Ole Futsal Academy

As a continuous attempt to provide the best and most innovative training and developmental opportunities for our players and families, Ole’ Soccer has recently announced the launching of the OLE’ FUTSAL ACADEMY! OFA will run year round and its curriculum will allow players of different ages and abilities to learn more about this style of soccer that has become a mandatory curriculum segment in the top professional soccer academies around the world as well as the USSF DA and US Youth National teams.

FUTSAL is a fast-paced version of soccer that is popular across Latin America and Europe. Renowned for improving speed of play, ball mastery, decision making, improvisation, and creativity, FUTSAL will give players all the elements to compete at a different level.

Be aware … 

Parents and players are often misled to playing indoors, in a gym, with a Futsal ball, but that, in many cases, is not necessarily Futsal. If you are not learning all the fundamentals of FUTSAL, proper techniques and tactics from a qualified/certified and experienced coaching staff who have a Futsal background, you are not benefiting from it. You are simply playing indoor soccer in a gym floor” – says, Danilo Martins, Ole Soccer Director of Coaching. Danilo adds: “you need to meet certain requirements to teach and coach Futsal – not many people in our area are qualified and certified to do it, but we are fortunate enough to have staff members who have played the game of Futsal for many years and are Futsal certified”.  

Here is what Anson Dorrance had to say when asked about “positive developments at the grassroots level” in an interview for SoccerAmerica.com.

ANSON DORRANCE: In fact, I’m starting to see some kids I really like who demonstrate an opportunity: producing elite players as they go through classic American club systems while adding futsal to it.

There’s an opportunity for us in the United States, because there are gymnasiums across the country in elementary schools, middle schools and high schools across the country. And we’re trying to do this in North Carolina now, if we can get these kids playing futsal on a regular basis, through the winter months, and maybe even on a year-round basis — I think it will have an impact. Because I’m seeing some very special players emerge right now who are bubbling up from these wonderful environments combining the 11v11 game with futsal.

Dorrance is the nation’s most successful women’s college coach, who led the University of North Carolina past UCLA on Saturday to qualify the Tar Heels for the Women’s College Cup for the 28th time in 37 seasons. Dorrance, who is seeking his 22nd NCAA Division I title with UNC, coached the USA to its first Women’s World Cup title in 1991 and more than 60 of his Tar Heel players have played for the U.S. national team.

OLE’ SELECT & FUTSAL

We have modified our curriculum and the SELECT program is now implementing FUTSAL as its main training and competition platform during the Winter season. In essence, SELECT Winter is now “FUTSAL SELECT TEAMS”.

Starting this Fall 2018, OFA will offer different options for training and competitive events – below chart & table.


                                                 * Tournament Dates TBA (February and March)      

                                                 ** inquiries by email: OleFutsalAcademy@gmail.com       

                                                 *** not applicable to returning SELECT players

REGISTRATION – JOIN ONE OF OUR FUTSAL PROGRAMS

REGIONAL TEAMS

  • Contact OleFutsalAcademy@gmail.com to schedule an evaluation.

SELECT TEAMS

  • NEW PLAYERS: contact OleFutsalAcademy@gmail.com to schedule an evaluation.
  • CURRENT SELECT PLAYERS: all current SELECT players were sent an email with the registration link, but in case you have not received it, please contact OleFutsalAcademy@gmail.com to request a registration link or contact our office (203) 873-0309.

DEVELOPMENTAL TEAMS

  • Contact OleFutsalAcademy@gmail.com to schedule an evaluation.

CLASSES & CLINICS 

  • Futsal Clinic (6-7 years old) – Sunday (Starting January 6th) – 10:00am (5 Weeks) – REGISTER HERE
  • Futsal Clinic (8-9 years old) – Sunday (Starting January 6th) – 11:00am (5 Weeks) – REGISTER HERE

FUTSAL STARS

  • Futsal Clinic (4-5 years old) – Sunday (Starting January 6th) – 9:00am (5 Weeks) – REGISTER HERE

 


Why FUTSAL? Here is what the specialists have to say about FUTSAL.

BENEFITS OF FUTSAL ACCORDING TO THE

 

REASONS TO PLAY FUTSAL

10 REASONS TO PLAY FUTSAL

10 REASONS TO PLAY FUTSAL1

10 REASONS TO PLAY FUTSAL2

 

PICTURES OF OLE’ FUTSAL PROGRAM

FUTSAL VIDEOS – ENJOY!

Brazilian Soccer Stars “born in FUTSAL”

FUTSAL Skills & Tricks

The best FUTSAL player of all time: Falcao (Brazil)

Women’s FUTSAL