Wednesday, July 26, 2017

U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams to compete in Costa Rica


U.S. Youth Futsal names National Teams for international trip 
Players selected at National I.D. Trial from 1999-2004 age groups
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (July 26, 2017) - U.S. Youth Futsal has announced the rosters for its teams that have traveled to Costa Rica for a series of international friendlies ( July 23-31 2017)

After a year-long identification process 72 players were selected to represent the United States in Costa Rica, where the U.S. Youth Futsal U18, U16 and U14 boys and girls teams will compete from July 23 to July. 30.

Participants were selected after attending State Futsal I.D. Trials throughout the nation last fall and winter followed by the National I.D. Trial earlier this month. 

"I am very excited and proud to be part of this historic event of taking our youth teams to Costa Rica," said U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, who is preparing for his fifth visit to the Central American country. "With the coaching staff and level of players we now have I think we are very much prepared to take on this challenge." 

Costa Rican opponents include
Colegio Alajuela, Colegio Ezcazu, Colegio Santa Ana, Colegio UNA, Colegio Hatillo , Colegio Borrusia and CTP Lindora.

The Girls U18 will play against the Costa Rica womens Futsal National Team.  
Teams will stay in San Jose, the host nation's capital, and train and play at the CTP Lindora training center. The visit will include one day of training and two days of team-building adventure activities prior to the three match days.  

The coaching staff is helmed by U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer, U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Goalkeeping Otto Orf and The Director of Coaching Ty Stauffer. It includes Fabian Rodriguez & Director of Futsal I.D. Soorena Farboodmanesh. Laura Whiteley, USYF Social Media Administrator will be accompanying the staff also.
U.S. Youth Futsal 1999-00  Boys


U.S. Youth Futsal 1999-01 Girls


U.S. Youth Futsal 2001-02 Boys   

U.S. Youth Futsal 2000-02  Girls


U.S. Youth Futsal 2003-04  Boys

U.S. Youth Futsal 2003-04  Girls

About U.S. Youth Futsal
United States Youth Futsal is the largest U.S. Soccer affiliated Futsal organization in the country. Launched in 2004, U.S. Youth Futsal oversees more than 70 local leagues and hosts 8 Regional Championships and 1 National Championship.

The U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. program includes more than 20  State I.D. Trials and 1 National I.D. Trial, from which teams comprised of the very best youth futsal players in the nation are selected. It is led by U.S. Youth Futsal Technical Director (and USMNFT Head Coach) Keith Tozer.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

International Coaching Course Spain- Mar 10-16, 2017

I am happy to announce the second U.S. Youth Futsal International Coaching course. We have partnered with 'Futsal - X'  a company specializing in Futsal coaching courses and Futsal programs in Europe.

Space is very limited and the deadline for registration in December 20th, 2016.

The program is seven days and starts on March 10th of 2017 ending on March 16th. The Program includes Futsal Coaching classes, attending Professional Futsal Club ( Movistar) Training sessions along with watching the Copa de Espana Futsal ( Semi Final and Final ) games in Madrid along with Hotel accommodation, meals and sight seeings. Schedule is attached

The price for the program is $1845 - does not include round trip airfare USA to Spain. 

The Schedule and the Details of the trip is here.

The link for registration is:

Please note this is a first come first serve type registration and space is limited. The Link will close on December 20th.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams Successful in Colombia

OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (Aug. 30, 2016) - U.S. Youth Futsal's National Teams recorded an aggregate 13-4-1 record during three days of competition against top Colombian teams, scoring 98 goals and allowing just 48.

The United States sent its U14, U16 and U18 boys teams and U13, U14 and U16 girls teams to Medellín last month, with each team playing three friendly matches. The boys side faced the strongest opposition of any international trip to date and finished 4-4-1, while the girls earned a 9-0 record in South America, improving their overall record to 26-5-0.

"The tenacity of the Colombian players was a characteristic that many of our players never get to experience at home," said U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Coaching Ty Stauffer. "Many Colombian youth are playing to make professional teams or escape circumstances. That kind of competition is invaluable to development."

Players were selected after a year-long identification process that included regional and national I.D. camps. The best of the best were selected to travel to Medellín, and from the selected players, captains were chosen by the coaching staff: Nicholas Barzacchini (U14 boys), Joseph Raasch (U16 boys), Paulie Whitener (U18 boys), Brooke Collins (U13 girls), Zhanna Dunagan (U14 girls) and three-time captain Felicia Knox (U16 girls) donned the nation's armbands.

Barzacchini, on his third trip with the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team program, was thrilled to spend time with friends old and new, but especially to make new memories.

"While in Colombia, it seemed like there was always something to be doing," explained Barzacchini. "You could be bonding with your teammates, taking in the culture, playing Futsal, meeting new people, chanting and watching the other USA teams, enjoying the great views of Medellín, having fun on the metro, and much, much more."
On Wednesday, after a team-building trip to Guatapé, U.S. players witnessed incredible celebrations throughout the city after Atlético Nacional won the Copa Libertadores. On Friday, the group watched a Liga Argos men's professional futsal match. On Saturday, the teams played salon, a variation of futsal popular in South America. In addition, the U16 girls team was granted special access to the Medellín stadium where FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 matches will take place in September.

"Culturally, it was a remarkable experience," noted Girls Director Jason Miller. " Medellín is a wonderful city that provided an ideal life and Futsal experience for our players and their families. The people, the food, the culture, the setting and the weather were all truly fantastic."  
In addition to Miller (U16 girls) and Stauffer (U13 girls), the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams were coached in Colombia by Soorena Farboodmanesh (U14 boys), Jeffrey Lamy (U14 girls), Otto Orf (U18 boys) and Jose Fabian Rodriguez (U16 boys).

Added Barzacchini: "It is hard to even explain how much I loved this trip. It made a great and big impact on my life. I'll never forget it!"

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United States Youth Futsal is the largest U.S. Soccer affiliated futsal organization in the country. Launched in 2004, U.S. Youth Futsal oversees more than 90 local leagues across the country, sanctions 8 Regional Championships and a National Championship.  USYF is the  leader in Futsal player development and Futsal coaching education by offering the Futsal I.D. program, the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams along with Coaching and Referee training clinics.
U.S. Youth Futsal National Team Coaches with Colombia Mens National Team


Thursday, July 21, 2016

U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams Selected


Soorena Farboodmanesh
Director of Futsal I.D.

U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams Selected 

Overland Park, Kan. (July 21, 2016) - U.S. Youth Futsal has announced the rosters for its youth national teams that will travel to Colombia this month for a series of international friendlies.
After a year-long identification process that concluded with a National I.D. Event earlier this month, player pools were announced in the following birth years: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000-01 and 1998-99. The older teams will travel to Colombia while the younger teams will travel to another event later in the year.
"We have some truly outstanding young players in this year's player pool," noted U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Coaching Ty Stauffer. "I look forward to seeing them compete against international competition."
Colombian opponents include Bello Florida, Bello Fontidueno, Pinas Club, Real Antioquia, Seleccion Intercolegiados, Seleccion Itagui and Tecnologico Antioquia.
The teams will stay in Medellin, one of three cities that will host the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, and train and play at the Estadio Tulio Ospina in Bello, just north of the city and home to Real Antioquia of the Liga Argos men's professional Futsal league.
The visit will include one day of training and one day of team-building adventure prior to the three match days, plus a gap day for rest and local sightseeing.

The coaching staff heading to Colombia is helmed by Ty Stauffer and Director of Goalkeeping Otto Orf as well as Program Director Soorena Farboodmanesh. It includes Jeffrey Lamy, Jason Miller and Jose Fabian Rodriguez.
The U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams that will travel to Colombia:

U.S. Youth Futsal U18 Boys

GOALKEEPERS (2): Hamza Ababneh (Midlothian, Vir.), Austin Iddon (Jeannette, Pa.),
OUTFIELD PLAYERS (10): Alec Bakkeby (San Diego), Pablo Blanco (Holland, Mich.), Aidan Dorton (Kansas City, Mo.), Josue Galvez (San Francisco), Elias Humel (Henderson, Ky.), Jerman Juarez (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Ryan Palmbaum (Roseville, Calif.), Sagan Patarroyo-White (Lexington, Mass.), Matthew Sherman (Pinckney, Mich.), Paul Whitener (Kansas City, Mo.)
COACH: Otto Orf (Kent, Ohio)
U.S. Youth Futsal U16 Boys
GOALKEEPERS (2): Raul Aguilar Lizarraga (San Diego), Owen Finnerty (Walled Lake, Mich.)
OUTFIELD PLAYERS (10): Joel Bustamante (Chula Vista, Calif.), Johan Gomez (Keller, Texas), Conner Hollett (Hudson, Ohio), Jonah Moore (Stafford, Va.), Elias Ordonez (Cincinnati), Esai Palacios (San Diego), Byron Peng (Coppell, Texas), Joseph Raasch (Germantown, Wisc.), Alexander Vivar (San Diego), Szabolcs Wiksell (Richfield, Ohio)
COACH: Jose Fabian Rodriguez (Wyoming, Mich.)
U.S. Youth Futsal U16 Girls
GOALKEEPERS (2): Braeleigh McCoy (Ada, Mich.), Grace Powell (Daniel Island, S.C.)
OUTFIELD PLAYERS (8): Tiffany Bernot (Old Westbury, N.Y.), Taylor Carter (West Friendship, Md.), Sunniva Dunagan (Saint Paul, Minn.), Tabitha Galliani (Manassas, Va.), Felicia Knox (Shawnee, Kan.), Emily Sanders (Coram, N.Y.), Rachel Schleicher (Charlotte, N.C.), Caitlin Violet (Oak Hill, Va.)
COACH: Jason Miller (Sudbury, Mass.)
U.S. Youth Futsal U14 Boys
GOALKEEPERS (2): Derek Liguori (McMurray, Pa.), Carter Watson (TOWN)
OUTFIELD PLAYERS (10): Nicholas Barzacchini (Avon, Ohio), Will Bencic (West Chester, Ohio), Micah Gundale (Minneapolis), Luke High (Lenexa, Kan.), Tucker Lepley (Charlotte, N.C.), Christian Nydegger (Highland, Utah), Arquimides Ordonez (Cincinnati), Daniel Vrablic (Avon, Ohio), Nathan Vrablic (Avon, Ohio), Aidan Wolf (Cleveland Heights, Ohio)
COACH: Soorena Farboodmanesh (Wellesley, Mass.)
U.S. Youth Futsal U14 Girls
GOALKEEPERS (2): Samantha Casey (TOWN), Lorelei Logan (Albuequerque, N.M.),
OUTFIELD PLAYERS (6): Zhanna Dunagan (Saint Paul, Minn.), Alyssa Huynh (San Diego), Riana Kitchen (San Marcos, Calif.), Allie Mairn (Grand Rapids, Mich.), Emma Pope (Concord, N.H.), Jessica Velasco Guzman (Cottage Grove, Minn.)
COACH: Jeffrey Lamy (Lowell, Mass.)
U.S. Youth Futsal U13 Girls

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brooke Collins (Leavenworth, Kan.), Alex Pike (Weare, N.H.)

OUTFIELD PLAYERS (6): Kiley Fitzgerald (Glen Allen, Va.), Mollie Franklin (Framingham, Mass.), Brooke Haarala (Framingham, Mass.), Ava Hellner (Waxhaw, N.C.), Abigale Lynch (Glen Allen, Va.), Taylor Rank (Lowell, Mich.)

COACH: Ty Stauffer (Owensboro, Ky.)
The player pools selected at the National I.D. Camp:
2005 boys: Andres Andrade, Jaiden Degenhardt, Roman Edmond, Kyle Evans, Cole Frazier, Tyler Glassberg, Jacob Gretz, Cameron Hernandez, Gregory Jervier, Marc Kim, Trey McKee, Chris Ofori, Brooklyn Raines, Rocket RitaRita, Leonardo Serodio, Diego Thompson, Drew Vantre, Joshua Veychek.
2005 girls: Brooklyn Acevedo, Josephine Bencic, Mia Bhuta, Jeanette Fieldsend, McKenna Gross, Jane Hansen, Megan Ho, Addy Lang, Rowan LaPiano, Samantha Lockett, Jessica Luo, Aniyah Mack, Hannah McFarlane, Morgan Roy, Grace Thao, Amalia Villarreal.
2004 boys: Tomas Alberola, Wesley Atoyebi, Kaile Auvray, Brendan Baird, Nathan Bessinger, Austin Brummett, Brevyn Cole, Caua De Freitas, Charlie Dennis, Jeffrey Dewsnup, Mathew Drinkhouse, Benjamin Feinstein, Jackson Moore, Jack Moxom, Filiberto Saavedra, Maclovio Swett, Jayvin Van Deventer, Austin Walter.
2004 girls: Emily Brewer, Gabrielle Britt, Sheridan Brummett, Riann Divine, Jill Flammia, Olivia Hall, Sophie Harlan, Sydney Heller, Ava Hellner, Faith Henderson, Lily Hendrickson, Jewel Holmes, Allison Luo, Haley Miller, Trinity Moncada, Miriam Stolle, Reiss Wood.
2003 boys: William Bencic, Elijah Chavez, Evan Crayton, Ian Drake, Jonathan Gomez, Leonardo Gutierrez, Evan Kowalski, Patrick Leal, Christian Nydegger, Jaden Ohlsen, Arquimides Ordonez, Luciano Pechota, Blake Pope, Noah Robinson, Zachary Sardi-Santos, Mateo Vestesen, Kai Walsh, Aidan Wolf, David Zavala.
2003 girls: Talley Applewhite, Korbin Albert, Brooke Collins, Summer Denigan, Kiley Fitzgerald, Mollie Franklin, Tatum Gretz, Brooke Haarala, Abby Hansen, Jaylie Hicklin, Rachel Kim, Riana Kitchen, Anna Lack, Ashton Lang, Allie Mairn, Ali McKee, Alex Pike, Taylor Rank, Avery Redmon, Kendra Rust, Natalie Thurston, Abigail Veychek.
2002 boys: Nicholas Barzacchini, Michael Fey, Micah Gundale, Samuel Latona, Tucker Lepley, Derek Liguori, Sidney Marquardt, Aidan Melville, Daniel Vrablic, Nathan Vrablic, Carter Watson.
2002 girls: Emma Bessenbacher, Adrienne Brummett, Samantha Casey, Cayla Coleman, Lauren Deckert, Jaelyn Dodson, Zhanna Dunagan, Alyssa Huynh, Lydia Jervier, Kourtney Koc, Lorelei Logan, Emily Lowe, Emma Pope, Olivia Sloffer, Jessica Velasco.
2000-01 boys: Raul Aguilar Lizarraga, Alec Bakkeby, Brandon Barrera, Joel Bustamante, Owen Finnerty, Johan Gomez, Conner Hollett, T.J. Manning, Jonah Moore, Elias Ordonez, Esai Palacios, Ryan Palmbaum, Byron Peng, Joseph Raasch, Jacob Statires, Ishmael Uno, Alexander Vivar, Szabolcs Wiksell.
2000-01 girls: Tiffany Bernot, Meredith Campbell, Taylor Carter, Tabitha Galliani, Felicia Knox, Amber McCorkle, Braeleigh McCoy, Maggie Ohmer, Anna Parry, Grace Powell, Noanne Rosse, Emily Sanders, Rachel Schleicher, Taylor Shell, Abby Smith, Annie Stauffer, Brooke Thomas, Caitlin Violet.
1998-99 boys: Hamza Ababneh, Ian Abel, Moses Bawibbiklian, Pablo Blanco, Carlos Bravo, Aidan Dorton, Johnny Duldner, Josue Galvez, Elias Humel, Austin Iddon, Jerman Juarez, Roman Knox, Alberto Martinez, Sagan Patarroyo-White, Matthew Sherman, Coleman Smith, Paul Whitener.
1998-99 girls: Sunniva Dunagan, Raleigh Loughman, Devan Mauger.
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United States Youth Futsal is the largest U.S. Soccer affiliated futsal organization in the country. Launched in 2004, U.S. Youth Futsal oversees more than 90 local leagues across the country, sanctions 8 Regional Championships and a National Championship.  USYF is the  leader in Futsal player development and Futsal coaching education by offering the Futsal I.D. program, the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams along with Coaching and Referee training clinics.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

U.S. Youth Futsal Announces the Expansion of Futsal I.D. Elite Player Identification Program


Sorenna Farboodmanesh
Director of Futsal I.D.

USYF Brings the successful Futsal I.D Trials to the local level

OVERLAND PARK, KS. (June 14, 2016) -  United States Youth Futsal has hired 17 experienced leaders in the U.S. Youth Futsal community to serve as State Directors for the Futsal I.D. program.

State Directors will be responsible for delivering Futsal I.D. Trials at the local level. The Trials mark an expansion in the successful Futsal I.D. Program, increasing opportunities for player identification and coach education across the country.
"Offering State Futsal I.D. Trials closer to the player's home will provide chances for many more players to participate," said Jon Parry, Executive Director of U.S. Youth Futsal. "Reduced travel and increased convenience will create greater access to the program."

The U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. program is designed to identify and develop elite players in the most challenging and competitive environment possible. Top players from each State Trial are invited to participate in the U.S. Youth Futsal National I.D. Camp for three days of training and matches. The best of the best are selected for U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams.

"The State Trial program will have an immediate and lasting impact on the development of youth futsal players across the country," said Ty Stauffer, U.S. Youth Futsal Director of Coaching. "In addition to improving the player and coach experience locally, it will bring more -- and better -- players into the national pool and onto U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams."

Since its inception in 2013, more than 800 players have participated in Futsal I.D. events and 114 players have represented their country internationally in Canada and Costa Rica. The U14, U16 and U18 national teams will travel to Colombia in July 2016.

Most U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. State Directors have completed U.S. Youth Futsal coaching courses and also work as local league directors. Additionally, many serve on the U.S. Youth Futsal regional and/or national coaching staff.

"Our newly hired State Directors are among the most knowledgeable futsal trainers and administrators in the United States," said Futsal I.D. Director Soorena Farboodmanesh. "Each has an extensive futsal coaching background, advanced coaching certification and has demonstrated a commitment to player development."

The 2016 National I.D. Camp will take place in Kansas City from July 7-9, 2016.

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                     USYF National Staff Coach instructing at a recent Futsal I.D. Trial
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pura Vida Futsal - John Leisman in Costa Rica

By John Leisman, Captain of the U.S. Youth Futsal Boys U18 team 
I was captain of the U.S. Youth Futsal U18 Boys this past week in Costa Rica. What a week and what an experience it has been! Both individually, as a team, and as a whole group, we have grown so much in such a short period of time.

Upon arrival, we were immediately thrown into a nation and culture that was completely foreign to many of us. With the help of local liaisons, our group was able to adapt to this change and immerse ourselves in the wonderful things that Costa Rica had to offer, including zip-lining and whitewater rafting in the heart of the rainforest. Such experiences were crucial in fostering relationships and helping our respective teams become a single unit.

Action on the court picked up where it had left off in the previous trip to Canada. With only one day of training, the coaches were able to mold a group of talented individuals into a functioning team. All teams opened the first day with convincing wins and that success carried on throughout the rest of the week. At various times on this trip, each individual was forced to adapt and learn on the fly. It was this ability to accept a new role or face a new challenge with total commitment that allowed our teams to have so much success.

As for what the future holds, it isn't hard for me to speculate. A brand, an identity, a culture for futsal is starting to develop within our country. I had the chance to discuss the impact it is bound to have with many people during the trip and I came to the same conclusion every time. What the average American yearns to see in soccer is brought to life in futsal. The game combines the sharp ball movement and explosive power that is found in basketball, the dynamic runs and tactical edge that is used in American football, as well as the frequent transitions of hockey that happen in the blink of an eye, all with the ball at one's foot.

I have seen the quantity of hours that so many members of the U.S. Youth Futsal organization have put in. I believe their passion and dedication to the game of futsal has ignited a spark that will only grow within our country. With that in mind, I look forward to seeing what will happen over the next five years and more.