FUTSAL - IT'S NOT JUST SOCCER
Smaller Game - Bigger Action
The nature of this game places a large emphasis on technical ability and agility, and is consequently an excellent breeding ground for football skills that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces, leading to a fast-paced game full of excitement and liveliness.
While football usually features 11 players per side, futsal teams have five. It's not just the teams that are smaller – the pitch is also only about a third of the size of those used for outdoor football, measuring around 20m x 40m, which makes it roughly the same size as a handball court. The matches are also much shorter, consisting of two periods of 20 minutes. The ball itself is heavier than traditional footballs and has far less bounce.
Kicking off legendary careers
Many of the world’s best football players grew up playing futsal, with the limited space and constant opponent pressure helping to improve their ball control skills and technique. Among those to have started out playing futsal was Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi. “As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun, and it really helped me become who I am today,” says the Olympic gold medallist and five-time World Player of the Year. Other stars of the game who have hailed futsal’s role in their careers are, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta and another Olympic champion, Neymar.
As of 2018 Futsal has been introduced as a new event in the the Youth Olympics. To find out more about it being introduced as an olympic sport click here
LEARN LIKE MESSI, PLAY LIKE MESSI.
FC Barcelona has a unique style of play that makes it different from the rest of the teams in the world. Learn how players like Messi, Xavi, or Iniesta did and play the Barça way. We use words like leadership, discipline, respect, teamwork, effort and enthusiasm. These values inspire a following.
VALUES WHICH INSPIRE A FOLLOWING
The FC Barcelona Futsal Camps are based on the Barça methodology which includes a creative and attacking brand of football and the promotion of positive values such as:
Respect, Effort, Ambition, Teamwork and Modesty.
TRAIN WITH OFFICIAL FC BARCELONA COACHES
The camps are directed and supervised by FC Barcelona Coaches directly from the FCB Escola in Barcelona. The maximum Player to Coach ratio’s for our camps is: 1:12
LEARN THE UNIQUE
FC Barcelona has a unique style of play that makes it different from the rest of the teams in the world. Learn the same system that developed players like Messi, Xavi,and Iniesta.
LEARN TECHNICAL & TACTICAL TRAINING
Players will be taught the same technical drills that have inspired players such as Messi, Iniesta, or Xavi. The training sessions of the FC Barcelona Soccer Camp have been designed for players to improve the underlying techniques of soccer accurately, consistently and at match tempo. Players will not only broaden their knowledge of the beautiful game, but also add FC Barcelona methodologies to their technical background.
The tactical program looks specifically at how each player understands the game. Using FC Barcelona methodologies, players will be given a complete perspective on tactics to understand each role and position. FC Barcelona coaches will use group drills that work on forcing players to make quicker decisions in real game situations.
Barca Academy Futsal Camps are coming to Australia. You can click on the Register button below to sign up and take part. Or click here to to find out more about each event.