I was talking to a soccer coach the other day and she completely agreed with the main benefit of futsal being the large quantity of touches a player gets as compared to soccer, especially since futsal is played in the soccer off-season. But there’s much more, such as regularly playing both offense and defense, frequently transitioning between offense and defense, and the frequent one-on-one moments with the ball facing an opponent up close. A more complete detailing of the benefits of futsal can be read here.
Middle School and High School Divisions Provide More Opportunities to Play Futsal
The North Alabama FUTSAL League defines individual age divisions from 8U to 18U, boys and girls. But sometimes it makes sense to combine ages and it especially makes sense to have divisions for middle school age players (boys, girls) and divisions for high school age players (boys, girls).
Read the announcement and the explanation of minimal conflict with school sports and how it can work for you and your players here.
North Alabama FUTSAL is Five Years Old
The North Alabama FUTSAL League was born 5 years ago when it emerged from private planning and publicized itself on September 11th, 2018. Happy Birthday, North Alabama FUTSAL !!! In these five years, the league has:
- Conducted 5 winter seasons, two sessions each winter initially,
- Conducted 5 summer seasons,
- Registered 380 youth players,
- Registered 300 adult players,
- Hosted 3 youth tournaments,
- Led 3 youth academies,
- Taught 3 youth player clinics,
- Taught 3 adult player clinics,
- Taught 6 referee clinics,
but most importantly, we had fun.
Join the fun this next winter. Registration opens in just a few weeks with games starting in November.