Futsal academy

February, March, April, & May

Northern Colorado Rush is very excited to launch our new NorCo Rush Futsal Academy.  The program Director, John Smario, stated, “Futsal is the number ONE game that maximizes development in players with long reaching benefits that transfer to the outdoor game.” The focus will be on Futsal specific session plans ran by NorCo Rush’s top tier coaching staff, including John Smario.  Futsal is played in a smaller space which increases decision-making and speed of play.   With increased touches on the ball players technical ability will improve as their confidence will grow when the ball is at their feet.  Disguised fitness, players will be constantly moving, jogging/sprinting, much like interval training. Lastly, players will be playing and having fun. If you wish for any further information please contact Futsal Director, John Smario: adoc@norcorush.com. 


  1. Futsal ball has 30% less bounce
  2. 4 players & 1 goalkeeper
  3. No walls in futsal
  4. Players “face up” opponents, no wall passes
  5. Goalkeepers focus on proper shot blocking angles
  6. No phantom players (walls)
  7. 600% more touches than outdoor soccer

Ages: 2008-2017

February 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1

5:00-6:00 PM  2014 – 2017 Boys & Girls
6:00-7:00 PM  2010 – 2013 Boys & Girls
7:00-8:00 PM  2009 and 2008 Boys & Girls

Northridge High School Gym (east entrance)

Cost:  $150/player
NorCo Rush Futsal Academy T-Shirt and Futsal Ball is an optional purchase

Player Protocols

  1. Players bring a water bottle.
  2. Wear shinguards and indoor shoes. No cleats

2021-2022 Age Chart

U5 players born in 2017
U6 players born in 2016
U7 players born in 2015
U8 players born in 2014

U9 players born in 2013
U10 players born in 2012
U11 players born in 2011
U12 players born in 2010
U13 players born in 2009
U14 players born in 2008


NorCo Rush’s player-centered approach, backed with a national-level program and elite-level coaching, provides a positive playing and learning environment that fosters long-term player development and personal growth. We strive to provide our players with the highest quality soccer training and development in every season.