Category Archives: Why Futsal

Play ABQ Futsal This Winter

Play ABQ Futsal This Winter. The largest youth futsal league in Central New Mexico.

Why Play Futsal?

  • Futsal is the only form of Indoor Soccer approved by FIFA.
  • More touches on the ball.
  • Better foot skills.
  • More movement without the ball.
  • Technical speed of play.
  • Proper timing of runs to create “real” space, while supporting the attack
  • Precise passing and shooting
  • Quicker decision-making skills.
  • High scoring games.
  • Constant excitement

Sergio Rivas.  Seattle U Midfielder said “Futsal helped me develop the skills I needed to be able to compete at the next level.”

World Best Soccer Players Endorse Futsal

The world’s best Players endorse futsal.  Below are some quotes and articles regarding players endorsing futsal.

Pele: “In Futsal, you need to think quick and play quick so it’s easier for you when you move to normal football/soccer”

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”

Xavi: “In futsal, you see whether a player is really talented. You notice the small details in quality, class and tactical understanding”

Ronaldinho: “A lot of the moves I make originate from futsal. It’s played in a very small space, and the ball control is different in futsal. And to this day, my ball control is pretty similar to a futsal player’s control”.

Cristiano Ronaldo: “During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal,” he said. “The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.”

The football greats forged by futsal

FIFA.com article on the worlds top players on Futsal.

Brazilian Legends are Born in Futsal ● The Samba Skills from Ronaldinho ● Neymar ● Ronaldo ● Robinho ● Philippe Coutinho.
Futsal RARE Skills, from this Stars of Brazilian Football.