BGSA Futsal Academy
The game of Futsal creates an environment that encourages young players to develop many skills and proficiencies that are transferrable to the 11-a-side game. The nature of Futsal with the smaller confines of the pitch that makes it harder to find space, the line markings that prevents easy escape from tight situations and the smaller heavier ball which supports closer ball control and manipulation supports the technical development of young players in a multitude of ways.
Research shows Individual’s that play Futsal receive the ball six times more often than they would when playing 11-a-side football. Along with touching the ball more often, players often receive the ball under pressure developing their confidence on the ball particularly in pressurized environments.
Beautiful Game Futsal will bring players into regular one-on-one situations with their opponent. This will encourage players to make quick decisions on how they overcome these scenarios. We promote and teach beating an opponent with a skill, or through clever passing to a team-mate. One core attribute Futsal teaches is the importance of ball retention due to the threat of an immediate counter-attack. We also promote confidence on the ball, receiving a pass under pressure, decision-making in 1v1 situations, and ball retention.
All are important fundamental skills that we look to develop in young football players that are practiced regularly within training and game environments.