Level 1- Futsal

Futsal

SOmerset FA Futsal Fives League

Through The FA Futsal Fives, The FA has launched a series of indoor adult Futsal leagues across the country to encourage more players and teams to play this exciting format of five-a-side football. 

Somerset FA currently have the following FA Futsal Fives Leagues:

Taunton

Richard Huish College

Wednesday Evenings (18:30-21:30)

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These forms are for the new cycle starting 4th July 2018. Please return completed form to Adrian Salisbury at the address linked below. 

Get In Touch

Phone: 01458 832 359 + Op. 3

Email:
 Adrian.Salisbury@somersetfa.com

Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA. There is a UEFA Futsal Cup for clubs, and UEFA Futsal Championships and FIFA World Championship for national teams.

Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted. There are a number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, but the dominant elements are the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws that encourage and foster skilful, creative play above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of English five-a-side.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development. Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills.

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