For Youth soccer players that want to build foot skills, speed, control, and competitiveness, Futsal training is the key to reaching your top speed.

 

Soccer greats such as Kaka, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Marta and Messi grew up playing Futsal and credit it for developing their incredible skills. Futsal builds quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing. The major heads of US Soccer and FIFA declared that Futsal is the way to go for soccer training because of:

  • More touches on the ball
  • Better foot skills
  • More movement without the ball
  • Quick decisions
  • Technical speed of play
  • High-scoring games
  • Constant excitement

 

And Futsal training is a cornerstone of youth soccer player development and builds these qualities:

  • Ball retention – possession is key in Futsal. Players need to be able to keep the ball using good technique and movement
  • Quick play – the small playing area forces quick play. This again requires good technique and movement
  • Passing – Futsal develops quick, accurate passing – no margin for error
  • Skillful play – Futsal encourages skillful play, either to retain possession or to create a shooting opportunity
  • Confined spaces – everything happens much quicker and there is less margin for error
  • Tactical awareness – futsal is a "whole-team" game. Each player needs to be aware of their own responsibilities
  • Skill acquisition – the increased number of touches on the ball accelerates the learning process
  • Movements – with and without the ball increase significantly in Futsal


FIFA Supports Futsal

Futsal is FIFA’s Official Indoor Soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller (size 3-4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.


There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms ofdeveloping better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game
that is required for success in the outdoor game.


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