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Summer Indoor Futsal Soccer Registration
2017

 


 

PSA Competitive Futsal - U7 - U14

Team Fee ONLY

$555 per team

Registration Opens

April 25

Registration Closes

June 4

Schedules to be Published

June 6

Game Dates


Saturdays from June 10th-July 30th

Flexible Scheduling Around Club/Academy Tournaments

NO GAMES

July 2nd-July 4th

  

More League Information

  • Team Fee - $555
  • Team-Only Registration
  • Six Game Season
  • 4 v 4 plus a goalie
  • Referee will be provided for all games
  • Scores & standings will be kept

 

USA Soccer Futsal Video 

 

SOCCER RULES

 

 

FUTSAL RULES

 

#5 Ball #3 Ball - 30% Less Bounce
11 Players 5 Players
3 Substitutions Unlimited "Flying" Sub (12 Players on Team)
Throw-In Kick-In
Running Clock Running Clock
45 Minute Halves 20 Minute Halves
No Time-Outs No Time-Outs
Goal Kick Goal Clearance (Throw)
Some Contact No Contact at All
No Absolute Time Limit to Restart Play 4-Second Rule on Restarts
Offside Rule No Offside Rule
No Restrictions, But Limited to 6 Seconds No Restrictions, but Limited to 4 Seconds
GK Cannot Touch by Hand a Ball Kicked Back GK Cannot Touch By Hand Any Ball Played Back
Unlimited Playbacks to Keeper's Feet Unlimited Playbacks to Keeper's Feet
No Sub for Player Sent Off Player Sent Off can be Substituted for after 2 minutes or other has Scored
Corner Kick Placed in Arch Corner Kick Placed on Corner

 

PSA Summer Futsal Rules

 

 

NO SLIDING under any circumstances

 

 

 

Why Play Futsal

 

Futsal uses a special low bounce ball which forces players to develop skills instead of using the ball's bounce to propel it. Great soccer players including Pele, Zico, Socrates, Romario, Bebeto, Ronaldo and Sissi grew up playing Futsal on the many Futsal courts found throughout Brazil. They credit Futsal with skill development, sharpenng reflexes and improved decision-making under pressure. With a 4-second restart rule, small playing area and unlimited substitutions, the game offers fast, non-stop action and significantly increases a players speed of play without teaching a reliance on walls or dasher boards.

 

 

The History of Futsal

 

The origin of Futsal can be traced to Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930, when Juan Carlos Ceriani devised a five-a-side version of soccer for youth competition in YMCAs.  The game is played on basketball-sized courts, both indoor and out, without the use of sidewalls.  Futsal uses small goals, a special low bounce ball and a combination of soccer and basketball rules to create a very fast, skill-oriented game that is both fun and a challenge to play.  Many Futsal rules have been adopted by FIFA for use in the Eleven-A-Side outdoor game including the Goalkeeper 6-second and the Goalkeeper pass back rules.

 

 

The term Futsal is the international term used for the game.  It is derived from the Spanish or Portuguese word for "soccer," FUTbol or FUTebol, and the French or Spanish word for "indoor," SALon or SALa.

 

 

The game is frequently referred to as Five-A-Side.  Once Ceriani got the ball rolling, Futsal gained rapid popularity throughout South America, particularly in Brazil.  The skill developed in this game is visible in the world-famous style the Brazilians display outdoors on the full-sized field.  Pele, Zico, Socrates, Bebeto and other Brazilian superstars developed their skill playing Futsal.  While Brazil continues to be the Futsal hub of the world, the game is now played, under the auspices of FIFA, all over the world, from Europe to North and Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Asia and Oceania.

 

 

The first international competition took place in 1965, when Paraguay won the first South American Cup.  Six more South American Cups were held through 1979, with Brazil winning all of them.  Brazil continued its dominance with a victory in the first Pan American Cup in 1980 and won it again the next time in was played in 1984.  A U.S. team took part in the 1984 Cup, but finished out of the running.

 

 

The game is the only game youth players in many countries, including Brazil, play until they are 13 or 14 years of age.  The game offers the speed of fast break basketball, requires and teaches players to play under almost constant pressure, requires and helps teach players to master advanced possession techniques not required in indoor soccer with walls, and requires mastering and learning more advanced game concepts required to play faster and at a higher level.  Statistically, compared to other forms of indoor soccer, the Futsal game offers 210% more touches in the same amount of time, with an injury rate that is a fraction of the rate reported for the game with dasher boards.

 

 

"I have personally learned a lot from futebol de salao.  The whole futebol de salao thing really interests me because its a different way of teaching kids to play the game.  They've been doing it in Brazil for years and they are one of the best teams in the world, so there must be something in it.  For England it could well be the way forward." - Michael Owen, English National Team Player

 

 

"In Futsal a player is confronted with a reduced area, causing them to be in shooting range the majority of the time.  In the outdoor game, a player may only get a few opportunities to shoot on goal during the course of a game.  Whereas in Futsal a player can get many chances.  It's this continual confrontation with shooting situations that allows a player to develop the confidence and instinct to "pull the trigger.""  (This confrontation also helps Defenders improve dramatically.) - Frank Bonardi, Chairman National Coaching Committee, US Futsal

 

"I developed my skills playing futebol de salao (Futsal) in my home town of Bauru." - Pele

 

 

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