The sport of Futsal began in Uruguay & Brazil in 1930 and has become Brazil’s biggest game!
Futsal players are more skilfull, more technical, more creative & quicker decision-makers than outdoor soccer players.
Futsal creates continuous challenges in little space & time.demands passing, constant movement, agility, versatility, ball possession as well as
in skills, technique and creativity.A fast, action-packed sport that gives players
A fast, action-packed sport that gives players 800% more ball contact than outdoor soccer where players learn & develop exceptionally fast.
Futsal also has 5 times more goals, 10 times more shots & saves .than outdoor soccer.
With 5 players on court playing on a netball-sized court (30m x 16m) means Futsal players need to be versatile & learn to play in all positions.
Futsal players are much quicker in decision-making, passing, movement, agility, versatility, ball rentention as well as
in skills, technique and creativity.
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WHAT IS FUTSAL?
The fast & exciting sport of indoor or court football (5 v 5)
Brazil are the 5 times FIFA World Futsal Champions.
What superstars started with Futsal?
“When you come to play normal soccer,
it’s easy if you’ve come from futsal”
FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2004. 2005
“In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal.
Although the smaller court helped my footwork skills,
the nature of the game made me feel so free when
I played. If it wasn’t for Futsal, I would definitely
not be the player I am today.”
FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2008, 2013
“My technique comes from Futsal,
it’s so much fun and impossible not to improve”
FIFA Women’s World Footballer 2007, 2008 and 2009
“In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play
a lot of futsal on the street and with newell’s old boys.
It was really fun game, that’s helped me a great deal.”
FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2009, 2011, 2012
“Playing Futsal as a young child really helps
to develop ball skills”
Ex Real Madrid, ex Manchester City & Santos star
“… Futsal was important in helping develop my ball
control, quick thinking, passing…”
World’s greatest footballer
Special Brazilian Low Bounce Ball
Futsal (pronounced ‘foot cell’) is 5 v 5 Brazilian indoor football – Futebol de Salao in Portuguese.
Futsal is played indoors or outdoors on a small courts (basketball size) and has an emphasis on skill over power.
Futsal is FIFA’s 5-a-side indoor football game. A specially designed, smaller, heavier, low bounce Brazilian ball is used.
The low bounce Futsal ball spends more time on the floor which is excellent for the development of a young players skill, technique & close ball control. A heavier ball means a player has to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it.
Quickly Builds Confidence, Technique, Skills & Understanding
As a small sided game, players are constantly placed in situations where they must improvise and find solutions to the pressures of limited space. Players are literally forced to use proper close control & passing techniques, playing with their heads up and inventing skills, wonderful dribbles & feints to survive.
In Futsal you touch the ball nearly twelve times or 1200% more than playing outdoor football. More opportunities on the ball quickly builds confidence, technique & skills.
Slide tackles are prohibited which encourages better close control & passing in tight spaces and makes it a far safer & enjoyable game to play.
Futsal is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, pinpoint passing and constant movement into new space. The speed of play is such that you are forced to make quicker technical and tactical decisions.
Compared to outdoor football Futsal creates more versatile players. Players have to perform different roles in a game because of the quick transition between attack and defence. In fact regaining possession (ie defending) is a fun, rewarding part of the game.
- Is a complete skill-game
- Develops skills, close control & technique in limited spaces
- Enhances understanding of the game
- Gives players lots of touches on the ball
- Involves many opportunities to score goals
- Creates more versatile players
- Fun, fast & exciting to play
How is Futsal different from outdoor football?
The rules of the game are similar to 11 v 11 football with certain modifications to allow for the reduced space.
Here is brief comparison of Futsal and Football rules: