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Heart & Sole Futsal Academy is rooted in teaching the fundamental skills of soccer to every participant through the very productive game of futsal. By constructing a solid foundation and using essential-skills based training, we guarantee a significant improvement in every player.

As the director of Heart & Sole Futsal I want you to understand that with regular attendance and repetition your child will reap the benefits that come from playing futsal in our program. In addition to developing fundamentally sound players, we want to help develop positive habits beyond the court. We set expectations and challenging objectives for players to achieve. We teach children how to be composed, exude positivity, and create an environment that allow children to express themselves while having fun. Those who are passionate about improving will take home what they have learned in training, practice over and over and develop very quickly. 

The Heart & Sole Futsal coaching staff is an excellent group of certified futsal coaches. Heart & Sole players have the unique opportunity to be directly connected to the US Youth Futsal ID Program, Regional and National Championships. Players also have the opportunity to be exposed to the US National Futsal Team.

Heart & Sole Futsal was founded by Otto Orf, a former US Men's National Futsal Team player and coach and one of the leading advocates of futsal in the United States over the past two decades. Otto was the first director of futsal for the state soccer association Ohio North, the Ohio State director for US Youth Futsal and the National Futsal  Goalkeeping Coach. In addition he has received futsal coaching certification in Spain (with LNFS), Costa Rica (with CONCACAF), from Diego Giustozzi (Argentina), Antonio Acevedo (Brazil) and in the US (with USYF, NSCAA and United Soccer Coaches). Otto was named the goalkeeper of the tournament as he led the US Mens National Team to the gold medal in Guatemala 1996. He also participated in the 1996 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Segovia, Spain 1996, as a coach in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games where futsal was introduced as an Olympic sport for the first time in Buenos Aires 2018 and as an assistant coach for the US Men's Futsal National Team at the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania.