Futsal Program Information
SPORTING MARYLAND UNITED
Maryland United and Sporting Maryland are excited to partner to offer a comprehensive futsal program in order to complement the Maryland United team program.
The U8-U19 Futsal program will improve and challenge each player's individual techniques and small group tactics of the game. Futsal has been proven to be a valuable ingredient to the development of some of the world's most creative players and we are excited to announce this program. Players will have fun in a fast paced game and the technical and tactical concepts learned will directly relate to the principles of play on the soccer field. The program will run from December through February and consist of 10 training sessions, 3 tournaments and will complement the current team programming.
Indian Creek Lower & Upper School Indoor Bubble and Gymnasium, Annapolis Area Christian School, Capital Sportsplex
Dates & Times
TBA but mostly on the weekends (will minimize conflict with MD United team program calendar)
3 local tournaments. To be finalized as we approach the Winter months.
Maryland United players do not have to tryout, but must register by October 1, 2021 and will be placed on the appropriate team.
Non-Maryland United players will be allowed to participate in the futsal program. Please contact Futsal Directors of Coaching email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and Technical Director email@example.com to arrange an evaluation.
Teams will be created in every age group with a roster size of 8-9 players per team.
Boys - U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, Combined HS Age Team(s)
Girls - U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, Combined HS Age Team(s)
SEE BELOW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Maryland United Indoor Bubble at Indian Creek
Friday, October 1, 2021
Cost Per Player:
- 10 Futsal Training Sessions
- Futsal Player Carding
- 3 Tournament Entry Fees
- Uniform Jerseys
Sibling discount - $25 each player
Frequently Asked Questions
Futsal Directors of Coaching
Scott Villagran, Danny Villagran
Director of Operations
All coaches will be professional & licensed coaches who are currently on the Maryland United Coaching Staff.
NO - Each player will be given a Red & Black Jersey. Players will use their Maryland United Red & White Shorts & Socks.
Yes - for players to get the full benefit of a futsal program, we will utilize a hardcourt surface and futsal balls at training.
MAYBE - We will try to participate in events within a reasonable driving distance. Some events might require a 1 night stay, especially if its a 2 day futsal event.
*If a team wins State Cup and qualifies for Regionals this will be an overnight stay. There will also be an add on-fee for the regional tournament entry.
Teams will be created based on the Maryland United outdoor rosters. For example, players will be grouped together with teammates from their own team. Roster sizes will be 8-9 players per team.
If there are not enough players to form a team we will combine players from the age group player pool (including players from outside of the club) or place a player(s) on a team in an age group above or where we see it being a good fit. If there is not a good fit you will receive a 100% full refund.
We will mix the roster between events and add players from the age group player pool (including players from outside of the club) to make 2 teams of approximately 8-9 players per team. This group of players will always practice together.
YES- The practice schedule will be finalized by mid/late November. Only inclement weather, school closures, or unforeseen events will cause a deviation from the original schedule. We will try to keep to a consistent day each week and only adjust the time if needed.
Flexibility and patience with the announcement of tournaments & events will be needed because schedules are usually announced within 3 days of the actual start date. Typically, we will look to do an event in December, MLK weekend, President's Day weekend.
See article from US Youth Soccer (click here).