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FUTSAL

Futsal is a FUN fast-paced game that will help develop a youth player better than any other indoor format and these benefits are transferable to the outside game. It is a 5 v 5 small-sided game with gk's, played on a hard surface court with a smaller, low bounce ball. 

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 skilled developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking and pinpoint passing. Futsal is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players

"The best teacher of the game of soccer is the game itself" and futsal provides an environment the constantly teaches. It is an ideal way for a club to keep players active and touching the soccer ball regardless of weather or climate. 

Technique

Futsal provides players with more touches on the ball and more opportunities to develop foot skills and improve first touch. Studies have shown that futsal players touch the ball as much as 6 times more often per minute than outdoor field soccer players.  This inherently helps players master their touch on the ball.  

Tactical Awareness

Futsal improves the quality of and the speed with which players make decisions. It’s fast-paced and continuous nature helps to improve a player’s spatial intelligence and ability to learn to read the game. A player’s head is always up and always on a swivel. Players are constantly taking in and processing information, anticipating the opponent’s next move, and looking to exploit weaknesses on the court.  This inherently encourages players to move on and off the ball, create space and support teammates to combine out of pressure.

Fitness 

Futsal is much quicker and played in much tighter spaces,  player's must react quicker. This increases their foot speed and agility and provides players more opportunities to develop strength, endurance, and flexibility. The heavier ball also increases the power of players.

Mentality

Futsal helps players become more comfortable and confident on the ball. It provides opportunities for children to discover their own skills and own their own development! Perhaps the single most important reason to play futsal is that it encourages players to be creative and think out of the box. Because the court is smaller and you get so many more touches on the ball, players try things that they would never risk doing on the soccer field. 

Futsal Benefits

· More touches on the ball

· Better foot skills

· More movement without the ball

· Quick decisions

· Technical speed of play

· High-score games

· Constant excitement

· Futsal is a great game for individual skills to enhance your outdoor game.

Check out these great links for even more about the game!

 

Futsal Winter Session 1

Dates Times Ages Location Fee
Sunday Nov 19th / Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th. 5 - 6pm U8 - U11 / U12 - U15 Athlos Gym $50

Futsal Winter Session 2

Dates Times Ages Location Fee
Jan 14th, 21st, 28th / Feb 4th, 11th. 5 - 6pm U8 - U11 / U12 - U15 Athlos Gym $60

Futsal Winter Session 3

Dates Times Ages Location Fee
Feb 25th / March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. 5 - 6pm U8 - U11 / U12 - U15 Athlos Gym $60