The Major League Futsal Youth Academy sanctioned by Major League Futsal USA and the North American Futsal Confederation under the World Futsal Federation WFF, creates international programs where affiliation is not the main focus, competition is!
We are the first world youth futsal program of its kind, following the International Olympic Code of Conduct and specializing in solid, safe platforms for juniors.
This international level program is free of charge.
We will sanction your international league or countries association no matter how big or small, good governance practices are key to success.
To join the Major League Futsal Youth Academy:
MLF Youth Academy and its Futsal Associations Specialize in Futsal 365 days a year
The Future of Futsal Has Arrived!
Futsal is Changing did you know?
•MLF Youth Academy is sponsored by Major League Futsal USA, a Professional Futsal League in the United States which is totally invested in creating futsal as a lifetime sport.
•MLF Youth Academy provides full support to assist you in building a solid foundation for your Junior and Youth National Teams.
•MLF Youth Academy provides full support to assist you in building a solid foundation for your Junior and Youth High Performance teams.
•MLF Youth Academy governs the International, National, Regional and State leagues tournaments and events around the world.
•MLF Youth Academy sets the standards for futsal at all levels to ensure consistent rules, safety, officiating, score-keeping, facilities and coaching through IMPACT.
•MLF Youth Academy works to protect your kids by requiring EVERY adult over the age of 18 working with junior players has a comprehensive background screening performed every two years.
•MLF Youth Academy membership includes an insurance protection package.
•MLF Youth Academy membership helps support national programs in all disciplines at all levels in both genders.
•MLF Youth Academy membership helps “grow the game” worldwide fostering a climate of greater understanding & friendship through sport.
The MLF Youth Academy, is a non-profit, non-government supported organization, sets the standards at all levels from the National Teams to the youngest and oldest age groups in indoor futsal disciplines for both genders. No other organization is so totally invested in creating futsal as a lifetime sport from top to bottom.
MLF Youth Academy “Sets” the Standards
The MLF Youth Academy sets the standards for governance and specifies that every region in the country meet specific criteria to remain in good standing within the organization. MLF Youth Academy meetings - including its Board meetings - are open to the public. MLF Youth Academy sets the rules for all indoor futsal competitions contested under its name and recommends standards for use by other youth and adult futsal organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
Security, Safety and Background Checks
MLF Youth Academy sets standards for facilities and is proactive in teaching safety guidelines to players, coaches, club directors, officials, event organizers and organizations to ensure the safest environment possible. EVERY adult (coach, official, assistant coach, chaperone, etc.) over the age of 18 working with MLF Youth Academy has a comprehensive background check performed biennially. MLF Youth Academy member benefit from having a comprehensive insurance package provided to them as part of their membership benefits through the AAU.
Local, Regional, National and International Events
Players have the opportunity to play in high quality, exciting MLF Youth Academy sanctioned competitions – that are open only to MLF Youth Academy members. The MLF Youth Academy World Cup Championships are hosted annually for boy’s and girl’s teams, in age divisions 12 – 18 years, who become eligible through Six Elite Qualifiers held throughout the world host National Championships for collegiate players and adults with age divisions from 35 to 75 and older.
College Scholarships and Olympic Dreams
College scholarships and Olympic dreams begin with MLF Youth Academy, which predicts will encompass just under 100,000 registered members by 2018, 8,000-plus teams and over 3,300 clubs nationwide. Membership in MLF Youth Academy provides opportunities for teams from all 50 states, Washington D.C. and American Territories to compete for the title of MLF Youth Academy National Champions.
MLF Youth Academy members are eligible to try out for and participate on Regional and National High Performance teams, including Team USA squads that compete internationally in zonal and World Championship events.
Grassroots Development and Grants for Diversity, High School, College, State Associations, and AAU.
MLF Youth Academy re-invests in the sport through financial support for under- represented populations including economically- disadvantaged clubs, boys and girls and college men (including grants for NCAA and NAIA institutions that are starting new varsity men’s Futsal teams), military and a wealth of disabled programming.
In 2016 the MLF Youth Academy created a partnership with the AAU who is known worldwide as the leader in amateur sports. This partnership will help guide us through the sports community and give us a real platform to work from, giving us a direct link and crossover product capability to connect to those under-represented groups that need financial and structural support.
Other Benefits for MLF Youth Academy Members
MLF Youth Academy High Performance (HP) Departments offer many levels of training camps, clinics, international competition and more, including a special newsletter for those participating in the HP pipeline at every level.
MLF Youth Academy has an extensive recognition program that presents awards in categories for male and female individual athletes, teams, coaches, officials/scorekeepers, junior representatives, sports medicine and leaders of the sport.
Real Membership Discounts
Parents and players can save hundreds of dollars per season by taking advantage of the discount offers provided to MLF Youth Academy member clubs. Visit the web site sections shown below for more information:
Educational Opportunities for the Beginner to the Advanced Coach/Official
As futsal continues to gain popularity, there is a constant need for skilled adults to take on the roles of coaches, referees, and scorekeepers throughout the futsal community. Since 2012, MLF Youth Academy has been proactively developing a full scale program from youth to pro for all new coaches entering the sport with the core principles to teaching, motor learning, coaching philosophy, risk management, skill and team systems, and annually updating the manual with the newest research in futsal development. All MLF Youth Academy coaches must complete minimum coaching education requirements through the MLF Youth Academy Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP).
MLF Youth Academy IMPACT:
(I)ncreased (M)astery and (P)rofessional (A)pplication of (C)oaching (T)heory. is an introductory level coaching clinic offered through the State Regions and National office via in-person or webinar modules.
MLF Youth Academy also develops high-quality referees and scorekeepers who must undergo certification and evaluation, creating a pool of regionally and nationally certified court officials, through live, in person training and online education.
Individuals within MLF Youth Academy have the opportunity to advance their coaching skills through the CAP program with modules taught by highly qualified coaches including members of the MLF coaching staffs. The annual MLF Youth Academy High Performance Coaches’ Clinic brings in the top coaches from across the United States and around the globe to expand and improve the coaching curriculum.
MLF Youth Academy CAP, Sports Medicine and High Performance programs have access to cutting-edge teaching methods, information and technology through its relationship with the United States Olympic Committee programs and other national federations.
MLF Youth Academy is serious about your child's safety and the longevity of the MLF Youth Academy. To ensure that both are kept safe from harm. The MLF Youth Academy has adopted the Safe-Sports training for all Administrators, Coaches, Club Directors, Parent Volunteers and anyone directly associated to a junior futsal program that may have access to any youth member. This is an annual certification that must be full-filled in order for any registration into the MLF Youth Academy can be considered active.
A wealth of free grassroots sport development material is available on the MLF Youth Academy Web Site, including Best Practices, the Grow the Game Together Blog, and “How to” instructions designed for players, club directors, coaches, officials and parents for all levels, quotes, posters, drills and a historical section as well. The MLF Youth Academy Web site provides the most comprehensive source for information on the sport of futsal.
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Free Webinars for Club Directors, Players, Coaches and Parents
The MLF Youth Academy will begin offering dozens of webinars on skills, club enhancement, motor learning, recruiting, developing futsal, the competitive cauldron, the mental game and much more. In the months leading to the 2017, including skill tips, training and personal futsal stories and doing Q & A with MLF Youth Academy adult and junior players, all FREE to Junior Futsal Association USA members.
Free Animated Drills and Topical Coaching Videos
This season will see animated drills of the top games that grassroots and elite programs should be incorporating, and dozens of 5-10-minute-long coaching videos –including those for each skill, game variations and fundamental team systems.
Free Skill Posters
By the end of the 2017 season, over 50 special futsal posters featuring, topics like growing the game, will be posted for free download and printing, to place on school and facility gym walls and help increase practice time and provide athlete role models for players of any age.
National & Regional Branding Support
The MLF Youth Academy National office and Regional Futsal Associations work to authenticate all futsal activities by sharing MLF Youth Academy branding materials, including scorekeeper table skirts, court numbering banners, approved futsal balls, and much more.