FIVE KEY FOCUS POINTS OF FUTSAL



Creativity/Improvisation

  • high demand for quick decision making
  • confined space requires players to think/react under pressure


Speed

  • think of rolling a ball on a hard surface, now think of rolling a ball on grass, the ball on the hard surface moves much more quickly, and in turn makes the game incredibly fast = many more touches on the ball and lots of running


Endurance

  • there is a huge emphasis on physical fitness
  • the game is quick- players are constantly on the move, using the whole court


Technique

  • improvement of positioning and setting up plays without hesitation
  • with a hard court surface, players need not deal with divots in the ground and can focus on crisp passing and receiving


Ball Mastery

  • with a low-bounce ball, close ball control is promoted
  • footwork is in constant play and is required at a much faster pace


Many professional soccer players attribute their success to what they have learned from the game of futsal due to the emphasis on these 5 key focus points.

A BIT ABOUT FUTSAL


  • Smaller surface area than a soccer pitch
  • Very fast-paced game
  • NO offsides
  • Smaller, low-bounce ball


  • Akin to soccer with a few differentiating factors
  • 5 v 5 (incl. goalie)
  • Unlimited substitutions, on the fly
  • Hard court surface

OAKVILLE FUTSAL CLUB