F-PIC’s PROGRAM: Futsal Player Identification Camps:

2016 Futsal Canada U13/14 Girls Team with US Youth Futsal

Our F-PIC’s program is the first of its kind in Canada and features tryouts for elite boys and girls futsal players that compete against the United States Youth Futsal National Teams. The primary objective is to present high performance opportunities to our top youth players and prepare them for international competition with the guidance and support with some of the best futsal coaches in the country.

The program started in 2014 when Canada faced the United States at the Pan American Sports Centre in Toronto. Tryouts and assessments run in October and November culminating in a three-day competition after Christmas and finishes before New Year’s Eve. There are 14 spots available on each of the four teams (two boys and two girls) before engaging in an intense and tremendously valuable training camp to prepare for the matches. The camp is led by Canadian National Team Assistant Coach Lorenzo Redwood as part of a team of six elite coaches.

What we are looking for first and foremost are motivated and dedicated players who wish to be identified and trained in preparations for future international competitions. Futsal has its own World Cup through FIFA which should be the ultimate long-term goal of any player but in the very immediate future the Youth Olympics in 2018 in Argentina will include futsal for the first time. This competition (U18 and under) will be a tester for when, not if, the IOC will insert futsal into the Olympic Games. The opportunities exist, if you are willing to seize them.

The next tryouts will take place in Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal in the fall of 2017. If you are a player interested in trying out we will posting information in the late summer. If you are a league owner/operator and interested in being considered to host a tryout please contact us.

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