August 10, 2023 3:30 PM

Welcome Dayton Players Academy (DPA)

Dayton, OH (August 10, 2023) - Dayton Players Academy (DPA), a premier futsal and soccer training academy based in Ohio, is thrilled to announce its participation in Season Three of the Champions Cup Series (CCS) for the 2023-2024 season.
Welcome Dayton Players Academy (DPA)


Dayton Players Academy Joins Season Three of the Champions Cup Series for 2023-2024

Dayton, OH (August 10, 2023) - Dayton Players Academy (DPA), a premier futsal and soccer training academy based in Ohio, is thrilled to announce its participation in Season Three of the Champions Cup Series (CCS) for the 2023-2024 season.

Founded in 2014, DPA has established itself as a leading force in youth soccer and futsal development in the Dayton area. With a strong commitment to player-centered coaching and a comprehensive training approach, DPA has flourished over the years. The academy encompasses multiple programs, including a training academy, futsal program, high school program, and outreach program, aiming to instill confidence, ambition, and essential life skills in its players.

Under the guidance of Director and Head Coach Ana Bruni, and coaches Janelle Kirchner, Thomas Sousa, Marc Devoe, and Andy Szucs, DPA's futsal program has shown impressive growth since its inception. From its humble beginnings with 11 players, the program saw over 150 players in the 2022-2023 season and continues to grow. With an unwavering dedication to quality over quantity, DPA formed 20 teams to compete regionally and nationally, a testament to their commitment to fostering player excellence.

As DPA joins the CCS for the upcoming season, their main goal remains centered on player development.

"We want to improve our players’ overall skills to give them the best opportunity to participate in programs such as NTC and FUTURES, against the best futsal players in this country and world," Head Coach Ana Bruni emphasizes. “The CCS platform offers invaluable exposure to high-level competition, setting the stage for personal growth and success both on and off the court.”

Preparation for success is a cornerstone of DPA's approach. Through intensive practices, specialized sessions, and advanced futsal classes, the academy ensures that players are equipped with the technical skills and decision-making abilities needed to excel. With a steadfast commitment to nurturing character, leadership, discipline, and humility, DPA's vision aligns with United Futsal's mission to create a lasting impact on youth development and expanding the game of futsal.

The club’s decision to partner with United Futsal in the CCS stems from a shared belief in the power of futsal to transform players' lives.

"Being able to offer players high-level opportunities to play competitive futsal has always been our driving motto," Bruni affirms. “This partnership opens doors for players to realize the potential of a career in futsal, motivating them to strive for excellence and pursue their dreams.”

DPA's impact on youth development is profound, promoting creativity and problem-solving skills through their innovative methodology. By encouraging players to engage in futsal year-round, DPA fosters a nurturing environment where athletes can explore new avenues without the fear of failure, resulting in stronger individuals and a tighter-knit community.

The club’s participation in Season Three of the Champions Cup Series marks a significant milestone in their journey towards excellence. As they continue to nurture players, build character, and redefine the futsal landscape, DPA's commitment to their athletes' growth remains unwavering.

For further information and inquiries, please visit their website at or follow them on social media via @dpacobrasfutsal.

*About Dayton Players Academy*

Dayton Players Academy (DPA) stands as a premier soccer and futsal training academy nestled in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Founded in 2014, DPA has emerged as a trailblazer in youth development, offering a holistic approach that transcends the playing field. With a resolute commitment to fostering character, confidence, and technical excellence, DPA has become a catalyst for personal growth and athletic achievement.

*About United Futsal’s Champions Cup Series*

The Champions Cup Series, organized by United Futsal, is a premier global Futsal championship bringing together 32 clubs from around the US to compete for a chance to represent the US at the World Futsal Cup. It provides an unparalleled platform for youth development, fostering top-tier talent and exposing them to high-level competition. For more information, visit

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Ana Bruni

Director, Dayton Players Academy 


Erin Thetford

Director of Marketing and Communications, United Futsal

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