ELITE FOOTBALL – OPEN FUTSAL SESSION (Ages 7-12 years) – Wed 8th Dec, 2021 (5-6pm)


What is Futsal? 

The FA explains it as follows :

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that originates from South America in the 1930s. It is widely played across the world, and is the small sided football format that is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. 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. Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development. Players such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed this format of the game as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, Iniesta, Xavi & Cesc Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills.  Futsal is the name chosen by FIFA, which is simply a combination of the Spanish words for ‘hall’ (Sala) and ‘football’ (Futbol): hence ‘Futsal’. Futsal is a five-a-side game, normally played on a flat indoor pitch with hockey sized goals and a smaller heavier 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. Rules on timings are different depending on age groups and played to a stopping clock (similar to basketball) with time-outs permitted.

What are the benefits? 

There are plenty ….

– Loads of touches of the ball
– Constant decision making

– Ball Manipulation under pressure

– Develop Spatial / Game Awareness

– Highlights Support play & combinations

– Increase conditioning

– Allows individual expression

– Refines 1:1 skills (Attacking/defensive)

– High speed / High energy / High intensity

– Rewards creativity

– Its fun, fast &

What do I need? 

– Drink – Preferably Water
– Suitable Footwear (FLAT-SOLE trainers or Futsal trainers (No studs)
– Required Football Training kit (any form of kit is acceptable) incl. shin pads & gloves

…& that’s it!

When & where? 
Venue: Places Leisure Eastleigh  Leigh Road, Eastleigh. S050 9NL
Surface: Indoor Hall  pitch (small cage next to Main 3G)

Day/Time: Wednesday 8th December  : 5pm – 6pm

To Book this session click here

If you require more information, please email des.vertannes@elitefootball.co.uk 


ALL staff are UEFA B Qualified (Minimum)
ALL coaches hold valid DBS, Emergency First Aid, Safeguarding Children Certificates
ALL staff COVID-19 Awareness certified