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Academy Futsal

Home of the Futsal

The Academy Futsal program provides participants with the most comprehensive futsal experience in the country. The program features quality facilities, appropriate levels of competition/commitment, and a variety of local, state, regional and national futsal competition. Academy Futsal players are trained by licensed futsal coaches who have a passion for teaching the unique, fast paced game.


Academy Futsal age groups may have one to four teams per age group.

Futsal Facts

650 Players

40 Licensed Futsal Coaches

8 State Champions

10+ Regional Champions

7+ Regional Finalist

5 National Champions

1 National Finalist

Announcing » Athletic Republic!

We are thrilled to announce a new home for the Academy Futsal program for the 2024 season! Athletic Republic, a premier eight court facility with top of the line amenities, will host many practices, league games, and our own Capitol Futsal Cup. AR is conveniently located within 20 minutes of Alexandria.

Player Placement

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  • Player Placement takes place in October. If you are interested in a supplemental tryout mid-season please email [email protected].

Futsal Player Profile

  • Uses sole to control the ball
  • Confident dribbler
  • Confident shooter
  • Crafty and effective passer
  • Good decision making
  • Quick to transition off the ball
  • Proficient 1v1 attacking and defending

Program Information

The Academy Futsal season runs from December – March (some teams may have post season play in the spring or summer depending on qualifications and availability).

The cost for Academy Futsal varies between $600-900. The pricing is based on a number of variables including; age, tournaments and number of practices. Financial aid is available upon request.

A standard season schedule includes:

  • two practice per week
  • explosive performance training
  • goalkeeper training
  • two or three tournaments
  • Futsal League (8 games, January – March)

Player Placement

To maintain consistency and cohesion, ASA is adjusting the tryout structure and process by transitioning to a “Player Placement Process” for current Alexandria Academy players. The goal is to create more consistency with teammates throughout the year, retain team cohesion, avoid unnecessary tryout confusion and stress, and keep the process smooth with limited logistical challenges for families. Players interested in joining a team should register for player placement and our staff will place them on a team.

Due to the smaller roster sizes in futsal (eight to ten players) and shorter season (three months) the program focuses on placing kids on teams where they can both find success and be challenged during the fast-paced season.

Academy Futsal

Why Participate in Academy Futsal?


A fast pace and tight spaces improve technical skills and decision making.


Teamwork, coachability, resiliency & humility. With smaller rosters and faster play kids are held accountable and gain confidence.


Academy Futsal has a track record of program success AND a quality curriculum that has developed multiple players onto the USYF National Team.

Professional Coaches

A highly educated, professional and passionate coaching and technical staff.

Goalkeeper Training

Goalkeeper specific training with a former professional goalkeepers.


Each futsal player has the chance to compete in FUN and exciting tournament environments and league play.

Academy Futsal FAQs (2023-24)

Academy (futsal and soccer) staff will evaluate players at regularly scheduled Academy soccer training sessions during the first seven weeks of the soccer season, August-October 1st. Head coaches of each soccer team in an age group will work together in collaboration with the Futsal staff through a process designed to identify parallel soccer and futsal attributes.

  • RETURNING FUTSAL (ID) PARTICIPANTS: Academy Futsal (ID) participants from last season (Futsal ID 22-23) are invited to register for the upcoming 23-24 winter futsal season if they are interested in playing again. These participants are guaranteed a spot in one of the ASA Futsal experiences. As noted above, Academy and Futsal coaches will evaluate players during the beginning of the Academy season (August – early October). From there, the coaches will work together to build winter Academy Futsal rosters, placing players appropriately within the program, with the goal of keeping teams very similar year over year. It is our aim to ensure that each player is placed appropriately to support their development and maximize their enjoyment of the futsal program. Only register your participant if they intend to play.


  • NEW ASA ACADEMY SOCCER PARTICIPANTS: Players new to ASA’s Academy soccer program (or those who have not played futsal with us before) are also invited to register for the Academy Futsal program. These players are evaluated during Academy sessions and placed appropriately within one of the Academy futsal experiences. This includes participants in the U9 age group who we know are “new” to the Academy program!


  • OUTSIDE PARTICIPANTS: Players outside ASA who are interested in joining the Academy Futsal program should also register. Based on registration numbers, these players will be invited to attend an Academy practice session for evaluation by the coaching staff from August 21st-October 1st. An additional ID/tryout day will be hosted in mid-October for external players if needed.

Invitations will go out on a rolling basis beginning in mid October.

Depending on your participant’s Fall Academy soccer schedule, there will generally be a one to three week break between the futsal and soccer seasons. (There is also a winter break from December 20th – January 2nd.)

No! Academy team roster placement is not affected by futsal participation.

Each team will have 9 to 12 players.

During the futsal season (December-February) we plan to utilize both indoor and outdoor futsal courts in order to maximize available play space and provide an opportunity for teams to train twice a week. 

This year ASA will host the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament (ASA’s Futsal Cup) in Alexandria on December 16-18. During the months of January-February, Academy Futsal teams will participate in the Futsal Premier League and select teams will attend various state and regional competitions.

Projected Academy Futsal Program schedule:

December 4th (first practice):

  • 2x training sessions per week (approx. 6 sessions)
  • 1-2 official scrimmages
  • Dec 16-17 | Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament (All Teams)

January- February 

  • 2x training sessions per week (approx. 15 sessions)
  • 8-10 league games in the ASA Futsal League
  • 1-2 scrimmages
  • 1-4 tournaments (approx. 4-15 games) — dependant on team

The specific dates and times of training will be communicated after tryouts and after determining the number of teams in the program. Team training may be a combination of one day outside at an Alexandria City futsal / multi-use court and one day INSIDE.

Participation in these tournaments is determined by the player pool of each age group. A number of variables are considered. These include the group’s availability, overall skill level, collective futsal experience, and more. Final decisions for competitions are determined by the ASA futsal technical staff.

Teams will be designated with the following names:

  • MLSN or NL (National League) | Griffins, United, Stars
  • Red | Griffins, United, Stars
  • White | Griffins, United, Stars
  • Blue | Griffins, United, Stars
  • Black | Griffins, United, Stars

A MLSN/NL team in general, will be teams that compete at the regional and national level. Red teams, in general, will compete in the state experience events. White, Blue and Black teams, in general, will compete in local events.

The adjustment in team names was made to support cohesion across Academy soccer and Academy Futsal. Like in soccer the regional and national tournament competitions are experienced by MLSN and NL (previously Red and Elite futsal teams) players. Similar to previous futsal seasons ASA will create 1-3 teams if possible for each experience if registration numbers allow. For example, if we have a player pool that supports 3 MLSN/NL, three Red teams, three White teams etc, we will designate those teams as:

  • MLSN or NL (National League) | Griffins, United, or Stars
  • Red | Griffins, United, or Stars
  • White | Griffins, United, or Stars
  • Blue | Griffins, United, or Stars
  • Black | Griffins, United, or Stars

Families will receive instructions via email from capellisport.com, one to two days after ACCEPTING a spot and registering for a position on a team.

Current or returning players can purchase uniforms by:

  • Visit capellisport.com and click “teamshop” in the top right hand corner
  • Click Alexandria Soccer Association
  • Select “Alexandria Futsal ID or Academy” (the first store listed) and enter passcode ASA22
  • Enter your child’s information and begin shopping!
  • If you are still unable to locate your child’s account, email [email protected].

All NEW players must purchase a uniform. 

Returning players DO NOT need to purchase new uniforms this season.

Uniforms cost $90-$100. The uniform consists of one neon home jersey, one black away jersey, one pair of black shorts and one pair of black socks. Please purchase your uniform by November 10th. The earlier you order the better! Please note that jersey numbers are assigned based on ACADEMY NUMBERS. Non ASA Academy players will be assigned a number at random based on available numbers within the age group. We are unable to accommodate requests for specific numbers. If your child does not have his or her uniform in time for the first game, please have them wear a neon t-shirt or black t-shirt, black shorts, and black socks.

If you need to purchase items but did not receive the email from Capelli, please follow these steps:

  • Go to capellisport.com and click “teamshop” in the top right hand corner
  • Click Alexandria Soccer Association and enter passcode ASA22
  • Enter your players information and begin shopping!
  • If you are still unable to locate your child’s account, email [email protected] or call our customer support team at 703.684.54.25

If your child is a goalie, the ASA goalie gear should be visible in the “Goalkeeper Mandatory Kit” section. If your child only plays goalie, you do not need to purchase a court jersey. If you don’t see goalie gear, email [email protected].

ALL players should bring a futsal ball to practice.

Players should wear ASA gear during training. Please review the recommended gear on the ASA capellisport.com team page.

It is not the same as travel or academy soccer but this is a comparable way to think about the program. Teams are formed based on ability, availability and commitment.

The Academy Futsal program allows players to receive the most comprehensive Futsal experience in the region during the winter months when soccer is generally less active. ASA believes futsal and soccer to be complementary sports that equally support the growth and development of a player both as a soccer player and a futsal player. Holistically, futsal is a part of our annual development plan for individual players to reach their full potential. We encourage all those who love the sport of futsal to explore an opportunity to learn from certified coaches who have a passion for teaching the unique, fast-paced game.

Futsal Academy (formerly Futsal ID) features one to two practices per week, four levels of competition/commitment, and various local, regional, and national futsal competition experiences.

To review the four different experiences of the Academy futsal program, click here!

*The Academy Futsal program also includes the Futsal Growth Program. Futsal teams in this program will be coached by ASA futsal coaches, practice one day per week and play league games in an appropriately competitive division. They will not participate in any tournaments. Some kids may be placed on FGP local experience teams, and others may opt for this experience level.

Playing time at the U9-12 level will be managed to give each player at least 50% of playing time in Futsal League games over the course of the entire season (not per game). Playing time for U13-U19 year old players will be based on commitment, work ethic and skill level. In major tournaments, playoffs or final matches coaches will make playing time decisions in an effort to win.

YES! Each team is required to have a team manager that will help the head coach with communication, registering for tournaments, handing out jerseys, and rostering. If you are interested in volunteering please contact [email protected].

The Academy Futsal program is a invitation only program. Academy (or travel soccer) participants are evaluated, invited to a team, train twice per week and compete in competitions.

Participation in the Futsal League is open registration. Teams and players are placed in competitively appropriate divisions. Players in the Academy Futsal program will play in the league and will be automatically registered.

Futsal Ball Mastery is a training program that introduces and teaches futsal concepts and skills prior to the start of the Futsal League.

After accepting a position with an age group in the ASA Academy Futsal Program, all ASA fees due or paid are non-refundable regardless of the reason for the player’s ceasing to participate. If the player chooses to leave the club or transfer to another club at any time, no portion of the fee is refundable. In the same case a player is not in good standing with the club until their full annual balance has been paid. If a player is injured such that the player is unable to participate the remainder of the seasonal year, a decision will be made by the Deputy Director, with consultation with the Futsal Director or full Futsal committee, whether based on the particular facts it will elect to refund any part of the fee.

Team tuitions based on number of tournaments and projected schedules:

  • Regional Experience | TBD
  • State Experience | TBD
  • Local Experience | TBD

A down payment is due when a player accepts a spot on a team. Families can make a down payment of $275 or can pay in full upon registration ($135 for families receiving financial aid). Additionally, the payment schedule can be broken into two installments (the down payment + one installment payment).

Here is an SAMPLE of an installment plan based on the fee $625 structure:

  • November 15th = $275 minimum down payment or pay in full
  • December 15th – Final Payment due
  • *players who receive financial assistance can extend payment to Jan 15th to reduce the monthly fee

The incurred cost of any added on competitions or training sessions will be passed onto participants in the range of $100 – $400 depending on the event AND/OR if any practices are added.

The first payment, $275 ($135 financial assistance pricing) is due when you register your child with their team after receiving an invite. You will be prompted to make a down payment by credit card or check. If your child receives free or reduced lunch and you are applying for financial aid, this payment will be deferred until after we review your application for aid.

We ask that parents accept or decline the invitation within 48 hours of receiving it via email. When you click ACCEPT or DECLINE in the invitation, please be sure to complete all steps to register in order to officially accept/reserve your spot. Invitations are sent on a rolling basis, thus your prompt reply is important so that we can finalize rosters in a fair and efficient manner. Please note that team registration must be done on a computer; it will not work on a mobile phone.

Through our Access4All program initiatives, we are committed to working with every family to ensure that the tuition is not a barrier to participation. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to our Futsal staff to apply for financial aid or an adjustment in your payment schedule.

The first layer of financial support for the Academy Futsal program is a flexible installment plan that extends over the course of the program to allow for lower monthly payments.

Additional aid will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on household income and members of the household (as reflected on the first page of 2022 tax returns). Please contact us if you would like to discuss the possibility of additional financial aid or an alternative payment plan. Financial Aid scholarships (25% off tuition) are offered to players enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program at school or who provide additional supporting financial documents.

If you are applying for additional financial aid today, your down payment will be deferred until after we review your application. On the payment page, please select the option to apply for financial aid and review the instructions.

For NEW players who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch at school, select the option to apply for Financial Aid on the payment page. You will be able to checkout without making a payment and should then submit a photo of your free and reduced lunch letter to us via email.