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Santos FC: USA Futsal Clinic

An Unforgettable Experience!

Last weekend, Futsal enthusiasts in Charlotte were treated to a remarkable event that left an indelible mark on our local Futsal community. Santos FC, a titan in Brazilian football history, graced our city with their presence, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise. As the sole club in the Southeast chosen to host their clinic, we were honored to welcome Santos FC and provide our players with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train alongside some of the finest coaches in the world of Futsal.

One of the highlights of the clinic was the presence of Coach Barata, a distinguished figure in the Futsal world. For those who may not be familiar, coach Barata has played a pivotal role in developing world-renowned players like Neymar and Rodrygo during his tenure at Santos FC in Brazil. His expertise and influence in the sport are unparalleled, making his visit to our clinic a truly special occasion.

Throughout the weekend, coach Barata was thoroughly impressed by the skill level and dedication of our players. His recognition of the alignment between our club's training methodology and Santos FC's philosophy underscores the quality of instruction and development opportunities we provide to our players.

Santos FC Coach Barata

WHO's santos fc?

Santos FC is not just any football club; it is a powerhouse that has shaped the landscape of Brazilian football for over a century. Founded in 1912, Santos FC has a storied history of nurturing world-class talent and producing some of the greatest players to ever grace the sport. From Pelé to Neymar, Santos FC has been the breeding ground for legends, earning a reputation as one of the most prestigious clubs in the world.

Why Charlotte?

The decision to bring the Santos FC clinic to Charlotte speaks volumes about the growing prominence of our city in the world of Futsal. As the largest city in North Carolina and a hotbed for sports enthusiasts, Charlotte provided the perfect backdrop for this momentous event. By hosting the clinic in Charlotte, we were able to showcase our vibrant Futsal community and demonstrate our commitment to fostering talent at a grassroots level.

The Santos Clinic Experience:

Over the course of the weekend, players and families were treated to an immersive Futsal experience like no other. Led by the esteemed Santos FC coaching staff, participants had the opportunity to sharpen their skills and learn from the very best in the game. Coach Barata, a revered figure in the Futsal world, was particularly impressed by the talent and dedication displayed by our players.

All participants underwent thorough evaluations during the clinic. A select few may even receive exclusive invitations to visit the prestigious Santos FC academy in Brazil, providing an unparalleled opportunity to further their skills and experience top-tier coaching firsthand. Additionally, there's an exciting chance for standout players to be chosen for the Santos International squad, paving the way for participation in soccer tournaments on a global scale.

Continuing our commitment to providing enriching experiences, we're actively collaborating with our other club partners to offer unforgettable opportunities both locally and internationally. Stay tuned for updates on forthcoming events in England, Germany, and Brazil, where players can fully immerse themselves in the vibrant global Futsal and Soccer community, further enhancing their development and passion for the game.


We highly recommend tuning into the 'FIFA+ Series: Santos Academies' with your children. This series offers invaluable insights into Santos FC's illustrious history, training methodology, and the remarkable journey of players like Neymar Jr., as eloquently discussed by Coach Barata. It's a fantastic resource for understanding the essence of Santos FC and the profound impact it has had on shaping the world of soccer.

FIFA+ Series: Santos Academies

To learn more about our methodology and upcoming Spring Open Classes and Futsal League, visit our website

The Santos FC clinic was a testament to the power of sport in bringing communities together and inspiring the next generation of Futsal stars. As we reflect on this unforgettable experience, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Santos FC and elevate the game of Futsal in Charlotte. We look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to provide unparalleled opportunities for our players to thrive and succeed in the world of Futsal.


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