FUTSAL ACADEMY

SC TORONTO is pleased to announce our introduction to Futsal

This program will benefit your children by sharpening their skills and fundamentals.
SC Toronto, like many professional clubs, believes that bringing futsal to our players will give them the opportunity to be in a different soccer scenario where the nature of game is faster and quick decision making and concentration are essential.
We are looking forward to seeing your kids take advantage of this training, which will change the pace of their performance with their teams.
Lorenzo Redwood and Paulo Hurtado (SC Toronto Technical Director) will be leading the program.
Coach Lorenzo is the assistant coach of the Canadian Futsal team with extensive experience with this program.

Program Details

Program will start Monday January 14th 2019 and run for 12 weeks for the introductory price of $100

This program is intended for players who have played or are currently playing competitive soccer.

Only 15 participants per time slot. First come First serve you must register online to secure your spot in this program.

FUTSAL ACADEMY

TIME

MONDAY @ MCCORMICKS

TUESDAYS @ BICKFORD

FRIDAYS @ MCCORMICKS

6PM to 7PM

2008 GIRLS

2010-2009 GIRLS

2010-2009 BOYS

7PM to 8PM

2008 BOYS

2006 BOYS

2004 GIRLS

8PM to 9PM

2005 BOYS

 

 

Follow the Registration Button below to be redirected to our registration page.

What is Futsal?

The term Futsal is an abbreviation of “futebol de salao” (Portuguese) or Futbol Sala” (Spanish)
which translated means “indoor soccer” just like soccer is an abbreviation of association football.

Futsal was developed in South America, and some say it originated in Montevideo, Uruguay and others
in Sao Paolo, Brazil. However, it has developed into a very popular game both in South America and
Europe over the years and has been used as a tool to develop good soccer technique in young players
to allow them to become more confident on the ball. When you look at countries like Brazil,
Argentina, Portugal and Spain where Futsal is a big part of their culture you can see the success
Futsal has had in developing technically proficient players.

The game of Futsal is played with 2 teams of 5 players including a goalkeeper and is played on a
court like the size of a basketball court. The ball is smaller in size and is weighted so the
bounce is reduced. The rules are closer to soccer than the British and American versions of indoor
soccer as there are no walls, and if the ball leaves the boundaries of the court possession is
handed over to the other team.

Futsal the Benefits for Soccer Development

1. Futsal is played with a small number of players, which allows players to have more touches on
the ball which helps players to become more comfortable on the ball

2. The Futsal ball with its reduced bounce allows players to get good control of the ball without
it bouncing away, which gives players a greater confidence on the ball and encourages players to be
more creative on the ball.

3. The Futsal ball also encourages players to pass over short distances and keep the ball on the
ground as it is harder to just kick the ball in the air down field. This will help to develop good
habits in players at an early age.

4. Futsal is played in a small area on a fast gym surface, which will help players to improve
their quickness of thought, which will allow players to make better decisions when under high
pressure situations or in tight spaces in games

5. Futsal rules are closer to soccer, as there are no walls, if the ball goes out of play
possession is lost, this encourages good habits as players will try to keep possession of the ball
rather than take the easy option to play off the walls or kick the ball down field knowing the
ball will remain in play.

6. Being in the gym creates a fun environment for young players and keeps them out of the cold,
wet weather during the winter months, which will help players to remain interested in soccer and develop a passion for the sport.

If you want more information on what the players will be learning download a copy of our 2018-19 Indoor Futsal Curriculum