THE FUTURE IN PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
“There is something about the game that demands more control and ambition from players. Futsal is an incredible teacher of the game. Most importantly, futsal is a fun way to discover the game. It develops creativity, vision, coordination, and a personal relationship with the ball. Futsal is the most complete training tool without encouraging lack of participation or touches on the ball.
Futsal is the future. Anyone not playing futsal at a young age is wasting valuable development years, without mentioning that futsal is just a blast! It fills the gaps not covered in regular team soccer training. When you are part of an 18 player squad, players can hide. Futsal, on the other hand, exposes players’ strengths and weaknesses. 100% of the time, these weaknesses become stronger because the game demands it. As a training tool, futsal is that efficient. As a game in itself, futsal is simply fun and it makes you love the game more and more every time you play it. It is competitive, it is meaningful, it is social, and it is the future in the U.S.”, Richard Ortega, Founder.
FINE-TUNE YOUR GAME
Originating in South America (Sudamerica), futsal is the most popular form of indoor/street soccer around the world. An official futsal ball is smaller and has 30% less bounce than a regular ball allowing for more action and touches on the playing surface. Futsal is fast-paced, intense, high-scoring, and it is considered one of the best ways to fully improve your understanding and execution of the game.
“During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal. The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.”
“Futsal had a massive influence on me when I was growing up. It’s a very demanding game and it really helped to develop my technique, speed of thought, and ability to perform moves in tight spaces. I think futsal is a fundamental part of a footballer’s life.”
“Futsal requires you to think and play fast. It makes everything easier when you later switch to football.”
“In futsal, you see whether a player is really talented… you notice the small details in quality, class and tactical understanding.”