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32 TEAMS.
32 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES.
ONE CIRCLE CITY.

OCTOBER 7-9 |  CIRCLE CITY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX |  INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Futsal is normally played indoors with a heavier size 3 or 4 ball. There are no walls in play as opposed to arena soccer, but instead touch lines and goals similar to those in soccer. Futsal is the game people from around the globe play to refine and maintain their ball control skills, footwork, and touch. There are four field players and a goalkeeper who protects a 6 ½ by 10 foot goal. The game teaches tremendous ball control skills and presents incredible opportunities to get numerous touches on the ball.

Futsal gained popularity rapidly throughout South America, particularly in Brazil. While Brazil continues to be the futsal hub of the world, the game is now played throughout Europe, North and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia – every country considered to be a soccer power. Futsal’s popularity in the US continues to increase, and the Professional Futsal League, created in January 2015, is the first official futsal league in the US.

WHY FUTSAL?

Futsal is a fast-moving version of soccer played on hard surfaces with small-sided teams. The action is non-stop and high scoring, encouraging exciting individual and team play that thrills spectators. It is one of the world’s fastest growing sports, and it is now coming to Indiana!

 

BENEFITS

– Teaches effective movement off of the ball
– Small spaces result in proper timing of runs to create space for the attack
– Develops precise passing, possession, and shooting
– Develops ball control and technical skill
– Develops quick reflexes and decision making skills
– Small field helps develop offensive and defensive skill

SMALLER FIELD

– Eliminates “kick and run” and encourages possession
– Develops shot selection and accurate passing
– Creates small space training which is beneficial when transferring skills to the outdoor game

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

– No slide tackling
– Minimal contact sport

NO WALLS

– No walls means there are no rebounds or “wall-based” skills which are not part of the outdoor game