I was honored and surprised to receive a phone call from Mr. Zane Cook who is the President of AMF USA, the United States Based Governing Body for Futsal. He asked me to accept the position of Chief Operations Officer of this growing organization that exists to educate and build the sport across Nouth America and the USA. Based on my background and experience with building the Southwestern Oklahoma Futsal League and my previous position as the Chief Operations Officer of the Lawton Soccer Club, I answered “Yes” without hesitation!
Futsal was founded by Juan Carlos Ceriani in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930. He created a version of indoor futbol to be played recreationally in the YMCA. In 1965 the Confederation Sudamericana de Futbol de Salon (South American Futsal Confederation) was formed between Uruguay, Paraguay, Peru, Argentina and Brazil. The sport spread across South America and has continued to grow ever since.
Futsal is in need of regulation and alignment in the USA and North America right now because it has been misrepresented by FIFA and US Soccer. You can learn more about AMF USA on our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/AMFUSA/