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Hotshots Futsal Divison

 

About futsal

Futsal began in Uruguay and Brazil where the large crowded cities and a shortage of playing pitches forced a soccer mad population to play small-sided soccer and in 1936 the first rules emerged. Futsal was the name chosen by FIFA, which is simply a combination of the Spanish words for ‘hall’ (Sala) and ‘football’ (Futbol): hence ‘Futsal’. Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted


Although Futsal is very much a game in its own right, there are also a number of benefits for football by encouraging young people to play Futsal as part of a balanced training program to improve their overall technical development. The nature of Futsal with the smaller confines of the pitch that makes it harder to find space and the smaller heavier ball which supports closer ball control and manipulation supports the technical development of young players in a multitude of ways.Confidence on the ball, receiving a pass under pressure, decision-making in 1v1 situations, and ball retention are all important fundamental skills that we look to develop in young soccer players that are practiced regularly within a game environment in Futsal.

 

About our program

Our sessions are a mix of technical drills, small sided games, SAQ and open play. We create an environment where players from any background can either drop in for casual futsal training/open play or commit to competing with our futsal group. Our goal is for our students to use futsal to become a better overall player, athlete and person. We value respect, academics and family above sporting achievements and ensure to constantly share that message with our kids.

Key Points

  • 90 minutes per session

  • Sessions can be substituted for Scrimmage events

  • Supplemental training program

  • 2006-2010 age groups

Location

  • E&S Soccer Academy : 12500 Oxford Park Houston TX 77082