The top Los Angeles youth futsal squads will compete at the Nike Joga3 Western Regional Finals, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8th, at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.
Nike Joga3 futsal is based on but different from South Amercan futsal. The Joga3 competitions are three-on-three-player soccer games played for three minutes with no goalkeepers on a hard court, using a smaller ball than regular soccer.
Winners of the Joga3 Western Regionals will continue to play against the Central and Eastern Regional winners in the Joga3 National Finals at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9th, at the Venice Beach Recreation Center basketball courts.
In addition to tournament action, youths will have access to the Nike boot room, featuring flat screen TVs playing World Cup soccer matches, video games and more.
The Clipse band is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8th, and hip-hop artist Fabolous is scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9th.
The futsal national final winners in the respective age groups will participate in the U.S. National Team Training Camp.
The under-16 girls and boys team champions will then move on to represent the U.S. at the Nike Joga3 World Championships in Brazil.
Information, (213) 489-8255.