About U.S. Futsal
U.S. Futsal introduced Futsal in the United States in 1981, because throughout the world the best soccer players grow up playing this sport. Since its introduction, it has gained more traction than any other growing sport in the United States with U.S. Futsal affiliates popping up all over the map.
The road to the U.S. Futsal National Championship, the “Oldest, Biggest and Most Prestigious Futsal tournament” in the United States, started over 36 years ago. The road to this competition starts with some States holding Futsal State Cups (the Seven States last year) and then being invited to the U.S. Futsal Regional Championships.
The U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship, as an example, is the largest Youth and Adult Futsal tournament in the United States and CONCACAF under one roof. During these tournaments, players are also Identified and selected to compete in U.S Futsal National Select Teams, which compete in International Futsal competitions worldwide. For example, this year U.S. Futsal National Teams in the U14, U17, U 20, and Open Categories in both Men and Women will be attending the IFA World Championship in Spain Players can enter the U.S. Futsal National Championships in three ways: (a) access through the Regional Championships where the Regional Semi-Finalist are automatically accepted or (b) at-large registration. These teams competed in a Championship Series event and were not awarded a Guaranteed Acceptance or (c) Guest teams. These teams are specially invited by U.S. Futsal and usually, but not always foreign teams.
The U.S. Futsal National Championship has been a mark of excellence by the futsal community since 1985, and is the” Oldest, Biggest and Most Prestigious” Futsal Tournament in the United States in both Youth and Adults categories, attracting top players, coaches, and scouts from coast to coast. The U.S. Futsal National Championship rotates around the country every two years and is held around the middle of July. This year’s 2022 National Championship will be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
These tournaments are coached and refereed by the best in the country. Six of the referees that have officiated in these tournaments have moved on to officiate in a Final of a World Cup, and our coaches in ten World Cups and numerous other International Club competitions.
"The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is looking."
- Mia Hamm
"As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun, and it really helped me become who I am today."
- Lionel Messi
"The objective is to win with all the team, personal records are secondary."
- Lionel Messi
"I don't have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It's something I love doing."
- David Beckham.