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The Futsal ID program provides players with an opportunity to receive the most comprehensive Futsal experience in the region. We encourage all those who love the sport of futsal to explore an opportunity to learn from futsal certified coaches who have a passion for teaching the unique, fast paced game. Futsal ID features one to two practices per week, three levels of competition/commitment, and a variety of local, regional and national futsal competition experiences
Futsal ID TryoutsRegistration
Tryout 1: October 21st (primary)
Tryout 2: November 2nd (secondary)
It is important to be available for both tryouts. If you can only attend one tryout participants should prioritize the primary tryout date.
Junior Academy teams are selected based on JA staff recommendation
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
The Futsal ID 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 Futsal ID 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)
Prospective Futsal ID players are identified in a variety of ways. These may include: futsal ID tryouts, coach or staff recommendations, performance in previous futsal programs, and/or experience in the ASA Academy Program. Coaches are considering variables such as a players’ comfort level and experience in the game of futsal, availability for team training sessions and games, and ability to execute with and against the highest level futsal competition.
We recognize futsal as a different sport to outdoor soccer and while there are many similarities, a player’s strengths and weaknesses may differ between the two sports. Prospective players should not assume they have an equal level of skill or expertise in both soccer and futsal.
Due to the smaller roster sizes in futsal (eight to nine 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.
Why Participate in ASA’s Futsal ID?
Fast pace and tight spaces improves technical skills and decision making.
Teamwork, coachability, resiliency & humility. With smaller rosters and faster play kids are held accountable and gain confidence.
Explosive performance training improves speed, strength and agility.
ASA Futsal ID has a track record of program success AND a quality curriculum that has developed multiple players onto the USYF National Team.
A highly educated, professional and passionate coaching and technical staff.
Goalkeeper specific training with a former professional goalkeepers.
Each ID player has the chance to compete in FUN and exciting tournament environments and league play.
Futsal ID FAQs (2022-23)
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, ID teams will participate in the Futsal Premier League and select teams will attend various state and regional competitions.
Projected Futsal ID Program schedule:
December 5th (first practice):
- 2x training sessions per week (approx. 6 sessions)
- 1-2 official scrimmages
- Dec 16-18 | Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament (All Teams)
- 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.
Red and Elite groups, in general, will be compete at the regional and national level. White, Blue and Black teams, in general, will compete in local events.
Red and Elite teams, in general, will be the teams that compete at the regional and national level. White, Blue and Black teams, in general, will compete in local events.
ASA is expanding the opportunity for Futsal ID players to compete in regional and national tournaments by offering two top level teams in select age groups. The addition of an “Elite” team to certain age groups is based on the depth, growth and development of that specific pool of players. Regardless of team placement, the coaching staff is focused on placing participants in situations that offer an appropriately challenging environment and foster development.
Families will receive instructions via email from capellisport.com.
Current or returning players can purchase uniforms by:
Visit 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!
YES! All players are required to purchase the newly designed futsal uniforms. The black shorts and socks purchased in the winter of 2022 remain the same.
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:
- Visit capellisport.com and click “teamshop” in the top right hand corner
- Click Alexandria Soccer Association
- Select “Alexandria Futsal ID” (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].
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 black and neon court jerseys. 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 selected based on ability, availability and commitment. The Futsal ID teams train together in preparation for local, regional, national and possibly international futsal competitions.
Players will undergo a one or two day open tryout/evaluation process prior to the start of the season. Additionally, players are evaluated during Academy training sessions and games throughout the fall soccer season. The Futsal ID coaching staff works together to identify the appropriate futsal opportunity for each player with ASA’s platform (ID team or non-ID league team). All players have an opportunity to play futsal though the ID platform is recommended only to those with the highest comfort level and ability within the game. Any player may register to play in the league.
If your participant does not play for an ASA Academy team please reach out to [email protected] for supplemental opportunities.
Due to the availability of adequate field and court space all ASA fields will be utilized to host futsal tryouts and eliminate scheduling conflicts for families.
Interested Futsal ID participants should attend the primary tryout date if possible. Forming ID teams and building rosters is a challenging and time consuming process. Coaches will begin to build teams after the initial tryout date and send invites on a rolling basis. The secondary tryout will be used to finalize the rosters should any remaining spots remain.
Coaches will be evaluating:
- Attacking 1v1
- Defending 1v1
- Mobility w/o the ball
- Character (work ethic, sportsmanship, competitive spirit, coachability)
Each team will have eight to ten players.
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 Futsal ID program is a tryout only program. Participants attend tryouts, are selected 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 Futsal ID 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 Futsal ID 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 | $905
- State Experience | $725
- Local Experience | $625
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 Futsal ID 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 2021 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.