What is futsal you might ask?
Futsal is a properly configured version of small sided (5v5) soccer played indoors (no walls) with a smaller low bounce ball. Many of the top international players including Pele, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, and Marta credit playing Futsal in their early years as major factor in the development of their incredible ball handling skills.
Why your child should be playing ?
Because of the low bounce ball Futsal players get many more controlled touches on the ball than they would playing a 7v7 outdoor style game. Because of the small field the game is much faster. More quality touches and fast pace equals more fun and translates to more skill on a soccer ball when the outdoor season comes around.