December 17, 2019
Two Total Futbol Super Y league teams competed in the National Super Y Championships in Florida December 13-17. The Girls U14 and U16/17 teams traveled to the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex in Tampa for three hard-fought games of group play. Neither team advanced to the knockout round in their age group, but both teams played well against top competition. A total of 120 boys and girls teams from across the nation vied for National Championships in five age groups (U13, U14, U15, U16/17, and U18/19).
"The Super Y League Nationals event was an incredible experience for our U14 and U16/17 girls teams," said Jimmy Brewer, Total Futbol's Director of Programs. "There was great competition for both teams and our players proved that they can compete at a national level. It was a fun experience for many of the girls both on and off the field. As this was our first year competing, we are eager to try and qualify for the tournament again next year."
In the summer of 2019, 66 players formed into three TF teams (Under 14s, Under 15s, and Under 16/17s) and all three finished in first or second place in their divisions. Only the U-14 and U-16/17 teams qualified for National Finals. The summer teams were comprised of players from within the Total Futbol program as well as many players in the Northern Virginia and Maryland area. The Total Futbol staff that coached Virginia Super Y Teams during the summer of 2019 includes Nadir Moumen, Matt Lee, Erika Yohn, Tina Valente and Brewer.
Total Futbol's GU16/17 team finished fifth among 12 teams, just missing the chance to advance to the knockout round.
The GU16/17 final standings after group play. For divisions containing three groups, the three group winners advanced, as well as the best second-place team. TF's team was one point shy of advancement.
Total Futbol's GU14 team finished in third place in Group B of the U14 competition.
TF teams were able to enjoy their downtime between games.