U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams Successful in Colombia
2016 National I.D. Event and International Trip
OVERLAND PARK, KAN. (Aug. 30, 2016) - U.S. Youth Futsal's National Teams recorded an aggregate 13-4-1 record during three days of competition against top Colombian teams, scoring 98 goals and allowing just 48.
Barzacchini, on his third trip with the U.S. Youth Futsal National Team program, was thrilled to spend time with friends old and new, but especially to make new memories.
On Wednesday, after a team-building trip to Guatapé, U.S. players witnessed incredible celebrations throughout the city after Atlético Nacional won the Copa Libertadores. On Friday, the group watched a Liga Argos men's professional Futsal match. On Saturday, the teams played salon, a variation of Futsal popular in South America. In addition, the U16 girls team was granted special access to the Medellin stadium where FIFA Futsal World Cup 2016 matches will take place in September.
"Culturally, it was a remarkable experience," noted Girls Director Jason Miller. " Medellín is a wonderful city that provided an ideal life and Futsal experience for our players and their families. The people, the food, the culture, the setting and the weather were all truly fantastic."
Added Barzacchini: "It is hard to even explain how much I loved this trip. It made a great and big impact on my life. I'll never forget it!"
About United States Youth Futsal
United States Youth Futsal is the largest U.S. Soccer affiliated futsal organization in the country. Launched in 2004, U.S. Youth Futsal oversees more than 100 local leagues and academies across the country, sanctions 10 Regional Championships and a National Championship. USYF is the leader in Futsal player development and Futsal coaching education by offering the Futsal I.D. program, the U.S. Youth Futsal National Teams along with Coaching and Referee training clinics.