USYF Developmental Academy
- Elite Futsal Charleston Developmental Academy is a premier futsal development program that offers players a unique opportunity to train and compete with players from other soccer clubs that are at the same skill-level. Our program is designed to complement, not compete with, a player’s regular soccer training with their own clubs. With our team of highly qualified and experienced coaches, our priority is improving the futsal and soccer skills of our players and offering opportunities for intense futsal game-play.
- Elite Futsal Charleston Developmental Academy is for players looking to participate in high-level technical and tactical futsal training sessions, competitive league play, as well as regional and national level tournaments. Elite Futsal Charleston players will focus on technique, tactical awareness and pinpoint passing which demands quick reflexes and fast thinking. Through our unique training methods, we have produced players of exceptional ability. Both current and alumni Elite Futsal Charleston players are playing for professional club academies and graduating to the National level in both soccer and futsal.
Junior Developmental Academy
- Elite Futsal Charleston Junior Developmental Academy is a program offered to all players ages U8-U9 looking to participate in a year-round futsal academy with experienced and qualified coaches. Players are placed in groups with similarly skilled players in order to maximize their development. This program will serve as a pathway to the Elite Futsal Charleston Academy.
- The Junior DA will heavily focus on player development through improving technical ability, game awareness and tactical decision making. Junior Academy training will provide challenging technical drills, games, and exercises in order to increase confidence and enhance critical foot skills. Training will also build upon the fundamentals of dribbling, decisions under pressure, and passing in a fast-paced format. The program is designed to build the foundation for teaching tactical components that will improve the player’s understanding of the game. All Junior Academy players will have the opportunity to compete in the Elite Futsal Charleston winter & summer leagues (included in fees) and also have the optional opportunity to play additional tournaments and special events.
- Elite Futsal Charleston Junior Developmental Academy is open for ANY/ALL players & teams, regardless of their club, level and/or town/city affiliation. Elite Futsal Charleston Junior Developmental Academy training is designed to complement, not compete with, a player’s club soccer training.
USYF National Championships
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (Feb 20, 2019) - EFC/DA 10 PIVO, was one of nineteen teams crowned as National Champions at the 2019 U.S. Youth Futsal National Championships. The tournament took place February 15 - 18, 2019 in Overland Park, KS. There were 161 teams from across the US and Canada who participated, making it the largest national Futsal tournament in the United States.
To qualify, over 1,000 teams participated through one of the ten USYF Regional Championships.
Elite Futsal Charleston is a great example of the success and place of Futsal in our country, offering the ability to play year-round and for any age group or skill level. With clubs like Elite Futsal Charleston, the hopes of getting back to international prominence on the world stage is attainable, but learning the many idiosyncrasies of the sport along the way and having fun is equally as important.
- Peter Vermes, Head Coach, MLS Sporting Kansas City