PROGRAMS > ECHO FUTSAL CLUB
What is Futsal?
Futsal is a faster paced, 5v5 game played on a smaller field with a smaller, low bounce ball. The game places a premium on quick decision-making and skills training translates well to soccer.
Echo's Futsal Program Director is Joe Zambrano, a former professional futsal player and coach. He will personally train each of our futsal teams along with Sergio del Campo and Briant Estrella. Echo coaches are welcomed to be involved with their teams and coach in league play and tourneys.
-8 week program (November - January)
-Weekly 90 minute training sessions based on the Coerver Futsal Curriculum
-2-3 tournaments (additional cost), including the state tournament at the end of December
Weekly Training Sessions at Echo Training Center
|Monday||5:30 - 7:00||Academy Boys|
|Monday||7:00 - 8:30||06-07 Girls|
|Tuesday||5:30 - 7:00||Academy (09-11) Girls|
|Tuesday||7:00 - 8:30||High School Girls|
|Wednesday||5:30 - 7:00||Academy (09-11) Boys|
|Wednesday||7:00 - 8:30||05-06 Boys|
|Thursday||5:30 - 7:00||07-08 Boys|
|Thursday||7:00 - 8:30||High School Boys|
Friday Night Futsal at Darden Elementary
|Day||Time||Group A (dates 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/4)||Group B (11/16, 12/7, 12/21, 1/11)|
|Friday||5:30 - 6:30||Academy Boys 1||Academy Boys 2|
|Friday||6:30 - 7:30||Academy Girls||06-07 Girls|
|Friday||7:30 - 8:30||05-06 Boys||07-08 Boys|
|Friday||8:30 - 9:30||HS Boys||HS Girls|
Program Director Joe Zambrano
Program Director Joe Zambrano is an experienced futsal player and coach at the highest levels of the sport. Joe played for the Venezuelan Futsal National Team for more than eight years, representing his country at the following international competitions:
- South American Futsal tournament, runner up (Brazil 2009)
- Bolivarian games, runner up (Bolivia 2009)
- Pan-American club cup, champions (Peru 2010)
Joe also played professional futsal in the Spanish Honor division for team Playas de Castellon in Valencia, Spain.
Joe is an experienced coach, serving as a former assistant coach and fitness trainer for the U-20 Venezuelan Futsal National Team.
As Program Director, Joe will run all training sessions for Echo Futsal Club.
Benefits of Futsal Training
- It allows players from the same team to train and play together during winter
- It combines team training, small sided games, and individual skills
- Small field and low number of players creates a fast pace and fosters quick thinking, lots of movement, and plenty of touches
- Coerver Futsal Curriculum was created by 2 of the most recognized Futsal professional players in the world, applying the Coerver principles for player development.
- Directed and coached by a true former professional futsal player and professional coach.
- Futsal skills and principles are applicable to outdoor soccer, making futsal a great winter supplement for player development
- Lots of FUN
Note: Echo Futsal Club training will consist of turf training supplemented by up to 2 hard court sessions and up to 3 tournaments.
Tournaments and League Play
Echo Futsal Club will be attending three tournaments as a club (listed below under Club Tournaments). These tournaments are optional and at an additional cost. Should your team choose to participate, Joe Zambrano will be available to coach for these tournaments . All teams may also attend other optional tournaments and participate in league play, but may need to find coaching assistance for these events.
Ft. Wayne Futsal Cup
Dec. 8-9 Fort Wayne, IN -- $350/team
NIHHC Futsal Tournament
Dec. 14-16 Elkhart, IN -- $300-$350/team
Indiana Futsal State Cup
Dec. 27-30 Indianapolis, IN -- $485/team
First Midwest Futsal Tournament
Nov. 17-18 Joliet, IL -- $350/team
Ankle Breakers Invitational
Nov 23 (Black Friday) Grand Rapids, MI -- $200/team
Step Ahead Sports Thanksgiving Tournament
Nov. 24 or 25 Bolingbrook, IL (3rd place as U-11 entry) $225/team
Chocolate Milk Futsal Cup
Dec. 15-16 Ann Arbor, MI -- $375/team
Step Ahead Sports Winter Break Torunament
Dec. 29 or 30 Bolingbrook, IL -- $225/team
Great Lakes Regional Futsal Championship
Jan. 18-21 Akron, OH -- $500/team
West Michigan Futsal Winter Cup
Feb. 2-3 Grand Rapids, MI -- $375/team
US Futsal Midwest Regionals
Feb. 15-17 Plymouth, IN -- $550/team
Kalamazoo – Portage Futsal Tournament
Feb. 16-17 Kalamazoo, MI (K-P Futsal) -- $300/team
Winter Futsal Champions Cup
Feb. 22-24 Lansing, MI -- $350/team
Kalamazoo – Portage, MI