The game of Futsal is designed to develop and encourage skillful play both with the ball in the air and on the ground.
Futsal is very much a part of a Continental player’s development programme and many current European players have played the game from a very early age.
The Resource above will give examples of techniques and skills areas. These key areas are considered fundamental to the game of Futsal. It is important to note that both the ball and footwear will affect a variety of skills within Futsal.
The ball has a minimal bounce, is of a much heavier weight and will stop almost dead when in contact with any part of the body.
Much of the game of Futsal is designed to be played on the floor but there is an aerial element to the game.
Futsal is designed to be played on a smooth, solid surface, generally indoors and the game is designed around this type of surface.
Futsal is a fast moving game where different strategies are adopted throughout the game with the emphasis on the individual contribution to team play.
Futsal players are required take on the role as an ‘all-round player’ adopting both defensive and attacking roles as positions/roles often change within the game.
10 REASONS TO PLAY FUTSAL
Futsal rewards the same basic technique, skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11 v 11 outdoor game.
In statistical study comparing Futsal to Football, players touched the ball 275% more often which will increase player’s ball competency.
With limited space and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control technique and skills are required
SPEED OF PLAY & DECISION MAKING
Constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart law means players must learn to play and think fast, which develops intelligent players.
In Order to escape tight situations you must make supporting when team mates have the ball.
CONTINUITY OF PLAY
Action is continuous and physically demanding, so players must continue the play instead of stopping and watching, which in develops physical conditioning.
With four on court players plus goal keepers that can join in the play , all the basics components of Football are present, As the action is nonstop, players are able to develop an improved technical understand of Futsal very quickly.
The goal and penalty area assist the goalkeeper in narrowing the angle, which means player must learn to shoot accurately and deceive the the goalkeeper instead of just relying on power alone.
The laws of the game of Futsal encourage playing skilfully and punish physical contact fouls, game play also encourages respect for all players and officials.
MOST OF ALL... FUN!
Futsal is fast paced, fun, skill-oriented game that tests your abilities at whatever level, whilst developing all round individual technique.