Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. The Football Association are the governing body for the sport in England.
Futsal is a ball sport played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It has similarities to five-a-side football. Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
Why is it good for me?
Futsal is a superb team and social sport. As there are only 5 players on court per team, each player is important and involved in attacking, defending and counter-attacking and must understand the different roles within the team. Dont dismiss Futsal as just 5-a-side, its a professional sport around the world with players earning up to £5k per week. Benefits of the game of Futsal include:
- Improves players decision making skills
- Provides players with more touches on the ball
- The heavier ball increases the power of players
- Develops the confidence in players to go 1v1 against their opponent
- Allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition
- Improves reaction time
How much does it cost?
Clubs are likely to charge a monthly fee of about £20 per month, generally profits generated are put back into the Club to improve coaching, equipment and development opportunities.
What equipment do I need?
You will need a kit and appropriate footwear.