The first kick at East End Park

On Oct. 30, Durham Atletico joined other community groups in celebrating the opening of a new futsal space at East End Park. There were roughly 25 children in attendance, and many community leaders. Javiera Caballero of the city council spoke, as did representatives of lead benefactor Blue Cross NC and the US Soccer Foundation. Soccer personality Fernando Fiore hosted the proceedings with his usual charm, and soccer star Crystal Dunn spoke, as well.

The Durham Herald-Sun was there, too. Dawn B. Vaughan wrote a very nice story, which includes quotes from players Ramiro Castaneda and Omar Obaydi. Chuck LIddy brought his drone, so the story includes some impressive video along with photos.

We will start using this space, weather permitting, on Nov. 20.

 

Durham Atletico opens soccer league in downtown Durham!

Soccer at Old North Durham Park

We are excited to announce that this fall, for the first time, we will have our soccer season at Old North Durham Park.

Old North Durham Park is the only public soccer field in downtown Durham, so it is a natural location for a true city soccer league. We are beyond thrilled.

We will play our games on Saturday afternoons, 3-6, starting Sept. 8. If there's sufficient demand, we may try to get some time on Sundays, too. It should be a lot of fun, especially with so many nearby places to hang out afterward.

Summer futsal at Sherwood, details coming soon!

Keep an eye on this space. We're planning a short season at Sherwood Park, to start at the end of July and run for about three weeks. The format will be a little different: We will play two games simultaneously, going across the court perpendicular from the usual direction. Because the dimensions will be smaller, we will play 4-v-4, with pop-up goals and no keepers.

Expect details by this weekend! Also, our futsal academy fundraiser was a big success. We'll have a financial report on it, as well.

Exciting soccer development news in Durham

Soccer at Twin Lakes Park. Sometime in the next couple of years, there should be a new facility just a mile away.

Yesterday we learned that Durham City Manager Thomas Bonfield has made a recommendation that will significantly advance Durham's soccer field capacity.

In his recommended budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, he has advised the allocation of $9 million in capital improvemnent funds for the development of a site in East Durham, located on Hoover Road near the Wheels skate park. The property is large enough for approximately four full-size fields.

Spring soccer and futsal registration is open!David FellerathSun, 03/04/2018 - 14:59

Hello everyone,

We're finally open for spring! We're having another outdoor soccer league, which starts soon. The league is a recreational one, intended to be accessible for people of varying skill levels. It's 8v8, with no slide tackling and no enforcement of the offside rule. Games are 70 minutes long, and we will play on the grass fields at Snow Hill Road Park in north Durham.

U6 futsal starts this week (registration closed)

Thanks for your interest – registration is closed. You may email to be placed on the waitlist.

Durham Atlético is hosting a free, 8 week futsal/soccer program for children under 6. (Children must be over 3 years old and under 6 to participate.) The program will take place every Saturday morning from 9 AM to 10 AM at WD Hill, for 8 weeks, starting on March 3.

Slippery courts

It's hard to call off games due to weather. Most of us love to play so much that we'll endure rain, cold, snow or extreme heat in order to play the game we love.

Futsal outdoors poses special challenges because moisture can linger on surfaces even when the sun is shining and temperatures are mild. The plastic tiles that we play on at The Cage provide a good surface when they are dry, but they are nasty and treacherous when wet. A situation that is particularly hard to judge is when the court appears to be dry, but there is also a significant amount of moisture in the air.

Opening week schedule up!

Hello everyone,

The schedule is up for the opening week and we'll be adding the rest of the schedule shortly.

Please note that we will typically have games at two locations on the same night, so it's crucial to look at the venue carefully. This season we have four: