What is Futsal?

What is Futsal?

Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It earned the
status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s, as it was
recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors.

• It is a 5 v 5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized
court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with
touchline boundaries and without walls.

• This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe. They play to refine
and maintain their control skills, touch and technical ability. It is superior to wall soccer in terms of developing skills and technique because in traditional American
wall soccer, players regularly strike the ball against the boards which promotes improper technique, as well as rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

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What is Susa Futsal Academy?

What is Susa Futsal Academy?

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Susa Futsal Academy. We are excited to embark upon a new winter of training and developing players on the court as they further their soccer skills via the compelling game of Futsal.

• The goal of the Futsal Academy program is to develop the players soccer skills to new heights via training, participation in Long Island Futsal League and the US Futsal Northeast Regional. Futsal is the only FIFA recognized indoor soccer game, also known as “Five-a- Side”, it is played on an indoor hard-surface court with four field players and a goalkeeper. Futsal is credited worldwide as the game which has developed technical skills in some of the world’s greatest soccer players.

• The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. The small, heavier Futsal ball requires players to hone their ball-striking and dribbling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Katia grew up playing the game and credit Futsal with developing their skills. At the Susa Futsal Academy, we are excited to continue to enhance our players technical proficiency, tactical understanding in small group settings, decision making in a fast paced environment, and ability to make quick key adjustments through out the course of a game.

SUSA FC has achieved tremendous competitive success in the outdoor game and look forward to doing the same in the Futsal game.

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When is training?

``In Futsal, you need to think quick and play quick so its easier for you when you move to normal football`` -Pele-

When is training?

Training will be held on Friday nights starting December 1st and running until the US Futsal Regional event in Wildwood, New Jersey.

We will use several facilities to train from 6:00pm – 9:00pm, one hour training sessions per age group each training date
The training dates are: (subject to change based on facility availability)
12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16

The training times will be determined by the number of teams formed with the youngest players training the earliest time slot and the oldest players training later that night.

What league and when are the games?

What league and when are the games?

The Long Island Futsal league is an 8 game season
starting January 6th/7th, 2018

• Games can be schedule for 8:00am – 8:00pm depending
on the age group and facility location

• Locations are:
• Middle Country School District, Centereach
• Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Centereach
• Connequot School District, Bohemia
• Three Village School District, Setauket

``In Futsal, you notice the small details in quality, class, and tactical understanding.`` -Xavi-

What is Futsal Regionals and when is it?

``I played Futsal in the street and in a club. It was great fun and helped me become the player I am today.`` -Messi-

What is Futsal Regionals and when is it?

US Futsal Northeast Regional event is the largest Futsal
competition east of the Rocky Mountains held in the
Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood, New Jersey

• The event is Presidents Week, February 16th-19th with games
starting Friday afternoon, playing Saturday and Sunday.
Some playoff games could be on Monday depending on the individual age group.

• The winner of the Regional event qualifies for the US
Futsal National Championships that occur in July.

How much is Futsal and what does it include?

How much is Futsal and what does it include?

The cost of the program is $500 which includes:
• 2 Susa Futsal Shirts
• Entry into the Long Island Futsal League
• Entry into the Northeast Regional Futsal event
• Friday night training sessions from Dec-Feb
• Coaching fees for the league and regional event

``The small pitch helped me to improve my footwork and whenever I played Futsal I felt free. `` -Ronaldo-

How are players selected for Susa Futsal Academy?

``I love Futsal. I enjoy it a lot. I love the skill with the ball, the intensity of the moves, the side steps, the blocks, the passing.`` -Iniesta-

How are players selected for Susa Futsal Academy?

We have put together the following selection process, as we feel will give us the best
opportunity to select the top Futsal players and provide the most opportunities to
passionate players. The process is outlined below in 3 simple steps, and is also
included in the F.A.Q page, linked and attached to this e-mail.

1. Players who are serious about participating in the program will be able to
register for the Futsal Academy via the provided links below, and pay a $100
implied acceptance deposit. This must be done by the deadline of October 31st. Once the deadline has passed, our experienced Futsal staff will review the
prospective participants.

2. Our staff will consult with the coaches of the players, and ultimately the Futsal
Academy staff will make the decisions as to what age groups teams will be
formed in, how many, and which players are selected.

3. The players who are selected and not selected will be notified accordingly. The
players not selected will be fully refunded their $100 implied acceptance deposit.
The players selected will be asked to pay the 1st installment payment of
$200 upon acceptance. The remaining $200 will be due by December 1st.

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