Our purpose is to provide youth with the opportunity to grow as athletes and as individuals. Children will learn the fundamentals of futsal and of life! Registration takes place through February with the program starting in March. Program size is limited, so sign up early!
– Every player is guaranteed to play at least half of the game.
– Games will be coached and officiated with a teaching approach. We want every child to learn the fundamentals and improve over the course of the season!
– We want coaches, officials, and parents to all take part and lead by making it a positive experience for every single child involved!
Contact Ryan Mathews for any questions.
Grades: 2nd – 6th
Games: Games will played on Saturday mornings and afternoons. March 17th – April 28th
Practices: Teams will practice one evening a week for an hour
Cost: ONLY $25!!
For further information, please contact Ryan Mathews at 317-299-4454 ext. 224 or via e-mail at Ryan_Mathews@usc.salvationarmy.org
LEARNING MORE ABOUT FUTSAL
Futsal started in 1930 when Juan Carlos Ceriani Gravier, a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor soccer for recreation in YMCAs. This new sport was originally developed for playing on basketball courts, and a rule book was published in September 1933. His goal was to create a team game that could be played indoor or outdoor but that was similar to soccer, which became quite popular there after Uruguay won the 1930 World Cup and gold medals in the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics.
Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game that is widely played across the world. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for soccer competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.
Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with 3 meter by 2 meter goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.
There are a number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, but the dominant elements are the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws that encourage and foster skillful, creative play above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of traditional five-a-side.
The surface, ball, and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.