EJ Futball Training, located in Washington, USA, is a proud partner of IDA. EJ Futball specializes in 1v1 and group training. EJ Futball recently brought two teams to the Surf Cup International Salou tournament sponsored by IDA.
As official partners of IDA, EJ Futball teams were invited onto IDA Valencia’s campus in order to prepare themselves for the big event. This gave their players the chance to be coached by our Spanish coaches. This pre-experience at IDA Valencia was not only a great time for our staff to interact with our valued partner, but was an opportunity for EJ Futball to prepare and train in IDA’s professional environment.
During their 4 days in Valencia, the teams trained and played in games to prepare for Surf Cup International before heading to Salou. They also had the opportunity to visit the city center of Valencia and did the Mestalla Forever Tour at Valencia C.F. Stadium.
EJ Futball’s 2011 ended the group stage with a 4-0L against FC Porto, 1-0L against Gimàstic de Tarragona, and a 1-1T against Viimsi MRJK. The team went through the silver stage and defeated La Vall D’Uixó 2-1 in the semi-finals and Viimsi MRJK 3-0 in the final to be crowned U13 Silver Stage champions!
The 2013 team kicked off the tournament with an impressive 15-0W vs. City Sports School before falling to Sevilla FC 2-1. They finished the group stage with a 8-1W over FFB Reus. The team went onto the gold stage where they defeated Hamilton Academical FC 4-3 in the quarterfinals, UD Almería 4-2 and finally, fell to Sevilla FC 4-0 to be named finalists of the gold stage.
Playing against professional youth academies was a extremely beneficial experience for EJ Futball. Embrima Jatta, Coach of the team said, “I can’t be happier for the players. This tournament is unique. I have never seen something similar before in the US. The organization, the location, the facilities, and the competition are on another level. These players never thought before they could play against teams like FC Porto, Sevilla FC or UD Almeria, and they faced them and competed decently. 100% we will come next edition, and hopefully, we can win the Gold Stage!”
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