U.S. Futsal and United Soccer Coaches, partnered to create the first-ever Level 1 Futsal Diploma. The co-branded course is available online at http://UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/Futsal.

Futsal is the five-a-side version of soccer played on a basketball-size court and with a low-bounce ball. It is the official indoor soccer game of FIFA and is one of the most popular soccer variations in the world.

“We’re very pleased to be developing this valuable diploma course for soccer coaches,” said United Soccer Coaches CEO Lynn Berling- Manuel. “U.S. Futsal has been promoting futsal for 37 years and this partnership ensures that coaches are receiving first-class training.”

“Futsal has taken off across the U.S. with programs and facilities cropping up everywhere. But the resources for quality coach education have not existed. We’re pleased to have U.S. Futsal contribute its expertise to make sure this course is the definitive coaching education opportunity for futsal.”

“The game of futsal has been the learning ground for some of the greatest players that have ever stepped on a soccer field,” said Alex Para, President and CEO of U.S. Futsal. “United Soccer Coaches has been educating soccer coaches for years, and through this great partnership, we will work together to educate our coaches on how to use futsal as a way to improve the technical skills of our soccer players.”

About United Soccer Coaches
United Soccer Coaches, formerly the NSCAA, was founded in 1941 and is the largest community for soccer coaches in the world. We unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and we elevate the game through advocacy, education and service. Learn more at UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.

About U.S. Futsal
United States FUTSAL (USFF) has governed the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981. 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. U.S. Futsal governs futsal league play, with leagues designed for beginners as well as premier players of all ages. Conducts State Cups, 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 U.S. For more information, visit futsal.com.