Who are we?
ECYFL was formed by a group of experienced town-based youth soccer coaches, referees and administrators as a non-profit organization to offer and promote off season training and competitive futsal play opportunities for the players and coaches of Essex County and its neighboring communities that are affiliated with Essex County Youth Soccer Association, Massachusetts Youth Soccer and US Youth Soccer (see below).
What is futsal? Why play it?
Futsal is a form of 5v5 soccer and is the only form of indoor soccer sanctioned by FIFA and USSF. It is played without boards on a hard surface using a special ball. Match play is governed by modified FIFA Futsal Laws of The Game.
The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. These factors combine to allow players to develop quick, confident touches, and make quick, confident decisions on and off the ball while playing a fast paced, exciting game.
Essex County Youth Futsal League has been accepted as an affiliated league by the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer and the US Soccer Federation through Mass Youth.
Just as futsal is the only form of indoor soccer sanctioned by FIFA and USSF, ECYFL is the ORIGINAL Futsal League affiliated with Mass Youth and US Youth Soccer in Massachusetts!
US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country, with almost 3 million youth players and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. USYS has programming for all children, from the youngest grassroots players to National Championships for the elite players.
US Youth Soccer
Essex County Youth Futsal League is proud to be accepted as a partner of the Essex County Youth Soccer Association (ECYSA).
ECYSA and ECYFL will share resources to offer town travel and recreational participants expanded, quality, low-cost playing and training opportunities throughout the year.
Essex County Youth