ASA Launches Alexandria Futsal PRO Men’s & Women’s Program

Alexandria Soccer Association (ASA) is thrilled to announce the Alexandria Futsal PRO program featuring the launch of a Men’s Futsal PRO team and a Women’s Futsal PRO team. The Alexandria Futsal PRO program marks an exciting milestone for the club as the nationally recognized youth Futsal ID program will now have a pathway to the highest level of futsal and beyond.

The national, professional, semi-professional, amateur and youth futsal landscape in the United States has exploded over the last decade and continues to evolve into a structured, pathway oriented system. With the 2020 FIFA Futsal Men’s World Cup on the horizon, the US Futsal Men’s National team is back in action, regional professional futsal leagues are building momentum, open men’s & women’s tournaments are thriving, and select clubs nationwide have identified the importance of top-level futsal within their organization. ASA is proud to join this charge.

The Alexandria Futsal PRO program is led by Mark Wysocki, veteran professional Futsal player and current ASA Director of Operations & Strategy, in collaboration with ASA’s Futsal Leadership team. Wysocki will lead the Men’s PRO team as a player/head coach alongside Coach Peja Ilic (current ASA Adult League Director and Futsal ID coach) and Player/Coach Peja Radivojevic (current ASA Futsal ID coach & professional Futsal player). Wysocki will also lead the Women’s PRO team alongside Player/Coach Katie Brooks (current ASA Director of PR & Communications and Academy coach) and Player/Coach Emily Kruger (current ASA Academy coach & past professional soccer player). The coaching staff will also lean on ASA’s Futsal ID Director, Will Hanna, for technical support and bonding the youth & PRO programs together.

“It’s an exciting milestone for ASA. Futsal has long been ingrained in the DNA of the club. Alexandria and the broader DMV is home to a massive pipeline of talent and ASA has an incredible base of players that have excelled in the Futsal ID program. Our aim is to cement the pathway for rising youth futsal players and establish a PRO program that competes at the highest level while positively impacting the club & community beyond the sport,” said Mark Wysocki, Alexandria Futsal PRO program lead.

“I would like to especially thank Tommy Park & Chris Arnold for encouraging and trusting myself & the coaching staff with the launch and future of the program.”

Both the Men’s and Women’s teams will kick off their inaugural season this winter 2019. The program will be hosting open and closed tryouts at end of October 2019 with the official schedule beginning the first week of December 2019. In the program’s first year, the structure will include a dedicated training schedule, a series of five competitive exhibition matches, and high-level regional & national tournaments. The exhibition schedule will be finalized over the coming months — meanwhile the Alexandria community & fans can anticipate both teams in action in their first tournament at the 2020 America’s Cup Series Futsal Cup at the Stadium Armory on Jan. 3–5, 2020.

The Alexandria Futsal PRO program is also ecstatic to announce our partnership with District Sportscenter in Alexandria, VA which will host all training and home exhibition matches. ASA & District Sportscenter are collaborating behind the scenes in preparation for the upcoming season to create a quality Futsal environment for our PRO teams along with Alexandria Futsal ID teams and the Alexandria Futsal League.

Interested in Alexandria Futsal PRO Tryouts?

Open tryouts are accessible for all interested, committed players to be evaluated. Preferred experience includes (but not mandatory) top-tier futsal, professional/semi-professional/collegiate soccer, and/or similar competitive environment. Serious inquiries please.

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE!

Alexandria Futsal Men’s PRO Tryout Dates & Times @ District Sportscenter

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 9–11pm | Pick-up Futsal & Informational Session
  • Tuesday, October 22nd| 9–11pm | Open Tryout #1
  • Wednesday, October 23rd | 9–11pm | Open Tryout #2
  • Callback Tryout #3 (selected players to receive further details)

Alexandria Futsal Women’s PRO Tryout Dates & Times @ District Sportscenter

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 9–11pm | Pick-up Futsal & Informational Session
  • Sunday, October 20th | 3–5pm | Open Tryout #1
  • Monday, October 21st | 9–11pm | Open Tryout #2
  • Callback Tryout #3 (selected players to receive further details)

Sponsor the Alexandria Futsal PRO program!

Along with the launch of the Alexandria Futsal PRO program, we have opened up sponsor outreach for a select few sponsors to support our mission. The program aims to build a professional futsal pathway for rising youth players and create a gold-standard Futsal experience at Alexandria home training and exhibition matches. Unique and impactful opportunities are available to support and reach the Alexandria and DMV community via a professional sports environment. Please reach out for more information.

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS HERE

All inquiries or questions can be directed to Alexandria Futsal PRO program lead, Mark Wysocki at: [email protected].

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