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.
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.
Jason Miller, Director of Futsal
Jason enters his 13th year as the director of the Massachusetts Futsal Association. He oversees all aspects of the program and has additionally been a futsal coach for 18 years and a futsal referee for 16 years. He is the director and head coach of Pink Ladies Futsal Club, a director of Eastern Premier Futsal and the former U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. Northeast Region Director. He is the U.S. Youth Futsal Girls Director and has 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. He is the former Director of Communications for U.S. Youth Futsal.
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.
Soorena Farboodmanesh, Director of Officials / Academy Director
Soorena enters his 10th year as the program's Director of Officials and third as Academy Director. He is responsible for the recruitment, training and development of futsal referees and leading the growing academy programs for players six- through 12-years-old. As a board member of the Massachusetts State Referee Committee and USSF referee instructor, Soorena works tirelessly for the growth and development of futsal referees in the Commonwealth. He is also the National Director of the U.S. Youth Futsal I.D. and National Team programs. Soorena has twice served as head coach of the U.S. Youth Futsal U14 boys national team and currently leads Netripper Futsal Club as director and coach.
He was named the 2012 Administrator of the Year by the MSRC and previously the the 2007 MFA Adult Referee of the Year. Soorena also served as a coach in the State Futsal Team program and in 2009 coached the Brookline Warriors to the U.S. Youth Futsal National Championship. He additionally holds a U.S. Youth Futsal National Level 3 coaching certification, a USSF National D license and has studied futsal coaching in Spain.
Yaovi Jondoh, Registrar
Yaovi serves as the organization's registrar, 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, having recently completed a Masters in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University. He also coaches the boys junior varsity soccer team at Boston Latin School.
Jeff Lamy, Director of Coaching
Jeff enters his second year as the association's Director of Coaching and sixth year at the helm of the North program. He is responsible for the growth and success of the North leagues and clinics, which will enter their sixth year for the 2016-17 season. 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.
Daniela De Sousa, Gear Manager / Social Media Manager
Daniela is responsible for gear and social media. 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.
Dick Williams, Youth Referee Coordinator
Dick is the Youth Referee Coordinator for the Massachusetts Futsal Association. He serves as a mentor and counselor for many young futsal referees. A futsal referee for the last 11 years, Dick represented Massachusetts at the national championships in 2009 and 2011.
A referee and assignor for many years, Dick is a leader of the Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer program, Boston Area Youth Soccer and the proud father of former, current and present futsal referees Mark, Rose, Keith and Brad.
Laura Whiteley, Tournament Director
Laura serves as the director of the U.S. Youth Futsal Northeast Regional Futsal Championships. A recent graduate of Rutgers University and 2012 gratuate of Lexington High School, Laura is a graduate student at Oakland University in Michigan. When not out of state, she resides in Lexington with her family.
Jay Eidson, Senior Advisor
Jay is the Assistant Director of Massachusetts Futsal. He assists Jason Miller in the leadership of the program, handling various administrative, coaching and officiating tasks. As the associate head coach of Pink Ladies Futsal Club for the past 11 years and director and head coach of Netripper Futsal Club for the past four, 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 Soccr 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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