I have been using futsal and street soccer to develop players since 1991. As early as age 4 to adult level, I have had great success in combining the sport with outdoor play to nurture creatively skilled players. I'd like to know if there are any clubs who play futsal year round exclusively before their players go to the 11v11 outdoor game? Since the emergence of video tapes, coaching books, DVDs and now internet coaching sites, many coaches in America have followed the methods of Holland, Italy, Germany, England and France, all perpetuated by organizations like the NSCAA. Of course, they probably had limited success before changing their methods with the latest trends. I say this, because just like England, the USA has no Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Robinho, or Daniel Alves and despite the success of the women's game, the US certainly has no Marta or even a young Cristiane. Even when we saw Sissi in the 90s, it did not change the way girls' youth coaches trained their players at any level. WHY???? Maybe, it's because America and Europe have not embraced the methods of Brazil and their culture in developing players. Maybe they resent an African and Indian sub-culture creating so many world class players of flair and do not wish to subject their mainstream youth to such creative expression with the ball. I am just throwing it out there, of course. I have seen all races progress well with futsal. Only to see coaches take all the love of the ball out of the player as the player has to adapt to a results-oriented style of play. That always led me to the question ofwhy do these coaches get the highest level coaching jobs only to fail time and time again with their boring ignorant ways. 100 years of soccer in this great nation, 20 million youth players and the best field players they ever produced for export were Claudio Reyna, John Harkes, and Landon Donovan. Erm, pretty sad isn't it? Brazil remains the one nation that consistently produces world class players for men and women and the most exports of any nation on earth. They don't all play on a beach, and they don't all play soccer headers and volleys over a volleyball net. Not all live in hillside favelas or do caporeira. So what is it in their mainstream culture where the youth develop those footskills, ball control and the flair to use them? The common answer from the top pros from Brazil is FUTSAL!!! So my question is, if we are interested in developing players with world class skill, would it better for us to concentrate on kids playing futsal year round until age 14, rather than trying to win as many outdoor tournaments that you can afford? Surely, then, when your program spawns boys and girls with sublime technique and skill, from the futsal environment, that would be more rewarding than a piece of plastic collecting dust on your mantlepiece. Think about it.