This Winter TSF Academy will be offering an Introduction to Futsal class for boys and girls, born 2009-2004. The class will be led by qualified Futsal Coaches and revolve around improving ball manipulation and individual skills in a tight, fast-paced environment. The game of Futsal uses a smaller, harder ball meaning the speed of play is much higher and therefore players' decision making is tested to the limit.
The name of the game ultimately is CREATIVITY. Popular in South America, Futsal encourages players to adapt to get themsleves out of tight areas using on the ball skills as well as combination play. The game is often seen as a player development tool, working alongside the ideas and skills needed to succeed not only in Futsal, but in soccer in general.
What is Futsal?
Futsal is a variant of soccer played on a hard court, smaller than a soccer field, and mainly indoors. Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor soccer, the game is played on a hard-court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller, harder ball. The surface, ball, and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
“A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal. It's played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player's control” - Ronaldinho