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Thank you to the Commons!

Thank you!

We appreciate everyone participating in our winter futsal session! It was a fantastic 8 week program.  Please be on the lookout for more futsal training events and leagues! 

Futsal training is a cornerstone of youth soccer player development and builds the following qualities:

  • Ball retention – possession is key in Futsal. Players need to be able to keep the ball using good technique and movement
  • Quick play – the small playing area forces quick play. This again requires good technique and movement
  • Passing – Futsal develops quick, accurate passing – no margin for error
  • Skillful play – Futsal encourages skillful play, either to retain possession or to create a shooting opportunity
  • Confined spaces – everything happens much quicker and there is less margin for error
  • Tactical awareness – futsal is a "whole-team" game. Each player needs to be aware of their own responsibilities
  • Skill acquisition – the increased number of touches on the ball accelerates the learning process
  • Movements – with and without the ball increase significantly in Futsal


Futsal is FIFA’s Official Indoor Soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller (size 3-4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.

There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors 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 play the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards. This style of play promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play with precision and control.  The same skills are required for success in the outdoor game.