League statement on 2021 season
The National Futsal Premier League has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 full season. Instead, teams will gather in April for a weekend tournament at a location yet to be determined. In addition, the league will look to host a summer exhibition series as well leading into the 2021-22 campaign.
The league will use this time to organize and work with league members to ensure a safe and effective plan to return to the court. League commissioner Drew Ducker has been working alongside the Director of Officials, Ed Marco.
“This was a very difficult decision for the league to make, as we all want to get back on the court and start playing again. But safety and the long-term sustainability of the league must be our priority. We decided that this was in the best interest of not only the league, but also its owners and teams, players, referees, and fans. We are also taking advantage of this time to prepare for a full 2021-2022 season that will be stronger and bigger,” said NFPL Commissioner Drew Ducker.
The National Futsal Premier League is a top amateur men’s futsal league anchored in the Midwest. The NFPL was founded in 2018, but the framework of the league was laid prior to its inception by many Futsal clubs and directors in the region. The NFPL serves three main purposes with one ultimate goal. First, we want to provide a sustainable league for small and medium sized businesses looking to get into the sports market with our Futsal clubs. Second, we want to bring the "football" culture to Futsal and grow the game on a large scale in the United States. Third, we want to give young players not only a pathway for Futsal, but also an opportunity to gain experience and advance their career in Futsal, indoor soccer, and/or outdoor soccer.
These all lead to our ultimate goal: to create the most successful nationwide league at the highest level of Futsal in the United States.