An exciting, fast-paced football game for kids
Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced football game that originates from South America in the 1930s. It is the small sided football format that is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. 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 competencies that can be translated to the 11-a-side format of the game.
Research indicates that individual’s playing Futsal receive the ball six times more often than they would do when they are playing 11-a-side football, allowing players to perform more individual techniques such as passes, controls, fakes, feints, dribbles and runs with the ball.
“Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My touch and my dribbling have come from playing Futsal.”
“As a little boy in Argentina, I played Futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun, and it really helped me to become who I am today.”