Carolina Cassou (Bernardo, 2010b, New Jersey)
My son Bernardo (2010) has been participating in the FFA May Madness and I want to congratulate you both.
This program is amazing.
Very organized, very dynamic.
It is very impressive how this online program can be attractive to the kids, they are so useful for when they get to be back on the practice field, with their teammates.
And this is because everyday there are a lot of different drills, moves, challenges, motivational speeches, everything that improves their soccer skills and encourages them for the next session.
Kristi Young (Ethan, 2008b, Charlie 2010b, Clara 2013g, Ohio)
"The FFA virtual program is very well organized, motivating and challenging. The coaches are upbeat, fun and keep my kids engaged the entire training session. This program has been great for my kids when they need the exercise as well as mental and physical challenge. I can’t wait for the June program. Thank you Coach Ducks and Coach Daniel!"
Judit Pulay (Erik, 2008b, Texas)
Coach Ducks & Coach Daniel were highly recommended to us by our coach. They truly are among the best youth coaches out there: highly qualified, experienced, skilled, energetic, engaging, motivating, and approachable. They go above & beyond to offer a top-quality online training program, focusing on high-level skills, speed, agility, and quickness training with lots and lots of personal attention, at an unbelievable price. Very grateful for the opportunity to be part of their program!
Morgan Muir (2007g, Michigan)
“I love how intense the soccer workouts have been for me this session. I have gotten so many touches on the ball, that I feel it has increased my foot skills and level of play. Coach Ducks and Coach Daniel are funny coaches who make you want to work harder than you ever thought you could. I look forward to my session with them everyday!”
Carly and Joe Stone (Owen, 2010b, MI)
I just wanted to take a quick minute to let you know how impressed my husband and I are with the program you have both created for the kids while they are away from the field! My son, Owen, is in group one and he looks forward to training with you both every day! The virtual program you have put together is incredibly organized, strategic and intentional. It is evident that you both are working very hard to put this together for our kids, 6 days a week +. Although we try our best to make it every day we sometimes can't. We love and appreciate that we can get the recordings so that Owen can do the session later in the day. May Madness is an exceptional program and tremendous value for money.
This is a very strange time for everyone, especially our kids. This program has really been great for our son both physically and emotionally. Thank you for keeping a ball at his feet during this time. It gives him great peace of mind, he misses the game tremendously.
Jason Ahonen - Head Coach for Warren HS in IL (Logan 2010b, Lucas 2006b,IL)
During this time with no sports I was looking for something to fill that void for our kids. I saw information about Futsal Factory Academy’s May Madness event and decided to sign up without knowing what to expect. As a high school soccer coach this virtual training program exceeded my expectations. Each session is engaging and doesn’t require a lot of equipment or space. Players are able to get real time feedback, pacing, and encouragement during each session. I truly believe that this program is a great value for the specialized training they receive. I also appreciated receiving the recorded video after each session just in case we couldn’t do the session live. I would highly recommend participating in this training for any player looking to improve their foot skills, quickness, and decision making. This program is perfect right now to fill in for the absence of traditional training and even once things start going back to normal it would continue to be a great supplement to any players training.
Steve Pomponi (Gianluca 2007b, Ontario, Canada)
The May Madness Program has kept my son Gianluca engaged and has kept him on a routine in this time of Pandemic.
Gianluca looks forward to this training everyday and is ready to go an hour before the session.
His foot skills have improved everyday and is challenged physically & mentally by Coach's Drew & Daniel.
The sessions are run with professionalism and positive encouragement!
We will definitely be signing up for the June session.
Jenn Heisler (Jason 2003, MI)
When we signed up, we didn't know what to expect. We were looking for some type of training that would give a single player a chance to get some touches; something besides juggling everyday. We have been more than impressed! Every training day offers some new content, which makes the training session feel like 'real practice' with a coach (rather than a bunch of pasted video clips). Our player didn't have much experience with futsal training previously, but the training sessions have been easy to follow and have greatly improved his footwork. The sessions are organized well and your communication and instruction are excellent. We also appreciate the emails every day which share the training links and previous the next day's plan. The recorded sessions were really important to our player this month; he had a school conflict 3x/week with the 4pm training time. We hoped he would be able to make the trainings sessions a few times a week. BUT, because you sent links to recorded trainings, he has been able to work through every session by using the recorded sessions on 'school' days. Thank you for this option. It's made a huge difference in his ability to get solid training every day in May.
We didn't know if you would continue to offer training sessions in June, but our player has enjoyed the sessions so much (and experienced improvement in his skill) that he planned to return to the videos on his own. We are thrilled that you will continue to offer trainings through June. We will be your first registration - as soon as you share the link. In addition, we plan to have our 2007 son join the trainings.
Melissa Bajcz (Spence, 2007b, MI)
I just wanted to thank you for this month of soccer! This quarantine has been really rough on Spence, being away from all the activities he loves, and that 1 hr a day is his highlight of each day. We don't even have to remind him. Not sure if you are thinking of continuing it. We would definitely continue to sign him up.
Christy Frazer (Ryan, 2006b, IL)
I just wanted to let you know that Rylan has enjoyed this session of the virtual training! He has been involved in “other” virtual trainings but they simply do not compare. He knows that you are watching individuals and providing feedback during every session. Personally, I think that is the most important aspect. Rylan looks forward to the daily workouts and he knows that he will not only be improving his performance but burning a lot of calories at the same time. I have asked him several times how the training went and often the response was “rough.” At first I thought that meant that it wasn’t enjoyable or he didn’t like it. But when I pressed further, he said I worked hard and now I am exhausted. But I can tell that my moves are getting better.
Monica Donohue (Nicholas 2006b, Sean 2010B, Connor 2011B, IL)
A big thank you to Coach Daniel and Coach Ducks for offering the May Madness futsal program in an otherwise difficult month for these kids that had nothing to do. I REALLY appreciate that you both brought such positivity, energy and enthusiasm to every training you held. It helped my 3 boys who participated to improve their first touch, ball control and passing and even more importantly, helped them to stay productive and in-shape!!!! THANK YOU!!!