Abbey Stanton

“Forge has not only helped to improve my technicality and speed of play but has also given me some amazing teammates and coaches.”

— Abbey Stanton, UW Madison —

“Coach Ilir, and the Forge National Academy have been integral in my overall development, both in futsal and soccer, and I will be forever grateful for my time spent with the nation’s best futsal program.”


— Evan Carlock, St. Louis City U17 Academy, 2022 & 2023 National Futsal Team Champion —

“Throughout the years Forge taught me what it’s like to be in an intense competitive team. The passionate coaching staff prepared me physically and mentally as an athlete.”

— Dalina Jonuzi, UW Milwaukee —

“I have had so many amazing experiences and learned so much throughout my time within the Forge Academy and loved every moment of it.”

— Arien Van Mol, 2022 & 2023 National Futsal Team Champion —

“Forge has drastically improved my technical side of the game.”

— Ella Schad, Coastal Carolina University —

“Forge helped me get to the next level.”

— Sid Marquardt, 2016 National Futsal Team Champion, North Central College —

“Forge allowed me to develop my focus, competitive mindset and strong performance.”

— Maura Kalmerton, UW Milwaukee —

“Forge helped me develop as a technical player & develop a new way of thinking.”

— Jordy Rothwell, Creighton University —

“Training has improved my technical ability by getting in so many game like scenarios every practice.”

— Ethan Poppen, Augsburg University —

“Coach Ilir has been one of my biggest role models & Forge has developed me in so many ways.”

— Izzy Barmore, Iowa State University —

“Training with Forge & Coach Ilir has helped me be the player I am today.”

— Jordan Stamp, Chicago Sockers U16-U17 Academy —

“If you knew how much work went into it,
you would not call it genius.”

— Michelangelo —