10 Reasons every footballer should play futsal
1. SKILL DEVELOPER
The game demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pinpoint passing. Futsal uses a smaller, heavier, low bounce ball. Ground control and first touch are essential to success in the game.
2. BALL TOUCHES
In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.
With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.
3. BALL CONTROL
4. SUPPORT OF PLAY
Without a wall or rebound boards to rely on in order to escape from tight situations, you must make supporting runs when teammates have the ball.
5. SPEED OF PLAY
With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.
6. MORE TECHNICAL
Futsal rules encourage technical play and do not permit the aggressive physical play that soccer allows
7. FOUNDATION OF STARS
Many of soccer’s greatest players like Messi, Pele, Ronaldo, Iniesta, and Neymar all grew up playing futsal and credit futsal with developing their skills. US Soccer now requires all Development Academy players to play futsal in the offseason.