Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that originates from South America in the
1930s. It is widely played across the world, and is the small sided football format that is officially recognized 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 football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.
Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills
A complete guide to Futsal.
This guide gives a great breakdown of the history of Futsal and how it help support your youth players growth in soccer
The video below gives a breakdown of what Futsal is an overview of the rules