Whilst it is a sport in its own right, Futsal does not compete with football (soccer) but serves to support it by developing skills that will make children better players, both on the soccer pitch and the futsal court.
Futsal rewards the same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11 v 11 outdoor game.
2. Ball Touches
In a statistical study comparing futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players will touch the ball 210% more often.
3. Ball Control
With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.
4. Speed of Play
With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.
5. Continuity of Play
Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.
6. Framing the Goal
The goal and penalty area are a perfect size for narrowing the angle so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals.
7. Learn and Play
The laws of futsal encourage playing a skilled game by punishing all physical contact fouls.
With 4 court players and all the basics of the outdoor game in a non-stop action mode, players’ understanding of the game is enhanced.
8. Support Play
Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their team mates have the ball.
9. Have Fun
Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast paced and fun skilled orientated game that test their abilities.