Will Hanna, Futsal ID Director and coach said, “Every opportunity to play futsal teams of the highest caliber is an opportunity for our teams to build character and become better players. Futsal games have an extremely high intensity level and when you insert the pressure of a regional or national tournament it becomes an amazing platform for guiding and teaching young people how to manage their emotions, remain composed and act professionally in the face of adversity. Watching our coaches lead and teach players the importance of sportsmanship and professional character was incredible to see this past weekend. I could not be more proud of our coaches and what ASA represents.”
ASA had 10 of 12 teams advance out of group stage:
- 2002 boys won their 4th regional championship
- 2004 boys brought home their 1st Regional championship following their impressive United States Futsal Federation National Championship this past 2019 season.
- 2004 girls, and 2008, 2007 and 2005 boys teams placed 2nd
- 2009 girls and boys both fell short in tightly contested semi final matches
“The tournament was a great experience for our players. I am very proud of the teams and how they played. They came together and worked hard for one another. It was great to see so many Alexandria teams showing a new region what Alexandria Futsal is all about and the weekend helped prepare us for USFF Regionals next month,” said Tim Lenzo, Futsal ID coach and technical staff member.
The Futsal staff and the entire club are proud of our players and coaches. Over the past eight years ASA staff has been diligently working to provide our players the opportunity to receive the highest level of professional authentic futsal instruction and our hard work is paying off at the highest levels down to the introductory teams.
ASA’s teams are now preparing for the VYSA State Cup (January 25–26th) and the USFF Regional Tournament (February 14th — 16th) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. All ASA ID teams currently participate in the Alexandria Futsal League.
*All photos in this post are courtesy of Tim Lenzo, Charlie Herrmann or Julian Brown.