Futsal is the FIFA recognized form of small-sided indoor soccer (the word is a contraction of the Spanish 'fútbol sala'). It is played between two teams who each have five players on the court at any one time, with rolling substitutes and a smaller ball that is heavier and less bouncy than a traditional soccer ball (see What is futsal?
). Read about former FC Frederick and current US National Futsal team member William Eskay:
Training: 1 session per week in January and February (possibly in December)
Games: League Play (DMV area) & 1 Tournament
Please contact Josh Gilmore
, Travel Futsal Director, with any questions!
"I play soccer, but Futsal will always be what I enjoy most.” - Cristiano Ronaldo
"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.” - Lionel Messi
“Futsal has been very important in my life. In developing my technique, quick thinking, short movements. I think futsal is fundamental in a footballers career. It was very important in mine." - Neymar
"Futsal is an excellent way for children to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My technique and my dribbling skills came from playing futsal." - Ronaldinho
"When you come to play soccer, it's easier if you have come from a futsal background.” - Rivelino
"Everything I am as a Brazilian player I owe to Futsal.” - Zico