Estamos con Barcelona.

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17 de Agosto de 2017

Durante los últimos cuatro años, Barcelona nos ha bienvenido a casa cada invierno, ya que traemos equipos de todo el mundo para la Copa Mundial de Fútbol Sala. El día de hoy, estamos profundamente entristecidos por la pérdida de la vidas inocentes.

A medida que aprendemos más sobre el ataque terrorista, queremos que sepan que estamos a salvo.

Mas que nada, no permitiremos que este acto de violencia nos disuada de regresar a Barcelona este invierno. Para asegurar la seguridad y bienestar de nuestro personal y los equipos participando, nos aseguraremos de que tener medidas de seguridad durante el torneo.

Nuestros pensamientos y más profundas condolencias  están con los afectados por este horrible evento.

Estamos con Barcelona.

Rob Andrews

Presidente, USA Futsal


Escuela de Texas Hace Historia en Torneo Mundial de Futsal

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Cada verano, equipos de todo el mundo viajan al ESPN Wide World Of Sports de Disney para competir en los Campeonatos Mundiales de Fútbol Sala. Este año, la llegada de un joven equipo de Texas hizo historia.


El pasado mes de mayo, Dallas ISD, el 14º distrito de escuelas públicas más grande de Estados Unidos, organizó el primer torneo de fútbol sala para escuelas públicas en la nación. Este evento abrió camino para la integración del futsal con la educación.


"El futsal es un deporte muy rápido y atractivo que permite a los jóvenes la oportunidad de desarrollar el pensamiento crítico en un ambiente de equipo", dijo Rob Andrews, presidente de USA Futsal. "El beneficio añadido para las escuelas es que este es un deporte de bajo impacto y bajo costo que los jugadores pueden disfrutar durante todo el año".


Este año, la Escuela Primaria Onésimo Hernández fue una de dos escuelas primarias invitadas a participar en los Campeonatos Mundiales de Fútbol Sala. Para llegar a Orlando, el equipo recaudó más de $ 5,000 y fue patrocinado por Southwest Airlines.


Su participación hizo historia, ya que se convirtió en el primer distrito de escuelas públicas de la nación en competir en el torneo.


"Nuestra asociación con USA Futsal resultó ser una maravillosa oportunidad para los jóvenes", dijo Lance Johanson, gerente y coordinador de proyectos especiales del Departamento de Salud y Educación Física de Dallas ISD. "Su participación en el torneo abrió las puertas para el intercambio cultural, el espíritu deportivo y oportunidades para el crecimiento social".


Una de las metas del distrito de Dallas ISD es que cada estudiante participe en actividades extracurriculares. La introducción del futsal los ha acercado más al logro de este objetivo.


Como el fútbol oficial de la FIFA, el futsal es una versión 5 en 5 de fútbol que se puede jugar en cualquier superficie dura como una cancha de baloncesto, pista de tenis o incluso un estacionamiento.


En promedio, los jugadores reciben un toque de más del 600% en la pelota y meten cuatro veces más goles que el fútbol tradicional, haciedo este la herramienta de desarrollo perfecta para las organizaciones que buscan aumentar la participación de los jugadores en las prácticas y los juegos.


De echo, muchos de los mejores futbolistas como Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Ronaldinho e incluso Pelé han atribuido jugar futsal como niños a su éxito como futbolistas.


Acerca de USA Futsal
Formado en 2010, la misión de USA Futsal es apoyar el crecimiento del futsal en los Estados Unidos y más allá a partir de la organización de eventos y competiciones, y promoviendo oportunidades para jugadores, entrenadores, árbitros y aficionados. Visite usafutsal.com para obtener más información sobre cómo puede participar en el deporte con el crecimiento más rápido en el mundo.


Escola do Texas Faz História no World Futsal Championships 2017

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Todo verão, times de todo o mundo viajam para a Disney, em Orlando, para competir no World Futsal Championships, torneio realizado no ESPN Wide World of Sports. Neste ano, a chegada de uma jovem equipe do Texas foi um marco histórico.

Em maio, o Dallas ISD, 14º maior distrito de escolas públicas dos Estados Unidos, inovou e sediou o primeiro torneio nacional de futsal de colégios públicos, abrindo caminho para a integração do futsal com a educação.

“Futsal é um esporte de ritmo acelerado, que engaja e permite que as crianças tenham a oportunidade de desenvolver o pensamento crítico em um ambiente coletivo”, afirmou Rob Andrews, presidente da USA Futsal. “O benefício adicional para as escolas é que é um esporte de baixo impacto e baixo custo que os jogadores podem praticar durante o ano inteiro”.

Neste ano, a Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School foi uma das duas escolas primárias convidadas para participar da World Futsal Championships. Para realizar a viagem a Orlando, o time angariou mais de U$5.000 e conseguiu um patrocínio da Southwest Airlines.

A participação deles fez história já que o colégio foi o primeiro distrito de escola pública da nação a participar do campeonato.

“Fazer essa parceria com a USA Futsal foi uma oportunidade maravilhosa para os jovens atletas”, declarou Lance Johanson, diretor e coordenador de projetos especiais do Departamento de Saúde e Educação Física do Dallas ISD. “A participação no torneio abriu portas para um intercâmbio cultural, para o espírito esportivo e para oportunidades de crescimento social.”

Um dos objetivos do Dallas ISD é que todo estudante participe de atividades extracurriculares. A introdução do futsal deu a eles a possibilidade de ficarem muito perto de concretizar isso.

Esporte gerido pela Fifa, o futsal é uma versão menor e mais rápida do futebol, jogado no 5 contra 5 em uma quadra, que pode ser de basquete, tênis ou até em estacionamentos sem uso.

No futsal, os jogadores recebem em média 600% mais a bola e marcam quatro vezes mais gols do que no futebol, sendo assim a ferramenta de desenvolvimento perfeita para as organizações que visam evoluir na participação dos jogadores nas partidas.

Muito dos grandes atletas do futebol profissional, como Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Ronaldinho e até Pelé atribuem à prática do futsal quando criança como chave do sucesso em suas carreiras como jogadores de futebol.

Sobre a USA Futsal

Criada em 2010, a missão da USA Futsal é incentivar o crescimento do esporte nos Estados Unidos e além por meio da organização de eventos e competições, bem como da promoção de oportunidades para jogadores, técnicos, árbitros e torcedores. Visite usafutsal.com para saber mais sobre como você pode se envolver no esporte indoor que mais cresce no mundo.


Seguimos juntos com Barcelona.

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17 de Agosto de 2017

Durante os últimos quatro anos, Barcelona nos recebeu como lar a cada inverno, e já trouxemos equipes de todo o mundo para a Copa do Mundo de Futsal. Estamos profundamente entristecidos pela perda de várias vidas inocentes.

A medida que fomos sabendo  mais sobre o ataque terrorista, queremos que saibam que estamos a salvo.

Acima de tudo, não permitiremos que este ato de violência nos desencoraje a retornar a Barcelona neste inverno. Para assegurar a proteção e o bem estar de nosso pessoal e das equipes participantes, garantimos que iremos tomar medidas de segurança durante o torneio.

Nossos pensamentos e as mais profundas condolências com os que foram atingidos por este terrível acontecimento.

Estamos com Barcelona.

Rob Andrews
Presidente, USA Futsal


We Stand With Barcelona.

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August 17, 2017

For the past four years, we have called Barcelona home every winter as we bring teams from all over the world for the World Futsal Cup. Today, we are deeply shocked and saddened at the senseless loss of life.

As we learn more about the terrorist attack, we first wanted to let you all know that our team is safe and accounted for.

We will not allow this act of violence to discourage us from coming home again this winter. We will ensure that security measures are in place throughout the tournament for the safety and well-being of our staff and teams.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with those impacted by this horrible event.

We stand with Barcelona.

 

Rob Andrews

President, USA Futsal

 


Dallas ISD at 2017 World Futsal Championships

Texas School Makes History at the 2017 World Futsal Championships

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Every summer, teams from all over the world travel to Disney’s ESPN Wide World Of Sports to compete at the World Futsal Championships. This year, the arrival of a young team from Texas made history.

Last May, Dallas ISD, the 14th-largest public school district in the United States, broke ground and held the nation’s first public school Futsal Tournament. This district-wide event paved way for futsal’s integration with education.

“Futsal is a very fast-paced, engaging sport that allows young kids the opportunity to develop critical thinking in a team environment,” said Rob Andrews, president of USA Futsal. “The added benefit to the schools is that this is a low-impact, low-cost sport that players can enjoy year-round.”

This year, Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School was one of two elementary schools invited to participate in the World Futsal Championships. To make it to Orlando, the team raised over $5,000 and secured a sponsorship from Southwest Airlines.

Their participation made history as they became the first public school district in the nation to compete in the tournament.

“Partnering with USA Futsal was a wonderful opportunity for the young athletes,” said Lance Johanson, manager and special projects coordinator of the Health & Physical Education Department of Dallas ISD. “Participation in the tournament opened doors for cultural exchange, sportsmanship, and opportunities for social growth.”

One of the district goals of Dallas ISD is for every student to participate in extracurricular activities. The introduction of futsal has brought them closer to achieving this goal.

The official small sided game of FIFA, futsal is a 5 on 5 fast-paced version of soccer that can be played on any hard surface like a basketball court, tennis court or even an unused parking lot.

Players on average receive 600% more touches on the ball and score four times more goals than traditional soccer, making it the perfect development tool for organizations looking to increase players’ participation in the practices and games.

Many of the greatest soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi, Ronaldinho and even Pelé have attributed playing futsal as children to their success as soccer players.

About USA Futsal

Formed in 2010, the mission of  USA Futsal is to support the growth of futsal in the United States and beyond through the organization of events and competitions as well as by promoting opportunities for players, coaches, referees and fans. Visit usafutsal.com to learn more about how you can get involved in the fastest growing indoor sport in the world.


Falcão

He is back! With the return of Falcão, Brazil launches plan to win World Cup 2020

Falcão is back just few months after announcing his retirement from the Brazilian National Team. The best futsal player in history is now a key player in Brazil’s plan to win the World Cup in 2020.

In his new role, Falcão will act as Director of Institutional Relations for the Brazilian Confederation (CBFS) tapping into his vast network to cultivate partnerships and secure sponsors.

“My role is more important out of the court than inside it. Brazilian futsal lost confidence and we need to show that the people who are in charge are serious,” said Falcão. “I’m ready to help develop Brazilian futsal. ”

Brazilian champion, Marquinhos Xavier, will be coaching the team. One futsal’s biggest influencers, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

“We have the best players in the world. The best teams in the world have two or three players who are decisive to win games and conquer championships,” said Xavier.

With a full schedule leading to 2020, CBFS Director Reinaldo Simões hinted that the team plans to tour and play in other countries. In addition, new sponsors have been announced: i9Life, Magnus and Implante Rio. Sports marketing agency TFW will be responsible for organizing events and finding sponsors.

“The growth of futsal in the United States is very important to the solidification of the sport”, said Felipe Drummond, owner of TFW agency and president of Magnus Futsal, (Falcão’s team that was World Futsal Champion in 2016). “We know the importance of the United States and when they enter in the sport they enter to make the difference. So, it is important to whole world and to Brazil, because it certainly will help in athletes exportation, in new business to Brazilian clubs and in exchanges between the two countries.”


Looking Back At The 2017 World Futsal Championships

Walking through Disney’s ESPN Wide World Of Sports complex last week, you could feel the energy and anticipation of teams on the final day of matches that would determine the champions of the 2017 World Futsal Championships.

After four days of fast-paced games, cheering fans and beautiful goals, players were ready to leave it all on the court in an all-or-nothing set of matches. One of the most impressive aspects of the tournament’s final day was the exhibition of sportsmanship displayed by players of all ages.

“The past few days we had a complete integration between kids of different countries and very different backgrounds,” said Rob Andrews. As President of USA Futsal, this integration of cultures though the fabric of futsal has been his dream and greatest achievement.

“We want young players to get exposure to different styles of play and cultures that they might not get otherwise” Andrews continued, “If they leave our tournament having learned something, we were successful.”

As the matches took place, parents and players of different teams mingled on the stands and supported previous rivals on the way to victory. The cheers echoed throughout the complex as teams put their skills to the test.

Michigan's ABK Futsal team was the great champion of  the Infantil category. Brazil's FC Flamengo won the Pre-Benjamin, Hyper Futsal conquered the title in the Benjamin and Rio de Janeiro Futsal Academy took home the gold in the Alevin category. In Cadete, Rio de Janeiro also won the men’s tournament and Elite Futsal was crowned champion of women’s championship.

More than a competition, this tournament was marked by the life-long memories that song players have created. When they look back at the tournament, they will remember days filled with fun, friendships and the experience of a lifetime.


The 2017 World Futsal Championships have officially opened!

2017 World Futsal ChampionshipsThe World Futsal Championships kicked off this Monday at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. The highly-anticipated event included over 60 teams who were present at the opening ceremony.

“We had a crowded court, a lot of smiles” said Rob Andrews, president of USA Futsal. “Seeing how many of the teams here have traveled from across the world for a chance to competereminds us of how important our work here is."

The opening ceremony kicked off with the parading of the teams and included skill challenges for players and coaches. Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a star appearance and took pictures with some of the fans.

The crowd included teams from Brazil, Australia and Bermuda, among others. The first round of matches will kick off August 1st and will follow with over 70 games.

To see the match schedule, and cheer on your team click here.


Play and learn; Futsal Coaching Clinic to take place during World Futsal Championships

The World Futsal Championships, one of the most well-known youth tournaments in the world, will kick off July 31st and this year,  the opportunity to develop skills won’t be limited to just the kids.

Tournament organizers have announced that there will be a Futsal Clinic for coaches and players of all ages which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The coaches leading the clinic are two Brazilian experts well-known by futsal fans: Zego and Rodrigo Nunes.

Zego, a former player,  was responsible during his coaching career for developing stars such as Ricardinho, the Portuguese winger named Best Player in the World. Now Director of Coaching at Cadence Futsal Club, Zego created the 4-0 attacking system and was champion in Europe and South America, and brings 40 years of experience to the clinic.

Rodrigo Nunes, futsal coach and coordinator at Flamengo,  was also a Brazilian champion in the under 15s, under 17s and under 20s categories.

Those interested in participating in the clinic can click here to register.