Ways to Play - Futsal

Futsal

The small game that's big on technique

Learn to play the game like Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo.

Get Into Futsal.

How does your technical ability compare to that of your mates?

Put yourself to the test in this exciting 5-a-side format of the game.

Played indoors with a smaller, heavier ball the rules of Futsal, along with the playing surface and unique ball, create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

The number of differences to our traditional version of small sided football, such as the absence of rebound boards and amendments in the laws help to encourage and foster skillful, creative play.

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 at any stage in your development.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development. Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. But Futsal has not just helped produce South American football stars, on the European stage Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Xavi, Fabregas amongst many others have played Futsal to develop their skills.


Get Into Futsal

Why not give the game a go in Oxfordshire?

Some of our existing clubs and leagues incorporate Futsal into their winter training schedule or fixture programme. However, there are a few clubs that offer Futsal training throughout the year and play in either a structured league or attend regular Futsal competitions - if you fancy giving it a go, get in touch with the clubs directly or give us a call. 

futsal clubs in oxfordshire

Oxford City Lions Futsal Club

(Adult Male Team)

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 Oxford Futsal Club

 
(Adult Male Team)
 

 FC Bicester 

 
(Youth Teams)
 

Witney Futsal Club 

 
(Youth Teams)
 
In Portugal all we played growing up was Futsal. If it wasn't for Futsal I definitely would not be the player that I am today.
- Cristiano Ronaldo

faq

Frequently asked questions about Futsal

Futsal is the FIFA/UEFA recognised form of small-sided football. Many Countries that we admire for the technical skills of their players use Futsal as an aspect of Youth Development.

Ball retention, quick and skillful play and tactical awareness are all promoted in Futsal. Futsal is played on a pitch marked with sidelines. The ball (size 4) is a low bounce, slightly heavy ball.
We hold a Continued Personal Development (CPD) workshop each season so that coaches can learn about the game and how to coach it.

We also offer The FA Coaching Futsal: Level 1 course which provides coaches with the knowledge and skills to coach the game.
If you want to set up a Futsal team get in touch with us and we'll help you through the process and give details about what leagues are available near you, depending on the age group of the team.
Introducing Futsal training over the winter period is a great way to maintain fitness and develop your players' technical ability.

We'd suggest that coaches go along to our free Futsal CPD session and then get in touch with us and we'll talk to you about how you can incorporate this into your training programmes.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01993 894405
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: 
Development@OxfordshireFA.com

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