OHIO NORTH FUTSAL GIRLS - ARGENTINA BOUND!
This August 10 young ladies will take part in an experience of a lifetime as part of the very first Ohio North International Futsal Program.
They will spend a week training with and playing against the academy teams of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Champion coach Diego Giustozzi in Buenos Aires.
"I met Diego in the early stages of the World Cup in Columbia this past September and when Argentina won the cup I was invited to join in their celebration with my friends who just happen to be the only two FIFA Futsal instructors in the United States", said Ohio North Futsal director Otto Orf.
"Then in January we took the very first Ohio North Futsal team to Orlando and I attended a coaching course with Diego for 3 days. By the end of the weekend we had agreed that we would bring this group of players to Argentina and we have been working on it ever since!"
These talented young ladies have been fundraising, recruiting sponsors for the uniforms and created a GoFundMe page to help finance the adventure.
When asked about the Ohio North program Orf stated, "This is just the first step in process and it happens to be a chance to work with the champions of the world. The goal is to expose our players to the game at the highest level and to provide cultural as well as soccer experiences for the players. These were the greatest experiences of my long professional career and it is important to me to provide them for as many of our young players as possible."
We are looking across the Ohio North region for any players interested in joining the Ohio North State Futsal Program for teams forming now. If interested please contact director Otto Orf at firstname.lastname@example.org.