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USYF National Academy Information

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US Soccer's DA (Developmental Academy) is considered the top tier of soccer in the United States.  Formed in 2007, it was designed to bring top players, clubs, and coaches together to develop world-class soccer players.  Part of this program was to introduce a futsal period to aid development.  During the Academy’s winter stage, that January-February futsal period is integral in enhancing the players’ skills as they continue their road to the National Team level. 

In Dec 2017, US Youth Futsal Announced the launch of an academy.  "The U.S. Youth Futsal Academy Program is intended to be the equivalent of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy," said Soorena Farboodmanesh, the new USYF program's director. "The objective is to produce players of exceptional ability in Futsal and soccer."

On May 9, 2018, US Youth Futsal selected ATL Futsal as the first and only club in Georgia to be granted this status. 

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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

Academy Try-out Information

Try-outs for our Academy teams will be nothing like any other try-out process in Georgia.  We will hold open practices for players to attend for free.  This will allow players to attend and play multiple times so they can relax, get to know the coaching staff and other players.  Each year, we will open up the program for new players to attend and practice over the course of 4 weeks  Due to our leagues and tournaments being during the holidays, each team will carry 8- 12 players. 

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