Futsal Facts !!!!
#1 All of the world's greatest players grew up playing futsal and recognize the game of futsal as a major reason why they have such amazing footskills and the ability to think quickly in the pressure of a game. Pele, Maradona, Messi, Kaka, Xavi, Ronaldo, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Fabregas, are just some of the players that grew up playing futsal.
#2 All of the top clubs in the world (Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester United... want me to continue) have their youth players playing futsal! In fact, in Brazil most junior players don't play outdoor soccer until around age 13, instead they play futsal!
#3 In a recent study it was observed that during games, Futsal players touch the ball 210% more than players playing traditional US indoor arena soccer.
#4 Ball Control - with limited space, boundary restrictions, and constant opponent pressure, futsal demands superior ball control, fast footwork and precise passing.
#5 With no wall to help them out, players must move and support each other just like in outdoor soccer. This develops more tactically aware players, whose skills can be transferred to the outdoor game. With the absence of these walls players must also perform skills properly and accurately with poor technique and inaccurate passes being punished.