New FC Boston Girls Futsal Coordinator

FC Boston Scorpions are delighted to announce they have partnered with New England Futsal (NEF) to incorporate proper futsal methodology into its curriculum. Futsal helps develop the technical skills of youth soccer players at a faster pace. NEF, under the direction of Bill Sampaio, will oversee all FC Boston Scorpions futsal programs including indoor training, clinics, futsal ID camps, tournaments and work with certifying the FC Boston Scorpions coaching staff with Futsal State and National licenses. Bill and his staff will be running training sessions with your coaches from Regional teams to ECNL. We look forward to having Bill actively involved with FC Boston Scorpions Girls programs.

About Futsal:

Futsal gives you many more touches on the ball for faster development. Your technical ability is in overdrive, where you’re becoming technically sounder at a quicker pace because of the smallness of the field. Small field with lines puts players constantly under pressure from other players and out-of-play boundaries. Players must learn to settle the ball rapidly, turn sharply, shield effectively, pass quickly and move into open space. Compared to walled soccer or large indoor field soccer, Futsal places a greater premium on ball control. Players with the ball must use proper technique to maintain control and must seek out other players in space. Players without the ball must move to 'real' space and must truly support their teammates. Futsal is played as early as 3 years old and your daughters will see immediate benefits from playing during the winter and summer programs. 

About New England Futsal:

New England Futsal is the largest and most reputable group of Futsal leagues and Futsal Academies that serve the growing needs of the Futsal community in the New England Region. New England Futsal is run under the direction of Bill Sampaio, the National Director of Coaches for U.S. Futsal.

A native of Brazil, Bill has significant experience as a player and a coach in both soccer and in futsal.  Sampaio was a Division 1 soccer player at the College of Industrial Engineering and a semi-professional player in the Luso American Soccer League. In addition, Bill has played and coached at the state, regional, and national as well as in international competitions where he achieved success in youth and adult's divisions.

Sampaio has worked with youth academies in several professional clubs such as Juventus, Corinthians of Brazil and the New England Revolution. In addition, Sampaio was a disciple of Professor Ricardo Lucena, considered one of the most influential professional futsal coaches in the world. Sampaio has published a book and DVD focusing on futsal both entitled Futsal Training System. Bill was also a major contributor to the first ever on-line futsal diploma produced by the NSCAA and U.S. Futsal. He is the National Director of Coaches and Chairman of U.S.Futsal Coaching Committee. Bill is a frequent lecturer and field clinician at the NSCAA and USYSA Convention, Soccer Champions, Convention, CDYL Convention, and several other international Sports Symposiums. Bill is also part of the US Youth Soccer Youth Members Technical Leaders Work Group.

FC Boston Scorpions are excited to have Bill and the New England Futsal partnership to help develop more technical players and shows our continued commitment to getting elite coaches with tremendous knowledge and experience. Bill will enhance our ability to provide a unique experience for our girls players through Futsal.  Welcome Bill!

Girls interested in the 2017/18 Futsal training please contact:

Girls Futsal Coordinator – Bill Sampaio – sampa3@cox.net

Assistant Girls Director – Nick Rugnetta nickrugnetta@fcboston.org

Girls Operations Director – Bob Meals – bobmeals@fcboston.org