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What is FUTSAL Soccer

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Developmental Soccer

 

 

FUTSAL is a different way to sharpen technical soccer skills. Top teams in the world like Brazil master the game of soccer and they always credit futsal as their foundation.  It is typically played on a hard court with two teams of only 5 players, each one being the goalkeeper. Unlike indoor soccer, walls or boards are not used.  It is played with a different size ball (that has a lower bounce). This increases ball control, passing and overall sharpens technical skills.

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF FUTSAL CAMP?

To provide players who have aspirations of becoming a more accomplished player. To provide players an opportunity to train with experienced coaches.

 

 

HOW IS FUTSAL DIFFERENT THAN RECREATIONAL SOCCER?

1. TEAM FORMATION

RECREATIONAL SOCCER - formed by grouping players randomly on a team each season. FUTSAL TEAMS- There are no teams, and there is no league play. The approach of the program is a "Unique"-type training environment, where all players train together, and then participate in game play at the end of the training session. The CAMP does not select or exclude players. Enrollment is open to any child that meets the age requirements, wants to learn soccer the right way and of course... wants to have FUN while they're doing it!

2. FEES

RECREATIONAL SOCCER— a seasonal registration fee and uniform fee; individual player equipment.

FUTSAL CAMP— The Fees include a program t-shirt,  snacks, medal and registration fees

3. PLAYING TIME

RECREATIONAL SOCCER— typically not guaranteed.

FUTSAL CAMP—  we will do our best to have all player play 100% of small sided games.

4. COACHES

RECREATIONAL SOCCER—volunteer coaches.

FUTSAL CAMP—TRAINED volunteer coaches.

5. FUTSAL Camp Location

Courtside Sports Manteca

450 Commerce Ct.

Manteca, CA 95336

 

WHY IS FUTSAL SO SUCCESSFUL?

• Trainer-to-player ratio is top priority for the Futsal.  Individual attention to each player boosts development.

• Small-sided games give each player maximum touches on the ball

• One-on-one soccer training gives the player confidence to use these skills in simulated game situations.

• Having fun in a pressure-free environment makes players love the game for life!

CAMP PHILOSOPHY- Camp coaches will focus on development now and winning later. Even when others focus on team winning more than an individual child’s development, we stick by the right way and develop the individual. The age to develop the individual and learn is most important in the Camp. The main objective of FUTSAL Camp is to promote and emphasize the technical abilities of young soccer players; at this age mainly Dribbling Skills or Ball Mastery.

Why Dribbling Skills? Dribbling is the foundation for all the other fundamental skills of soccer, such as controlling the ball, passing and shooting. It takes years to become a comfortable and confident dribbler. Players have to learn to combine body control, agility, coordination and balance with the mechanics of dribbling, and the sooner they start the better. Trainers will use a range of age-appropriate training activities and techniques to maximize a player’s touches on the ball, including small-sided games that foster skill development, as well as imaginative, creative play. The Ball Mastery program will help foster confidence, creativity and composure during game play.

 

SKILL PRIORITIES

  • Dribble out of trouble.

  • Soft first touch on the ball

  • Ball Control

 

FUTSAL PROGRAM PROVIDES

1. Ball Mastery sessions that emphasizes the importance of individual technique

2. Team Training sessions led by a Master Coach

3. Small-sided games that are observed and mediated by one of licensed trainers

4. More touches on the ball, more passes attempted, more 1v1s attempted

5. A good introduction to ‘Premier’ competitive soccer for players transitioning from recreational to competitive soccer.

 

WHAT AGE DIVISIONS MAY PARTICIPATE IN FUTSAL CAMP? 8 thru 14

FUTSAL CAMP REGISTRATION

1. All players participating in FUTSAL CAMP must first register online or in one of our onsite locations (please check www.courtsidesportsmanteca.com) for information.

2. Players pay a $290.00 fee for the whole week or $75 daily if unable to attend whole week on an availability basis.  Spots will fill up fast.

Registration for the FUTSAL CAMP can be done online at www.courtsidesportsmanteca.com.

 

A FEW IMPORTANT RULES TO REMEMBER ABOUT CAMP PARTICIPATION

 

  1. All players participating in FUTSAL CAMP are expected to attend (please note that there was a limited amount of space to each division)

  2. Parents are encouraged to stay for the duration of the camp 10am- 1pm Mon- Fri.  Trainers are watching kids at all times.

  3. Always make sure kids have plenty of water during training sessions.

  4. All players have a complete training kit (jersey, shorts, and socks) otherwise they won’t be able to participate.

  5. On game day parents are seated on opposite side from Trainers/Players

 

AGE DIVISIONS

 

Courtside (Aztlan Warriors FC) is broken out into 3 categories:

All Stars/ Estrellas (8-9yrs)

Phenoms/Fenomenos (10-11yrs)

Legends/Leyendas (12-14yrs)

 

PRACTICE MORE:  We concentrate on developing the player through our team training sessions that focus on individual skill development and tactical awareness, as well as our excel skill and agility workouts and small sided games. Our goal is to develop players and that requires touches on the ball, building confidence and a not afraid to fail attitude. We want to give them the tools they need to move on to the next level.

The Aztlan Warriors FC believes in getting the ratio right, two practices to every one game throughout the season. This allows for 'balance' in the lives of our players and their families, while also nurturing the player's passion and respect for the game; soccer should be FUN!

 

TOUCHES, TOUCHES, TOUCHES AND MORE TOUCHES

 In order to rapidly progress their technical and tactical skills, players need to touch the ball ... a lot. For most, using feet is not as natural as using hands. And using one’s left foot is not as natural as using one’s right (unless you’re a leftie of course). Therefore, the only way to improve in “The Beautiful Game” is to get a lot of touches on the ball. It’s really that simple. For our younger players this means participating in small-sided games of 3v3 or 4v4. For our older players, it means NOT packing our team rosters to the league allowable limits. After all, fewer players means more touches per player per game ... and that’s exactly what we want.

 

COMPLETE SOCCER CLUB

Aztlan Warriors FC is a complete soccer program. We have a place for every young soccer player in your family to play!

1. Recreational Soccer - as described above ( for those wanting to transition from recreational to competitive soccer

2. Competitive Soccer - Aztlan Warriors FC is a traveling team (call 209-665-4550) or Courtside Sports Manteca at 209-399-2200

3. Premier Soccer League - COMING SOON!!  

 

WELL ROUNDED, CREATIVE LEADERS FOR LIFE

We believe that if a young player wants to learn how to play soccer the right way, the way that will prepare them for the future, Aztlan Warriors FC will always be the right choice.

Dedicated Coaches with decades of combined experience.

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