Our History

Orange Futsal Soccer Academy is a futsal team for recreational and competitive young players from ages 4 to 22.

Since 2016 we have been spreading the practice of futsal as a sport and a training method for the transition to soccer, a path that was followed by many of the greatest players of all time.

FOUNDER

ANDRE JOSEPH PASSANTINO
FUTSAL SOCCER COACH OWNER

Orange Futsal Soccer Academy was founded by André Joseph Passantino, who personally directs all the technical and tactical methodology that guides the training schedules.

André was born in Brooklyn, New York, he went to live in Brazil at the age of 5. There he played for all the youth teams of the Sports Club Corinthians Paulista until he finally reached the professional team. In Brazil, he also played for São Paulo and Palmeiras, besides playing futsal in Spain and soccer in El Paso, Texas.

André graduated in Physical Education and has post-graduations in Sports Training and Sports Marketing. After the end of his football career, he worked at the YMCA São Paulo for 18 years. He validated his University Degree in the State of Florida and obtained a Coaching License.

André has since pursued his passion for teaching by encouraging young players to follow his path and develop through the practice of sports.

COACH EDUCATION

U.S. soccer License 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11

U.S. soccer License D (in course)

U.S. YOUTH FUTSAL LEVEL 1

U.S. YOUTH FUTSAL LEVEL 2

U.S. YOUTH FUTSAL LEVEL 3

 

SOCCER AND FUTSAL EXPERIENCE

Futsal Player U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 – Sport Club Corinthians Paulista – Brazil – Jan 1977 – Dec 1988 

Professional Soccer Player – Sport Club Corinthians Paulista – Brazil – Jan 1998 – Dec 1991 Professional Futsal Player – Sport Club Banespa – Brazil – Jan 1992 – Dec 1993 

Professional Futsal Player – Sao Paulo FC – Brazil – Jan – Dec 1994 

Professional Soccer Player – El Paso Patriots – El Paso – USA – Jan – Sept 1995 Professional Futsal Player – Academia Postal – Spain – Jan – Dec 1996 

Professional Futsal Player – Universidade Sao Judas Tadeu – Brazil – Jan – Jul 1997 Professional Futsal Player – SE Palmeiras – Brazil – Jan – Dec 1998

 

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS – 

These are the tournament results from Orange Futsal Academy, one of the greatest futsal academies in the country, from 2018 to 2023:

2018 – U15/16 Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast Naples, FL 

2019 – U17/18 Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast Naples, FL 

2019 – U13/14 Finalist – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast Naples, FL 

2019-2020 – Champion – U19 – US Youth Futsal Regional South Atlantic – Charlotte, NC 

2019-2020 – Champion – U19 – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast Naples, FL 

2020 – U18 – Finalist – US Youth Futsal National Championship, Kansas City, KS 

2020 – 2021 – U12 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast Naples, FL 

2020 – 2021 – U12 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional North, Minneapolis,MN 

2020 – 2021 – U18 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional north, Minneapolis, MN 

2020 – 2021 – U10 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional north, Minneapolis, MN 

2020 – 2021 – U12 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional north, Minneapolis, MN 

2020 – 2021 – U12 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast, Naples, FL 

2021 – U18 – Finalist – US Youth Futsal National Championship, Kansas City, KS 

2021 – U12 – Champion – US Youth Futsal National Championship, Kansas City, KS 

2021 – 2022 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast, Naples, FL 

2022 – U19 – Champion – US Youth Futsal National Championship, Kansas City, KS 

2023 – U18 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Southeast, Naples, FL 

2023 – U14 – Champion – US Youth Futsal Regional Central, Kansas City, KS

METHODOLOGY

Explanation – Demonstration – Observation – Intervention – Adaptation

Our methodology is focused on the technical and tactical development of our players. The development of technical fundamentals and tactical fundamentals will vary for each age group, starting from the simple to the more complex. 

We also prepare the periodization of training according to the moment of each player and each team throughout the season.

The main fundamentals we develop: controlling or receiving the ball, passing, driving the ball, shooting, heading, dribbling, marking, anticipation and protection of the ball. 

And also the individual and collective tactical fundamentals, such as body position, how to defend, how to attack, understanding game positions individually and collectively.

Our methodology follows these important points:

EXPLANATION

Objective of the exercises Tasks of each player, depending on their different roles Using appropriate resources ( tactics boards, equipments )

DEMONSTRATION

By the coach or players

OBSERVATION

Of the players during the exercises. Taking into consideration the coaching points previously established by the coach.

INTERVENTION

At the right moment For instructions, when the exercises is not done correctly To revise the coaching points

ADAPTATION

Of the difficulty degree of the exercises Allocation of tasks Taking into account the ability and current physical condition

CODE OF CONDUCT

 – Place emphasis on the play aspect (learn by playing) 

–  Welcome all children to training (without their level being important)
– Encourage a feeling of unity and identity
– Ensure that children feel safe and valued
– Instil confidence in the children and encourage them 

– Do not insist on a competitive aspect, but let children play and enjoy the game
– Balance the strength of teams (e.g. let children play by their respective level)

LOCATIONS

FREEDOM MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
HUNTERS CREEK AREA
2850 W Taft Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32837

BRIDGEWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
WINTER GARDEN AREA
5600 Tiny Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787

CELEBRATION K-8 GYMNASIUM
CELEBRATION AREA
951 Starling Dr, Celebration, FL 34747

HORIZON WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM
WINDERMERE AREA
8200 Tattant Blvd Windermere, FL 34786

ORANGE COMMUNITY

Orange Futsal Academy prides itself on creating a welcoming and inclusive community for all who participate. With a diverse group of players, coaches, and families, the academy aims to provide a family-like environment where everyone feels supported and valued. 

Orange Futsal Academy is proud to have parents and players who are not only talented athletes but also influential members of the community. Many of them hold leadership positions, contribute to charitable causes, and serve as positive role models for others. 

The academy values the contributions that these individuals make both on and off the court and believes that they are an important part of the Orange Futsal community.

WHY CHOOSE FUTSAL

Futsal is a sport that greatly develops the physical, technical, and tactical areas of the athletes throughout the entire match, emphasizing the ability to make decisions in a short period of time and the creativity of the athletes. 

For athletes in this modality to reach and sustain a high level, training programs must be based on knowledge in several areas of sports science, such as sports training, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sports medicine.

It is important to point out that, through knowledge of these areas, methods related to the application and control of overload were developed, fundamental to improve performance and prevent fatigue and injuries, thus avoiding exaggerated training and intensities that are beyond the athlete’s reality.