Celebrating 23 years of futsal in 2013/14!!
Futsal is played between two teams of five players, one
of whom is the goalkeeper and up to five substitutes per
team. The game is played on a hard court surface delimited
by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also
played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a
The game is much faster than
conventional soccer, and allows players to further their
skill development. The rules create an emphasis on
improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball
control and passing in small spaces.
ball is made to reduce bounce by 30%. This builds great
confidence in tight spaces when rapid passes are being
issued repeatedly. Interestingly, that same property which
makes the ball easy to receive makes it more difficult to
strike. It is heavier and players rapidly get acquainted
with the merits of bending the knee, turning the hips, and
striking the ball firmly to propel it. Repeated touches on
the ball eventually produce a motion which, when
transplanted outdoors with a high bounce ball, translates
into a firmer and proportionately longer pass appropriate
for the big field.
Indoor soccer shoes are highly
recommended over conventional court shoes and they can be
purchased at a reasonable price at most of Sarnia's sport
shoe stores. The same shin pads used in outdoor soccer
can also be used for futsal.
For any further questions, please contact the Futsal
Director (see link below).
For more information on the game of futsal, click
here to view the Futsal Laws of the Game booklet.