Futsal is fast, fun and is a key component to player development.  The Legacy Futsal period is December through March. Futsal is fully endorsed by U.S. Soccer.


What is Futsal?

Modified soccer on a basketball court, 5 players a side, size 4 low bounce ball, no off sides, on-the-fly subs, 25 minute halves, 1 timeout per half, NO shoulder charge or slide tackling.

During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was Futsal. The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played Futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for Futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.
— Cristiano Ronaldo
Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing…. also for dribbling, balance, concentration…. Futsal was very, very important, no doubt
— Pele, World Cup Winner: 1958, 1962 & 1970

Why Futsal?

The priority in futsal is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning.

Futsal is a key component to player development.

It’s easy to play and fun.

The game is much faster and it improves players’ speed of play and decision-making ability.  Players will touch the ball 60 times, on average, in a 25 minute 5 v 5 game, as opposed to 20-30 times in a 90 minute 11 v 11 game.

Creativity.  Limited time and space forces players into numerous 1 v 1 confrontations where they will have to improvise and take on a player.

Football & Futsal have a lot in common … There are different tactics and moves, but there is the same essence of mastering the ball, combining and making quick decisions.
— Andres Iniesta, 6 x winner of La Liga, 3 x winner of UEFA Champions League, 2010 FIFA World Cup Winner
Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My touch and my dribbling have come from playing Futsal.
— Ronaldinho, FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2004 & 2005