TRYOUTS

Saturday 24th September 

Dayton Sports Complex

4801 Salem Ave, Dayton, OH 45416

 

3-4pm - 2013 & 2014s Boys & Girls.

4-5pm - 2011 & 2012 Girls.

4-5pm - 2011 & 2012 Boys.

5-6pm - 2008 & 2009 Boys.

5-6pm - 2007 & Older Boys & Girls.

6-7pm - 2010 Boys.

7-8pm - 2010, 2009 & 2008 Girls.

 

For more information please email daniel.thomas@fcdayton.org

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Dan Thomas

Director of Futsal

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Shane Smith

Director of Training

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Bradley Schluter

Director of Methodology

U6 and U7.

Included in our Futsal Program fees:

  • 13 weeks of structured, Futsal-specific coaching.

  • Training twice per week.

  • 1 training jersey.

For more information please email daniel.thomas@fcdayton.org or If you have enough information and want to register for the program itself, click the 'Register for Everything' Button.

U8-U19.

 

Included in our Futsal Program fees:

  • 13 weeks of Futsal-specific coaching.

  • Training twice per week.

  • 1 competitive weekend-league.

  • 2 tournaments.

  • 2 game-day jerseys (home and away).

  • Possible progression to Regionals, Nationals and Worlds.

For more information please email daniel.thomas@fcdayton.org or If you have enough information and want to register for the program itself, click the 'Register for Everything' Button.

Dates & Locations:

 

Dayton

  • November through March

  • Kroc Center/Dayton Sports Complex/Rec Plex.

Cincinnati

Northern Kentucky

Games for all locations will typically be Friday nights in the Cincinnati area.

For more information please email daniel.thomas@fcdayton.org or If you have enough information and want to register for the program itself, click the 'Register for Everything' Button.

How to Register.

All players must first register individually through the same portal and then chose if they are a SOLO participant who wishes to be placed with an appropriate team or are a TEAM participant who wishes to play with friends and teammates.

By hosting tryouts, it allows the coaching staff to know where SOLO players can be placed to make the appropriate fit for all.

So, even if you have already registered for the program, please do also sign up for the
tryout.

For more information please email daniel.thomas@fcdayton.org or If you have enough information and want to register for the program itself, click the 'Register for Everything' Button.

Futsal is known to have proven benefits in terms of the following, directly translatable to soccer, areas:

 

  • Improving players cognitive decision making ability and speed.

  • Providing the players with 6 times the amount of time on the ball compared with regular soccer.

  • The increased weight of the ball strengthens the players passing and shooting ability.

  • The increased amount of time on the ball in confined spaces also helps the player improve and increase their confidence and ability to beat players 1v1.

World Cup winner Pele: "Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing… also for dribbling, balance, concentration…Futsal was very, very important, no doubt.”

 

World Player of the Year Lionel Messi: "In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street and with Newell's Old Boys.

 

It was a really fun game that's helped me a great deal.Cristiano Ronaldo: "In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal".

Of Futsal, Dr Simon Clifford writes:

“One reason lies in the math. Futsal players touch the ball far more often than soccer players—six times more often per minute, according to a Liverpool University study. The smaller, heavier ball demands and rewards more precise handling—as coaches point out, you can’t get out of a tight spot simply by booting the ball downfield.

Sharp passing is paramount: the game is all about looking for angles and spaces and working quick combinations with other players. Ball control and vision are crucial, so that when futsal players play the full-size game, they feel as if they have acres of free space in which to operate."

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As Dr. Miranda summed up:

“No time plus no space equals better skills. Futsal is our national laboratory of improvisation.”
 
In other words, Brazilian soccer is different from the rest of the world’s.
 
Futsal compresses soccer’s essential skills into a small box; it places players inside the deep practice zone, constantly generating solutions to vivid problems.
 
Players touching the ball 600 percent more often learn far faster, without realizing it, than they would in the vast, bouncy expanse of the outdoor game.”

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