Over a full three days of futsal in Branson, Demize Academy had a resounding 23 teams competing from the break of dawn until far past dusk in search of more titles to add to every age groups impressive resume created thus far. The Branson Shootout is a local futsal tournament hosted to break in the new year of soccer for youth teams from ages 7-19. This year, Demize represented an unprecedented 30% of the teams competing in the tournament. With many teams, came many championships!
The Demize Academy Boys represented well, bringing back 2 first place finishes and 4 runner up medals. Each of these second place finishes were finished in the closest of fashion. Each of these finals were decided by either Penalty Kicks or a one goal margin. The Nationals DA 2010 squad walked to an easy finish, taking first with a record of 3-0-1, scoring 31 goals, conceding only 6! The Demize Academy 2009 boys lost in a heart breaker in PK’s to take second place in their division after dominating in the group stages. As well, both of the U11 Boys teams that we had lost in their respective finals as well, competing strongly through the weekend. Our Demize Academy 2005 team were very successful in their endeavors, finishing as runners up in their very tough division. The U16 Boys battled back and forth throughout the weekend to grow stronger as they finished as champions of that strong division. Great work guys! The U19 boys finished their division 3-0-1 to take home the gold medals with a wonderful goal difference of 11 goals. The U13 girls were influential in their grouping, coming in second against some very stiff competition. Nice work to all of our Demize teams!! Keep playing strong!
What a weekend of wonderful matches, played at an incredible pace. Great work to all of our teams, and thank you to the family, friends, and fans who have made this process possible. Be following all the Demize teams on demizesoccer.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter under Demize Soccer on Facebook and Twitter handle @demize_soccer!