FRISCO, Texas (August 29, 2022) – US Youth Soccer (USYS) is pleased to announce that its 2023 Futsal National Championships, the first-ever of its kind and hosted in collaboration with United Futsal, will be held February 24-26, 2023, at the Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
US Youth Soccer is eager to illustrate its commitment to one of its core values – inclusivity – and will do so by enabling State Associations to provide their member clubs the opportunity to participate in this new, structured tournament.
“We are pleased to provide USYS with a singular national event so that our members will have a clear pathway to success,” said US Youth Soccer CEO Skip Gilbert. “USYS is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play.”
“United Futsal gives US Youth Soccer an opportunity to establish futsal as a cornerstone of our programming. Futsal develops skills that innumerable players have touted as the key to their success on the field. US Youth Soccer recognizes this value, and by offering this event, will reward those players and clubs with a pathway to achievement.”
United Futsal’s expertise and reputation earned through years of organizing some of the country’s premier futsal programs and events will provide invaluable support to augment the experience and resources that US Youth Soccer will offer.
“We are thrilled to be back working with USYS to deliver outstanding value for its members,” said United Futsal President Rob Andrews. “Our collective years of experience, combined with the talent-rich USYS State Association futsal clubs and programming, will allow us to create a true competition pathway for all USYS members.”
“We are thrilled to be hosting the 2023 US Youth Soccer Futsal National Championships in Virginia Beach at the Virginia Beach Sports Center,” said Virginia Beach Sports Marketing Director Dani Timm. “We look forward to rolling out the red carpet for the athletes, coaches, and spectators during the championships. We hope that everyone visiting during the championship week gets an opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beaches, world-renowned boardwalk, incredible dining, and second-to-none hospitality.”
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ABOUT THE UNITED STATES YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION (US YOUTH SOCCER)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources, and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 2.5 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 54 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches, and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.
ABOUT UNITED FUTSAL
UNITED FUTSAL is the industry leader in providing the highest-level tournaments and events for youth futsal players in the world. Since 2010, over 100,000 athletes, coaches, fans, and referees representing 25 countries have participated in its World Futsal Cup, World Futsal Championships and FUTURES™ programs and precursory events. We Are Futsal™.
For more information, visit unitedfutsal.com.
February 24-26, 2023 Virginia Beach Sports Center Virginia Beach, VA
Starting with a National Championship will allow State Associations to promote and grow Futsal programs. Each state will work with their member clubs to encourage the formation of Futsal teams and the local leagues. Really, this is a chance for USYS and our state associations to offer complete programming for membership throughout the entire year regardless of season.
All team members must be registered with the applicable USYS State Association. Non-USYS affiliated teams will have the opportunity to register with their State Association and become eligible to participate. Please contact your local state association on eligibility requirements. State Associations | US Youth Soccer
This is an open national competition, based on application criteria. However, if a state association has a state cup pathway, the state cup champion will be guaranteed a slot in the competition. Please contact your local state association to see if they hold a Futsal State Cup.
$800 per team all inclusive - 4 games guaranteed with no additional referee fees or special rostering fees, and parking and spectator admission is at no charge. There are no additional registration/affiliation fees for current USYS members.
U13 – U17 Boys and Girls 2010 – 2006 Boys and Girls
Opens November 22, 2022
Notification will take place on a rolling basis during the application period.
Format is based on number of teams entered into each age group. Ideally, each team will play 3 round- robin games on Friday/Saturday to determine seeding, which includes advancement in each division.
United Futsal is the industry leader in providing the highest-level tournaments and events for youth futsal players in the world.
United Futsal gives USYS an opportunity to establish futsal as a cornerstone of our programming, with their collective years of knowledge and expertise. This partnership will provide USYS with a singular national event so that our members will begin to see a clear track to success.
What makes this partnership exciting is it goes beyond the National Competition. We can build the base of futsal by engaging in as many communities and markets as possible. By welcoming kids and families and making everyone feel included and appreciated, which will continue to grow futsal and create fans for life.
No, they are an event management group. Rosters will need to be submitted, but affiliation is performed through the State Association.
Yes, All US Youth Soccer Tournaments are stay-to-play events. This means if any team member pays for accommodations during the event these reservations are required to be booked through the travel provider appointed by US Youth Soccer. To ensure the quality of service provided at the 2023 US Youth Soccer Futsal National Championships, US Youth Soccer has appointed On Location | Anthony Travel Travel as our official travel provider of the tournament.
Please contact Tom Condone, USYS Director of Sport Development, firstname.lastname@example.org