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Futsal

What is futsal?

Futsal is a fast-paced, small-sided soccer game that is played across the world. It is sometimes considered a scaled-down version of outdoor soccer played indoors.

Played on a hard surfaced court with a smaller, low bounce ball, teams typically play 5 v 5 with one player as a keeper.  Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and play off the walls is not allowed.

Futsal places a large emphasis on technical skill in high pressure situations which can be translated into the outdoor game.  The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing.

Benefits of playing futsal:

  • Allows players to frequently touch the ball.
  • Presents many opportunities to score goals and score goals often.
  • Encourages regaining possession of the ball as a productive, fun and rewarding part of the game (defending).
  • Maximizes active participation and minimizes inactivity and boredom.
  • Reflects the philosophy of player development expressed in state and national coaching schools.
  • Eliminates complicated rules such as off-sides that may hinder youngsters from "playing".

Source: US Youth Futsal

SUMMER FUTSAL PROGRAM INFO

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no Summer Futsal this year. See you in Winter 2021!

Who?

Our program is open to multiple age groups for grades K through 8. Any child looking to maintain soccer skills in the off season, improve and develop as a player, or just have fun are welcome! 

What?

FUTSAL! Get your foot on a ball in the warmth of a gym! Futsal will be played indoors and is fun for all ages. Younger kids (grades K-2) will receive instruction and play 3 v 3 games. Older kids (grades 3-8) will be placed on teams for 5 v 5 play.  

When?

Coming Winter 2021

Where?

Futsal will by played at The O'Neal School in Tate Gymnasium.

Why?

Why not? Fun instruction and games, player development, social interaction, and character building will all be encouraged with this program!

How?

Players in grades K-2 must register as an individual. Players in grades 3-5 and 6-8 can register as an individual and also have the option to sign up as a team. If registering as an individual, we will assign you to a team. If registering as a team, you must have a minimum of  6 / maximum of 8 players per team.

Team assignments for individual registrants will be made after registration closes and all players will be notified of their team information and game schedules shortly thereafter.