Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world and is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA.The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.
This summer Carlisle Futsal Club are planning to launch a Junior Futsal League in Carlisle for boys at u12 and u14 level which if successful will become an annual competition.
The competition will be an 8 team league. All 30 minute fixtures will be played fortnightly on a Thursday evening at Richard Rose Academy Morton (New sports hall) between 6pm and 8pm and is scheduled to start mid July 2015 and
complete at the end of August.
Fixtures are scheduled in advance but with permission of the league manager kick off times can be moved to accommodate requests. The cost per team per fixture is likely to be £14, so for a squad of 7 that’s just £2 per player.
Carlisle Futsal Club will provide FA qualified match officials, a league manager and a venue for each fixture. All teams must adhere to the FA respect code of conduct at all times. All scores will be recorded on the FA Full time website here. All players must be of the appropriate each for the category they are competing in and must wear shin pads. Carlisle Futsal Club operates its own disciplinary procedure for any breach of the rules. There is expected to be high demand and limited places for these competitions so please complete our expression of interest form by clicking here as soon as possible to secure your place.
Check out this video from our Official Youtube Channel CFTV to learn more….
There are a number of differences to the traditional version of small sided football that you might have played before, with the dominant elements being the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws that encourage and foster skilful, creative play, above the physical contact that tends to be a feature of English five-a-side.
The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. Find out what the FA is saying about Futsal by clicking here.