Just watch Futsal players fight to keep the ball from crossing the touchline and you'll immediately begin to see how Futsal develops skill, control, and technique. A small field with lines puts players constantly under pressure from other players and out-of-play boundaries. Players must learn to settle the ball rapidly, chop sharply, shield effectively, pass quickly and move into space.
COMPARED TO INDOOR SOCCER
Futsal places a greater premium on ball control. Here’s why:
There is no reward for errant passes because the other team gets the ball.
There is no reward for errant shots because the other team gets the ball.
There is no incentive to 'kick and run' because the field is too small and packed with players.
Players with the ball must use proper technique to maintain control and must seek out other players in space.
Players without the ball must move to 'real' space and must truly support their teammates.
AMERICA FC FUTSAL LEAGUE 2016
Where: Point Webster and Clifford Marshall Schools
When: End of January through March
Number of teams allowed: 24 total
League focus: Developing skills by playing from week to week vs. league standings.
Number of games: Dependent on weather and league size
Game format: Four field players and a GK; two 25-minute halves; a Futsal ball is used. A Official will keep score of the match but no standings are kept.
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COSTS All teams: $300
MATCH DAYS/TIMES Most matches are on Sunday from 9 a.m.– 6 p.m. All matches are played over course of day
TEAM AGE GROUPS U8, U10, U12
REGISTRATION Registration is on a first-come-first–serve basis. Please click on the icon at the top of the column. All open slots will be guaranteed upon receipt of payment made to American FC (AFC). For program or registration information, please contact AFC Futsal League Director Jim Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org