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Skills FC Selected as Exclusive Club to Join Season Three of the Champions Cup Series
Burnsville, Minnesota (June 15, 2023) – Skills FC, a renowned soccer and futsal club based in Burnsville, Minnesota, has been chosen as one of the exclusive clubs to participate in the Champions Cup Series for the 2023-2024 season. The club's selection is a testament to their exceptional talent, dedication to player development, and commitment to providing unparalleled opportunities for all players ages six and above.
Since its inception in 2008, Skills FC has established itself as a leading force in the world of futsal and soccer. It all began with their weekly event called "Monday in The Lot," where futsal enthusiasts from various backgrounds would come together to showcase their skills and passion for the sport. The overwhelming response and vibrant atmosphere fueled the club's determination to create a space that fosters cultural diversity, skill development, and appreciation for different playing styles.
Recognizing the immense value of futsal after their initial event, Skills FC integrated the sport into their arsenal. Futsal became an everyday obsession for the club, with events, tournaments, leagues, trips, trainings, and camps being organized to provide players of all ages the opportunity to experience the beautiful game. Through their unwavering dedication, Skills FC has become a recognized authority in futsal development.
Under the guidance of their esteemed coaching staff, which includes Jason Popkin, Hoang Vo, Jakob Popkin, Aysha Popkin, Danny King, Beau Meyer, and Abdelhakim Ismail, Skills FC has achieved remarkable success. In 2022, they even expanded their scope by incorporating soccer, officially joining the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, and later joining the United Premier Soccer League with an adult team. This expansion allowed the club to create a comprehensive pathway from youth to professional, offering aspiring players a chance to hone their skills at every level. Now, they want to do more. As Skills FC embarks on their journey in the Champions Cup Series, their primary goals include athlete development and achieving peak performance.
“The exposure to different playing styles and the invaluable experience gained through this partnership with United Futsal will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the development of our youth players,” says Jason Popkin. “We are excited to take on the challenge and continue our journey towards providing the best opportunities for our players to reach their full potential."
Through the Champions Cup Series, Skills FC's preparation for success has been marked by their relentless commitment to cultivating a strong team culture and refining their distinctive playing style. The club has spent years developing a unique style that incorporates elements from the diverse ethnic backgrounds of their players – and they can’t wait to showcase their hard work in the upcoming season.
"Being selected as one of the exclusive clubs to join Season Three of the Champions Cup Series is a tremendous honor for Skills FC,” says Popkin. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to compete at the highest level and showcase our players' exceptional skills and unique style of play. We can’t wait.”
For more information on Skills FC and to stay up to date with the latest news and events, follow them on social media at @skillsfutbolclub
*About Skills FC*
Skills FC is a premier soccer and futsal club based in Burnsville, Minnesota. Established in 2008 with roots in Hawaii, the club has grown to become a renowned institution for player development and competitive play. Led by a dedicated coaching staff, Skills FC aims to provide a clear pathway for players ages six through adult, including their UPSL team.
*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 www.unitedfutsal.com.