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U.S. Youth Futsal Leadership Summit open to non-members.

United State Youth Futsal will host a Summit meeting, Thursday June 12th – Saturday June, 14 in Milwaukee WI.  In a departure from the usual, U.S. Youth Futsal is opening the meeting to non – USYF futsal league owners and others who are contemplating opening futsal operations in the coming year.
“USYF has become the recognized brand for futsal events and player development.  With our reputation, support tools and visionary league owners, we decided to open the meeting to all non-USYF Futsal league owners and event organizers to share our ideas.  What better way to advance the game?” said John Sciore,  National Director of Development.
Times for the specific topics have not yet been set; the daily Summit schedule hours are

  • Thursday June 12th – start Summit at 1 pm, adjourn at 5 pm
  • Friday June 13  – start day at 9 am, adjourn at 5 pm
  • Saturday June 14 start day at 9 am, end Summit at 3 pm

The anchor activity of the Summit is the U.S. Futsal Mens team preparing for the next FIFA Futsal World Cup.  Date and times of the National team is below
U.S. Futsal Mens Team activities

  • Thursday 7 pm International friendly vs. France
  • Saturday 6 pm International friendly vs. France
  • Training session on Friday

Summit Agenda (times and dates to be determined)
State of U.S. Youth Futsal address
Where we started from, where are we now, vision for the future
Marketing, Advertising and Team Retention
How to increase the number of teams in your league’s events.  Presented will be best-practice ideas from a panel of League Owners, including an expert guest speaker on how to use Social media to make your league stand out.  Learn what other leagues do to build relationships to maintain retention and loyalty to their local league.
Coaching Education
U.S. Futsal Mens Head Coach Keith Tozer hosts the topic.  Learn how the U.S. Youth Futsal Coaching Education program can help you and your league.
Futsal Academy
How to organize and run a futsal academy for player development.  Best-practice ideas from a panel of LOs who operate the largest futsal academies in the country.
Referees
One of the most significant advantages U.S. Youth Futsal has over competition is the referees who officiate our events.  Find out what U.S. Soccer, your state association and your locally assembled staff can do to differentiate your league.  Also learn what you can personally do as a LO to make your league stand out
HTG Sports
President of HTGSports, Gerry High will present tools to help you manage your administration.  Learn to use tools in the system and find out what improvements are in the works and make suggestions.
Futsal ID program updates
What is the purpose of the Futsal ID program and where is it headed?  Find out why your league should be involved in identifying players to get them to the “next level” of futsal.
USSSA
USSSA Director of Soccer and Futsal, Craig Scriven, will review the advantages of USSSA membership and discuss the insurance and risk-management tools available to U.S. Youth Futsal
U.S. Youth Futsal Regional / National Tournaments
The when, who, how and why your league should be sending teams
Competition
From US Soccer sanctioned leagues to big club leagues to “mom and pop” leagues, learn what other LOs have done to face the challenges of competitors
Owning your own facility
Find out what Greg Simmonds, LO of Richmond, VA knows about the advantages and challenges of owning your own facility.
League Owner Roundtable
Each League Owner attending will bring one profitable idea that has helped in the growth / management of his league and share that idea with the group.
Camaraderi
Do not miss the informal benefits of socializing with passionate, like-minded futsal people after hours and in between sessions.  U.S. Youth Futsal has the 6 largest leagues in the country, all of them with over 200 teams.  You will be able to find time with them during off hours to talk about their success and solicit advice.

Special Guest Presenters

Keith Tozer  – Head Coach US Futsal National Team and Technical Director of USYF will discuss the Coaching Education program and the Futsal ID program
Ed Marco – FIFA Futsal Referee Instructor – USA Soccer referee instructor.  Will discuss the future of Futsal officiating.  Also discussed are practice management techniques employed by local leagues to present a superior officiating corp.
Gerry High – President of HTGSports, the official USYF provider for Futsal event registration and administrative management.
Craig Scriven – USSSA, Director of Soccer and Futsal, will discuss the benefits of  sanctioning.
Max Schroeder – Social Media specialist
United States Youth Futsal is an affiliated league of US Soccer.  With 72 leagues, 7 Regional tournaments and the largest National Futsal tournament in the country, USYF is the largest and fastest growing futsal organization in the US.
For more information, contact John Sciore, National Director of Development atmailto:j.sciore@usyouthfutsal.com ?subject=USYF%20League%20Owner%20Summit 314.604.4801. To register for the Summit.

Registration for the Summit is free.  Attendee is responsible for travel, lodging and meals.

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