Futsal is a small sided (5-a-side) version of Football, played indoors on a court. Developed by the Brazilians in the 1930s/1940s, it is well documented about the benefits that can be gained from playing Futsal, and can be transferred into regular Football. Many countries around the world utilise Futsal to develop their young players, and names of successful graduates of this include the likes of Ronaldinho, Zico and Juninho, with more recent examples including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Xavi.
Adam Pilgrim, Football Development Coordinator, said: “I think it is a great opportunity for any aspiring young player to play a different version of the game they love, and reap the benefits from it. It can be a great alternative for any child that just loves to play, but with the smaller pitches and smaller teams, each player will get more touches of the ball, and the high intensity can provide great physical benefits. The smaller, weighted ball helps to keep the ball on the floor, which will help to hone a players skills as there is more emphasis on the use of their feet.”
The new sessions will be on an actual Futsal surface, using Futsal balls and FA Futsal qualified coaches. There will be a free launch session on Monday 2nd November, and it will be £4 per session thereafter. For more information, or to book your child’s place, please call Adam Pilgrim on 07891375919, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org