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.”


Rio Futsal Aim For Record Breaking Year

Rio Futsal Academy will compete in the World Futsal Cup V between December 28th and 30th after a historic campaign at the World Futsal Championships earlier in the year. This will be an even tougher test for the boys from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The club is a compilation of players from various teams, many well known such as Vasco de Gama, Flamengo and Fluminense. In this upcoming competition held near Barcelona they will compete in four age categories. There they will face clubs such as FC Barcelona, fellow countrymen Santos and other teams from across the world.

However, they should have nothing to fear. At the World Futsal Championships in Orlando they claimed the title in all three categories they entered. To claim both titles in the same year would be a feat no club have achieved in the history of the game.


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: BUNDABERG WILDCATS

Check out Australia's Bundaberg Wildcats with the FC Barcelona Pro Futsal Team! After watching a private training session, the Aussies got to meet and greet the team, get some autographs and this amazing photo! We are so grateful to FC Barcelona for giving USA Futsal and the World Futsal Cup this great opportunity. It's our mission to spread Futsal to across the globe, and share as many different educational perspectives as we can. For more information about special opportunities for your team at the next World Futsal Cup, email us today: info@usafutsal.com

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2015 WORLD FUTSAL CUP

We are so happy to publish the 2015 World Futsal Cup final results! For 3 days, teams from the United States, England, Australia, South Korea, Spain, France, Costa Rica, and Brasil, battled vigorously for the World Futsal Cup.  As an organization, we are honored and proud of the top level talent, professionalism and showmanship displayed by each team.  We can't wait to see what the 2016 World Futsal Cup brings....Hope to see you there!

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Women's Futsal Cup hosted in Guadalajara, Spain

Guadalajara saw some of the best female teams in the world coming to town by the finish of last June. The region locals Alovera, Segovia and Atletico Madrid welcomed the internationals Benfica (Portugal), Gamers Futsal (USA) and WSFL Flames (Australia).

As it was expected Benfica and Atletico Madrid showed why they're among the best female futsal teams in the world and won all their group matches. Then both Alovera and Segovia defeated Australians and Americans and earn their passage to the semi finals.

Semi finals saw Atletico Madrid and Benfica winning their ticket to the final. There, with the presence of two Spanish National Team players, like Jose Ruiz (whose invaluable help made this tournament happen as good as it was) and Adrian "Pola" Alonso on the stands, Atletico won with a convincing 3 - 0.

Besides their final result, Americans and Aussies had an amazing time and promised to return next year, while locals were already looking forward to both receiving them, and also having some other competition like this one again.

 

What about you? Are you ready to test yourself against the best futsal players in the world?

We hope to see you all next year! We'll all continue helping this sport getting bigger.
#wearefutsal

 

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World Futsal Cup III

The World Futsal Cup takes place annually in Barcelona, Spain. Teams from over 10 countries and 3 continents have competed in the tournament during its 3 year history. The World Futsal Cup is known globally as the most prestigious youth showcase tournament, featuring clubs like FC Barcelona, Carlos Barbosa (Spain), Benfica (Portugal) as well as teams from the United States, England, Holland, Italy and more.

VIP guests have included:

Paco Sedano - GK for FC Barcelona

Igor - Ala for FC Barcelona

Raul Estévez - Player Agent for Ricardinho, Fernandão, Miguelín and more..

Antonio Dario - VP of the Italian Serie A

Tino Perez - former coach of Dinamo Moscow and Playas de Castellón

Carmine Tarantini - U-17 Head Coach of the Italian National Team

 

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World Futsal Cup Players Sit in on Inter MoviStar Practice

The players of several teams competing in the World Futsal Cup were lucky enough to be able to watch the legendary futsal team Inter MoviStar practice. The teams got to witness what it takes to be professional futsal player. The World Futsal Cup players were privy to unique training styles and drills and benefited greatly from the experience. The youth teams even got the chance to meet the players of Inter MoviStar including star player Ricardinho.


Competition Heats Up in the World Futsal Cup 2013

Players from around the world are thriving on the intense competition in the World Futsal Cup. Teams are growing immensely from the experience of playing against youths from other countries. Many players have commented on the stylistic differences among the countries’ players.
Players are benefiting greatly during game play. They are learning to adapt to new styles of play. Players also have to rely solely on body language when trying to decipher the other team’s strategy due to the inherent language barrier.
All teams in the tournament have exhibited exceptional sportsmanship and USA Futsal is proud of the integrity of the tournament thus far.


Competition Heats Up in the World Futsal Cup 2013

Players from around the world are thriving on the intense competition in the World Futsal Cup. Teams are growing immensely from the experience of playing against youths from other countries. Many players have commented on the stylistic differences among the countries’ players.
Players are benefiting greatly during game play. They are learning to adapt to new styles of play. Players also have to rely solely on body language when trying to decipher the other team’s strategy due to the inherent language barrier.
All teams in the tournament have exhibited exceptional sportsmanship and USA Futsal is proud of the integrity of the tournament thus far.


World Futsal Cup 2013 to be Hosted in Barcelona

USA Futsal is proud to announce that we will be putting on the World Futsal Cup 2013, December 27 - 30th 2013 in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. The event will feature intense competition from teams coming from The Netherlands, California, New York, Spain and Italy. This elite youth competition will showcase the best of the best in three age groups.