The Arnold Futsal Classic presented by Columbus Futsal will return to the Arnold Sports Festival in 2021.
Futsal, a relatively new sport in North America, has its roots in South America where it is very popular. Futsal is similar to soccer, played five on five on a smaller, typically indoor, court with a low bounce ball. The smaller dimensions of the field require the athletes to have even better footwork and ball skills than their soccer counterparts.
The event featured more than 150 teams from across the United States competing in six divisions, including three youth divisions (Grassroots, Gold and Silver); Collegiate, Men's Open and Women's Open. All are sanctioned by United State Youth Futsal.
The event also featured USYF Development Academy League Showcase featuring the sport's most elite players and teams.