FSCI Futsal Academy - Winter 2021

Futsal is a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played without walls thats promotes skills development. Led by FSCI professional coaches, our winter futsal program provides a better environment than indoor soccer that utilizes walls. Children can play on the same team as their friends. Children ages 6 to 17 are eligible. Games played outdoors due to covid-19 AND when the temperature is above 32F.


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ARE IMPLEMENTED
GAMES HELD OUTDOORS ONLY WHEN ITS ABOVE 32F
ITS SAFER TO PLAY OUTDOORS THAN INDOORS DUE TO COVID-19
http://www.fredsoccer.org/covid-19/

EARLY BIRD FEE: $49 - 7 Games

Early bird fee ends December 1 at 11:59pm. Regular Fee is $75.00. This fun program is affordable and features high quality professional coaches.

WHEN

Sundays starting January 2021
Games can occur on any of the following dates
1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
* Schedule announced on 12/20
* Earliest games start at 10:00am

WHERE

Outdoors, Northern Spotsylvania County
* Events will be held outdoors
* Its safer to play outdoors than indoors due to covid-19

FORMAT

The Futsal Academy is for players who want to develop their technical abilities and tactical decision making over the winter months. Sessions will run about an 1 hour. Each session will either be the futsal game or a 10 minute technical workout followed by the futsal game. FSCI professional coaches will run all activities.

PLAY WITH FRIENDS ON THE SAME TEAM !

Children can play on the same team as their friends provided that they qualify for the same age division. We encourage groups of friends to signup.

Benefits of Futsal

Q: Why does Futsal not use walls ?
A: In traditional indoor soccer, players regularly use the wall to solve problems. This promotes bad habits and too often rewards errant play. Using a wall is a lost opportunity to work on improving skills for the outdoor game. Futsal forces players to rely on skill and creativity to solve problems rather than utilizing the wall as an option.

Q: Doesnt a wall help with shooting or passing ?
A: If a player wants to improve their shooting and passing, then it must be done under realistic circumstances. To improve any particular skill, the player must take into account visual cues to execute the skill correctly such as the location of the defender, what surface of the foot is appropriate for a certain situation, etc. A wall does not provide any of these visual cues.

Q: Why does our futsal league use a 4v4 or 5v5 format ?
A: The smaller game format allows players to be more involved in the game and have more touches on the ball. More skills development occurs in a smaller game format than in a larger game format.


Contact Information

If you have any questions or need more information about our Futsal Academy, please feel free to contact us.