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UNITED STATES FUTSAL NAMES SOUTH DAKOTA STATE SOCCER THE EXCLUSIVE STATE ASSOCIATION FOR FUTSAL IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Oakland, California. June 5th, 2016
U.S. Futsal, governing body of Futsal in the United States at the Youth, Adult and Professional level announced today that they have entered into a partnership with South Dakota State Soccer Association (SDSSA) the governing body for Youth Soccer in South Dakota. United States Futsal (USFF) has been governing the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981. Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer) 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 in all continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. As USFF’s exclusive representative for South Dakota, SDYSA will be responsible for sanctioning Futsal league and tournament play, player and coach registration and a USFF State Championship beginning in January of 2017. SDSSA State Champions will be crowned in youth and adult age groups and will move on to USFF Regional and National Championships. Additionally, SDSSA’s Coaching Education Department will offer clinics and courses throughout the year to help educate SDSSA’s member coaches on technical and tactical aspects of Futsal. SDSSA will kick off the partnership with the 1st Annual South Dakota Futsal State Cup, January 20-22, 2017 in Mitchell, SD.
SDSSA President Rex Rolfing commented: “We are pleased to partner with USFF to help grow Futsal in South Dakota. USFF 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 South Dakota State Soccer Association. This agreement furthers our goal to partner with all State Soccer Associations, and it also now makes South Dakota State Soccer Association the State Governing Body of all disciplines of FIFA (Soccer, Futsal, and Beach Soccer) to the benefit of all players.
About the South Dakota State Soccer Association: The South Dakota State Soccer Association (SDSSA) is a member of the US Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer representing over 20,000 youth players, coaches and administrators in South Dakota. SDSSA oversees programs including the Olympic Development Program (ODP), the National Championship Series (State Cup), the SDSSA Champions League, Coaching Education and more. For more information about SDSSA and their programs, visit southdakotasoccer.com or contact the state Technical Director, Jeremy Tosaya, at email@example.com.
About U.S. Futsal
United States FUTSAL (USFF) has governed the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981 at the Youth, Adult, and Professional level. Futsal is the way the world plays indoor soccer. 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. U.S. Futsal, the only Futsal organization directly affiliated to U.S. Soccer, first affiliated in 1988, it governs futsal league play, with leagues designed for beginners as well as premier 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. For more information, visit futsal.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDSSA Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Rules pdf file