WHAT IS FUTSAL? FUTSAL is one of the fastest growing sport games in the United States.
It is the FIFA endorsed 5-a-side soccer game. This game of skill and exorbitant speed of play uses a smaller, heavy-weighted ball and is played on an indoor or outdoor court. Unlike other games of indoor soccer, there is no use of walls, so keeping the ball on the ground requires increased use of ball control and movement on and off the ball.
The fast pace of the game allows players many touches on the ball which translates into improved technical skills that can also be transferred to the game of soccer. In addition, FUTSAL assists players in real game situations including but not limited to:
- Playing with pressure: dealing with reduction of time and space.
- Speed of thought: sharp decision making.
- Application of game principles: defense, attack, and transition.
- Finishing: scoring goals!
FUTSAL creates frequent goal opportunities and that makes it very enjoyable for players and exciting for spectators. Established and successful soccer players such as Ronaldinho, Rivelino, Maradona, Zidane, Neymar and Messi used FUTSAL as an integral part of their development.