Futsal player shoots on goal


The small game that's big on technique


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. 


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.

If you want to get involved in Futsal, drop us an email at Support@OxfordshireFA.com

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.

Drop us an email at Support@OxfordshireFA.com

Introducing Futsal training over the winter period is a great way to maintain fitness and develop your players' technical ability.

Get in touch with us at Support@OxfordshireFA.com for details on how to get started.

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