Why Play Futsal?

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WHY PLAY FUTSAL?

FUN
Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast paced skill oriented game that tests their abilities.

SAFETY
Futsal is much safer than traditional indoor soccer. Indoor soccer can be a violent game with extremely physical play such as players being “boarded” into the walls. The Futsal Laws of the Game restrict physical play, and there are no walls to run into.

BALL TOUCHES
In a statistical study comparing futsal to indoor soccer with walls, futsal players touched the ball 210% more often than indoor soccer players.

BALL CONTROL
With limited space, boundary lines, and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills are required.

SPEED OF PLAY
With limited space, constant opponent pressure, and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play fast to survive.

CONTINUITY OF PLAYS
Action is continuous so players are forced to continue play in support of their teammates.

MANDATORY SUPPORT
Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.

FRAMING THE GOAL
The goal and Penalty Area are a perfect size for narrowing the angle so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals.

KNOWLEDGE
With four court players and all the basic options of the outdoor game, players’ understanding of the game is enhanced.

ENCOURAGED LEARNING
FIFA's Laws Of The Game for futsal encourage playing a skilled game by punishing all physical contact fouls.

REWARDS
Futsal rewards the same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game.