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The Futsal Festival will be held annually at Providence College after the new year. 

The futsal event is designed to be played in reduced space with a smaller, heavier ball that challenges players’ ability & creativity, how to think & make quicker decisions and learn to create space on & off the ball. Therefore, we want the players and teams to enjoy the experience so we will not be competing for a tournament champion, as well as, scores nor standings will be recorded.

H E R E  I S  W H A T  A  F E W  H A V E  T O  S A Y  A B O U T  T H E  E V E N T :

“The SL Soccer Leadership Academy Futsal Festival was a great opportunity for our girls to experience the game of futsal against some of the premier clubs in New England. The quality and speed of play was truly invaluable to the future development of players!”
-Tony Viera, Bayside FC Bolts - RI

“It was a great event and highly organized. My players were able to compete at a high level and have at the same time.  We definitely will return next year. I highly recommend this event to other teams.”
- Jen Sullivan, Southeast Soccer Club - CT

"Thank you for hosting the futsal festival. The facilities at Providence College were fantastic; they were clean, the staff was very helpful and teams had ample space to warm-up. The girls enjoyed the competition and all of the teams and coaches competed with great sportsmanship. It was a pleasure to have some great competition in our off season. We are looking forward to it next year!”
-David Richard, Seacoast Premier - NH

“It was awesome. Whether watching a u11 match or some of the older players at the high school ages, many great skills individually, excellent ideas within smaller duels, goals, saves, celebrations and most importantly, tons of joy playing the game. It was a rewarding event.”
-Sam Lopes, Academy Owner / Director, Providence College Head Soccer Coach