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Melbourne Academy trae "jogo bonito" al World Futsal Cup VI

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Entrenador brasileño Gui Costa tiene años de experiencia en futsal, y ha entrenado en muchos países, incluyendo participaciones en cuatro campeonatos mundiales profesionales. Desde el 2014, ha estado 100% centrado en su propia creación, la academia de futsal Melbourne Brazil Futsal Academy. Situado en Melbourne, su club aspira a jugar bellamente contra equipos brasileños.

"Mi enfoque principal es el desarrollo de los fundamentos del juego: pasar, controlar y disparar con la formación adecuada. En Australia, no hay mucho enfoque en el desarrollo de habilidades y quiero ayudar a cambiar esto a través de mi trabajo con el fútbol sala ", dijo Costa. "Quiero que mis jugadores aprendan a maniobrar la pelota y no sólo patearla mucho y esperar lo mejor! Quiero enseñarles el "joga bonito" (frase portuguesa que significa el juego hermoso).”

El trabajo de Costa ha dado sus frutos

Después de tres años de organizar academias y ofrecerle a jugadores la oportunidad de jugar en ligas sociales durante todo el año, la academia de futsal de Melbourne Brasil jugará el primer torneo internacional de su historia: en el World Futsal Cup VI que tendrá lugar en Blanes, España este Diciembre.

"Esta experiencia será un abrir y cerrar de ojos para los jugadores. Como entrenador estoy tratando de asegurarme de que estamos preparados para defender bien. Sé qué esperar y los equipos procedentes de Brasil serán muy buenos. Mi esperanza es que con mi experiencia en el juego y la buena preparación que puedamos ser competitivos y luego espero obtener algunos resultados. Quiero un equipo que juegue sin arrepentimientos y que dejen todo en la cancha," dijo Costa.

Los jugadores que van a competir en la copa mundial se compone de los mejores jugadores de sus ligas y academia. Estos atletas experimentados ya han jugado torneos en Sydney y Brisbane, y competirán en el primer Torneo Nacional de Futsal para juniors en este Octubre.

Futsal en Australia y las presiones de representar al país

Según Costa, el futsal no es nuevo en Australia. El deporte ha existido por muchos años, pero las últimas temporadas han visto el crecimiento del fútbol que ha ayudado a impulsar el crecimiento del futsal.

"Los jugadores y los padres ven los beneficios de jugar futsal para mejorar las habilidades y convertirse en un mejor jugador de fútbol, pero nuestro trabajo como defensores del futsal es asegurarnos de que podamos producir jugadores que quieran jugar futsal antes del fútbol y tenemos que proporcionarles con las herramientas adecuadas y los caminos para su desarrollo," explicó el entrenador.

Costa y los entrenadores de Melbourne han estado trabajando muyduro para preparar a sus jugadores para el World Futsal Cup VI. Esperan que esta sea la experiencia de su vida.

"Viviendo en Australia estamos lejos de todo, y estamos muy agradecidos de estar en esta competencia. Quiero que mis jugadores hagan nuevos amigos y grandes memorias. Para nosotros no se trata sólo de ganar, sino de ser cortés con todos, incluidos los funcionarios, la oposición y el espectador. Queremos dejar una buena impresión dentro y fuera de la cancha y representar a Australia de la mejor manera possible," finalizó Costa.


Futsal City Atlas coloca a Colômbia no mapa da World Futsal Cup VI

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A cada inverno, a World Futsal Cup traz times e atletas de todo o mundo até a cidade de Blanes, na costa da Espanha. Neste ano, o torneio contará com uma nova equipe da Colômbia, a qual será a primeira a representar o país no torneio. Seu nome é Futsal City Atlas. Desde 2016, o clube ganhou títulos impressionantes em Brasil, Paraguai e Inglaterra.

Em 2015, a equipe foi fundada para representar Bogotá em um torneio nacional. Após essa competição, o Futsal City Atlas competiu em um campeonato no Brasil em 2016 e, ao conquistar o título, passou a fazer parte da seleção colombiana.

Na temporada passada, o time levou seus talentos para o Paraguai, onde ganharam o título mundial.

Este ano, jogaram um torneio internacional da Gatorade em Londres. Após vencer Espanha, México, Itália e França, derrotaram El Salvador e conquistaram a taça, ganhando assim uma viagem para Cardiff, onde assistiram a final da Liga dos Campeões entre Real Madrid e Juventus.

Agora, o foco da equipe é a World Futsal Cup VI e o treinador David Jiménez conhece os desafios que o time terá que enfrentar, já que irão duelar com times de grande experiência. Mas seus jogadores estão prontos.

“Estamos treinando quatro dias por semana e competindo em torneios da liga de Bogotá nos finais de semana”, afirmou Jiménez. “Os jogadores sabem que enfrentarão os melhores do mundo e isso os deixa muito motivados.”

Princípios ganhadores

O Futsal City Atlas tem dois princípios não negociáveis que passam sempre para os jogadores: esforço perfeito e disciplina tática. Isso serve para que os atletas se recordem porque estão treinando quando as coisas estão difíceis ou quando estão cansados.

“Esforço perfeito é um dos princípios do clube. Trata de recordar aos jogadores o sacrifício que têm que fazer para ganhar, como levantar cedo, fazer a lição de casa e vir para treinar quando estão cansados,” disse Jiménez.

A qualidade do time e sua paixão para ganhar foram notadas pela Universidade Sergio Arboleda e, juntos, estabeleceram uma parceria que irá beneficiar a universidade e os jogadores.

Como parte do acordo, a equipe representará a universidade na World Futsal Cup VI e os jogadores terão uma bolsa de estudos para defender a Sergio Arboleda em outros torneios.

Os títulos, os campeonatos internacionais e a união com a universidade são provas do êxito do Futsal City Atlas. Quando perguntamos ao treinador Jiménez como fizeram tudo isso, ele explica que começou com um sonho.

“Devemos sonhar, mas também devemos trabalhar para realizar estes sonhos. Quando começamos, era um sonho para nós representar nossa cidade. Sonhamos, trabalhamos e conseguimos. Muita gente disse que não chegaríamos até aqui, mas com este esforço que todos nós colocamos tivemos sucesso”, concluiu o treinador.

O Futsal City Atlas fez história na Colômbia e está somente começando. Veremos eles provarem a si mesmo na World Futsal Cup VI.


Futsal City Atlas pone a Colombia en el mapa en el World Futsal Cup VI

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Cada invierno, el World Futsal Cup trae equipos y atletas de todo el mundo a su ciudad natal de Blanes, en la costa de España. Este año, el torneo contará con un nuevo equipo de Colombia, el cual será el primero en representar al país en el torneo. Su nombre es Futsal City Atlas . Desde 2016, ha ganado títulos impresionantes en Brasil, Paraguay e Inglaterra.

En 2015, el equipo fue fundado para representar a Bogotá en un torneo nacional. Futsal City Atlas compitió entonces un campeonato en Brasil en 2016 y al ganar, pasó a formar parte de la selección nacional colombiana.

Pasando esto, el equipo llevó sus talentos a Paraguay la temporada pasada donde ganaron el título mundial. Este año, tambien jugaron un torneo internacional de Gatorade en Londres.

Tras vencer a España, México, Italia y Francia, vencieron a El Salvador y ganaron el título, ganando un viaje a Cardiff, donde vieron la final de la Liga de Campeones entre el Real Madrid y la Juventus.

Ahora, el enfoque del equipo es el World Futsal Cup VI y entrenador David Jiménez conoce los desafíos que su club tendrá que enfrentar, ya que se enfrentan a equipos con mucha experiencia, pero sus jugadores están listos.

"Estamos entrenando 4 días a la semana, compitiendo en torneos de la liga en Bogotá los fines de semana", dijo Jiménez. "Los jugadores saben que enfrentarán a los mejores del mundo y esto es los tiene muy motivados".

Principios ganadores

Futsal City Atlas tiene dos principios no negociables que se les enseñan a los jugadores: esfuerzo perfecto y disciplina tactica. Estos son para recordarle a los jugadores porque están entrenando cuando las cosas son difíciles o están cansados.

"Esfuerzo perfecto es uno de los principios del club. Se trata de recordarle a los jugadores el sacrificio que tienen que hacer para ganar (como levantarse temprano, hacer la tarea y luego venir a entrenar cuando están cansados),” dijo Jiménez.

La calidad del equipo y su pasión para ganar fueron notados por la Universidad Sergio Arboleda y juntos, han establecido una asociación que beneficiará a la Universidad y a los jugadores.

Como parte de su acuerdo, el equipo representará a la Universidad en el World Futsal Cup VI y los jugadores tendrán acceso a una beca de futsal.

Los títulos, los campeonatos internacionales y la unión con la Universidad son todo un testimonio al éxito que ha tenido Futsal City Atlas . Cuando le preguntamos al entrenador Jiménez cómo lo hicieron, explicó que comenzó con un sueño.

"Creo que debemos soñar, pero también tenemos que trabajar para lograr estos sueños. Cuando empezamos, era un sueño para nosotros representar a nuestra ciudad. Soñamos, trabajamos y lo logramos. Mucha gente dijo que no llegaríamos aquí, pero con en el esfuerzo que todos pusimos tuvimos éxito,” concluyó el entrenador.

Futsal City Atlas hizo historia en Colombia y solamente están comenzando. Los veremos probarse a si mismos en el World Futsal Cup VI.


Futsal City Atlas puts Colombia on the map at World Futsal Cup VI

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Every winter, the World Futsal Cup brings teams and athletes from all over the world to its home town of Blanes in the Spanish coast. This year’s tournament will feature a new team from Colombia who will become the first to represent the country at the tournament.

Its name is Futsal City Atlas.

Since 2016, it has won impressive titles in Brazil, Paraguay and England. The team was founded in 2015 to represent Bogota in a national tournament. Futsal City Atlas then competed a South American Championship in Brazil in 2016 and became part of the Colombian national team.

The trailblazer team then took their talents to Paraguay last season where they won the world title. This year, they played a Gatorade tournament in London.

After going up against Spain, Mexico, Italy and France, they beat El Salvador and won the title, winning a trip to Cardiff, where they watched the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

Now, the team's focus is World Futsal Cup VI. Coach David Jimenez knows the challenges that his club will face, as they take on seasoned teams but his players are ready.

“They are training 4 days a week, competing in league tournaments in Bogota on weekends", said Jimenez. "They know they will face the best in the world and this is what fuels them."

Principles To Win

Futsal City Atlas has two non-negotiable principles that are taught to players: “Esfuerzo perfecto (perfect effort)” and “disciplina tactica (tactic discipline)”. These are meant to remind players what they're training for.

“Esfuerzo perfecto is one of the club's mottos. It is meant to remind the players of the sacrifice they have to make (like getting up early, doing homework and then coming to train when they're tired)." said Jimenez.

The quality of the team’s regiment and their desire to success was noticed by Sergio Arboleda University and together, they have established a partnership that will benefit the University and players.

As part of their agreement, the team will represent the University at the World Futsal Cup VI and the players will have access to a futsal scholarship.

The titles, international championships and union with the University are all a testament to the booming success of Futsal City Atlas . When we asked Coach Jimenez how they did it, he explained it began with a dream.

“I think that we must dream, but also we need to work to achieve these dreams. When we started, was a dream to represent our city. We dreamed, worked and achieved that. A lot of people said that we wouldn't get here, but we put in the effort and had success,” concluded the coach.

Futsal City Atlas made history in Colombia and they are just getting started. See them prove themselves at the World Futsal Cup VI.


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


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

 


World Futsal Cup - Who Will Be The Stars in 2017?

The World Futsal Cup is an elite youth futsal championship held every year in Spain that captures the attention of the worldwide futsal community. It is an opportunity for individuals and clubs to make a name for themselves and demonstrate showcase their ability. We look back on some of the top performers from last year and ask who will be the stars at the next edition.

Over the last few years teams from the United Kingdom were increasingly becoming competitive but it was at the last edition where they finally had a champion. It happened in the Alevin category where Ole Futsal Academy from London defeated FC Barcelona on penalties in a pulsating final. They also finished as runners-up in the Benjamin division.

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The other clubs to claim their first title in the championships last year all hailed from Brazil. Santos F.C. showed talent beyond their young age in Benjamin, Rio Futsal Academy impressed to take the Infantil title and Corinthians got redemption from losing the final last time to lift the trophy in the showcase Juvenil section.

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Another club that impressed without reaching the final with any of their 3 teams was Bardral/RAD from Japan. However, with talent scouts keeping a close eye on proceedings, one of their players very much made a name for himself. Shutaro Nakashima scored 4 goals in the championships and shortly after signed for former Brazilian champions Intelli where legend Falcao previously plied his trade.

With preparations underway for Edition VI that will take place at the end of 2017, the focus has turned to who will make a name for themselves this time. Could City Futsal from Dallas, USA take a step forward and convert their two 3rd place finishes last year in Cadete and Juvenil into something greater? The same for Manchester Futsal who finished 3rd on their debut in the Infantil category. Could their be a new debutant that surprises everyone? Will we see the return to domination for the mighty FC Barcelona? They are by far the most successful club in the history of the competition but took only one winners trophy last year.

Time will tell. If you want to have the opportunity to compete and put yourself in the spotlight then there are few remaining places still available but they will not be there for long. Apply now at USAFutsal.com/WorldFutsalCup.


Applications Officially Open – World Futsal Cup VI

This Wednesday marked the World Futsal Cup VI kick-off with clubs now able to apply for a place at the premier youth futsal tournament in the world. The event will take place between 27th-30th December 2017 in Blanes, Spain.

There are five age categories with a limit of eight teams per division. The age bands are Benjamin (players born 2008 or after), Alevin (2006/2007), Infantil (2004/2005), Cadete (2002/2003) and Juvenil (1999/2000/2001). The most successful club in the championship's history with an incredible 11 titles, FC Barcelona, has already confirmed their presence at the tournament.

In previous years some of the biggest sporting institutions worldwide have participated including Benfica, Santos and Corinthians. With the talent on show influential personalities from the sport such as agents, coaches and players attend the tournament to identify future stars. In addition to the competition, other activities such as a coaching seminar with leading experts are organized for the participants.

The seaside resort Blanes, Costa Brava, situated near Barcelona hosts the event. Both these locations are hugely popular destinations offering picturesque beaches, historic cultural attractions and a good all year round climate that cater perfectly for both the sports fan as well as the tourist. Games are played at Blanes Sport City, a facility with 6 international courts and ample seating.

Demand for the limited spots is high and we invite interested clubs to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this opportunity. You can do this now here: www.usafutsal.com/WorldFutsalCup


World Futsal Cup Champions FC Barcelona on Course for Triple

The futsal section of FC Barcelona was celebrating on Sunday. Their infantil side beat fierce rivals Catgas Energia Santa Coloma by 4-1 to claim the Minicopa, making it 5 out of 5 for the Blaugrana since the inaugural edition in 2013. The Mini-Copa is part of the prestigious Spanish Cup with the country’s best professional teams represented at both senior and youth level.

The team, which is a combination of players of 13 and 14 years of age, achieved their second trophy of the season after claiming the World Futsal Cup in December. This latest victory is a repeat of their remarkable performance at the latter where against a host of international teams they scored 42 goals and conceded only 4.

“Each of our age categories covers a 2-year band and each team has 12-14 players with half first years and the rest second years.  We are conscious of the age difference in each category and due to this the technical and tactical aims go from less to more difficult, from the individual to the team.” commented the Youth Director Jordi Torras. “The change of generation in infantil meant we had a difficult start to the season but this moment is very sweet, with winning the World Futsal Cup, 2017 Mini Cup Champions and leading the league.”

This means the team is on course for a historic treble season as they currently lead the league. The success of the club, in futsal and soccer, is due to the philosophy that runs throughout the club. Former club captain Torras explained “What is unique and special about Barca players is, above all, how they behave. They should be an example both on and off court. In terms of playing, we look for a complete player that, most importantly, is very clever and has excellent ball control. In this moment, the club is opting for every professional section to have their own DNA.”

Regarding the link between the futsal and soccer sections Torras revealed “During Guardiola’s time in Barcelona there was some contact with futsal to observe and learn certain movements. Currently, there are regular meetings with important people that carry out the football methodology which means we have important information, for soccer and futsal.”

Looking further afield, the infantil team will defend their World Futsal Cup title, organized by USA Futsal, at the end of 2017. Applications for teams to participate open on Wednesday and interest has been received from around the world, highlighting the global interest in the event that will be more competitive than ever.

Analysing the event, Torras, who has played for Spain in two FIFA Futsal World Cups, said “It is a tournament that is growing every year and you notice it in the participating teams and the organization. The difference of this one to other tournaments is the diversity in cultures of the teams that come from various countries. This makes it an attractive tournament. Also, the level of the teams, each time is stronger.”

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Olé Ready To Compete With The Best In The World

Olé Futsal Academy from London, England are carrying out their final preparations before their second appearance at the World Futsal Cup. There they will face the likes of FC Barcelona from Spain and Santos of Brazil.

The academy was formed in 2014 by Alfie Brooks, who played for Chelsea as a youth player before a serious injury led to him to become involved in coaching. Later, he discovered futsal and seeing it’s potential created the academy for players between 4-16 years old.

Brooks described the World Futsal Cup as 'a fantastic and unrivalled event'. "We are delighted to be welcomed back for the second year running. Participating in a competition involving some of the best youth teams across the world is an incredible honour. For Olé to be spoken about in the same breathe as the likes of Barcelona and Santos is a motivation within itself.”

In last year’s edition they had a tough experience playing against one of the world’s best youth systems in FC Barcelona. However, Brooks recognises the unique benefits that can only come from testing themselves against this level of opponent, both for players and the coaches.

“I learnt a lot from the likes of Barcelona and El Pozo Murcia, particularly the intensity levels both these teams play at whilst in and out of possession of the ball. The intensity level is 50%-60% higher than anything I have witnessed in England.”

He continued to discuss how worthwhile their debut at the world´s premier youth futsal championship was. “It didn’t stop there, comparing Academy Football/Futsal in England, the Spanish are far more advanced technically and especially tactically. It opened my eyes last year and gave me a sense of realisation of how good you actually need to be as a player. A majority of this success should be credited to the coaching model and coaches ability to provide accurate detail in Spain.”

Since their first experience at the event they have had a year to work on those areas that were identified as needing improvement last time around. ”The standard of the Academy continues to grow on a regular basis, I don’t think it's too unreasonable to think with the valuable experience Olé has gained that over the coming years we can compete with some of the most renowned Academies across the World.”

And there is a long term vision for the academy supported by a thorough and ambitious strategy.. “Plans are in place to hopefully take the Academy to the next level. Building a purpose built Futsal facility; 'Fingers crossed’ this is not in the too distant future, continuing to create a loyal fanbase from the bottom up and to produce players that make a professional living through either Football/Futsal are essential yet reasonable long term targets of the Academy. “

The vision in the founder’s mind that is driving the academy forward is crystal clear. “In 10 years time I’d like to be able to say we have accomplished all of the above and that there is a fully functional National League Senior Olé Futsal team.”