WHAT IS FUTSAL?

Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller low bounce ball. The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries. There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly kick the ball against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game. Futsal develops the overall fundamentals of soccer more effectively.

FUTSAL RULES AVAILABLE HERE

WINTER 2018 FUTSAL SEASON

Register online or in person at the Decatur DeKalb YMCA. Early Registration starts November , 15, 2017.

U4 (age 3)

U4 season will include 6 weekends of trainings/scrimmages. The U4 age group will meet on late morning - early afternoons on Saturdays at the Decatur First Baptist Church. The season will start in January and end in February 2018. The cost is $65.00 for facility members and $80.00 for program members.

U6 (ages 4-5) and U8 (ages 6-7)

U6 & U8 seasons will include 6 trainings/scrimmages. Trainings will be held on Saturdays at the Decatur First Baptist Church (U6 in the afternoon, U8 in the morning). The season will start in January and end February 2018. The cost $70.00 for facility members and $85 for program members.

U10 (ages 8-9) and U12 (ages 10-11)

U10 & U12 seasons will include 6 trainings/scrimmages. Trainings will be held on Saturdays at the Decatur First Baptist Church (U10 Rec only) & TBD for Academy. The season will start in January and end in February 2018. Cost for the season is $75.00 for facility members and $90.00 for program members.

14U (ages 12-13)

The 14U season will include 6 games and no practices. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the Decatur First Baptist Church. The season will start in January and end in February 2018. Cost for the season is $80.00 for Facility members and $95.00 for Program members.

19U (ages 14-18)

The 19U season will include 5 games and no practices. Games will be played on Sunday evenings at the Decatur Family YMCA. The season will start in January and end in February 2018. Cost for the season is $70.00 for Facility and Program members.