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Starting a Futsal Program

Be part of the growing #Futsal movement and add a fun & affordable, fast-paced, off-season, soccer alternative to your town program or organization

  • Contact Jeff Chambers, Mass Youth Soccer's Coordinator for Futsal.  Jeff's email address is jsc_soccer@hotmail.com

How do I get started?

 

Step 1: Do the research

 
  • Find out what off-season soccer or futsal opportunities currently exist within your local community. See below and How Can Mass Youth Help

 
  • If a pre-existing, affiliated Mass Youth organization exists, i.e. ECYFL, consider reaching out to that organization, first, to become an extension (i.e. site) of its league/program to expand participation. See below and How Can Mass Youth Help

 

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Are you currently affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer?

Yes

Next step...

   

No 

Next step...

   
 

Step 2(A): HELP JEFF!!

If no, pre-existing, affiliated Mass Youth program exists, 

 

Step 2(B): 

If a pre-existing, affiliated Mass Youth program exists, 

 

Step 3: Learn about the different Futsal program models, i.e. leagues, in-house or other community based opportunities

 

Different Futsal Program Models

League Play


 

In-House 

Ideally, 1-hour long sessions (program time/length t/b/d based on resources) for similar age groups that includes warm-ups, individual skill development, small group work and a 24-minute futsal scrimmage officiated by a certified Futsal referee.

In-Town/In-City 

Think about approaching your local YMCA’s, Schools or Boys & Girls Club to see if they would consider adding Futsal as an out-of-school time option. Most of these organizations have facilities and would help expand the game, especially in urban settings where off-season opportunities are more scarce. 

After-School 

Consider approaching your local YMCA, School, Community Center or Boys & Girls Club to consider adding Futsal to their out-of-school time program opportunities. Most of these organizations have facilities and would help expand the game, especially in urban settings where off-season opportunities are more scarce. 

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How Can Mass Youth help?

 

Mass Youth can help at any stage of your Futsal program planning, development and launch. 

 
  • Mass Youth can connect you to pre-existing futal organizations or leagues within your local communities.

 
  • Mass You can suggest and share different Futsal models that currently exist across the state. 

 
  • Mass Youth can provide guidance around next steps and possible partnership opportunities to make your effort successful.

 
  • Mass Youth can help you meet insurance and CORI requirements to ensure your program is safe and set up for success in accordance with MA Safe Soccer. 

 
  • Mass Youth can provide coaching and referee certifications, plus other resources

 

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