Travel Soccer Club Events / FUTSAL Information

UPCOMING EVENTS

Velocity All Sports of Mokena and the TP Bobcats SC have partnered over the past three years to offer recreational futsal leagues and competitive Futsal Fun Nights.  This winter we will expand our program to include BOLTS Futsal Fun which is targeted to competitive level HS players who are looking for additional development opportunities.

What is Futsal and how does it help players develop? 

Futsal is a small-sided game (5v5 including the goalkeeper) played on a small field roughly the size of a basketball court. It is played with touchline boundaries (no walls). The official ball is a special low bounce ball that is close to a size 4 soccer ball. The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it.

Futsal is the official indoor soccer game recognized by FIFA. Futsal is beginning to take the country by storm as more and more soccer players, coaches, clubs and associations discover the unique and positive qualities of the game.

Futsal develops the overall fundamentals of soccer more effectively. It has been proven that youth players develop quicker reflexes, faster thinking and pinpoint passing. It is a superior game in terms of establishing players’ touch and technique. Futsal forces a player to think two or three steps ahead without using the walls. One touch passing is essential in maintaining ball possession on a smaller surface. Therefore, an individual’s overall ball handling skills and off the ball movement will improve considerably.  Shots must be more accurate as there are no rebound produced by walls.  Given the court size, players will take 20x the number of shots vs traditional indoor soccer.   This helps develop quicker touch to finish and confidence in one-on-one situations against defenders.

Why should you play futsal?

Ball Touches: In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.

Ball Control: With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.

Speed of Play: With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.

Support Play: Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.

Continuity of Play: Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.

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

Framing the Goal: The goals and penalty area perfect size for narrowing the angles so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals.

Skill emphasis vs Power: Laws of the Game of Futsal, encourage playing a skilled game by punishing all physical contact fouls.

It’s FUN!

OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY:

2017 VELOCITY HIGH SCHOOL FUTSAL PROGRAM

This is for competitive level High School soccer / futsal players that want to work on their touches and stay in shape. Players will divide into teams and play pick-up games to 3 points or 6 min. Winning team can stay up to 3 games before rotating out.

Friday Nights from 7:00-8:30 PM at Velocity All Sport (9120 W. 191st Street – Mokena).

We will offer 4 Fridays in this session (Nov 10, 17, 24 and Dec 1) for $25 per player. Limit 20 players per 1½ hour session. Walk in players $10 per if space is available.  Bring your skills (no rough play), shin guards, a good attitude and let’s have some fun.

Please register at http://tpb60487001.siplay.com/site/

Questions: Please contact Lance More at more.l@comcast.net

 

2017 INDOOR FUTSAL SOCCER PROGRAM  Under 9 years old

This Indoor Coed Futsal season will consist of 10 games from January 5 to March 17.  Sophomore (1st-2nd grades) will practice once a week starting the week of 12/4. Games and practices will be at Velocity. Registration for the Indoor Futsal season is limited. Costs:  Sophomore League: $110 per player.

Note: U10-U14 Rec is available at another venue. Please contact Jorge Avila for details.

Please register at http://tpb60487001.siplay.com/site/

Questions: Please contact Jorge Avila at jorgeavila@sbcglobal.net

 

TRAVEL/COMPETITIVE LEVEL FUTSAL (BFF)  Under 15

The TP BOBCATS SC will offer Futsal Fun Nights on Fridays (12/8/17 to 1/26/18) from 6-9 PM at Velocity All Sport (9120 W. 191st Street – Mokena). YOU MUST BE A CURRENT TRAVEL LEVEL SOCCER PLAYER TO REGISTER. Depending on interest we will have two age groups for 1.5 hours each. Birth Year 2006-2009 from 6-7:30 PM Birth Year 2002-2005 from 7:30-9 PM Players will divide into teams and play pick-up games to 3 points or 6 min. Winning teams can stay up to 3 games before rotating out. We will offer 7 Fridays in session 1 for $55 per player. Limit 20 players per 1 ½ hour session. Details for session 2 will post in November. Please register at http://tpb60487001.siplay.com/site/

Questions: Please contact Lance More at more.l@comcast.net