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Futsal Craze Catches On In Westchester

MOUNT PLEASANT, NY -- Futsal has caught on in New York where Westchester Futsal Academy in Hawthorne is expanding its winter program to year-round.

The Academy has worked with more than 1,000 players from Westchester County, New York City and Connecticut since its establishment seven years ago.

The sport is popular among NBA names, such as Mark Cuban and Mikael Prokerov - both recently purchased futsal franchises.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development, according to a release.

Adrian Rodriguez, has been running a futsal academy for youth and adult players in Westchester.

Asked why people dont know what it is, he gives the simplest answer. Most people dont know what futsal is because they confuse it with the many different forms of soccer that are played in the states."