Futsal, Futbol de Salon, Baby Futbol… It’s called something different all over the world but it’s loved and enjoyed all the same. Futsal is a game much like soccer but played with a smaller, heavier ball on an indoor field slightly larger than a basketball court.
Futsal is a teacher of the game in and of itself. It’s boundaries, field size, and ball characeteristics make it so players must learn to play quickly, skillfully, and intelligently. Blindly smash the ball and it immediately goes out of bounds. Take a bad first touch and the defender’s pressure on you will be overwhelming in the blink of an eye. Carelessly make inaccurate passes and you might just give the opposing team a wonderful opportunity to shoot on goal.
The game is played by every 2-10 year old all over South America and Europe. Basically every Brazilian national team player credits playing this game at an early age to developing their divine touch on the ball. There’s just no arguing with that!
The best part about Futsal, the game is the teacher. Put 10 kids on the court and throw in the ball. If you want your players to develop naturally and have a blast doing it, do them a favor and go sign up for your local Futsal league. If your city doesn’t have a Futsal league, start one!!! You will be doing the community a great service.
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