The Daily Journal is shining a spotlight on two local gems - Burlingamer located on Rollins Rd and it futsal evangelist, Jen Short
Much as San Jose became known for Silicon Valley, Burlingame is becoming the center of the women’s national futsal team.
Last month, Jen Short, general manager of Burlingamer Sports Center and president of Gamer Futsal School, and Roxy Kamal, the director of coaching for Gamer Futsal School and who played for the U.S. in a tournament in Colombia, were named to the coaching staff of the U.S. Women’s National Futsal Team for the upcoming Pacific Cup to be held at the San Jose Event Center July 14-17.
Short has turned Burlingamer into the de facto training center for the women’s national team. Having worked for the last couple of years with U.S. Futsal president Alex Para, who happens to live locally, Short was asked in May to build a team to take to the tournament in San Jose.
I've been to a futsal game over at Burlingamer and it is very fun. It's fast moving due to the short field. You can check out all the activities at their website. Rookie City Councilwoman Donna Colson owns the business and is passionate about local sports for local kids (and adults). If you want to burn off some kid energy as school lets out, this is one option.