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Indy Eleven & Indiana Futsal Giveback

Here you can purchase Indy Eleven game tickets and a portion of the proceeds will go to Indiana Futsal to build more futsal courts in Indiana! Remember to enter the promo code "futsal".

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Community Giveback Fundraising Program

Your nonprofit organization can raise funds while enjoying Indy Eleven games at Carroll Stadium throughout the 2016 Fall Season thanks to the new Community Giveback Program.
 
Fundraising for your cause is as simple as setting up a checkout code through Indy Eleven and having your supporters purchase any ticket to any future game at "The Mike" via the giveback.indyeleven.com website. Our Community Giveback Partners will keep the difference between the face value price and the biggest group discount available, with proceeds earned falling between $3 to $6 per ticket, depending on the seating section.
 
If you want to help out, continue below to see the list of current Community Giveback Program partners and the checkout codes you can use at giveback.indyeleven.com
 
If you would like for your program to participate, please contact Kevin Kirkoff in the Indy Eleven Ticket Sales Department at 317-685-1100 x200 or email kevin@indyeleven.com
 
Remember to type in "futsal" as the promo code when purchasing tickets so a portion of the proceeds can go directly to building more futsal courts in Indiana! 

Rush Memorial Cup

RUSHVILLE, Ind. (July 9, 2016) Rushville Futsal hosted the first ever Rush Memorial Futsal Classic tournament July 9 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Rushville Boys and Girls club. The purpose of this tournament was to improve the health and wellness of the Rushville community and grow the game of futsal in the Rush County area.
 
The first Rush Memorial Classic was a huge success with tons of support from sponsors as well as the community as a whole.
 
When asked about the tournament, team captain Salvador Rosales from the winning team Real Barcelona said, “We wanted to travel to Rushville to get the grand prize of Pizza King and play against some new competition. Overall it was one of the best tourneys we’ve participated in.”
 
Rushville Memorial Hospital hosted this tournament as a way to spread awareness of the health benefits of sports programs like those provided by Indiana Futsal. The whole idea behind the tournament is to encourage the Rushville community to stay active in new and exciting ways, which is exactly what futsal is to the community.
 
“It [futsal] promotes the prominent sport of soccer in rural communities. This program provides variety among the sports choices children have to choose from, which increases the choices of youth activities in our community,” said Jim Boyer from Rushville Memorial Hospital.
 
The Rush Memorial Classic promoted heart health to the community of Rushville while also exhibiting the sport of futsal. Rushville Memorial Hospital wants to continue to support sports like this with the idea of keeping the community healthy and active.
 
“Our community can continue to support and increase the amount of youth activities in Rush County, which will promote overall wellness.  The aim is to change the health habits of our youth, which includes diet, being active, and mental health.  This will reduce higher risk health issues such as obesity and diabetes, which are the highest health issues among our youth today,” Boyer says.
 
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Indiana Futsal is a member of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF).  Indiana Futsal is the first statewide futsal association in the United States.  Through tournaments, leagues, camps, free play, and other futsal events, Indiana Futsal will grow its membership across both youth and adult age groups.  It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law.  Indiana Futsal is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational futsal development and competition.

One-year Anniversary of Indy's First Futsal Court

INDIANAPOLIS – (May 16, 2016) Indianapolis’ first public futsal court at Rhodius Park celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday. The festivities kicked off on the court at 1 p.m. on 1720 W. Wilkins St. to celebrate the anniversary of the court. There was an appearance by Indy Eleven player Nicki Patterson, birthday cake provided by Oaxaqueña, Gordon's Ice Cream Parlor, as well as participation from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB).   
 
In December 2014 Futsal For Indiana was created in partnership between Indy Eleven, Indiana Soccer, Indy Parks, KIB, and the Indiana Soccer Foundation. These partners raised money and built the Rhodius Park futsal court from a previous under-used tennis court with the help of the Near West community. Their goal was to create a fun, positive, healthy, and safe environment for playing futsal all while incorporating the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.
 
After research on locations for the futsal court was conducted by the Marion Adult Learning Class, Rhodius Park was chosen. Rhodius Park was the perfect candidate for a futsal court because it is a central location for schools in Indianapolis, which makes it easily accessible to the surrounding communities. The court was originally an unused tennis court, so by converting it to a futsal court the area is seeing much more activity than before. Lastly, the Near West side area has a high demand for soccer and not many locations to play, so a futsal court grants the community access to the game.
 
Before any construction could take place on Rhodius Park the grounds had to be cleaned up. This was done in an event called the 2015 Great Indy Cleanup. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful partnered with the City of Indianapolis and created this initiative to cleanup and restore the communities of Indianapolis. More than 1,000 volunteers came out to participate where they picked up litter, planted trees, and more to beautify the grounds.
 
Two of Rhodius Park’s star players are Cousins Jackie and Lilly Aguayo who are fifth graders at IPS School 49, located right next to the futsal court. Along with several of their friends, Jackie and Lilly play futsal on a daily basis.  Before the court was built there was very little access to soccer fields and programs in the area, now the girls have the opportunity to play on a daily basis and their game has developed as a result.  Jackie and Lilly have since joined a soccer team coached by their uncle and their improvement in skill and confidence could not be more obvious. “The new court has been a lot of fun and I get to spend time with my friends and play futsal. It’s so much fun,” Jackie says.
 
A success story out of Rhodius Park comes from players who traveled to the US Futsal Midwest Regional Tournament at Grand Park in Westfield. Rhodius Park does not have a league, but a group of players from the Near West side of Indianapolis have formed a team called the Warriors.  The Warriors competed in their first competition, a national competition at that, and made it all the way to the finals against a very competitive team from Chicago.  Their opponents had been playing futsal for most of their life against competition from all over the country.  In a hard fought final game, the Warriors came up just short in the finals.  The Warriors represented Rhodius Park, Indianapolis, and the state of Indiana with great sportsmanship, hard work, and integrity.  The futsal players at Rhodius Park are truly pioneers for the sport in the state of Indiana.  
 
For more information on Indiana Futsal visit indianafutsal.org.
Contact:
Justin Becht
Indiana Futsal
317-975-2012
justin@indianafutsal.org

 
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Indiana Futsal is a member of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF).  Indiana Futsal is the first statewide futsal association in the United States.  Through tournaments, leagues, camps, free play, and other futsal events, Indiana Futsal will grow its membership across both youth and adult age groups.  It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law.  Indiana Futsal is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational futsal development and competition.
 

Indiana Futsal Concludes The 1st US Futsal Midwest Regional Championship Hosted in Indiana.

This past weekend, Indiana Futsal was honored to host for the 1st time, the US Futsal Midwest Regional Championship. The event brought over 1,000 people together at Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse in Westfield, IN to play and enjoy futsal.
 
A total of 57 teams participated in boys U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 and Open Men, and girls U11, U14, U16 and Open Women divisions. The champion of each division qualifies to move on to the US Futsal Federation National Championships in San Jose, California scheduled on July 14-17, 2016.
 
“Indiana Soccer and Indiana Futsal were excited to host the 1st US Midwest Futsal regional event in Indiana and to provide over 500 players an opportunity to participate in this exciting and fast-paced form of the soccer,” Indiana Soccer’s Executive Director Dave Guthrie, stated. “We are looking forward to bringing and creating more futsal events for current soccer players and for those not currently playing soccer who want to play this fast, exciting and fantastic 5 v 5 game”. Guthrie, continued… “Indiana Soccer is committed to inclusion, and through the newly formed Indiana Futsal Association, players who do not have access to the “game on grass” will have a different access to the world’s game. The passion, and intensity for Futsal observed this past weekend, confirmed that there is pent-up demand for this game. Futsal provides an environment conducive for a player’s technical development and, more importantly, it provides for the cognitive development of the player.  The player is required to expand his or her spatial awareness from 180 degree to 360 degrees, and is encouraged to make many decisions at breakneck speed. It is no wonder that some of the greatest soccer players on earth contribute there soccer prowess to their Futsal experience,” Guthrie concluded.  
 
The players brought high competition and a lot of passion. Spectators enjoyed high intensity, fast-paced games everywhere they turned. A totally of 60 games were played Saturday, followed by 45 more games on Sunday which included the semi-final and final matches.
 
To see the best moments of the US Futsal Midwest Regional Championship, click here.
 
For more information on the tournament download Team App. Download it for free, create an account and type “US Futsal Cup” into the search bar to access news, standings, pictures, the online store for tournament sweatshirt and t-shirt, and more! And follow US Futsal Midwest on Twitter to see if you were featured live on our social media.
 
Recently, Indiana Soccer was chosen as the govern body for Indiana Futsal to give individuals in the state the opportunity to participate in this fun and exciting form of the game with the intent to add another element for their entertainment and development. To stay informed about the opportunities to get involved with Indiana Futsal, visit www.indianafutsal.org and follow Indiana Futsal on Facebook and Twitter.
 
If you have more questions about Indiana Futsal, please contact the Director of Indiana Futsal Justin Becht at Justin@IndianaFutsal.org or call him at 317-975-2012.
 
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About Indiana Futsal
Indiana Futsal is a member of the United States Futsal Federation (USFF).  Indiana Futsal is the first statewide futsal association in the United States.  Through tournaments, leagues, camps, free play, and other futsal events, Indiana Futsal will grow its membership across both youth and adult age groups.  It is a not-for-profit Indiana corporation, allowing tax deductible donations and contributions to the fullest extent of the law.  Indiana Futsal is organized to provide nonprofit, public, educational futsal development and competition.