DANVERS, Massachusetts — The organizers of the Northeast Futsal Festival are excited to announce that they have partnered with True Soccer Enterprise to host a Qualifying Tournament Series throughout the winter.

True Soccer Enterprise, based in Danvers, Massachusetts, will provide a Qualifying Tournament Series whereby boys and girls teams at the U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 levels will be able to earn free entry into either the ‘Love of the Game Cup’ or the ‘International Open’ which are part of the Northeast Futsal Festival, being held February 22 to 24, 2019, in Massachusetts’ South Shore area.

Northeast Futsal Association and Global Premier Soccer are the organizers of the Northeast Futsal Festival.

“For nine years, True Soccer Enterprise has organized and hosted over 400 tournaments with one simple concept; provide a safe, competitive and exciting game that a true player will love,” said John Garofalo, owner and executive director of True Soccer Enterprise. “Continuing with those original values, we are thrilled to be announcing our partnership with first class organizations and an impelling new format.”

The True Soccer Enterprise’s Northeast Futsal Festival Qualifying Tournament Series will feature a series of single-day tournaments. Teams will be able to compete in a minimum of three games at each tournament, adhering to NORTHEFUTSAL rules and with professional referees.

The breakdown of scoring for the Qualifying Tournament Series will be the following:

  • Champions = 10 points
  • Second Place = 7 points
  • Third Place = 4 points
  • Fourth Place = 1 point

Teams are welcome to enter into as many or as few tournaments as they like. At the conclusion of the series, the team with the most points in each division earns free entry into the Northeast Futsal Festival tournament of their choosing; “Love of the Game Cup” or “International Open.”

The Northeast Futsal Festival’s “International Open” is, itself, a qualifying tournament. The champions of the “International Open” earn entry into the United Futsal Association’s World Futsal Championships, which will take place July 23 to 28, 2019, at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

“We can not think of a better way to generate excitement for the Northeast region’s biggest futsal experience than with this Qualifying Tournament Series. John Garofolo has a history of success with True Soccer Enterprise and we are honored to be able to work together with him and his organization to provide a fun, quality experience for our region’s youth,” said Zach Rocha, president of Northeast Futsal Association.

“We hope that True Soccer Enterprise is the first of many state qualifiers which allow their champions direct access to the Northeast Futsal Festival regional tournament,” said James Hamblin, GPS National Tournament Director.

The schedule for True Soccer Enterprise’s Northeast Futsal Festival Qualifying Tournament Series can be found at

The Qualifying Tournament Series will primarily be played on turf at New England Premier Sportsplex in Danvers, Massachusetts. The 5th Annual Beantown Cup, hosted by Northeast Futsal Association in Boston, Massachusetts, will take place January 5 and 6, 2019, and will also be part of the Qualifying Tournament Series.

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The Northeast Futsal Festival ( will provide the best and most inclusive experience for futsal the region has ever seen from February 22 to 24, 2019. Through a partnership between Global Premier Soccer and Northeast Futsal Association, the region will have the opportunity to play and experience futsal in a way that sets “The Festival” apart from everything else ever created in the Northeast. The Northeast Futsal Festival will feature four unique events: International Coaching Course led by Dr. Daniel Berdejo-del-Fresno and Peter Rickards, Love of the Game Cup for youth clubs, town travel programs and grassroots competitors, International Open - Adults featuring the world’s top men’s and women’s teams, International Open - Youth for elite youth clubs (official qualifier to World Futsal Championships)

True Soccer Enterpriese ( is committed to promoting soccer through tournaments and leagues that will give everyone the best possible competition. With over 10 years of experience in organizing soccer events, we learned that attention to details ensures a successful experience for participants. From reserving field times, building schedules, and supplying jerseys to delivering championship trophies, our staff has the experience required to help anyone seeking to hold a soccer event of any size.