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Is proud to announce our new partnership with Grand Rapids FC soccer club!!

"We are excited and honored to announce our strategic partnership with the well established GRFC soccer club this partnership will build on the success of the GRFC club and Garcia's Futsal Academy to enhance the growing youth futsal and soccer oppertunities and broaden the capabilities to produce top level futsal and soccer players. This new partnership will bring together soccer and futsal at its best and is committed to continually growing futsal in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas" - Coach Leo Garcia (Academy owner)

GRFC President Matt Roberts commented "We are excited to have Leo and Garcia's Futsal Academy as a partner for the 2016 season. The game of futsal is growing here in the United States and Garcia's Futsal is at the forefront of developing technical and 1v1 abilities in young soccer players all over West Michigan. We plan to expand our operations during the winter months with some futsal programming and we couldn't be happier to have Leo and his staff help in that effort".

**Now offering team discounts (7 or more players from the same team) use contact us page to inquire**

Summer Camp #1

June 27-30 all camps coed - Completed

birth years 2007, 2008, 2009 - 5:30-7pm

birth years 2004, 2005, 2006 - 7-8:30pm

Location - Cornerstone College Gym

**Limited amount of campers accepted  sign up today!**

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Kalamazoo Camp 

Aug 1 - 4 all camps coed - 4 spots left

birth years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008           coed - 6-7:30pm

birth years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 coed- 7:30-9pm

Location - Freshwater Community Church

600 E. Michigan Ave, Paw Paw MI

**Limited amount of campers accepted please use cost/check out page under the Kalamazoo camp to register or email us for instructions to send payment by mail** 


Summer Camp #2

July 10-13 all camps coed - Completed

birth years 2007, 2008, 2009 - 7-8:30pm

birth years 2004, 2005, 2006 - 7-8:30pm

Location - MVP Fieldhouse

**Limited amount of campers accepted   sign up today!**

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Summer Camp #3 

July 25-28 all camps coed - Completed

birth year 2003 - High School - 6:30-8pm

Location - MVP Fieldhouse

**Limited amount of campers accepted sign up today!**

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Congratulations to Coach Leo Garcia for furthering his futsal education with successfully completing a course of study under Brazilian Futsal Coach Zego (the creator of the 4-0) in the 4-Zego attacking principles with the North American Premier Futsal League he will also be attending more futsal licensing courses when they become available.




BECAUSE FUTSAL TEACHES:                      

-Players learn to cope in tight spaces

-It improves spatial awareness

-It improves decision making and footwork

-Futsal improves your game through it's intense pace and rapid execution

-The ball is out of play 8-10% of the time in a small-sided game, compared to 34% in a 11v11 game

-Gives players more time on the ball, 1v1 moves, skills, ball mastery, and creativity

-Players touch the ball up to five times more in small sided games with a special low bounce futsal ball

-Develops a player's ability to both defend and attack

-At Garcia's Academy we use futsal as a great developmental tool for your child to improve their confidence and skills to bring them to that next level as a complete soccer player!

One touch futsal with the emphasis on crisp clean passing, always creates better players in my book. The ball is smaller and not as lively, allowing far more touch & feel, which develops footwork & control to a much greater degree than a normal soccer ball, especially on a harder / smoother surface. This equals a Great game! "Coach Leo"



World Cup winner Pele: "Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing? also for dribbling, balance, concentration?Futsal was very, very important, no doubt."

World Player of the Year Lionel Messi: "In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street and with Newell's Old Boys. It was a really fun game that's helped me a great deal."

Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo: "In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal. The smaller court helped my footwork skills, the nature of the game made me feel so free when I played. If it wasn't for Futsal, I would definitely not be the player I am today."

Milan and Brazil forward Robinho: "I played Futsal for many years and it helped me to become the player I am today. There you don't have time to think, you are always tightly marked and you develop a sense for performing in small spaces."



(above) Ariana Garcia with U.S. National Futsal Team Coach Keith Tozer at Great Lakes US National Futsal ID camp and in Costa Rica as a USA National 2001 futsal team member where she helped lead the USA team to a undefeated 4-0 tournament.

Congratulations to our very own Garcia's Futsal Academy camper and Midwest United Royal 01 MRL/National League player Ariana Garcia for being selected as a 2001 U.S. National Futsal team member she traveled to Costa Rica July 27, 2015 for a week for her first international tournament as a U.S. National Player and later in the year to Canada for another international event, she worked her way from being a regional great lakes team member to be selected to attend a national camp in Kansas in July for 5 days and participated in 13 training sessions and pool games and then was selected as 1 out of 12 players from over 13 evaluators and national coaches from all the states and she was the only player from Michigan selected for the 2001 team, there were over 40 selected and nominated regional players there from all regions and over 25 states competing for 12 spots. Good Luck Ariana and continue to represent West Michigan futsal as well as your coaches and teams! UPDATE - U.S. 01 girls futsal team in Costa Rica went undefeated 4-0 in tournament play way to go U.S.!!