Discoveries Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with nationally recognized Futsal organization Barefoot Futbol Club. The newly formed program synergy will allow for a progressive & player centered coaching experience, whereby Barefoot FC coaches will actively work with our Boys Development Academy players as part of their weekly training program, both in a practice & game day environment. Specific program information will be released to our Development Academy families in the coming days.
Development Academy Director Alistair Bain: “Technical development is a critical component in our methodology as a program, therefore exposing our players to a variance of environments that challenge their technical acumen is important to us. While the winter off season provides us the perfect platform to introduce our players to the Barefoot FC staff, we see this as a starting point to future involvement that will grow in duration & tenure.”
The Discoveries Development Academy is comprised of four age groups within the boys program: U-11, U-12, U-13 & U-14, all of which compete in the South Atlantic Division of the US Soccer DA. They compete regularly against some of the top academies in the country, including Atlanta United, NCFC, and Concorde Fire.
Barefoot FC is a player centric program that is dedicated to promoting Futsal, Futebol de Salão, Fútbol de Salón, and its many developmental advantages, by providing the highest quality Futsal experience in the region. They offer a wide variety of programming, including a full time day school which combines academic and athletic training, a US Youth Futsal development academy program for elite futsal players and skill development programs for players age 4-19. Barefoot enjoys working alongside high level youth soccer organizations to help individual players play with excitement and creativity.
“This is truly a ground breaking opportunity for Barefoot and Discoveries,” commented Guillermo Uribe, Executive Director of Coaching and Co-Founder of Barefoot Fútbol Club. “The Federation had required Futsal to be part of the DA curriculum for several years, but almost no soccer clubs ever truly integrated Futsal into their training program,”. Dr. Clay Hellner, Barefoot FC President and Co-Founder added “The commitment from Discoveries is a paradigm shift in player development, and the impact will be immediate and significant.”
As part of our relationship with Barefoot FC all Discoveries Soccer Club teams are eligible to claim a $50 discount toward entry into F5 Futsal’s vast array of Winter Futsal Leagues. Full details are available in the flyer attached, but please be sure to act fast as the deadline is November 2nd.