Level 1- Futsal

Futsal

 

Futsal. The small game that's big on technique.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world. 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 football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Over the past 5 years we have seen significant growth in provisions in futsal across both male and female youth futsal. Please see details below of our Adult FA National Futsal League Clubs as well as details of our upcoming youth futsal opportunities for current season 2018/19.


Adult Futsal in Berks & Bucks


Leagues

BBFA Adult Futsal League

We launched our Adult Futsal League at Maiden Erlegh (Reading) in February 2019 and is an exciting opportunity to support the paying pathway of our previous developments within youth futsal offering support to the growth of adult Futsal. 

The league is run by BBFA and from a central venue with fixtures covered by an FA qualified referee’s. So whether you're an existing futsal club/team or wanting to try futsal for the very first time we would welcome and support yourselves in the exciting game that is futsal. 

Fixtures within the league are hour long x2 (20 mins halfs) and the league is run across mini seasons throughout the year. 

For full detail and to enter the next mini season please contact Development@Berks-BucksFA.com 


Clubs

Reading Futsal Club

Awaiting details


Reading Royals Futsal Club

Reading Royals first team play in the FA National Futsal League Div 2 Midlands

Their venue is:

Bradfield College Sports Complex,
Bradfield,
Reading,
RG7 6BZ

You can follow the club on Facebook and Twitter


Aylesbury Futsal Club

Awaiting details 

 

Youth Futsal in Berks & Bucks


Leagues

Reading & West Berks League

The Reading & West Berks league embraced youth futsal  over 2 years and ago with great success. From September to March they provid weekly league fixtures across U10, U11 & U12 age groups. During the winter months of January & Feruary they provide a mid-winter futsal competition engaging 70+ teams to participate in futsal. The winning teams across age groups U10, U12, U14 & U16 qualify for the County Futsal Cup Final.

Berkshire County Girls League

The Berkshire County Girls League were very early to develop and support a provision of football through the winter months and seeked the opportunity to develop futsal. Across Jan & Feb they now offer 5 weeks of futsal and engage 80+ teams with year and year growth. The futsal provision plays’ out of Bracknell Leisure which is now a well-established annual event. The winning teams across age groups U10, U12, U14 & U16 qualify for the County Futsal up Final.

Bucks Girls League

Similar to that of the Berkshire County Girls League the Buck Girls League embraced futsal as a winter engagement tool to help retain players through winter months as well as utilising futsal as a development tool. The winning teams across age groups U10, U12, U14 & U16 will qualify for the County Futsal up Final. The league annually engage 20+ teams with support from young leaders from MK College in running the annual event. 


Clubs

Mavericks Futsal Club


Mavericks Futsal Club is a community sports organisation, focused on supporting long-term player development through continuous coaching and inclusion in the game of Futsal. Our commitment is to create a safe, positive environment in which all players can learn, play and enjoy the game!

With the endorsement of an affiliation to Berks & Bucks FA we are bringing a new sport to the youth of MK, Bucks & Beds.
Visit mavericks futsal club website

youth Futsal Handbook


This smartphone compatible handbook with updates on changes to the laws and principles of Mini-Soccer and Youth Futsal will tell you everything you need to know about the game, from ball sizes, to court size, match length and more!

Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Futsal

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that is widely played across the world. 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 football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.

Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce.

It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.

There are a number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, but the dominant elements are 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.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.

Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills.

Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA.

There is a UEFA Futsal Cup for clubs, and UEFA Futsal Championships and FIFA World Championship for national teams.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com
Embracing Futsal is the perfect fit for The FA. We have monitored Futsal’s progress in other countries and seen the positive effect it has had on players’ technical and tactical ability. Equally important, we have seen the enthusiasm – here and overseas – with which players’ of all ability levels have greeted the game in its own right. That’s particularly true of young players, as the game is fast-paced and encourages skills.
- Michael Skubala England Head Coach – Futsal FA Futsal Strategy 2018 - 24