Adult division teams competed in the 5th summer season of the North Alabama FUTSAL League this summer on Wednesday nights at Oakwood University, in the Ashby Auditorium, a comfortable gym with a nostalgic atmosphere and friendly students and staff. Teams competed for division champion, for golden boot award and for golden glove award in another fun summer season. The winning team and the recipients of Golden Boot and Golden Glove awards are shown below. Congratulations to them!
This summer’s league growth was in breadth rather than in just numbers (depth). In addition to regular season games, Pickup Futsal Games for adults were added by the league for the first time ever. Conducted on Mondays, players just appeared, signed it, paid a small fee, formed 5-man teams and played several futsal games. Many of these players will most likely find their way onto teams for the upcoming winter season.
For youth players, middle school and high school academies were offered as well as help in teaching very young, beginner, indoor soccer players (4-8 years old) in various gyms around the city. Below is a picture taken in the Goldsmith Schiffman Elem. School gym of the middle school academy players one afternoon (showing only about half of the players who actually participated).