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Futsal League

By GPS Media, 02/12/18, 4:00PM EST

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Champions Crowned

Waltham February 12th, 2018; The GPS Winter Futsal League concluded this past weekend with 17 champions being crowned.

The Futsal League sees teams play 12 games across 6 weeks, playing two games a day when they meet, which is followed by a seeded four team playoff upon the conclusion of the regular season. Teams are divided into separate squads for the league to ensure that every player is getting the maximum amount of playing time. The brackets for the event, formulated by the GPS staff, group teams together in order provide players with a consistent level of high competition.

The Futsal League, now in its 4th year of operation, has become a mainstay in the developmental process of the U11-U14 groups. The game is fast paced and forces players to not only be quick on the ball but quick with their decision making off of it as well as players often touch the ball 6 times more than they would during an outdoor game.

This constant cycle of passing and moving mixed with the close technical control that is required on the smaller playing field help players to develop skills that can be directly translated to the outdoor game on a larger field.

“Every year the Futsal League keeps getting better and better,” said Premier Director Matt Hardiman. “The internal rivalries it has created between areas have led to a great atmosphere for both coaches and players.”

The Futsal League gives GPS staff the chance to make sure that their teams are staying sharp and focused during the winter offseason, a time where it is easy to slip into a rut.

“By regulating the environment, we make sure our teams have the appropriate environment and competition to stay sharp during the winter time,” said Hardiman.

Please see below full list of winners.

Gender Division Winner
Boys 07 Premier League GPS MA 07 Boston Elite Red
Boys 07 La Liga 1 GPS MA 08 Boston Elite Red
Boys 07 La Liga 2 GPS MA 08 Metro Boston Elite Red
Boys 06 Premier League GPS MA 06 Metro Boston Elite Red
Boys 06 La Liga GPS MA 06 South Shore Elite
Boys 05 Elite League SAFIRA 06/05
Boys 05 La Liga 1 GPS MA 06 Elite Red
Boys 05 La Liga 2 GPS MA 05 Metro South
Boys 04 Elite League GPS MA 04 Elite Red
Boys 04 La Liga GPS MA 05 Elite Blue
Boys 04 Serie A GPS MA 04 Central Elite Red
Girls 07 Elite League GPS MA 08 Boston Elite Red
Girls 06 Elite League SAFIRA 06/07
Girls 05 Elite League GPS MA 05 Boston Elite Red
Girls 05 La Liga GPS MA 05 South Coast Elite White
Girls 04 Elite League GPS MA 04 Elite Red
Girls 04 Premier League GPS MA 04 Central Elite