Soccer & Futsal

Futsal Academy
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Futsal & Soccer Manager: Christina Aulbach
Technical Director: Gary “Rossi” Ross

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Soccer and Futsal at The Nook

Spooky Nook Sports is proud to offer some of the best soccer and futsal facilities in the region. We have multiple full-sized outdoor fields, one of which is a domed field for year-round use. Indoor facilities offer four Sport Court official futsal fields and two turf fields. The complex is designed to host the region’s finest soccer tournaments, leagues, camps, clinics, instruction and open play. At the Nook we create a vibrant soccer atmosphere that exudes energy and encourages a love of the game!

Futsal is played with a weighted size #4 ball that has 30% less bounce. Kick-ins are used for restarts and teams are allowed a 1 minute time out per half. There are no shoulder charges or slide tackles and there is a 5 second rule on restarts. Futsal is a great game for the development of young soccer players as the tight, technical and tactical situations prepare the players for the outdoor game of soccer. A maximum of 12 players are allowed on futsal rosters at Spooky Nook Sports. (USYSA age groups.)

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Additional Information

Summer Futsal Academy

The Summer Futsal Academy is for athletes who want to improve their skills and game awareness on the ball. Technical Director, Gary “Rossi” Ross and his team of skilled coaches will lead the curriculum-based training. The Academy will focus on technical ability, tactical awareness, physical attributes, and psychological decision making. There are no tryouts for the Summer Academy, although players will be grouped according to their skill level, age, and gender.

July 18 – August 24
U8 – U18, Mondays/Wednesdays

$200 per player
(Fee includes 12 nights of training, Nook Futsal shirts, & a futsal ball)


Futsal Academy

The club-friendly futsal academy allows players to continue participating in club soccer while playing through December, January, and February in The Nook’s Futsal Academy program. The creation of a futsal academy at The Nook will create a player-centric program that emphasizes the total technical development and education of players.

As we lay a strong foundation, the futsal academy approach will introduce good training habits from day one, develop proper mechanics, and take technique to the next level through quality developmental repetition.

Parent’s Meeting: November 2

2017 Tryouts: November 5 & 12, 2016
3:00pm – 4:00pm, U8-U11 Boys
4:15pm – 5:15pm, U8-U11 Girls
5:30pm – 6:30pm, U12-U14 Boys
6:45pm – 7:45pm, U12-U14 Girls
8:00pm – 9:00pm, High School Boys & Girls

One-on-One Private Lessons

Gary “Rossi” Ross will conduct all private lessons. Rossi was a two-time collegiate All American at Lock Haven University, played professional soccer, and has over 25 years of coaching experience. Rossi was among a select class of coaches to achieve the NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, the newest and most advanced coaching education program in the U.S. It is designed for coaches who not only have a desire for coaching the sport, but also are passionate about advancing the game in the United States, and having influence on the American sports culture.

Fee: $100 per private lesson

Group Lessons

Small group training is available for 2 or more players. The benefit of small group training is the individualized focus each player receives. Sessions will be customized to suit each group’s developmental needs. Players in a group must agree to the same training topics. Training sessions will include control, passing, dribbling, first-touch, ball mastery, heading, and shooting.

2 players: $60 per player
3 or more players: $45 per player

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Futsal Academy

Train and compete with the best junior players in futsal.


Soccer & Futsal Clinics

The Nook’s challenging clinics help athletes sharpen skills in a range of sports and positions.


Soccer & Futsal Leagues

Our rec leagues provide seasonal opportunities to play at a competitive level.


Soccer & Futsal Tournaments

Fun and competitive, Nook Tournaments accommodate both open and recreational levels of play.


Soccer & Futsal Camps

The Nook offers intensive training in sessions lasting a half day or more.

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