the last few years and only continues to improve as more and more coaches and players are identified and developed,” says Tozer.
“Congratulations to all of the players participating in San Diego and wishing them all the very best during their trials,” says Tozer. “Looking forward to our USYF National I.D. Trials in Kansas City in July and to see and train 400 of the best players nationally!”
Tozer is dedicated to player development and is passionate about working with youth players to help them improve their game.
As players prepare for the regional or state ID camps, it is important to remain relaxed and play your game.
“BE CREATIVE, SHOW YOUR SOCCER IQ, LOVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND HAVE FUN,” SAID BOWERS. “REMEMBER YOU HAVE BE BOTH AN OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE PLAYER.”
When asked about the difference in physicality between the outdoor game, Bowers highlights his first experience with the U.S. Futsal National Team and his reaction to the different aspects of the game.
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“I was called up to the national team in 1996 for a trip to Brazil,” says Bowers. “I had never played or heard of futsal and when we got to Brazil and played our first game I was very perplexed why I was called up. I was 6’2” and 195 lbs. and just came off my first year in the MLS as a defender where fouling and being physical is part of the game.”
“FUTSAL, AS I LEARNED THE HARD WAY, IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME AND THERE WAS ZERO TOLERANCE IN BEING PHYSICAL WHEN COMPETING IN THE GAME OF FUTSAL — FOR THAT ALONE I WONDERED WHY I WAS CALLED UP,” SAYS BOWERS.
Sean Bowers coaching at 619 Futsal
“Futsal is about movement and being technical in small places and being physical, unlike outdoor soccer, is not part of the game.”