For Immediate Release
UNITED STATES FUTSAL NAMES CONNECTICUT JUNIOR SOCCER ASSOCIATION THE EXCLUSIVE STATE FUTSAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONNECTICUT
Berkeley, CA. April 25, 2017
U.S. Futsal, the governing body for Futsal in the United States, announced today that they have entered into a partnership with Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. As U.S. Futsal exclusive representative for Connecticut. Connecticut Junior Soccer will be responsible for sanctioning Futsal leagues and tournament play for its membership. In January 2018, CJSA will host statewide championships with the Connecticut Futsal State Champions moving on to the U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional and National Championships. Additionally, Connecticut Junior Soccer Association will offer clinics and courses throughout the year to help educate Connecticut Junior Soccer Association member coaches on technical and tactical aspects of Futsal.
Connecticut Junior Soccer Association Executive Director, Josh Krusewski, commented: “We are pleased to partner with U.S. Futsal the governing Body of Futsal since 1981 to help grow Futsal in Connecticut. U.S. Futsal has more than thirty-five years of experience developing Futsal in the United States and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”
USFF President and CEO Alex Para added: “We are delighted to partner with Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, one of the oldest State Soccer Associations, having been founded in 1971, and having a proud history of promoting youth soccer. This agreement furthers our goal to partner with all State Soccer Associations, and it also now makes Connecticut Junior Soccer Association the State Governing Body of all disciplines of FIFA (Soccer, Futsal, and Beach Soccer) to the benefit of all players.”
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United States FUTSAL (USFF) has governed the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981 at the Junior, Adult, and Professional level. U.S. Futsal, the only Futsal organization directly affiliated to U.S. Soccer, was first affiliated in 1988; it governs futsal league play, with leagues designed for Junior as well as adult players of all ages. U.S. Futsal conducts eight Regional Championships throughout the United States, culminating with the U.S. Futsal National Championship, the oldest, biggest and most prestigious Futsal Competition in the United States. Futsal 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 on all the continents of the world in over 100 countries by more than 12 million players. Futsal is played on a basketball-size court. It can be played on a variety of surfaces. Without the use of walls, futsal is a great skill-developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. It is an exciting game for children and adults. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Maradona, Ronaldo and Messi grew up playing the game and credit Futsal with developing their skills. Futsal is played with a special low bounce ball, requiring players to use their skills, rather than the ball's bounce, to propel it. For more information, visit futsal.org, usfutsal.org and usJuniorfutsal.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.