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What is Futsal?

Indoor soccer is also known as Futsal.

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 root word for “indoor” or “room”, SALon or Salle or SALa.

Futsal is the only form of ‘indoor soccer’ or ‘five-a-side’ that is officially approved by FIFA and Football Federation Australia (FFA). It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world, is played in over 100 countries and boasts millions of players around the world

Futsal is recognized as the best option for player development. It is especially great for improving speed of play, technical skills, decision-making and fitness.

What are the Benefits?

Futsal develops the same basic technique, skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11 v 11 outdoor game.

Ball touches:

In statistical study comparing Futsal to Football, players touched the ball 275% more often which will increase player’s ball competency.

Ball control:

With limited space and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control technique and skills are required.

Speed of play :

Constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart law means players must learn to play and think fast, which develops intelligent players.

Support play

In Order to escape tight situations you must make supporting when team mates have the ball.

Continuity of play

Action is continuous and physically demanding, so players must continue the play instead of stopping and watching, which in develops physical conditioning.


With four on court players plus goal keepers that can join in the play , all the basics components of Football are present, As the action is nonstop, players are able to develop an improved technical understand of Futsal very quickly.


The goal and penalty area assist the goalkeeper in narrowing the angle, which means player must learn to shoot accurately and deceive the the goalkeeper instead of just relying on power alone.

Play well, play fair

The laws of the game of Futsal encourage playing skillfully and punish physical contact fouls, game play also encourages respect for all players and officials.


Futsal is fast paced, fun, skill-oriented game that tests your abilities at whatever level, whilst developing all round individual technique.

Read all about the benifits of Futsal according to the English Football Association (FA)