Local Soccer Star Gets International Recognition

StevenSteven Tekesky, a longtime resident of Raymore, MO and a Junior at Ray-Pec High School has been selected by U.S. Youth Futsal as the goalie for the U16 National Futsal Team. Futsal is a 5 v 5 small-sided soccer game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball; this is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. Futsal is the only “Official form of Indoor Soccer” as approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA.After a year-long identification process Steven was invited to attend the U.S. Youth National Futsal Camp in Overland Park, KS in July where his efforts earned him recognition and selection to the inaugural U16 National Futsal Team. The national futsal team will be participating in their first international tournament during the end of December 2014. Details of the event are still being finalized; location, schedules and other details will be posted in the near future on the U.S. Youth Futsal website: http://www.usyouthfutsal.comSteven has been playing both indoor and outdoor soccer for more than 10 years starting with the Raymore Parks and Recreation soccer program he moved on to play two years with the Freedom Futbol Club, a youth soccer club located in Raymore MO. Following the Freedom Futbol Club, Steven moved and played for the Futura Futbol Club under the current head coach of FC Kansas City, Kansas City’s professional woman’s soccer team, Vlatko Andonovski. For the past five years Steven has been playing year-round with the Sporting Kansas City Academy where he won two Missouri State Championships and numerous other accolades. Tekesky is currently the primary goalie on Sporting’s U16 team and rosters on the U18 team as needed.

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