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CFCA partners with Rio40 for Winter Futsal Program

By Staff , 09/25/18, 12:45PM EDT


Mondays - Brainerd Baptist School
5:30-6:30 p.m.  (U9-U11) 
6:35-7:35 p.m. (U9-U11)
Dec. 10, 17 & Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 
Tuesdays - Baylor School
6:30-7:30 p.m.  (U12-U14)
Dec. 11, 18 & Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 
Thursdays - D1
7:00-8:00 p.m.  (U9-U11) 
Dec. 13, 20 & Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 
Fridays - D1
5:30-6:30 p.m. (U12-U14)
Dec. 14, 21 & Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25  


Brainerd Baptist School (Gymnasium)
300 Brookfield Avenue
* As you face the preschool entrance go up the stairs to the door on the left side.
Baylor School (Field House - Main Campus)
171 Baylor School Road
* Drop-off outside Field House on the right after security gate.
D1 Sports 
7430 Commons Blvd.
* Drop-off at main entrance. Parking very limited.


  • Indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes. It is not necessary to purchase special soccer shoes for this.
  • Shin guards
  • Water bottle
  • Free training shirt for all participants will be distributed at first session. Please change into this shirt at first session and wear  for all future sessions.

Other Reminders

  • Arrive 15 minutes early on the first night. This will give you extra time to pick up a training shirt and to change.
  • Due to limited space indoors and to reduce distraction for the training, parents are encouraged to leave their player and return at the end.
  • Please make sure to check your reservation information to only attend the session(s) you are signed up for. We have to limit the number of players in each session to make the training experience best for everyone.

About the Program

Chattanooga FC Academy is proud to partner with Rio 40 to offer a Winter Futsal Program.

This is a fun way for kids to keep their foot on the ball between the fall and spring seasons. All futsal sessions are indoor so we would only cancel for significant snow or ice on the roads. Futsal is small-sided which means more touches and quicker decisions. 

All sessions will be led by Marina Lima Kugler from Rio 40. Many players already know Marina through her work in the club's supplemental training.

Marina  was a member of the U20 Brazilian National Team FIFA World Cup pool in 2006. She was an All-American college player for Lee University and won three national championships with Matt Yelton in 2008 and 2009 as a player and as a member of the coaching staff in 2011. 

In order to help your player get the most out of these sessions, we must cap the attendance to 25 players per sessions. We expect them to sell out so do not delay in registering for your first choice(s). 

Due to limited space at these indoor facilities we encourage parents to consider not staying. Your contact information will be on file if we need you before the end of the session. Grab coffee, run an errand, and take advantage of free time.


The cost for 6 sessions (once per week) is $95. If your player would like to attend twice per week (12 sessions) there is a $10 discount for a total of $180.

Why futsal?

Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It is a 5v5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game. It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing. The small, heavier futsal ball requires players to hone their ball-striking and ball handling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Martha grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills.


Baylor School - Field House
171 Baylor School Road
* The Field House building is on the right, just past the guard shack when you enter campus.
Brainerd Baptist School - Gymnasium
300 Brookfield Avenue
* Drop-off under the awning of the preschool building.
D1 - Indoor Turf
7430 Commons Boulevard
* Parking and drop-off can become congested. Plan to arrive a few minutes early.

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