Introduction to Futsal

Youth Futsal

All you need to know about Futsal in Berks & Bucks

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 five years we have seen significant growth in provisions in futsal across both male and female youth futsal, including the creation of new leagues and divisions through The FA Futsal Fund and an exciting partnership with Pokemon to deliver the FA Pokemon Futsal Programme.

Please see details below of youth futsal opportunities across Berks & Bucks for current season.

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Affiliated Youth Futsal Leagues in Berks & Bucks

There are currently two affiltiate youth futsal leagues in Berks & Bucks with a third coming in early 2020 and another soon after that.

Youth Futsal League

The Youth Futsal League (formerly the Wycombe Futsal League) runs Futsal tournaments in various locations across Bucks including Princess Risborough, Binfield and Hemel Hempstead. The league is designed to fit around busy players, parents and coaches lives. We know that our kids love playing football, but managing Saturday training, Sunday matches and everything in between can seem a bit much. At the Youth Futsal League we know your time is precious, so our leagues fit around you. We host a variety of leagues to suit all abilities and ages.

We also believe that the right level of competition is key in order for players of all abilities is key, so we ensure that all our leagues are as competitive as possible so that on the day, anyone can win. This is not only great for players to ensure they are kept motivated and enjoying their game, but give parents an exciting match to watch.

Visit the Youth Futsal League website, FA Full Time page or email them info@youthfutsalleague.co.uk for more information. Or, to register your interest in joining the league in 2020 (February-May) please complete the League Expression of Interest online form, here.


Berkshire Futsal League

The Berkshire Futsal League provides regular fortnightly fixtures for players in dual age groups at U8, U10, U12 & U14.

Due to increased interest in the sport, the Berkshire Futsal League has added an extra division at U16 for next season to increase the player pathway through Futsal.

Visit the Berkshire Futsal League Facebook and Instagram, FA Full Time page or email them berkshirefutsalleague@mail.com for more information.


MK & North Bucks Youth Futsal League

Coming in early 2020...

MK Mavericks are proud to announce the launch of the MK & North Bucks Youth Futsal League, delivering a provision to MK & North Bucks. Leagues for U11/12 and U13/14 boys will commence on 31st January 2020.

The format will be Friday night game time, running alternate weeks covering five fixtures. Spaces are limited, so make sure you secure your spot to avoid missing out on the Futsal evolution sweeping across our region. Regular coaching sessions will continue and the next steps in the League will aim to include different age groups and female teams.

Visit the Mavericks Futsal Club website or email info@mavericksfutsal.club for more information and to register your interest in joining the league.  

Master the Ball

The Pokemon Futsal Handbook

Registering your youth football club for The FA Pokémon Youth Futsal Programme can open up a whole world of opportunities for your young players. Whether its receiving developing new skills, improving decision making, developing game strategies or learning different tactics, your players can learn to Master the Ball with Pikachu and friends.

Pokemon Futsal Handbook
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Futsal County Cups

Introduced over the last couple of seasons, Futsal now has seven dedicated County Cup competitions including Adult and Youth competitions, providing teams from all levels of the game with the opportunity to experience tournament Futsal against teams they may not have played against, compete for silverware and be crowned County Champions.

County Cup Website Promo 2019/20

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.

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