What started in Atlanta, GA spread to Birmingham, AL, Knoxville, TN and then to Macon, GA. As each program grew, it was prevalent that an organization should be created to help guide and coordinate academy programs in the south to share values that keep players at the center.
Southern Futsal was created to do this but also oversee leagues, education and tournaments and let each academy focus on coaching and creating the best environment and culture for players to thrive (rather than just survive). We have Program wide DNA for all players that focus on leadership.
Therefore, our program values have SHAPE for players, coaches and parents to become true leaders. There have been many leders that hav come before that help define our SHAPE values. SHAPE stands for:
SERVE the game by respecting your teammates, opposition officials. "True Leaders realize that they're here to serve, not to be served" - Ken Blanchard
HUMILITY is being open to the ideas of others. "Avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. - Lao Tzu.
AMBITION - The starting point for all achievement is desire. "Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose"
PERFORMANCE is a behavior, not an outcome. "“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs
EFFORT with D.I.P - Direction, Intensity & Persistence. "The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence."- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
We are looking to add more programs & partnerships in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North & South Carolina to help ease traveling and to be able to grow the game of Futsal throughout the southeast.
Looking to partner with us? We can provide your foundation to start your own US Youth Futsal program by providing you the equipment, education and guidance you need to start a unique, full-time futsal program that does not conflict with club soccer. We are looking for partners in Auburn, AL, Northern Florida, Chattanooga, TN, Nashville, TN, Asheville, NC and Spartanburg-Greenville, SC.
Contact us HERE if you're interested in starting a futsal program in your area.