Looking for a new and exciting way to get your kids into the beautiful game without standing outside in the cold and rain? Look no further than Futsal!
Well, we say new, but Futsal actually started in 1930 when a guy called Juan Carlos Ceriani, a teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay, created a version of indoor football for recreation in YMCAs. And the first futsal league in England was formed over 30 years ago in 1990, the Pendle Futsal League based in Lancashire. However, momentum for this fast-paced, indoor version of football has started building more rapidly in the UK over recent years, and for good reason.
Futsal is played on a smaller, indoor court with a smaller, heavier ball, which makes for a challenging and fun game for kids of all ages. It's like regular football, but on steroids! Your kids will love the arcade-like atmosphere and the chance to show off their skills in a new and exciting way.
One of the best things about Futsal is that it helps kids improve their ball control and technical skills. The smaller court and heavier futsal ball mean that kids have to move the ball quickly and accurately, which helps them develop better ball control and passing skills. Plus, the fast-paced nature of Futsal helps kids improve their speed, agility, and reaction time. So, not only will they have a blast playing, but they'll also become better football players. It's a win-win situation!
Futsal also promotes teamwork and communication, as the smaller court size and five-a-side format of the game for all age groups means that players need to rely on each other to move the ball up the court and score goals. It's like a real-life game of Tetris, and it's a blast to watch!
Another great thing about Futsal is that it's a great way for kids to stay active and healthy. The fast-paced nature of the game means that kids are constantly moving and burning calories, which can help them maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of obesity.
An example of a futsal goal, which are 3m x 2 m in size
So, if you're looking for a fun and exciting way for your kids to stay active, improve their skills, and have a blast, give Futsal a try. It's becoming more and more popular in the UK and you'll find it in many indoor facilities and community centres. Trust us, your kids will love it! Ours certainly do. And you'll love seeing them have fun and learn new skills at the same time.
We're currently compiling a list of Futsal clubs around the country and we'll continue adding to it. If you know of or are involved with a club that has a junior section and wants to be included, drop us a message with the details and we'll get it added - contact us
Take a look at our range of futsal goals, balls and other useful accessories to get you started: collections/futsal-goals-and-footballs
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