- Wednesdays 6 pm – 9 pm
- Ages U8-2012 thru U18-2003 ( All levels; Premier, Club Travel, Rec)
- Starts June 23, 2021
- Game Length 40 Minutes
- Duration 6 games: June 23 & 30, July 7, 14, 21 & 28
- Cost $275 per team + $15 per game referee fee
Early Bird Special $250 (Deadline May 1, 2021)
Multi Team Discount 4+Teams
- Location League Bound Sports Complex, 14 Federal St, Mt. Laurel NJ 08054
- Roster 7-10 Players
The game demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pinpoint passing. Futsal uses a smaller, heavier, low bounce ball. Ground control and first touch are essential to success in the game. The game is played on a hard court so the ball travels much faster than on grass.
Many of soccer’s greatest players like Messi, Pele, Ronaldo, Iniesta, and Neymar all grew up playing futsal and credit futsal with developing their skills. US Soccer now requires all Development Academy players to play futsal in the off season.
Futsal rules encourage technical play and do not permit the aggressive physical play that soccer allows.
More shooting, more goals, more action! Players rotate positions throughout the game, so every player is 100% involved in every game.
The rules are different, the court is different, the ball is different. Players get a break from outdoor soccer, while still enhancing their soccer skills.
Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor game. It is small sided (5v5), played on a smaller pitch (roughly basketball court sized) and with a smaller ball.
Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a 5v5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.
This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.
Futsal is rapidly growing in American soccer culture. As often the case, the US is just catching on to what the world already knows. Supreme soccer skill is built by simulating the outdoor game indoors with small sided games (5v5) and a smaller weighted ball.