Futsol – build your soccer skills in the off-season

Try out a game of Futsal in the off season to improve your skills.  It’s mostly played indoors on a hard court that is much smaller than a soccer field.  It encourages players to develop more control of the ball or it will just roll quickly out of bounds.  Although the official court size is bigger than a basketball court, many leagues and games are played in much smaller gymnasiums.

Most games consist of two teams with five players from each on the court.  The ball is smaller and harder than a soccer ball and filled with foam so it won’t bounce as much.  The games consist of two 20 minute halves.  With fewer players and a smaller court the game plays very fast.  All players are constantly involved in the action.

View a quick guide to the rules of futsal here


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