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FUTSAL ACADEMY STARTS JANUARY 12

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Looking to take your soccer skills to the next level? Look no further than Port Moody SC! We value Futsal, and believe it is a fantastic way for our members to develop their technical skills while having a great time.

With our Futsal program, you will have the opportunity to experience this dynamic game and its unique style of play. Futsal will not only enhance your technical abilities, but also improve your decision-making and spatial awareness on the field. 

We are offering Futsal Academy program on Fridays starting January 12th at Aspenwood Elementary School.

WHEN:
  • Fall/Winter - September 5, 2023 Until March 15, 2024

  • Spring Season April 6 -June  23

  • ​September is Fall Winter 2024/25

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WHAT IS FUTSAL?

WHAT IS FUTSAL?

Futsal is the FIFA-recognised form of small-sided indoor football (the word is a contraction of the Spanish 'fútbol sala'). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the pitch at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball than soccer that is harder and less bouncy.

 

The small amount of space means players must have great technique and skill, and as well as a professional sport in its own right with national and international championships, it is also considered a development tool for 11-a-side football.

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RULES OF FUTSAL

WHAT ARE THE RULES OF FUTSAL?

The key differences to soccer ...

 

Five players, (including one goalkeeper) can be on the pitch at any one time, with rolling and unlimited substitutions.

 

Teams can replace a regular goalkeeper with a 'flying goalkeeper'; an outfield player in a special shirt in goalkeeper's colours. The power play-style tactic helps coaches to change games and especially chase goals when losing.

 

Each half lasts 20 minutes, with a clock that stops whenever the ball is out of play; both coaches can also call a one-minute time-out each at any point in either half.

Free-kicks and penalties generally work as in soccer. However, once a team have committed five fouls in one half, for every subsequent foul their opponents get a free shot at goal from the second penalty mark, ten metres out (often known as a double penalty). If the foul is closer to goal, the shot can be taken from where the infringement occurred. At half-time foul counts are wiped clean, but they are not erased prior to either extra-time period, where second-half fouls still count.

 

Players are dismissed for two yellow cards or a direct red, and take no further part in the action. Following a sending-off, the penalised team play one person short for two minutes, unless they concede during that time in which case they return to full strength immediately. The player that was sent off, however, cannot be used again.

 

For kick-ins, free-kicks, goal clearances and corner kicks, the player in possession of the ball has four seconds to restart play which the referee will count with their fingers in the air. If play isn't restarted within four seconds an indirect free-kick will be awarded to the opposing team. The goalkeeper is not allowed to control the ball for more than four seconds in their own half.

Source: https://www.uefa.com/futsalunder19/news/0262-1083b0377aa6-a225624d90ad-1000--what-is-futsal-a-beginner-s-guide/ accessed October 16, 2023.

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FUTSAL ACADEMY

We are offering Futsal academy program on Fridays starting January 12th at Aspenwood Elementary School.