Futsal is the only indoor soccer game recognized by FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, and is played, 5-aside, on a smaller surface (court) with a low bounce (futsal) ball that allows each player to make technical and tactical decisions in a productive environment that still encourages the physical and social elements associated with soccer. Futsal is a fast-paced and skillful game that can be used as a developmental tool for soccer during the indoor training period or as a stand-alone sport. Videos from the FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand 2012, including the Top 10 Goals, highlights from the final featuring Spain versus Brazil and the full final match emphasize the highly entertaining nature of futsal.
As futsal grows internationally and across Canada, the SSA is beginning to develop tools for implementation and plans to expand futsal opportunities throughout Saskatchewan. As a starting point to futsal development in Saskatchewan, the SSA is very pleased to provide Futsal in Saskatchewan: Futsal Manual, which has been created to assist communities in establishing futsal programs.