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Dayton Players Academy accepted into United Futsal Champions Cup Series
August 31, 2021, 6:00:00 PM
DPA Futsal joins United Futsal Champions Cup Series 2021-2022 Season.
Dayton, OH – One of the top clubs in the country for player development will add a new opportunity for their players in the 2021-2022 season. Since 2016, DPA has been primarily focused on providing the most comprehensive and innovative skill development program for youth soccer players in the Dayton Area.
“The CCS program is a gift for futsal lovers as it gives players, teams, coaches and clubs a platform to learn about the game and compete at the highest level of Futsal. Giving Dayton area players high level opportunities to play competitive futsal has always been our driving motto and our partnership with United Futsal gives players the ability to play with and against the world’s best.”
DPA Director of Coaching and Futsal Programming, Ana Bruni, was born and raised in Brazil and played futsal combined with soccer year around since the age of 9 years old. "Futsal not only developed my foot skills and perception to read the game, but it also gave me instruments to solve any type of challenge at high speed since futsal requires a player to think extremely fast at all times. In addition, this beautiful game gave me tools to take me around the world and showcase my skills by acquiring full scholarships to play in Brazil, the United States and the United Kingdom. Futsal is a unique sport that builds unique skills but that transfers to the outdoor game. Every single club should include futsal training to develop players' confidence and movement on the ball as well as their ability to create space and support off of it."
United Futsal President Rob Andrews announced the club’s acceptance. “Having a person of Ana’s experience, knowledge and passion will be a huge boost for the league. We are excited to see the best players, coaches and fans Dayton has to offer compete against the top clubs in the world.”
DPA’s methodology is to conduct unique sessions that can be incorporated into an outdoor soccer development curriculum so players can relate to both sports year round. We encourage players U12 and below to train Futsal during the Winter and the Spring and joining the CCS will open the possibilities to keep training and competing over the Summer as well.
"Besides being able to improve our player’s ability to play futsal, the partnership with United Futsal will give the opportunity to educate our coaches in order to maximize player development not only in the Dayton area but throughout the United States. United’s unique coaching pathway will develop the next generation of coaches which will help futsal gain more respect amongst the outdoor soccer community and acquire the proper recognition in this country it deserves."
DPA will field 4 boys’ and 4 girls’ futsal teams in bi-annual age divisions for the Champions Cup Series. Each team will compete in 3 official tournaments: Regional Championships each Winter and the National Championships and World Futsal Championships each Summer.
ABOUT UNITED FUTSAL:
UNITED FUTSAL is the industry leader in providing the highest level tournaments and events for youth and amateur futsal players in the world. Since 2010, over 100,000 athletes, coaches, fans and referees representing 25 countries have participated in its World Futsal Cup, World Futsal Championships and FUTURES™ programs and precursory events. For more information visit unitedfutsal.com.