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.


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


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


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. 

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

Upcoming Youth Futsal Events in Berks & Bucks FA

U8 First Taste of Futsal

Date: Sunday 16th December 
Time:  10am - 1pm
Venue:  Bohunt School 

The U8 ‘First Taste of Futsal’ is for coaches and managers that run U8 teams that would like to participate and try futsal. We have pulled together a coaches workshop (an intro to futsal), FA Referee workshop and an U8 futsal event for your players to try futsal. For further information, contact us via the details at the bottom of this page.

County Youth Futsal Event (Milton Keynes, Bucks)

Date:  Feb Half Term TBC
Time: TBC
Venue: MK College

This is an open event for any youth male teams across age groups U8, U10, U12, U14 & 16 to enter. For further information, contact us via the details at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, to enter a team in this event, simply click the link below:

ENTER YOUR TEAM

County Youth Futsal Event (Berkshire)

Date:  Feb Thurs 21st & Fri 22nd Feb
Time: TBC
Venue: Bohunt School

This is an open event for any boys teams across age groups U10, U12, U14 & 16 to enter. For further information, contact us via the details at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, to enter a team in this event simply, click the link below:

Enter your team

BBFA County Youth Cup Finals

Date:  April Mon 8th & Tuesday 9th April 2019
Time: TBC
Venue:  Bohunt School 

The winning boys and girls teams from across the county from within existing pre futsal events will participate in our futsal county cup.  For further information, contact us via the details at the bottom of this page. 

FA National Youth Futsal Cup 2018/19

Regional Finals* to take place during March 2019.
National Semi Finals will take place on the 13th and 14th April.

National Finals will take place from the 2nd to 6th May 2019 at St Georges Park. Two teams from each gender and age group will qualify for this national final event and play a game to be crowned National Champions.

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