• Futbol Niagara Now Trains Entire Futsal Teams. Sign Up Now

    Futsal training Teams and Individual. St. Catharines Niagara

     

    Coming in 2017 is futsal training for your squad of up to 18 players. You pay as little as $8.35/ hour per player.

     

    The team training is suitable for U13 to U16 Girls and Boys.

     

    Training includes Speed Training, Ball Control and Foot Work, Intricate Playmaking, Mental Speed and Awareness, Player Positioning, Defensive Skills, Shooting Drills, Core Strength, Game Endurance, Cardio and More.

     

    If you think this is something your team would be interested in call our offices or visit us at our new office, 103 Niagara Street, St. Catharines at the corner of Welland Avenue.

    PRICE: 10 Weeks, $150 per week. Up to 18 Players. 20 Weeks, $120 per week.

    Feel Free to contact us during office hours at 905-984-1165 or email admin@futbolniagara.com

     

     

    About Futbol Niagara

    Futbol Niagara is a new organization specializing in the sport of 5 on 5 Futsal.

     

    All teams are sanctioned under the banner of the Niagara Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that operates programs for the region’s youth.

     

    Our teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & our Men’s futsal teams) are composed of players from all areas of the Niagara Region. For the 2016 winter season we have planned 3 tournaments that will allow our teams to participate in competitions across Southern Ontario, a showcase tournament in USA, as well as one of the largest tournaments in Canada called Ontario Futsal Cup and The Umbro Futsal Cup in May 2016.

     

    Futbol Niagara Futsal Club offers local businesses and service clubs the opportunity to become associated with the organization by way of sponsorship.

     

    Futbol Niagara continues Player Development with New Program coming in January

    Coming in January 2017, Futbol Niagara is leading the way with a comprehensive training program led by Dana Heimbecker. Athletic development by Heimbecker includes Functional Range Conditioning; Mindful Meditation & Breathing; Mobility/Stretching; Speed; Agility & Quickness; Soccer Skill Training and Strength & Conditioning.

     

    Futsal Niagara Player Clinic

    A graduate of Sports Marketing & Management at Marshall University in West Virginia, the Niagara Falls Trainer operates his business there. As a strength and conditioning coach Heimbeker operates “Athletic Development by Dana Heimbercker” and has also created a “Flow within Movement” all about the exploration of discovering one’s life journey to feel and connect to the inner self. Through that initiative, Heimbecker seeks create a community to inspire, share positive vibes and promote the love of movement to everyone.

     

    Futbol Niagara promises “measurable success” for participants of the clinic through biomechanical analysis and high performance testing at the beginning and end of the program. With a focus on skills, fitness and core strength the Athletic Development Clinic will complement Futbol Niagara’s commitment to offering clinics and training that benefits its club members as they progress as athletes.

     

     

    Dates and times in January are to be announced. For more information, to register or to be alerted when schedules are published, contact our Office Administrator, Joanna Collini at 905-984-1165 or email info@futbolniagara.com

     

    About Futbol Niagara

     Futbol Niagara is a new organization specializing in the sport of 5 on 5 Futsal.

     

    All teams are sanctioned under the banner of the Niagara Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that operates programs for the region’s youth.

     

    Our teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & our Men’s futsal teams) are composed of players from all areas of the Niagara Region. For the 2016 winter season we have planned 3 tournaments that will allow our teams to participate in competitions across Southern Ontario, a showcase tournament in USA, as well as one of the largest tournaments in Canada called Ontario Futsal Cup and The Umbro Futsal Cup in May 2016.

     

    Futbol Niagara Futsal Club offers local businesses and service clubs the opportunity to become associated with the organization by way of sponsorship.

     

    About ADbyDJH

     

    Dana was drawn to the world of Martial Arts where he obtained his black belt in Katsudo te Jitsu at the age of 10 in 1995. Dana’s constant work ethic to get better, lead him to a division one NCAA athletic scholarship in the Conference USA at Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia. Dana’s soccer career led him to play professional in Belgium and then to Germany to partake in professional trials.

     

    In 2010,Dana flew to Mexico to obtain his Yoga-Alliance 200 hour (RYT-200) Teacher Certification from the Yandara-Yoga Institute, enabling him to expand his skill set and teach yoga to others.

     

    Over the years, Dana’s completed certifications as Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms),in USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Level 1 and in Poliquin International Certification Program Level 2 certifications (PCIP-2).

     

    Shortly after completing Functional Range Conditioning FRC® certification, Dr. Andreo Spina (founder) hired Dana as a Functional Range Conditioning FRC® instructor to assist in the delivery of certification courses around the world.

     

    Dana works as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL). He has guided professional (AHL, NHL and MLS), collegiate and amateur athletes through designed movement sessions and periodized programs. Dana also currently works as Head Coordinator of Athletic Development for No Limit Performance Basketball, alongside Skills Coach, Mihai Raducanu.

     

  • Futbol Niagara Improves Game with New Floor

    Futbol Niagara is pleased to announce that the transition to their new futsal venue is complete. This month Futbol Niagara has changed homes from the Haig Bowl Arena to Ridley College.

    High-density Composite Rubber

    The Haig Bowl Arena provided a good start to this growing league and sports school, and having office space at the arena was a convenience for the organization, but concerns about the concrete floor and its effect on the players mounted and ultimately convinced the League to relocate.

     

    Our players and coaches love the new floor at Ridley. Made from a high-density rubber compound, the pitch at Ridley is easier on the joints and will mean fewer injuries from unintended impacts.

     

    After consulting with coaches, players and parents, Futbol Niagara has developed new times for its Elite, Festival and House leagues; details of which can be found on the Futbol Niagara Website.

     

    In addition to the new location for games and practices, Futbol Niagara has opened a storefront office at 103 Niagara Street in St. Catharines. At the corner of Maple Street, there is plenty of parking behind the building.

     

    Email addresses and telephone numbers remained unchanged.

     

    As it enters its third year, Futbol Niagara hopes these big changes improves everyone’s experience and as always your feedback is welcome.

     

    Play On!

    FIFA Sanctioned Futsal Niagara

    About Futbol Niagara

     

    Whether you are looking for 1-on-1 training to reach your personal futsal goals, fun and competitive leagues to put your skills to the test in, coaching clinics to help your team improve, camps to keep your child active or programs that develop players from the ground up, Futbol Niagara offers a wide variety of programs and training options for players and coaches of all ages.

     

    Futbol Niagara was nominated as a best new business for 2016 by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

     

     

    Futbol Niagara

    103 Niagara St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 4L3

     

    OFFICE HOURS:

    Call For Availability

     

    FOR MORE INFO:

    info@futbolniagara.com

    Cell Phone: 289-990-1734

    Office Phone: 905-984-1165

    Indoor Soccer League Seeks Futsal Players

    If you haven’t heard of Futsal yet, you soon will. As the only indoor soccer sport sanctioned by world governing body FIFA, Futsal is played all around the world and is getting very popular in Niagara and Southern Ontario.

    Futsal Players League Niagara

    Thanks to the 3 year old Futbol Niagara Futsol League, kids of all ages not only get to extend their love of the game throughout the winter, but become better players and advance faster when they can enjoy this fast paced game all year round.

     

    Beginning in October, House League runs 18 weeks and Festival Leagues are 14 weeks. Each league includes on practice and one game per week at the Haig Bowl Arena on Beech Street in St. Catharines

     

    There are adult leagues and for serious players there are elite travel leagues and group or 1 on 1 training.

     

    The Canadian, Ontario and Niagara Soccer associations sanction Futbol Niagara and all coaches are certified.

     

    You can find more information in the City of St. Catharines Leisure Guide, visit www.futbolniagara.com or email admin@futbolniagara for more information.

    Space is limited.

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    About Futbol Niagara

    Whether you are looking for 1-on-1 training to reach your personal futsal goals, fun and competitive leagues to put your skills to the test in, coaching clinics to help your team improve, camps to keep your child active or programs that develop players from the ground up, Futbol Niagara offers a wide variety of programs and training options for players and coaches of all ages.

    Futbol Niagara was nominated as a best new business for 2016 by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

    Futbol Niagara

    103 Niagara St, St. Catharines, ON L2R 4L3

     OFFICE HOURS:

    Call For Availability

     FOR MORE INFO:

    info@futbolniagara.com

    Cell Phone: 289-990-1734

    Office Phone: 905-984-1165

     

  • Giving Your All at the 2016 Futbol Niagara Elite League Try-Outs

    Special Blog Post by Daniel Willis

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    They seem impossibly small, these U-8 and U-10 Boys and Girls at the Haig Bowl Arena vying for a spot on the elite travel league’s, Futbol Niagara team. But as they line up when told to by the coach, one can see the discipline they have from many hours of training on the pitch as tykes.

     

    The first drill is to dribble the ball around the pitch first using only the inside the foot, then only using the outside, which is harder than it sounds. As they attempt the manoeuvre, the love of the game becomes apparent in the determination shown on their small faces.

     

    The love of the game is also shown in the sports wear chosen for tonight’s try-outs. There are kids wearing branded Under Armour wear and Nike Wear, and unbranded jerseys with various soccer motifs emblazoned upon them. And then there are children wearing the full strips made famous by their sport’s idols. Lewendowski, Neymar, Messi are some of the names that fascinate this generation’s imagination. And young master Berj, super-sure of his future wears his own name on his team’s jersey!

     

    After the hopefuls are split into two squads and given a red or white pinny they, at separate ends of the pitch, are paired off for another drill. This time passing will be evaluated.

     

    After the pairs pass, trap and pass back a number of times the difficulty is notched up a little. Trapping the ball after it is lobbed from your partner proves more skilful for some players than others. Especially when you add running on the spot while performing this particular drill.

     

    Even though this is a try out, a little gentle instruction is provided for the children not quite keeping up. That is a great testament to the 8 trainers on the pitch today, working with these 35 kids. That this is about more than “making a team”

     

    At the half-hour mark they are given a water break then it is right back at it.

     

    Line up and dribble ten yards then at the pylon, boot the ball on the net. During the exercise Ivan gives a note to run fast and work hard. “Use your happy feet”, he says, “when you run and kick and when you score, don’t walk to retrieve your ball – Hustle.”

     

    “You can rest when you return to the line up.”

     

    With varying degrees of power, some kids score with low shots on nets while others, more advanced, get under the ball and pick one of the top corners of the open net to score on. And then, with the drills done, we are about to see how they work in a scrimmage situation.

     

    During the scrimmage, there were examples of the “give and go” and some kids had mastered the tactic of letting the ball go past and turning to follow, which can totally befuddle an opponent. Kids that were moving into open spaces were rewarded with quick, short, and surprisingly accurate passes.

     

    Almost immediately, the strikers emerge, as do the playmakers and the daydreamers. So too, do the players that keep the ball too long only to lose it as the defenders pile on.

     

    Watching these kids from the sidelines with their rapt parents was as much fun as watching the pros do their thing.

     

    There’s a beautiful pass from the touchline across the pitch, which is laid off in one touch to finish in the back of the net. Then later, a hair-raising pass in front of their own goal – dangerous at any level of play.

     

    In futsal, the goals come quick and those kids who get in front of the ball as goalkeepers deserve a lot of praise. While not a contact sport, there are ways to get injured and goalkeeping seems to be just asking for trouble.

     

    A collision dropped two of the kids like stones to the floor and audible gasps were heard among the gallery. After a tense moment, both players were on their feet and back in the game. If that same collision occurred between professional players, you can bet that trainers would be bringing out the stretchers to carry the “cry-babies” out!

     

    Going deep into the corner, one player makes a textbook, 90 degree cross beautifully placed into the penalty area where the striker heartbreakingly fans on the ball, missing it completely.

     

    Such is the variance of skill level shown by the players at this age. Some will make the team but not everybody can. It’s an important life lesson: There will always be better and always be worse players than you, but when you get a chance to put on a strip or a jersey or even a pinny, you go out there, leave everything you have on the pitch and have fun while doing it.

     

    That’s all these little players want and that’s all the parents want too.

     

    After their try-outs its time to hit the showers (or bath at this age) and make way for the U-12 and U-14 players to give it their all.

     Sept 15, 2016

    Daniel Willis

     

     

     

    2016 Elite Fustal League forming in St. Catharines

    League

    There is a new development in sports in St. Catharines. Futbol Niagara, now in its third year, is introducing the first indoor, sanctioned, soccer league.

    Local Clubs like Club Roma, Niagara Titans, Niagara United and The Jets will meet between the touchlines at the St. Catharines Haig Bowl Arena for the first time starting in October.

    All divisions from Under 8 to Under 18 will be represented when the areas most skilled players square off in a winner-take-all season that promises top-level action and competition from area rivals.

    Both girls’ and boys’ teams are slated for participation in the 14 game season which begins October 22nd.

    The motivation, dedication and skills of he players is matched by the motivation, dedication and skills of the coaching staff, officials and trainers. The Ontario Soccer Association and the Niagara Soccer Association license all the ex-professional players, pro-players and others that make the league work

    Starting in September tryouts will be held for the Futbol Niagara squads. Ivan Speigelberg, owner of the league says that for the Futbol Niagara squads, tryouts will be tough but fair and successful players can expect two training sessions per week as well as the game.

    In addition to the sport, there will be a banquet in March where awards will be doled out to the standings champions over 13 years of age and participation medals for all players under 12.

    Every player that makes the cut will get their own numbered jersey. Costs for try-outs is $20 and for the season is $225.

    Sponsorships are available for area businesses that want to associate themselves with youth sport.

    You can download the sponsorship guide here and download the try-out poster here.

     

  • Futbol Niagara Sponsorship Drive

     By Ivan Spiegelberg
    
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    If you play soccer when you are young and you coach soccer when you have kids, you love the game all your life. If your business is community minded and you love kids’ sports, this could be the right opportunity to reap the benefits of sponsoring a team for the 2016-2017 season.

     

    Futbol Niagara is a brand-new, sanctioned, local league that is rapidly becoming a favourite among kids, parents and school boards. And unlike some established sports leagues, Futbol Niagara actually has sponsorships available now for your business to get on board with.

     

    Benefits of Sponsorship

     

    Your company will be exposed to 1000’s of potential customers from the kids and their parents who are actively engaged with the sport of Futsal to the others that use the Haig Bowl Arena for sports like Roller Derby, Lacrosse, and Ball Hockey. And all the spectators too!

     

    This type of sponsorship is seen as goodwill in the community and is an excellent way to advance your company’s brand. To provide maximum exposure, Futbol Niagara has created a sponsorship package that lasts an entire year. You can read about all the options and details here.

     

    Kids LOVE this Game

     

    If you are not familiar with futsal you must see it for yourself. With kids touching the ball 200% more than in soccer and being under constant pressure due to the small field size, the speed of decision making and ball control is astounding – even at the younger ages. There is no stoppage of play and the non-stop action means more shots on goal more passing and more chances for players to to improve skills.

     

    Futbol Niagara has co-ed leagues for boys and girls, men’s and women’s leagues, a travelling Ontario men’s team, regular workshops and pick up games, engagements with the District School Board of Niagara and was featured on the cover of this years’ City of St. Catharines Leisure Guide.

     

    By signing up now for this sponsorship opportunity you will be given premium locations for your logo, a wider selection of teams to support and choce of coloured jersys to match your business’s own colours.

     

    Website Sponsorships start at only $150.00, team sponsorships are $300 to $1000 and Elite Team sponsorships can be secured for as little at $250.00.

     

    You can download a registration form here or call me, Ivan Spiegelberg at 289-990-1734

     

    About Futbol Niagara

     

    Futbol Niagara is a new organization specializing in the sport of 5 on 5 Futsal.

     

    All teams are sanctioned under the banner of the Niagara Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that operates programs for the region’s youth.

     

    Our teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & our Men’s futsal teams) are composed of players from all areas of the Niagara Region. For the 2016 winter season we have planned 3 tournaments that will allow our teams to participate in competitions across Southern Ontario, a showcase tournament in USA, as well as one of the largest tournaments in Canada called Ontario Futsal Cup and The Umbro Futsal Cup in May 2016.

     

    Futbol Niagara Futsal Club offers local businesses and service clubs the opportunity to become associated with the organization by way of sponsorship.

     

     

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  • Summer Futsal Schedule: Full of fun for Every one!

    By Ivan Spiegelberg 
    
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    This summer Futbol Niagara has camps and leagues and training opportunities to keep you coming back to the Haig Bowl and to get you out on the grass too!

     

    We have started our Women’s, OSA sanctioned, Indoor Spring Futsal league at the Arena on Tuesday Nights. The fast action will continue until the end of June. Get set for the summer league now – Registration has begun and you can get more information on the website.

     

    If your children want to attend our Summer Camps we have 9 weeks of them for you to choose from. Staring June 11 and continuing weekly, on Saturdays from 10AM to 11AM is the summer Futsal Tots Camp. Dribbling and kicking and fun are all lined up for the tots by our licensed coaches that run this camp happening rain or shine! The cost is $100 for 9 weeks and every child gets a Futbol Niagara Jersey.

     

    For Youth under 12 at the Haig Bowl Arena our week-long camps are starting July 11 and August 8. On Monday to Friday from 9AM to 4PM, during those weeks participants will be having fun while improving skills, coordination and concentration. The under 7 group of boys and girls will be dribbling, passing, shooting and scoring focussing on basic skills and playing games mostly for fun!

     

    The under 12 campers will focus on drills and skills, playing games to improve their quick thinking. Rain or Shine, our licensed OSA coaches will be there for the young athletes having fun and teaching a lot. Cost for the weekly camps are $165.00 and registrants can get 10% off Joma wear just for registering.

    Starting thisPrivate Session Card 50 month serious players are able to participate in 1 on 1 and 1 on 5 training sessions with our certified trainers. We have made it easy to purchase a book of 10 or 20 sessions and attend when it is convenient for you to do so in the mornings or the evenings. You can pay as you go or save up to $100.00 when you buy your book of sessions in advance.

     

    In June we are running our 1st annual Sponsorship drive in support of youth futsal in Niagara. If you are a business owner or know a business owner, perhaps you would like to talk to us about sponsoring a team, placing a banner on our website or even putting your logo on a Futbol Niagara Bus (coming soon!). Download the Sponsor Package here and the registration form here.

     

    However you participate, either as a player, a spectator or a sponsor, Futbol Niagara has something for you this summer and in the year beyond.

     

    Visit our website for more information or call 289-990-1734 for more information.

     

    About Futbol Niagara

     

    Futbol Niagara is a new organization specializing in the sport of 5 on 5 Futsal.

     

    All teams are sanctioned under the banner of the Niagara Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that operates programs for the region’s youth.

     

    Our teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & our Men’s futsal teams) are composed of players from all areas of the Niagara Region. For the 2016 winter season we have planned 3 tournaments that will allow our teams to participate in competitions across Southern Ontario, a showcase tournament in USA, as well as one of the largest tournaments in Canada called Ontario Futsal Cup and The Umbro Futsal Cup in May 2016.

     

    Futbol Niagara Futsal Club offers local businesses and service clubs the opportunity to become associated with the organization by way of sponsorship.

     

    In May 2016, Futbol Niagara was recognized by the Greater Niagara Changer of Commerce as a finalist for a business achievement award in the category of best new business.

     

     

     

    Futsal Featured on Front Page of the 2016 St. Catharines Leisure Guide.

    By Ivan Spiegelberg
    
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    The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of St. Catharines’ is excited at the prospect of having futsal as part of the sports activities included in the 2016 Leisure Guide.

     

    So excited in fact, they put “New Futsal Programs” right on the front cover.

    Inside the guide you will find that On Tuesdays and Thursday nights beginning April 12 and 14, youth under 8, under 10 and under 12 can participate in the great game of futsal.

     

    For players that are new to the game, the listing tells the reader that “futsal is the only FIFA sanctioned indoor soccer which is played 5 on 5”.

     

    What the children are signing up for is a recreational house league for players of all abilities. Not without a learning component, emphasis for the program is on basic soccer skills, developing reflexes, coordination, ball control, playmaking awareness, fitness training and physical literacy.

     

    Under the banner of the sanctioned futsal club Futbol Niagara, this program introduces a healthy, competitive environment while striving to encourage learning and fun.

     

    Each player, who will be coached and assigned to a team according to skill level, will play a guaranteed 8 games with 2 optional championship games.

     

    With the registration, players will be given a futsal t-shirt and water bottle to keep. Extra keen players are encouraged to sign up for more than one session so they can play more and against different teams.

     

    You can download the entire Leisure Guide HERE

     

    If you are interested in registering you can do so, online after March 22, 2016 at www.stcatharines.ca/ePlay.

     

    Other ways to register include going in person to these “registration centres:

    St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

    425 Carlton St.

    Telephone: 905-688-5601 ext. 1800

     

    City Hall, Citizens First Counter

    50 Church St.

    Telephone: 905-688-5600

     

    Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

    240 St. Paul St. West

    Telephone: 905-688-5601 ext. 1927

     

     

    To register by mail or fax, participants may register by faxing to 905-682-1157 or completing the Program Registration Form and mailing to:

    Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre

    240 St. Paul Street West

    St. Catharines, ON L2S 2E7

     

    Payments may be made by either VISA, MasterCard, money order, cheque, debit or cash. Cheques are made payable to the City of St. Catharines.

     

    About Futbol Niagara

     

    Futbol Niagara is a new organization specializing in the sport of 5 on 5 Futsal.

     

    All teams are sanctioned under the banner of the Niagara Soccer Association, a non-profit organization that operates programs for the region’s youth.

     

    Our teams (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 & our Men’s futsal teams) are composed of players from all areas of the Niagara Region. For the 2016 winter season we have planned 3 tournaments that will allow our teams to participate in competitions across Southern Ontario, a showcase tournament in USA, as well as one of the largest tournaments in Canada called Ontario Futsal Cup and The Umbro Futsal Cup in May 2016.

     

    Futbol Niagara Futsal Club offers local businesses and service clubs the opportunity to become associated with the organization by way of sponsorship.

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