Winter Futsal 2018
PSA futsal League starts February. Details below, “Stay Calm and Play Futsal”.
Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It is a 5 v 5 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.
Benefits of playing futsal:
Players touch the ball more often—600 percent more often
Players are forced to develop more moves. Merely booting the ball down the field—often the first option in the outdoor game—doesn’t work. Futsal players practice lots of fakes and tricks—because they have to. As one Brazilian told me, “Futsal is our national laboratory of improvisation.”
Players grow accustomed to operating in tight spaces. When they get to the outdoor game, futsal players feel as if they have all the room in the world.
PSA coaches will be on-site to organize the scheduled matches, as well as facilitate pickup-style games and guest playing. Players need to show up with gym-appropriate shoes (non-marking), team shirt, shin guards and water. Game day procedures and rules of futsal can be found here
Coaches will provide a safe, fun environment for players to experience free play. Players must experience the joy of playing just for the fun of it. It just so happens that it’s also one of the best teachers of the game.
Where: O’Malley Sports Pavilion (formerly AT&T Center)
Dates: Friday’s between 6:30 – 9:30, specific play dates will be on the PSA website calendar
Times: Schedules Available soon, 12-game schedule; games are 50 minutes long
Cost: $55 per person
Sign Up: Registration link below; choose “futsal” option and please include your “Team Name” if your with an organized team or “Open” if you would like us to place you on a house team.
Water ONLY allowed on the courts for players and spectators.
NO sports drinks allowed on the courts
No black soled, soccer nub (cleats/ turfs) or marking shoes allowed.
Please do not try to retrieve balls that get stuck on the beams or curtains. Please notify the front desk.
You will not be allowed on the court before your game time.
Please supervise children at all times. Do not let them play in the curtains, on the metal cross bars or wander onto the courts.
No outside soccer balls allowed inside the Pavilion. We have Futsal balls available for warm-up.