What is Futsal


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 Goalshighlights 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.
 
In addition, the SSA has assembled a work group to support the development of short, medium and long term priorities for futsal development. Please click here for the Futsal Development Work Group Terms of Reference.
For a list of Member Organizations that operate futsal programs go to our Our Members page.
 
The current membership of the SSA Futsal Development Work Group is as follows:
 
SSA Director of Soccer Operations (Chair)
Jerson Barandica-Hamilton - Saskatoon Futsal League
Peter Morris - TD Soccer
Michael Jakubiec - Yorkton United Football Club
Jaime Meza - Saskatoon Futsal League
Kevin Wagner - Lakeland College
Jason Jones - JJ Soccer
Steven Schmidt - SSA Coordinator of Referee Development and Special Projects (Futsal)
Octavian Iliuta - SSA Coordinator of Competitions (Support - Competitions Development)

Futsal Resources
 
 
 
Interested in more information?
 
 
For more information on futsal and SSA-led futsal initiatives, please contact the Coordinator of Special Projects, Futsal at crdsp@sasksoccer.com 
 

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