WHAT IS FUTSAL?

Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller low bounce ball. The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries. There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly kick the ball against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often 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. Futsal develops the overall fundamentals of soccer more effectively.

WINTER 2016 FUTSAL SEASON

Register online or in person at the Decatur DeKalb YMCA. Early Registration starts November 30, 2016.

U4 (age 3)

U4 season will include 5 weekends of practices and scrimmage games. The U4 age group will meet on late morning - early afternoons on Saturdays at the United Methodist Children's Home. The season will start in January and end in February 2016. The cost is $55.00 for facility members and $70.00 for program members.

U6 (ages 4-5) and U8 (ages 6-7)

U6 & U8 seasons will include 6 games and no practices. Games will be played on Saturdays at the United Methodist Children's Home (U6 in the afternoon, U8 in the morning). The season will start in January and end February 2016. The cost $60.00 for facility members and $75 for program members.

U10 (ages 8-9) and U12 (ages 10-11)

U10 & U12 seasons will include 6 games and no practices. Games will be played on Saturdays at the United Methodist Children's Home (U10 Rec only) & Samuel Jones Boys and Girls Club (U10 in the afternoon, U12 in the morning). The season will start in January and end in February 2016. Cost for the season is $65.00 for facility members and $80.00 for program members.

U14 (ages 12-13)

The U14 season will include 6 games and no practices. Games will be played on Sunday afternoons at the United Methodist Children's Home. The season will start in January and end in February 2016. Cost for the season is $70.00 for Facility members and $85.00 for Program members.

U18 (ages 14-17)

The U18 season will include 5 games and no practices. Games will be played on Sunday evenings at the United Methodist Children's Home & the Decatur Family YMCA. The season will start in January and end in February 2016. Cost for the season is $60.00 for Facility members and $75.00 for Program members.