Why Calgary Soccer Coaches prefer Futsal over Indoor Soccer.
The game of Futsal and Indoor Soccer have many similarities and differences. Some of the differences of Futsal are that it is played on a smaller non-boarded field, it has four players plus a keeper versus six, kick-ins versus throw-ins, it is a faster paced game, and the ball is heavier. A few similarities are the, skill is important, and the goal is to win by scoring in the net. When a team plays Futsal they aim to enhance the players foot skills, ball control and decision making. Foot skills and ball control improve in the Futsal season because players want to keep the ball in the field lines on a smaller field with a heavier ball. The ball is harder to control. With the small field, you cannot “kick and chase” as much if you want to be successful. When a soccer team commits to playing Futsal for indoor, they believe the players will develop faster to help them become more skilled outdoor players. Two of the Futsal fields in Calgary are The Calgary Soccer Club and The Calgary West Soccer Club. The Futsal season runs approximately November 1 to March 1. If you watch the professionals play Futsal, you will likely notice that they play on a gym floor. The first Futsal game was played on a basketball court in Uruguay in the 1930s. In youth leagues, Futsal players play on a indoor soccer field, just like an indoor soccer game.
“I think that futsal is a far more skilled game, in terms of the players ability to control the ball and the strategy involved. I find it far more interesting instead of just banging the ball off the boards and chasing it down the field. You have to control the ball, pass the ball and be in constant motion to be able to get open for the ball”, said a Foothills Soccer Club board member Jeff Edwards. “I prefer Futsal because it shows off technique better, the players have to work a lot harder to control the ball. Also the thinking process in futsal is a lot more demonstrated because it is a faster paced game. For example you only have four seconds to kick the ball in.” Said the manager of the Foothills 06 girls team Kelly Koppang Edwards. She then added that her favourite part of futsal is “ when a player is on a role and has amazing foot skills, then dribbles through lots of the players even if they are bigger then them. I love foot skills!” Said Kelly. Kelly later added that there is some cons about futsal like “because the ball is heavy and the surface is hard it is a lot harder to control the ball. The ball rolls out a lot and the game has to stop constantly. That is my current non-desired a Futsal spect of the game.” Kelly then said her main reason to enjoying futsal over indoor soccer. “ it’s a smarter game, it’s a faster passed game the ball control and the skill level is much higher. My favourite though is to passing aspect.
Due to the reasons the interviewees have discussed, and the information in the first paragraph it is a clear conclusion that Futsal is helpful in developing more skilled players.
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