Soccer ends; futsal begins

Nick, number 8, blocks the attack during his first game in the Greater Richmond Futsal League.

When you can’t be on the field, you can play futsal.

As explained by the Greater Richmond Futsal League

Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller (size 3-4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.

There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly  whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

Futsal is the only “Official form of Indoor Soccer” as approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA. It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players.

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One Response to Soccer ends; futsal begins

  1. Louise says:

    Thanks for explaining indoor soccer. Liked the pictures of Nick. My how he has grown since last seeing him. Rick alerted me to the change.

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