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U.S. Futsal and NSCAA Partner on Futsal Coaching Education Print
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The NSCAA and U.S. Futsal have partnered to create their first-ever coaching course for the most popular soccer variation in the world. This NSCAA Diploma is available now online.

Coaches and players the world over see futsal as a fast paced, action-packed, electrifying game with many similarities to soccer that can be played indoors and outdoors. "Futsal fever" is catching on in USA, with coaches recognizing numerous technical and tactical benefits that are transferable to soccer.

The NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma serves as an introduction to futsal and consists of 8 core and 5 age appropriate modules.



By the end of the course the NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma Course candidate will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Learn about important contributions futsal can offer coaching education programs for youth coaches.
  • Understand the basic techniques and tactics associated with futsal.
  • Have a perspective on the history of the game.
  • Gain awareness of the rules that give futsal its unique character through a comprehensive Futsal rules video.
  • Identify similarities and differences between futsal and outdoor soccer.
  • Appreciate the role futsal can play in young player development.
  • Receive 30 training activities appropriate for players in Stages 1-5 of development (3-18 years old), in full color PDF and video.
  • Know how to start a futsal team or league with U.S. Futsal.


U.S. Futsal, has been Governing the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981.  It has been promoting futsal leagues throughout the country for 35 years.  It also, has been sponsoring state, regional and national tournaments since 1985.  U.S. Futsal, is the only futsal organization directly affiliated to U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Soccer!

The Official 2017 list of U.S. Futsal Sanctioned Regional Tournaments are listed below.
U.S. Futsal Northwest Regional                                       U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional
2017 Northwest Futsal Regional Championship   2017 Northeast Futsal Regional Championship
U.S. Futsal Midwest Regional                                          U.S Futsal Southeast Regional
2016 MidWest Futsal Regional Championship
   2017 U.S. Futsal Southeast Regional Championship

U.S. Futsal Northcentral Regional                                    U.S. Futsal Southcentral Regional
2017 Northcentral Futsal Regional Championship   2017 U.S. Futsal South-Central Regional Championship

U.S. Futsal Southwest Regional  
2017 Southwest Futsal Regional Championship                             

2016 National Championship Results
U.S. FUTSAL                                                                                          News release July 20, 2016

31st U.S. Futsal National Championship, the International Pacific Cup  and the Finals of the MLF Professional League Concludes After Three Days of Intense Competition!

Futsal National Championship 2015

San Jose, California -- The 31st U.S. Futsal National Championship, the 12th Pacific Cup of Nations and the Final of the Professional Major League Futsal League  concluded Sunday, July 17th after threer days of intense and exciting competition. The biggest, oldest and most prestigious Futsal competition ended with teams from 11 different states in 23 categories winning medals. "This is great news", said Alex Para, President of U.S. Futsal, "because it not only shows how much Futsal has grown, but  how competitive it has become all across the United States".  With the growth of Futsal accelerating so rapidly over the twelve nine years, so has this competition. According to coaches feedback this has been the most competitive group of teams in a National Championship. The Men's Open competition was won by Legends F.C. from Northern California who played against the 2012 National Champions La Famiglia. In the Women's Open category, Toque F.C. beat Joga Bonitas Futsal Club 2 - 1.


National News
Pleasanton Ca. (August 5, 2016) – Cal North Executive Director Matthew Madeira is pleased to announce that Cal North has entered into a partnership with United States Futsal, the governing body for Futsal in the United States. United States Futsal (USFF) has been governing the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981.  

Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer) is "The Way the World Plays Indoor Soccer" and is the international form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  It is played in all continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. As USFF’s exclusive representative in northern California, Cal North will be responsible for sanctioning Futsal league and tournament play, player and coach registration and a USFF State Championship beginning on August 1, 2016. Cal North State Champions will be crowned in youth age groups and will move on to USFF Regional and National Championships. Additionally, the Cal North Coaching Education Department will offer clinics and courses throughout the year to help educate Cal North member coaches on the technical and tactical aspects of Futsal.
2016 U.S. Futsal NorthWest Regional Championships Print

An epic battle took place at the 2016 U.S. Futsal Northwest Regional Championships in San Jose California on March 13th. What is called the match of the tournament presented two of the best teams in the west, but it was Amway KnowEns from Mexico that asserted its futsal dominance over La Famiglia Futsal from Redwood City securing the U.S. Futsal 2016 Northwest Regional Championship.


A packed house at the San Jose Convention Center created an intense atmosphere producing the perfect setting for this Open Men’s thriller. From the kickoff a frenzy of futsal magic was displayed at the pleasure of a participating crowed of over 2000.




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Futsal Referee Quiz

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FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game Quiz
  • Question 1:
    During a kick-off, when is the ball in play?
    (a)After the referee gives the signal and the ball is played by a player.
    (b)After the referee gives the signal and the ball is moved by the team favoured by the kick-off.
    (c)After the signal is given by the referee, it is played by foot and moves forward.
    (d)None of the previous answers is correct.
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  • Question 2:
    A player who is being substituted refuses to leave the pitch. The captain speaks to him but he continues to refuse to go off. What action should the referees take?
    (a)Caution him.
    (b)Speak to the team captain and ask him to make the player leave the pitch.
    (c)Suspend the match temporarily until the player leaves the pitch.
    (d)Continue the match without obliging the team in question to make the substitution.
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