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Winter Futsal

UFA offers Futsal during the winter for academy/select level players and consists of 12 one-hour sessions or 6 two-hour sessions from December to January.  All sessions are held at Let's Roll in Cumming.

COST: All 12 hours $150.00
AGES: U8-U15/16 Co-ed
Max 6 teams of 6 players.

REGISTER ONLINE HERE BEGINNING NOV. 1ST

FORMAT
Will vary between 3v3 and 5v5 with a Goalkeeper (GK) and 4 field players. Maximum roster size is 6 players/team.

All Futsal Training is held at:  
Let's Roll
5065 Piney Grove Rd
Cumming, GA 30040


Directions from GA 400 Northbound:

Exit GA 400 at Exit 13.
Turn left at the light.
Turn right onto Hwy 9 at the second light (heading North).
Turn left on Piney Grove Rd - Across from Billy Howell Ford.
Let’s Roll is on the right.

WINTER FUTSAL - Sessions consist of 6 teams of 6 each - Co-ed

Our Futsal program is designed to give players a chance to keep in shape over the winter in an informal indoor setting, similar to playing with friends in your neighborhood. While UFA coaching staff will be present, there will be no formal training or coaching.  Futsal is for players who are currently enrolled in an Academy/Select program. Recreational players are encouraged to enroll in our camps (details here).

TO REGISTER: Players must register individually here. However, players wishing to be placed on the same team must enter the full names of their teammates (or should identify one main player name) and enter the name under Special Requests. Players may register individually and will be placed on teams with openings. ONLY 6 PLAYERS PER TEAM. REGISTER ONLINE HERE BEGINNING NOV. 1ST

2019/20 Dates:
M/W - Dec 9, 11, 16, 18 and Jan 6*, 8, 13, 15, 20*, 22, 27, 29 (*start 5:15)
T/Th - Dec 10, 12, 17, 19 and Jan 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

2019-2020 Info TBD!!
GENERAL SESSION INFO (12 one-hour sessions): 
Mondays/Wednesdays
- 4:30-5:30 U08-U09 (30 players max)
- 5:30-6:30pm U09-U10
- 6:30-7:30pm U10-U11
- 7:30-8:30pm U11-U12
- 8:30-9:30pm U13-U16
Tuesdays/Thursdays
- 4:30-5:30 U08-U09 (30 players max)
- 5:30-6:30pm U09-U10
- 6:30-7:30pm U10-U11

- COMPETITIVE TEAMS ONLY 7:30-8:30pm U11-U12
- COMPETITIVE TEAMS ONLY 8:30-9:30pm U13-U14

COMPETITIVE FUTSAL - Sessions will be limited to 6 teams (Co-ed)  UFA introduces Competitive Futsal for teams (no individuals) who compete at the academy/select level in their regular season and are looking for a more challenging experience over the winter! Competitive team players may form a futsal team consisting of players rostered on their current club teams (6-7 players). Players will still register individually and put the current team name under Special Requests (i.e. UFA 07B Premier). Each team will be assigned a team color. Session times listed below will be limited to 6 teams per session. Teams should email futsal@unitedfa.org with their complete roster and team name once all players have registered. 

POSSIBLE NEW OPTIONS: Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays (6 two-hour sessions)
- Friday: 4:30-6:30pm
- Saturday: 9:30-11:30am
- Sunday: 10:30-12:30pm

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One of the beauties of soccer is that the game can be played anywhere the ball can roll, and playing in a variety of conditions helps to develop more well-rounded players. A mix of outdoor and indoor soccer along with some variety in the type of playing surface, size of field and type of ball used will have a positive impact on ball skills and clever play.

One possibility and when the weather conditions dictate that soccer go indoors, is futsal. Futsal may offer the best compliment to player development. One of the benefits of this version of soccer is that it can be played inside or outside, on a dedicated Futsal court, tennis court or basketball court, so the options of where to play are wider. Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It’s earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a 4v4 or 5v5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. This option keeps players active in the game. The same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game occur indoors.

Young players exposed to playing Futsal show a greater comfort on the ball along with more intelligent movement off-the-ball. The more pleasure they derive from their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While their instinct to play is natural, their affection and appreciation for soccer must be cultivated in a soccer rich environment.

Futsal is a foundation to such goals because it:

  • Allows players to frequently touch the one toy on the field, namely, the ball. In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210 percent more often.
  • Presents many opportunities to score goals. With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball skills are required.
  • Encourages regaining possession of the ball as a productive, fun and rewarding part of the game (defending).
  • Maximizes active participation and minimizes inactivity and boredom. Action is continuous so players are forced to keep on playing instead of stopping and watching.
  • Provides a well-organized playing environment with improvised fields. Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.
  • Reflects the appropriate role of the coach as a facilitator. With all the basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action mode, players' understanding of the game is enhanced.
  • Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced, fun and skill-oriented game that tests their abilities; allowing the game to be the teacher!

For more information or questions, please contact us at futsal@unitedfa.org.

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