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ATL Futsal Development Academy Program

What is the Development Academy Program?

The ATL Futsal DA is designed for players who want to take their game to the next level. Teams train once a week during the fall and twice a week during the winter on advanced futsal techniques and tactics. 

ATL Futsal DA teams compete against other futsal clubs in local and regional games and tournaments. Teams that are successful at regional tournaments are invited to compete on the national stage.

The DA program combines high level coaching on the court with a Sport Psychology Module off the court that all players can access when they join ATL Futsal DA. ATL Futsal believes in helping players reach their potential and be well-rounded players and individuals by focusing on skill acquisition and most importantly behavior. 

Development Academy players will learn skills and habits through futsal that will enhance their outdoor soccer abilities. Futsal is NOT soccer, Futsal is its own sport so therefore players are challenged in a different manner that prevents burnout. Players will be taught futsal specific techniques, tactics, and behaviors.

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"We are extremely excited to be able to offer an accessible, affordable and accountable development program to more families in Atlanta.  We have provided the highest level of coaching and leadership training since we started back in 2016."

" To be granted Academy status is a reward for what we are doing but also a challenge as we are looking forward to making Atlanta one of the strongest cities in the country for futsal.  If we can do this, we will start to produce players that can play at the highest level. Futsal is responsible for producing great players like Messi, Ronaldo (Portugal), Neymar, Coutinho, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Zico, Ronaldo (Brazil) and of course, Pele.  The more we can grow the game, and competing against the best futsal players in our region and country will give us a better chance of producing world-class players " - Alan Ewing, ATL Futsal

Development Academy 22/23 Tryouts

The court is heating up in September with ATL Futsal Development Academy Tryouts for the 22/23 Season! Development Academy tryouts are open to all players (boys & girls) born 2015-2010 regardless of club affiliation. Evaluations will take place in Sharpsburg (Venue TBD). Times are as follows:

  • 6:00-7:30pm - 2015-2012 Boys & Girls
  • 7:30-9:00pm - 2011-2010 Boys & Girls

Tryout dates are as follows:

  • Friday, September 9th
  • Friday, September 16th
  • Friday, September 23rd
  • Friday, September 30th

Players are encouraged to attend all four evaluation dates, but are not required to attend if a conflict arises. Team selections will be finalized following the fourth and final tryout date on September 30th. ATL Futsal is projecting the following teams for the 22/23 Season:

Boys:

  • 2014/15
  • 2013
  • 2012 (Regional Team)*
  • 2012 (Local Team)*
  • 2011 (Regional Team)*
  • 2011 (Local Team)*
  • 2010 

Girls:

  • 2014/15
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010

 *For age groups with more than one team, teams will be tiered based on skill level

Tentative 22/23 Season Schedule:

  • October-November: Once a week training on Fridays; No games
  • December: Twice a week training; Local games or tournaments (break for Christmas/New Year holiday)
  • January - Twice a week training, Local games/tournaments, regional tournaments for some teams

Development Academy Pricing:

  • $530 per player
    • $50 Registration Fee
    • 4 Monthly Payments of $120 - October, November, December & January
    • Club fees cover all training costs (staffing, gym rentals, equipment), game day costs, and coaches' travel expenses
  • Club fees do not include: tournaments, uniforms, team travel
  • Financial scholarships are available for eligible families
     

For players born 2009-2004, we will be offering a winter training program beginning in December. More details to come soon!

If you have any questions about Development Academy Tryouts or the 22/23 season, please email david@southernfutsal.org

ATL Futsal - Development Academy Team List - 2022/2023

SOUTH:  Sharpsburg, GA 

Boys:

  • 2014/15
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010

Girls:

  • 2014/15
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011 
  • 2010

NORTH: Johns Creek, GA

Boys:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010

Girls:

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2008

If you would like to inquire about joining a team, please contact the appropriate director below:

For questions specifically about our North Program contact Alan Ewing- alan@southernfutsal.com

For questions specifically about our South Program contact David Murtaugh - david@southernfutsal.com.

Get In Touch

We have multiple locations throughout Atlanta.  To find the closest, click on the facilities page.

For locations in Birmingham, AL, Knoxville, TN, Macon, GA, click HERE

Email:
General information - info@ATLFutsal.com

 Program Director - David Murtaugh - david@southernfutsal.com

Social Media

Instagram: @atlantafutsal

Twitter: @futsalatlanta

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Southern Futsal Sponsors

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Sponsored by Connect Sports

Connect Sports

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Want to a program that engages everyone? At Connect Sports we offer activities, sports for players of all ages, experience and abilities.  From Beginner top Advanced & Novice to Expert, our coaches can help develop the physical, technical, tactical and Psych-social side of your game.

Sponsored by US Youth Futsal

US Youth Futsal

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We are affiliated with US Youth Futsal and two of our programs are National Academy members - ATL Futsal & BHM Futsal.

Sponsored by Southern Teqball

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Teqball is a soccer-based sport, played on a specially-curved table (the Teq table), which is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina.  TEQBALL has grown to over 51 countries and loved by thousands of world class soccer players.  Our goal is to be an Olympic Sport by 2028.  SOUTHERN TEQBALL started in 2020 to grow the sport and competition in GA, AL, SC and NC.