Since the year 2000, the Barbarians have consistently sent multiple age-group representatives to the USFF North-East Regional Championships. Because of our commitment to the development of futsal players the club is well known on a Regional and National level. During this time, 50% of The Barbarian FC teams that have traveled to the regional have either won or placed in the top three. Over the past 8 seasons our teams have routinely represented Western PA in every United States Futsal Federation North-East Regional Championship Futsal Tournament either as State Cup Champions or Runners-up. The Barbarians have consistently exceeded the number of teams entered by any other club from the North-East Region with the exception of Southern Maryland Futsal Club (SMFC).
In 2006, the Barbarians traveled to Maryland with 4 teams; in 2007 to Downingtown, PA with 5 teams; in 2008 to Boston, MA with 6 teams; in 2009 to New York City with 7 teams; in 2010 to York, PA with 9 teams; in 2011 to Wildwood, NJ with 5 teams; and 2012 to Wildwood, NJ with 6 teams. During that time frame the Barbarians produced 4 Gold Medal Regional Champions (U14B, 2005-2006 Maryland; U16B, 2009-2010 York PA; U15G, 2010-2011 and U16G, 2011-2012 Wildwood NJ) and 7 Silver Medal Regional Runners-up as well as several Bronze medalists for third place finishes. Over that same period numerous club members were selected as representatives to the “All Regional Team” for their age group. Our first appearance in the USFF National Championship Anaheim, CA 2006 as the North-East Regional Champion. U14B included members: Joe Fearer, Ethan Shula, Liam Maher, John Merlino, Coach David, Brett Gwosden, Nick Scioscia, Matt Dziak, Rooney Colombus, & Tim Wood.
On July 8-11, 2010 the Barbarians entered two age groups and competed in their 4th USFF National Futsal Tournament over the last 7 years marking the 25th anniversary of the tournament at Long Beach California with 2 National Futsal Titles U16B and U16G! Representing the club on the boy’s side were Ben Gallina (captain), Norwin HS; Jeff Kelly, Penn Trafford HS; Brendan Kopko (goalkeeper), Norwin HS; Shane Rings, Plum HS; Giovanni Roscoe, Taylor Alderdice HS; Tyler Schrenker, Schenley HS; Steven Sieber, Penn Trafford HS, and Jeremy Thomas, Woodland Hills HS. On the girls’ side were Carley Bogan, Upper St. Clair HS; Frannie Crouse, Greensburg Central Catholic HS; Gina Culbertson (captain), Norwin HS; Sierra Davis (goalkeeper), South Park HS; Katie Gamble, Norwin HS; Magail Heaps (captain), Hempfield Area HS; Liz Merlino, Yough HS; Kara Novotny, Penn Trafford HS, and Carly Seneca, Gateway HS.
In February 2012 we saluted our first ever back-to-back USFF North-East Regional Champion when the U16G captured their second consecutive title going undefeated and untied throughout the course of the tournament. Returning members from the 2011 squad included Abby Churchfield, Brieann Cook, Madison Fisher, Chloe Heaps, Theresa Merlino, Anna Riddle, Jordan Toohey, and Morgan Vensel. They welcomed Jordan Beretta, Kirstie Branthoover and Brianna Guy to help facilitate their efforts.
In 2014, our U16B and U16G completed the USFF Northeast Regional Championship as silver medalists earning them an automatic bid to the 2014 USFF National Tournament. Our U16B team finished the 2014 USFF National tournament as Silver Medalist in as hard fought a final as we have witnessed over our years of involvement in futsal. Jacob Gratzer, Michah Griffin, RJ Heaps, [2014 U16B & U16G Teams] Austin Iddon, Josh Kucmeroski, Matt Prezioso, Tim Pugh, Matt Rytel, Quinn Stezoski, and Chad Wright represented the Barbarian FC with distinction. The U16G were U17 National Futsal Champions and successfully defended their title in an International Friendly against a select side from Australia less than two hours after taking the USFF Futsal Title! Members of the squad included Jessica Boytim, Hope Creamer,Taylor Crupie, Nicole Grezbyk, Katie Kimmich, Krystyna Rytel, Abbey Tarosky, and Amanda Thomas. On a more personal note the first ever “Golden Ball” acknowledgement for “Outstanding Player”of the Tournament was awarded to a very deserving Taylor Crupie, for her contribution to the team’s success throughout the course of the Tournament.