Futsal is a fun, fast-paced soccer game, played indoors within the lines of a basketball
court (no walls), using a small, size 3 (or size 4), low-bounce ball.
The game consists of two teams of four players and a
goalkeeper with unlimited substitutions and quick restarts.
Futsal is now played by over 12 million people in over
100 countries worldwide and touted as one of the keys in the development of soccer greats such as Pele, Zidane, and Ronaldhino!
"Develop you child's soccer skills through Futsal!"
Where does Futsal come from?
began in the South American countries of Uruguay and Brazil where, in the 1930’s, two versions of Small Sided Soccer
were being played in the cities of Montevideo and Sao Paulo respectively. In Brazil, the large crowded cities and a shortage
of playing pitches forced a soccer mad populace to play small sided soccer. A version began to develop on the streets of Sao
Paulo, leading to the publishing of the first rules of the game in 1936 from the country that would soon become the masters
of the game. Skills and techniques honed in Futsal soon began to become apparent in the performance of Brazil’s National
Team - Pele, Rivelino, and Zico all played the game at some time in their development.
Where is the game played?
The adoption of the game by FIFA has led to its spread throughout the world. There are large numbers of registered
players in Europe, South America and Asia. In Japan for example they have 300,000 registered players. There are more than
50 national leagues and even Professional Futsal leagues in Brazil, Iran, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Spain & Russia. Futsal
gets terrestrial TV coverage in Spain, Italy, Brazil, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. In the United States, Futsal is
begining to gain in popularity at the grassroots level and participation numbers continue increase.