Academy training

Futsal is the dominant form of small sided football across the world. Along with a FIFA World Cup for Futsal, there is a UEFA European Futsal Championship for international teams to enter every two years and there is an annual UEFA Futsal Cup which acts as the “Champions League” for Futsal with national domestic club champions entering.

Futsal is an incredible sport in its own right and FIFA, UEFA and The FA are keen to support the development of Futsal for a number of reasons. One of these is in recognition of the benefits that Futsal offers for the technical development of football players. Many countries that we admire for the technical skills of their players use Futsal as an aspect of their youth development. Ball retention, quick and skilful play, and tactical awareness are all major assets that the game of Futsal helps to promote.

We have academies in Carlisle, Ulverston and Workington and are constantly launching exciting new academy sessions for various age groups all the time that combines weekly training with competitive opportunities. You can express your interest joining these sessions by completing the form on this page. Full details on these sessions are below.

How to register

You can register your interest in attending a training session by completing the form to the right. One of our coaches will be in touch shortly after.

About return to play

COVID has had an impact on venue availability and the capacity of our coaching team. It will take us a while to get back to full operating capacity but with these return to play sessions we are taking our first steps.

We aim to provide as many young players as possible with the opportunity to learn Futsal through regular matches and training.

All training sessions are delivered in line with our club coaching curriculum which is designed to educate a player starting at the age of 4 and taking them up to the age of 18. By working through our curriculum it will ensure a player realises their full potential.

Why Futsal?

Dont dismiss Futsal as just 5-a-side, its a professional sport around the world with players earning up to £5k per week. It is expected the sport will turn professional in England in the coming years as TV money and sponsorship comes into the game. All the worlds best Footballers grew up playing Futsal – Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Iniest, its a fantastic tool for developing great footballers too.

Visit the Futsal explained section of our website for full detail.


Futsal offers fantastic opportunities for player development and the learnt skills translate onto the football field.

Futsal rules are closer to football than other forms of small sided football, 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.

Player Pathway

Our ambition is to create a senior teams that will compete for the FA National Futsal Super League title. This will create a pathway for the very best in our academy into the professional game and for the best go on to win International honours. Our strategy is to spend the next 5-10 years creating players through our academy programme, which now includes our leagues, who can go on to represent our Club at the very top.


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

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.

The ball

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.

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.


A place in our training programme costs £30 per month. These payments are taken via direct debit every month. As a not for profit organisation you know that all funds raised are put straight back into the Club and the community.


For more information please whatsapp, text or ring Al Tindall on 07484162456 or email

Please also give our facebook page and twitter feed a follow @carlislefutsal to keep up to date with all the latest league news.

As at 1st January 2022
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Carlisle Futsal Club is an English futsal club, based in North Cumbria. We feature one of the most prominent and established youth futsal academies in Great Britain.

Our mission is to create a Club that the people of Carlisle can be proud of.

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