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Minnesota Futsal



We are THE ONLY futsal league in the Twin Cities sanctioned by United States Youth Futsal and affiliated with United States Soccer. We employ only US Soccer futsal certified referees for our games. The Minnesota Futsal League is the only league that provides 2 referees for U16 and older teams. We think it is critical that the older age groups have 2 experienced officials to call the game properly.

Sanctioned by U.S. Youth Futsal
U.S. Youth Futsal is an affiliate of US Soccer

Looking for a Team?

If your club team isn't playing in Minnesota Futsal this winter, no problem.  We can help!  Click the link below to register your player.  We will work with the futsal community to either add you to an existing team or partner you up with other players also looking for a squad.  Invite a couple friends or teammates and we can make the process even easier.  While we can't guarantee placement, we'll do our best to make sure each person can play the beautiful game this winter.

TC Sala Academy Development Center

2023-2024 TC Sala Academy and Development Centers

Minnesota Futsal is proud to announce that we are continuing our TC Sala Academy and Development Centers for the 2023-2024 season!
TC Sala Academy is a 10 month program that trains throughout the year and competes in several Academy specific events as well as USYF Regional/National tournaments.  We are completely club neutral and our players represent many of the top clubs and programs from around the state of Minnesota.  
We were recognized as one of the top Futsal Academies in the country last year having 9 teams qualify for the USYF National Championships in 2023, 3 of which advanced out of group play, 2 of our teams finished as National Champion Finalist (2007 Boys and 2010 Girls) at the 2023 National Championships.  
In addition, over 75 TC Sala Academy players have been selected to either the first team or the alternate pool for the USYF International Teams that play in International Competitions over the past 5 years.  A special congratulations go out to the following superstars that earned this achievement in 2023:
BOYS:  Miguel 2012, Elias 2012, Finn 2010, Colin 2009, Wiktor 2009, Sebastian 2008,  Jack,2008, Axel 2007, Finn 2007, Justin 2007, Jason 2006, Evan 2005, Jack 2005.
GIRLS:  Ida 2010, Sophia 2010, Lou 2008, Lili 2007
We are ready for another year of development and can't wait to see our kids competing on that stage again.  Players will need to attend a tryout to be selected for an Academy Team and tryouts will be held in November.  We are planning to field teams for boys and girls from U9-U19.  

TC Sala Development Centers are the foundation of TC Sala and support training environments all around the metro.  Each Development Center will include 1.5 hour training sessions for kids that are looking to further develop their futsal skills. Sessions will focus on individual development and include best-practice training techniques used with our USYF National Teams. Whether your focus is making the USYF National Team or just improving your overall game, this is a great opportunity to learn from some of the top futsal instructors in the area. All sessions will be led by current United States Youth Futsal National Coaching Staff member Brian Catrine, 'The Maestro' Fernando Jimenez, UNW Head Coach and USYF Minnesota ID Staff member Greg Wheaton, USYF Minnesota ID Staff member Aaron Lindquist, or former United States Mens National Futsal Team Captain and current USYF National Coaching Staff member Todd Dusosky.

We are extremely excited to have such a talented coaching staff and look forward to developing the future of futsal in Minnesota!


Tryouts for TC Sala Academy Teams:

Oct 28, 2023 (2014-2010) Boys and Girls.  10am-12pm

Nov 5, 2022 (2009-2005) Boys and Girls and any 2014-2010 players that were unable to make the first tryout.  10am-12pm



If you are looking to get a head start on your futsal season, register for this one-day 3 hour prep camp.  Focus will be on individual and small group activities including dribbling, passing, and shooting.  This camp is geared towards U9-U19 Boys and Girls.  All skill levels welcome.

TRYOUT PREP CAMP 10/21, 9AM-12PM, Minneapolis Sports Center at the Midtown YWCA (2121 E Lake St, Mpls, MN)

TC Sala Development Center - Central


All sessions will be on Saturdays at the Minneapolis Sports Center at the Midtown YWCA (2121 E Lake St, Mpls, MN).

SESSION 1: 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6 (MINI-SALAS 9:30-10:30AM, U9+ Girls 9-10:30am, U9+ Boys 10:30-12pm)

SESSION 2: 1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 (MINI-SALAS 9:30-10:30AM, U9+ Girls 9-10:30am, U9+ Boys 10:30-12pm)

MINI-SALAS: We have created a fun and engaging program specifically geared towards 5-8 year old boys and girls.  Each Mini Salas session will include age appropriate activities to help young players learn to love the game.  We will help build introductory technical skills, promote agility and balance, and every session will finish with a small sided (3v3) futsal match.  Sessions for Mini Salas will run from 9:30-10:30am and cost is $100 for 5 sessions.  YOU CAN CHOOSE SESSION 1 AND/OR SESSION 2 DATES FOR MINI-SALAS.

TC Sala Development Center - South


All sessions will be held on Fridays from 6:30pm-8:00pm at East Jr High (1137 Marschall Rd, Shakopee, MN)

Session 1: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 ***ALMOST FULL, ONLY SPACE AVAILABLE FOR U8-10 OR U15-U19 AT THIS TIME FOR SESSION 1.

Session 2: 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19

Session 3: 2/2, 2/09, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2

TC Sala Development Center - UNW


All sessions will be held on Sundays from 5:30pm-7:00pm at University of Northwestern Ericksen Center (3003 Snelling Ave. N, St Paul, MN)

SESSION 1:  11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10

Session 2:  1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11

Session 3:  2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17

TC Sala Development Center - East

***NEW IN 2024


All sessions will be held TUESDAYS at Moreland Elementary (217 West Moreland Ave West, West St Paul, MN)

Dates: Tuesdays Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, Mar 12

Ages 11-16 (Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm)


TC Sala Development Center - North





Save the Date!  Minnesota has been selected again to host the United States Youth Futsal North Regional Championship.  Come compete against some of the top teams in the Upper Midwest!  

Tournament confirmed for January 26-28, 2024!

Teams that win their division will earn an automatic bid to the USYF National Championships in Kansas City.

2024 Minnesota Futsal ID Trials

We are excited to host the 2023 Minnesota United States Youth Futsal ID Camp.  Keith Tozer, former Head Coach of the United States Men's National Futsal Team and Mark Litton, former Goalkeeper Coach od the United States Men's National Futsal Team, will also join us again to lead the program.

Dates Confirmed: April 6-7, 2024

The US Youth Futsal ID program identifies and develops elite players in a highly competitive and challenging environment.  The top players from each State Trial will be invited to participate in the US Youth Futsal National ID Trial for three days of training and matches.  The US Youth Futsal International Teams are selected from the National ID Trials.  The US Youth Futsal International Teams will then go on to play a series of International matches.  This past cycle, our teams traveled to FRANCE (U15+) and BRAZIL (U11-U14).

More information can be found at the United States Youth Futsal ID camp website.


We are excited to release a limited run of TC SALA merchandise for families.  Click HERE to access our Hummel Store.

Player Safety and Background Checks

Thank you for participating in USYF.

Power of Protection: As of August 1, 2018, USYF is proud to announce our new Player Safety Initiatives.

USYF now requires all staff members, registered coaches, and team managers take the U.S. Center for online course link which covers sexual abuse, hazing, bullying, emotional and physical misconduct, and the new, mandated by law reporting obligations. You will receive a code to take this course for FREE and the link after you register. Upon completion of the SafeSport Course, you will need to upload your Certificate to your USYF coaching profile.

In addition, USYF now mandates national best of breed background checks for all coaches. As part of the organization's focus on player safety. USYF has selected Reference Services (RSI) through Stack Sports/U.S. Soccer Connect for Background Checks.

"A player's safety on a futsal court is of paramount importance to our entire organization," said Jon Parry, Executive Director and founder of USYF. "We want to set the highest of standards. The online training is free for USYF coaches and staff and the national background checks cost $10.00. Working together, we will provide the safest environment and raise the standards for futsal in America."


The USYF background check process has two parts:

1. SafeSport

SafeSport certification is required as part of the USYF background check process.  The initial course will take about 90-minutes.

First time users - to enroll in the free course:

  • Use this link:
  • Complete information on “Sign Up” page
  • If prompted, log in to the new account you just created
  • Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog"
  • Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the course
  • Upload your certificate of completion

 If you have already completed SafeSport and you need to obtain an existing certificate that was earned within the last year, please follow these instructions:

  • Use this link:
  • Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page
  • Select “Transcript”
  • Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current completion for the course under the “Certificates” section
  • Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the right of the completed course
  • If your certificate has expired, please take a refresher course and save the new certificate

For SafeSport Tech Support contact the Help Desk at (720) 676-6417 


2. Background Check: The USYF Background Check Registration be found at


The background check registration will require the Safe Sport certificate to be uploaded in order to complete your registration.

Coaches/team managers should only register and pay ($10) for one background check per year regardless of the number of futsal teams they coach/manage. Please note, the background check issued through your outdoor organization is not valid for futsal.  The U.S. Youth Futsal Background Check’s comprehensive Nationwide Criminal Search reviews over 500 million records from over a thousand different databases. In addition, there is a jurisdictional search of the court records of the more than 3,347 counties in the USA for felonies and misdemeanors as well as criminal traffic offenses.  FBI, Interpol and other databases are also searched.


3. USYF Background Check link (International)

If you do not have a Social Security number you will need to complete an International Background check instead of a US Background check above. This process will typically take 4-6 weeks to complete so please plan accordingly

The cost for this background check is $28 for Canadian residents and $55 for all other countries. 

If you do not have a Social Security number you will need to complete an International Background check instead of a US Background check above. This process will typically take 4-6 weeks to complete so please plan accordingly.

The cost for this background check is $28 for Canadian residents and $55 for all other countries.

Brian Catrine

Chief Play Officer

Phone: 651-968-7225

Fernando Jimenez

Chief Community Officer

Phone: 612-703-7377

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