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Registration Open for Jr Irish / Midwest Futsal Academy Winter Program

10/18/2017, 9:45am EDT
By Ken Nuber, Executive Director

The Jr. Irish Soccer Club is proud to continue our formal partnership with Midwest Futsal Academy (MFA) to offer our players the best futsal experience in the Michiana area. 

The goal is to use futsal as a way to develop a players’ technical, tactical, physical and mental ability in a way that increases outdoor soccer performance.  A curriculum will be implemented progressively over the course of the program, emphasizing technical skills and tactical competence, as well as speed, agility, and balance.

We expect that players will see marked improvement in the following areas: ball control, attacking skills, movement off-the-ball, decision-making, passing, balance, athleticism, reflexes, and (for keepers especially) ball-handling, anticipation, playing the angles, challenges, and ball-distribution. Our staff is experienced in both Futsal and the Outdoor game, and provide the highest level of training for the game of Futsal.

Midwest Futsal Academy founder Thiago Pinto has been a pillar of the soccer community in South Bend for many years.  Thiago came to the area as an All-American at Bethel and became the head coach in 2009.  Thiago has guided the Pilots to three conference championships including this season.  Associate Academy Director Jason Freeman  is on the Jr. Irish Coaching staff as head coach of the 2000 Premier and 2004 Premier teams.  

Dates:        December 9, 16, January 6, 13, 20, and 27.

11 and under | 9:00am - 10:15am | Boys & Girls
12-15 | 10:15am - 11:30am | Boys
12-16 | 11:30am - 12:45pm | Girls
16-19 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm | Boys

Cost:          $90 for Jr. Irish players.  (regular price is $125)
Location:      Bethel College

Registration is now open.  Please follow the link provided to register.
Registration Link

For more information on the Midwest Futsal Academy, go to their website at


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