Massachusetts Futsal Association

About Us

Mission Statement

The Massachusetts Futsal Association is dedicated to developing and expanding the game of futsal in Massachusetts and providing all players the opportunity to participate in leagues, academies and tournaments. We strive to achieve the highest level of professionalism, the highest quality officiating and the overall best experience for all participants.


Membership


The Massachusetts Futsal Association is a proud member of U.S. Youth Futsal and U.S. Adult Futsal (formerly Super F League), the United States Soccer Federation and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It is the oldest and largest futsal organization in New England and is fully sanctioned and approved by those associations.


Leadership


Jason Miller, Director of Futsal

Jason enters his 17th year as the director of the Massachusetts Futsal Association. He oversees all aspects of the program and has additionally been a futsal coach for 21 years and a futsal referee for 19 years. He has been the director and head coach of Pink Ladies Futsal Club since 2004 and previously served as Girls Director and Director of Communications for U.S. Youth Futsal. Jason served as head coach of the U.S. Youth Futsal U16 girls national team in Canada and Colombia.

Jason is also the varsity boys soccer coach at Boston Latin School and a former administrator and coach for the Mass Youth Soccer District Select Program. His coaching resume also includes the Boston Breakers, Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer, Sachems FC, Winchester High School, Nashoba Regional High School, Gann Academy, Mass Youth ODP, Lexington High School and Lexington Youth Soccer. He served as director of player and coach development for Lexington Youth Soccer for four years and is a founder of the Massachusetts Beach Soccer Club. 

Jason holds a U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching certification, a USSF National C coaching license, a Masters in Education and a BA in journalism.

Emily Rollender, Assistant Director

Emily enters her first year as assistant director. She will assist with all league operations duties for all programs. A recent graduate of the University of Vermont, Emily played in the Massachusetts Futsal leagues growing up. She was part of the inaugural U.S. Youth Futsal National Team delegation that traveled to Costa Rica in 2015, scoring the lone goal in her team's 4-1 loss to the Costa Rican Women's National Team.


Yaovi Jondoh, Registrar

Yaovi serves as the organization's registrar, a position he has held since 2015, overseeing the registration process and all roster matters. He also oversees the MFA free agent program. Yaovi is a former member of the Boston International boys futsal team and front end manager. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, he is employed as Director of Operations for Match Charter School in Boston and also holds a Masters in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University. He additionally coaches the boys junior varsity soccer team at Boston Latin School.


Daniela De Sousa, Gear Manager

Daniela is responsible for gear sales including the outstanding Joma futsal shoes. A Spanish teacher and girls soccer coach at Burlington High School, she is an experienced futsal and soccer coach and a technology expert who resides in Somerville. She also serves as Registrar for the Northeast Regional Futsal Championships. She has been a coach with Pink Ladies Futsal Club and Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer for many years.


Mike Almeida, Director of Partnerships and Development


Mike joined the leadership team in 2018 with a focus on growing the game. A long-time futsal coach with Nor'easter SC, FC USA and GPS, Mike brings a wealth of experience and contacts to the futsal community.

Sarah Zesch, Supervisor of Officials - Mass Youth Futsal

Sarah was appointed to the Massachusetts Futsal Association leadership team in March 2019. After growing up on the futsal courts as a goalkeeper for Parkway Youth Soccer, Sarah became a futsal referee and soon became not only one of the best in the Commonwealth but also one of the best in the country. She was one of the first two referees in Massachusetts to earn a state level referee badge, and has been both the Massachusetts youth and adult futsal referee of the year. She is responsible for overseeing the organization's training program for new referees and is the newly appointed supervisor of officials for Massachusetts Youth Futsal.


Maynard Sangster, Supervisor of Officials - Mass Adult Futsal


Maynard recently joined the organization's leadership team as the person responsible for overseeing officiating at the adult level. He will also take the lead role in the recruitment of new futsal referees.


Shawn Coventry, Supervisor of Officials - Premier Clubs Futsal 


Shawn joins the leadership team with the duty to oversee officials for the top flight club divisions of the Premier Clubs Futsal League. A New Hampshire native, Shawn has long traveled to the Boston are to officiate high level Massachusetts Futsal Association games. His experience as a referee and administrator will help him focus on the very best referees in the region.


Dick Williams, Senior Official

Dick is the organization's senior official. He serves as a mentor and counselor for many young futsal referees. A futsal referee for the last zillion years, Dick represented Massachusetts at the national championships in 2009 and 2011.

A highly experienced referee and assignor, Dick has been involved in leadership positions with Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer and Boston Area Youth Soccer. He is proud father of former futsal referees Mark, Rose, Keith and Brad.


Jeff Lamy, Director of Coaching

Jeff enters his fifth year as the association's Director of Coaching. He is responsible for the growth and success of coach and player development. He is also the former director of the Massachusetts Futsal Academy and a five-year Massachusetts Futsal staff coach, as well as the registrar for Eastern Premier Futsal. Jeff is a member of the U.S. Youth Futsal Regional and National Coaching Staff, having guided the U.S. Youth Futsal U12 girls in Canada in 2015 and 2017 and the U14 girls in Colombia in 2016.

In 2012, he led his PASA FC team to a U.S. Youth Futsal National Championship and has also guided the team to back-to-back-to-back Northeast Regional Championships. Jeff is the 2010 MFA Girls Coach of the Year and the director of coaching of Mill City FC. The boys varsity soccer coach at Methuen High School, Jeff played collegiately at the University of New Haven and the University of Lowell. He holds a U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching certification, an NSCAA Advanced National licensee and lives in Lowell.

Jonathan Barron, Academy Director

Jonathan recently joined the organization as Academy Director, having joined the Academy coaching staff in January 2020. He has held coaching positions with Pine Manor College, Pink Ladies Futsal Club and the Boston Latin School. 

He holds an NSCAA National Diploma and a has completed the USYF Level 3 course. He lives in Malden with his wife and daughter.


Jay Eidson, Senior Advisor

Jay is a senior advisor for Massachusetts Futsal. Having been involved with Pink Ladies Futsal Club and Netripper Futsal Club for the past 12 years and coach and director, Jay has an unmatched passion for the sport. He is also an experienced futsal referee who has officiated at the National Championships and serves as Director of Facilities and Equipment for the Northeast Regional Futsal Championships.

Jay was formerly the head coach of the Diamond Middle School girls varsity soccer team and Mass Youth Soccer District Select Program. He is a former Lexington United Soccer Club board member and coach. His other coaching experiences have been with Sachems FC, Beaver Country Day School and LUSC. A special education staff member at Lexington High School, Jay holds a U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching certification, a USSF National D license and a Masters in Education.



Massachusetts Futsal Association Advisory Board

The MFA Advisory Board meets two times a year with the objective of helping the organization's leaders achieve excellence in all program areas. Comprised of coaches, players, parents and referees, the 12-member Board provides feedback and suggestions while also examining the development and growth of futsal in Massachusetts, regionally and nationally.


Massachusetts Futsal Association History


In the fall of 1997 and winter of 1998, former Mass Youth Soccer Director of Coaching Dennis Lukens along with Hank George and other coaches organized the first futsal leagues in Massachusetts, establishing games in Newton, Natick, Concord and Quincy. Mike Resnicow of Newton took over the organization and helped grow the sport in 1999 before his death in 2000.

Thereafter, Paul and Theresa Dupre acquired then InSoccer from the Resnicow family. From 2000-2004 the Dupre family was responsible for the enormous growth of the sport in Massachusetts. They synthesized many aspects of the program into the strong program it is today are are greatly responsible for the success of futsal in the Commonwealth.

In 2005 the Dupre family hired Jason Miller to run the day-to-day operations of InSoccer and his role expanded ever since. In 2006 Jason changed the organization's name to Massachusetts Futsal, and at the conclusion of the 2009 season the Dupre family passed on InSoccer and Massachusetts Futsal to Jason, who has led the program since.

The 2010-11 season saw the use of a second facility, Fessenden School, on a full-time basis. Five courts were used all day every Saturday, highlighting the growth of futsal in Massachusetts. The first-ever women's division and formal co-ed divisions were instituted during Session Two.

For 2011-12 the Massachusetts Futsal Association opened a new facility in Lowell, Mass and added regular Saturday games at the Rashi School in Dedham. Director of Officials Soorena Farboodmanesh was named Mass Ref Committee Administrator of the Year for his efforts with the two organizations and success training and developing futsal referees.

During the 2012-13 season, the MFA welcomed the new MGA Sports facility in Norwood, Mass with more than 30 games at the site during the first league session. The new volleyball-futsal site also served as training facility for state futsal teams and hosted the 110-team Northeast Regional Championships -- which was at the time the largest tournament in the history of US Youth Futsal/Super F. Jeff Lamy was appointed director of the Lowell program.

The 2013-14 season saw Brighton High School enter the list of regular venues, while the MFA hosted the first-ever U.S. Youth Futsal coaching course and the first-ever Regional I.D. camp. The Northeast Regional Championships became the largest tournament in U.S. Youth Futsal history with more than 150 teams from seven states and two countries participating. MFA's partnership with FutsalNH saw the launch of Eastern Premier Futsal, which included 80+ teams from three states. Daniela De Sousa was brought on as the organization's first-ever registrar.

The 2014-15 season saw the facility addition of Athletic Evolution in Woburn, a collaboration between the MFA North league and FutsalNH and the hosting of two U.S. Youth Futsal coaching courses, another Level 3 and the first-ever Level 4. The Northeast Regional I.D. camp welcoming 150 players and the Northeast Regional Championships welcomed 173 teams, a record for a futsal tournament. Session Two of league play broke another record, with 262 teams participating. Soorena Farboodmanesh and Jason Miller were named to the U.S. Youth Futsal National Coaching Staff.


For 2015-16 season league play expanded to include Minuteman High School in Lexington. Several local players -- Nicole Cerulli, David Medeiros, Emily Rollender, Liliana Silva represented the United States with the youth futsal national teams. Jeff Lamy was named to the U.S. Youth Futsal National Coaching Staff.


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