USYF Futsal 365 Academy In New Jersey is proud to announce Rodrigo Castro as the new Academy and curriculum director. Effective this fall, 2019 USYF Futsal 365 Academy is proud to announce its new Academy and
Effective this fall, 2019 USYF Futsal 365 Academy is proud to announce its new Academy and Curriculum Director, Rodrigo Castro. Rodrigo was born in Brazil and played his entire youth career at Sao Paulo FC alongside many professional players, such as Kaka and Julio Baptista. Rodrigo received full scholarships to play soccer from National American University and Northwood University in the USA.
After completing his Bachelor Degree in Entertainment, Sports and Promotion Management, he pursed his passion for developing young futsal and soccer players through a futsal and soccer curriculum. It is only natural to have that philosophy as he grew up playing and developing his skills in the futsal courts of Brazil.Rodrigo is one of the most qualified futsal coaches/directors in the area as his resume below shows:
Director of training and owner of Brazilian Soccer Training & Promotion from 2007-2014.
Director of training for Sportika Sports 2014-2016.
Director of Futsal for Sportika Sports 2014-2019.
Rodrigo currently holds:
United Soccer Coaches National License (Former NSCAA)
United Soccer Coaches Advanced National License (Former NSCAA)
United Soccer Coaches Level 1 Futsal License
Academy Executive Director, Niko Alexopoulos was quoted saying, “Rodrigo’s passion and vast knowledge for the game of futsal comes alive every time he is on the court mentoring and developing young players. All one must do is just watch and listen to him as he conducts his training sessions. Rodrigo has a loyal player following and parents that swear by his training methods, philosophy and results. I have spoken with many parents that credit their son’s or daughter’s futsal and soccer development to Rodrigo. Rodrigo is known for saying, "Always put the ball on the ground and take good care of it, using your feet. You have to want to keep the ball at your feet all the time while playing soccer/futsal, this is the only way to master your technical ability and confidence to own the game and excel at all levels.” We are extremely excited to have someone of his caliber of experience, character, and devotion to developing young players to lead the USYF Futsal 365 Academy in New Jersey.
Congratulations to all 13 players that were identified and invited to tryout for the USYF National Teams in Kansas City in June 2019. If selected for a spot on the national teams, the boys will travel with their age group teams to compete either in Argentina or Spain. This is a great accomplishment for the boys and all the hard work they have put in over the first inaugural USYF Academy year. We look forward to watching you compete on the international stages of Argentina and Barcelona Spain.
As part of the Academy schedule the academy teams competed in their first USYF regional tournament in Lancaster PA at the Snook Sports Complex. This was the first opportunity for the teams that have come together with players from NJ, NY, and PA to compete as teams after one month of futsal training and team bonding. All the players in the Futsal 365 Academy are players that have extended futsal playing experience and it showed as they battled some of the best regional futsal teams.
As we are entering the third trial date for the US Youth Futsal - Futsal 365 National Academy Program, we have seen some of the best futsal talent in New Jersey Futsal. Over 225 players have registered and over 100 have been seen so far in the U10 to High School ages, both and girls.
The US Youth Futsal National Academy Program, which is running under the Futsal 365 name in Central New Jersey will powerfully impact and improve the youth player development in the United States.
The Futsal 365 Academy is the first year round Academy Futsal program in New Jersey and it is not to be confused with the other so called academy programs that run 4-8 weeks during the winter months. The Futsal 365 Academy will abide by the national standards of training and development set forth. Setting the standard for elite futsal training and competition in the USA, US Youth Futsal's nationwide Academy program will improve player development by providing high quality and consistent futsal training environments, meaningful futsal competition and coaching education.
There has been an additional date added for trials, October 19th 20018, so make sure to register ASAP HERE
The US Youth Futsal Academy, (Futsal 365) is a premier national futsal development program that offers players a unique opportunity to train and compete with players from other soccer clubs that are at the same skill-level. The program is designed to complement, not compete with, a player’s regular soccer training with their own club teams. The priority of the USYF's highly qualified training coaches is to improve the futsal and soccer skills of the players and offer opportunities for intense futsal game-play.
USYF is for players looking to participate in high-level technical and tactical futsal training sessions, competitive league play, as well as regional and national level tournaments. USYF players will focus on technique, tactical awareness and pinpoint passing which demands quick reflexes and fast thinking. They will better develop their ability to read the game and play in small fast paced environment. Through USYF’s unique training methods, players are developed with exceptional playing ability which helps their outdoor and overall game.
USYF ACADEMY INCLUDES:
Continuous Evaluations on player progress
Option for International futsal tours and tournaments
DETAILED BREAKDOWN REQUIREMENTS
All Academy members are required to participate in the following:
• USYF league or other local futsal league
• Regional Academy League (In the near future set by USYF)
• USYF National Academy Showcase
• USYF Regional Tournament - Automatic Acceptance. Regional Champions are REQUIRED to attend the USYF National Championships