Massachusetts Futsal Association

Why Futsal?

Futsal is recognized as the best option for player development. It is especially great for improving speed of play, technical skills, decision-making and fitness.

Futsal is the only indoor game sanctioned by FIFA. If skills development is important, futsal is recognized as clearly the best form of indoor soccer. But that’s not the only reason.

Better Skills Development - Futsal promotes quality touches
Safer - Futsal eliminates the injuries associated with wall collisions
Less Expensive - Futsal makes quality soccer more affordable

Who says Futsal is Better?

FIFA says futsal is better. US Soccer says futsal is better. And the Brazilians and Spanish are among the many nations that swear by it. Pele, Messi, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Marta, Iniesta & Xavi all credit futsal for much of their skill development. And more recently, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has mandated futsal as a component of its training. Once you experience futsal, you will see the reasons.

Top 10 reasons to play futsal:

  1. More Touches on the Ball
  2. Quick Decision Making
  3. Speed of Play
  4. Ball Control Technique
  5. Finishing Opportunities
  6. Improved Attacking and Defensive Skills
  7. Continuous Action
  8. Support Play
  9. Limited Physical Contact
  10. Intensity of the Game