Futsal is FIFA’s Official Court Soccer Game. They are committed to promoting the sport globally through competitions, courses and other means. They also encourage all of their members to do the same.
Futsal is a 5v5 soccer like game which we will play in an indoor gym. The game is played with a ball that has 30% less bounce than a standard outdoor soccer ball.
There are many reasons to play Futsal. Some of those noted by the US Futsal Federation include:
FIFA's Futsal rewards the same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game.
· Ball Touches
In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.
· Ball Control
With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.
· Speed of Play
With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.
· Mandatory Support
Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.
· Continuity of Play
Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.
With four court players and all the basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action mode, players' understanding of the game is enhanced.