Little about futsal

Formerly, every saturday, my hubby and his employees like to play futsal, and then stopped for several time. But, recently, they are active playing again. Exactly, my hubby like football so much, but he never been playing it well, so, he just can enjoy it by gaming football, and to express his hobby, he collects his all employees who get atracted to futsal. That's why, in Saturday, all man employees gather and go futsal. But what exactly futsal and what the advantages? Here are little explanation about futsal:

Futsal is an abbreviation of the Portuguese "futebol de salão" or the Spanish "fútbol sala", both of which mean "indoor soccer". It is a scaled down version of conventional soccer and it is played by two teams of five players each, including a goalkeeper on each side. It is played on basketball-sized courts, on a variety of surfaces both indoors and outdoors. The game does not require the use of expensive dasher boards, but has instead the normal touchline boundaries with no wall to smash the ball (and the bodies) against. The ball is a smaller size (size 3 or 4), heavier and has a dampened bounce. Futsal is the official five-a-side indoor soccer game and the only indoor soccer recognized by FIFA. And then, futsal is slated to become an Olympic sport in 2008, which will create added interest and deeper growth.

Futsal is ideal for developing a player's technical and tactical skills.

Soccer is a very complex game. If we analyze every single game of its entire recorded history, we will not find two absolutely identical situations. Futsal is a totally fluid game with very few preplanned situations, which means a player has to improvise in order to meet constantly changing circumstances. Futsal is the ideal medium to develop soccer intelligence.

Technical proficiency
Futsal emphasizes skill rather than crude physical power. The smaller and heavier ball is a great instrument in promoting individual technical development. The number of ball touches a player gets is much greater than in conventional soccer, allowing the player to develop faster and more refined foot skills. One touch receiving and passing are used in wall passes and rotations and these certainly translate into success in the classic outdoor game.

Total soccer
The small numbers of players in a Futsal team makes it crucial for all players to defend and attack. There are not predefined positions which players stick to and get to develop typical defensive or attacking player mentalities.

This helps players become familiar with all positions in accordance with modern soccer requirements and creates the opportunity to solve lots of tactical problems under more pressure. Players learn not to relax and coast because the game is in constant transition with teams winning and losing the ball all the time.

Speed of play
Modern soccer is characterized by its fast pace. In Futsal, because of the tight space, the ball has to move faster between players' feet, helping players develop individual and team speed of play. This in turn forces players to make quicker technical and tactical decisions and gives them more confidence which they can apply to the outdoor game.

Futsal is fast paced and exciting, with players moving all the time instead of sitting back and waiting for the ball. With the pitch being so small there are often high scores with many different players getting the chance to score goals.

Goalkeeper development
Goalkeepers have to be active participants and not be glued to their goal line. They learn to move with the ball, to keep in line with the ball and play particular attention to angles. they also learn how to actively participate in an attack as a fifth player.