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					                             Toledo Futsal Academy

          Affiliated with North Orange County Futsal League and United States Futsal Federation

                                               Why Futsal?
The priority in Futsal is to motivate players in an enviroment that is conducive to learning. The more
pleasure kids derive form their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While
their instinct to play is natural, their affection an appreciation must be cultivated. Futsal is the foundation
to such goals because it:

      Allows players to frequently touch the “toy” on the court, namely, “the ball”.

      Presents may opportunities to score goals “and score goals often”.

      Encourages regaining possession of the ball as a productive, “fun’’ and rewarding part of the game.

      Reflects the philosophy of “player development” expressed in state, national and international
       coaching schools.

      Eliminates complicated rules such as offsides that may hinder youngsters from playing.

      And most importantly, “allows the game to be a teacher”!

                               Top Seven Reasons to Play Futsal!

   1. Rewards
   FIFA’s Futsal rewards the same basic skills tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor

   2. Good First Touch
   With limited space, and out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, good first-touch and proper
   technique are required.

   3. Speed of Play
   With limited space and constant challenges and the four (4) second rule players learn to play quicker
   and are forced to make split-second decisions under pressure.

   4. Continuity of Play
   Action is continuous therefore players are required to stay focused and alert instead of stopping and

   5. Knowledge
   With a goalkeeper and four court players and all basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action
   mode, players understanding of the game is enhanced.

   6. Framing the Goal
   The goal and Penalty Area are a perfect size for narrowing angle so teams learn how to frame the goal
   to score goals.

   7. Fun
   Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced-fun-skill-oriented game that tests their abilities and
                                        Welcome to Futsal!
                 Here are the main differences between outdoor soccer and Futsal

                      Soccer                                   Futsal (FIFA Indoor Soccer)

                      #5 ball                              #2, #3 or #4 ball with reduced bounce

                     11 players                                            5 players

                  3 substitutions                              Unlimited "flying" substitutions

                    Large Goal                                     Smaller 7v10 sized goal

                     Throw-in                                               Kick-in

     Main referee & two assistants (linesmen)                   Main referee & one assistant

     Running clock operated by main referee                             Running clock

                 45-minute halves                                     20-minute halves

                   No time-outs                                 1 time-out per team per half

                     Goal kicks                             Goalkeeper throws ball back into play

       No absolute time limit to restart play                     4-second rule on restarts

                    Offside rule                                      No off sides called

                Goalkeeper's steps                         4-second rule to put ball back into play

                 Unlimited fouling                           5-foul limit (and "no-wall" free kick)

                                                        Player sent off can be substituted for after 2
         No substitution for player sent off

             Corner kick placed in arc                          Corner kick placed on corner

               Slide Tackling Allowed                     No slide tackles under any circumstances

FIFA says futsal is better. These Brazilians and Portuguese players from the past and present all credit
Futsal as the best game to develop skills and creativity: Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Romario, Deco, Ronaldinho,
Robinho and Cristiano Ronaldo: all credit Futsal for much of their skill and technique development. All the
top soccer coaches in US and around the world declared that Futsal is the way to go. Once you experience
futsal, you want to play it all the time! “Feel the Game, Play Futsal.”

 Toledo Futsal Academy offers clinics and playing year-round for girls and boys
  ages 4 to adult. For more information on time, location call: (714) 296-7726 or
       (714) 993-7094. Register on line TODAY at: