JCC Staten Island FUTSAL League
League Overview and Welcome Message
We’ve been around for a long time and have had the same goal in mind since day one “To provide people a great way of engaging in competitive and fun activities by playing the greatest game on earth “SOCCER/FUTSAL”
Our Youth League have Divisions that differentiate by the age groups and level of competition:
- Youth Ages: 6-14
- Adult Ages: 18 & Up
For more info on how to Sign Up a Team contact Ernest Murdukhayev by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 347-612-0970
Individual Team Registration Fee: $599
Individual Player Registration Fee: $99
- 8 Week Season plus Playoffs
- Referee Fees Included
- Free Agents get a league shirt
- Official Futsal Rules & Experienced Referees
Location: JCC 2nd Floor Futsal Court located at 1466 Manor Rd Staten Island NY 10306
- 30 Min Games – Adult League
- 25 Min Games – Youth League
- 5 V 5 (Including a Goalkeeper)
- Unlimited Substitution
- Roster Size: (Min=5 players, Max=10 players)
What is Futsal?
Futsal is a format of five-a-side football that is played extensively throughout the world. The term ‘Futsal’ is an abbreviation of the Portuguese ‘futebol de salão’ or the Spanish ‘futbol sala’, both of which translated literally mean ‘indoor football’.It is played on a pitch approximately the size of a basketball or netball court with a ball which is smaller and heavier than the outdoor football and has a reduced bounce. The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. As a small sided game, players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces.
Playing Futsal allows you to touch the ball nearly twelve times more than playing football. The game places considerable demand on technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness. Futsal is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pinpoint passing. The speed of play is such that you are forced to make quicker technical and tactical decisions.
Futsal and Soccer/Football
As the Futsal ball has low bounce qualities it spends much more time on the floor which is excellent for development of skills and ball control. The smaller area in which the game is played demands quick decision making, movements off the ball and intensity. Because of these characteristics, soccer coaches are starting to run Futsal sessions for juniors and even professional soccer teams. Famous professional soccer players like Ronaldo, Juninho, Maradona, Rivelino and even the great Pele have already declared they played Futsal in their childhood. Compared to soccer, Futsal demands more versatile players. The positions in Futsal are goalkeeper, pivot (the main defender), right flank, left flank and target (the main attacker). Despite the main role of each position, players have to perform different roles in a game because of the quick transition between attack and defense.
Futsal in as sport in its own right and if we compare it with other sports we will realize that its practice is really safe because slide tackling is not allowed. As these is limited player in the air, which causes jumping and bounding, there is less stress on the knees and ankles.
Futsal in the world
Nowadays Futsal is a sport played in more than 60 countries with professional leagues being played in many countries includingBrazil, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, USA and Russia. FIFA has organized seven world cups: Netherlands/1989, Hong Kong/1992, Spain/1996, Guatemala/2000, Chinese Taipei/2004, Brazil/2008 and Thailand/2012.
FIFA has been injecting a lot of effort to develop Futsal around the world. As Futsal is such a dynamic sport, the directors of this powerful organization preview a huge popularity for the sport. They are dedicating special attention to legitimize it as an Olympic Sport.