Winter Futsal

The Mt Lebanon Soccer Association is pleased to announce the opening of our inhouse winter futsal league.  

Due to the limited gym space, MLSA will be placing a limit on the number of players. Please do not wait to register because we will close registration once the limits are met.  

    • Eligible Grades:  Boys in Grades 1st through 12th

    • Location:  Saint Simon Jude (SSJ) Indoor Basketball Gym.

    • Days/Times:  

      • Fridays (5pm to 8:30pm)

      • Saturdays (8:30am to 4pm)

      • Sundays (Noon to 8pm)

    • Program Start and End Dates:  Weekends January 7th through March 13th

This fun pick-up game, based loosely on an outdoor futsal format, will allow for free play without much instruction, but in a supervised system where the game and conditions do the teaching.

Important notes:

  • We are planning to separate boy’s teams from girls’ team.  All dependent on registration results.

  • Groupings:  Grades 1&2, Grades 3&4, Grades 5&6, Grades 7&8 and (9th-12th (Coed)). 

  • Specifics on the schedule will come out as we get closer to the end of registration.

  • We will be working with the municipality to hopefully eliminate some of the conflicts with the basketball program.

  • Program will run 8-10 weeks.  Each team will be provided at least 1 game slot per week.  

  • Games will have referees and play true futsal rules.  (No physical play, kickins, penalty limits)

All groupings are subject to change based on registration results.  

The priority in futsal is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning. The more pleasure kids 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. Futsal is the foundation to such goals because it:

  • Allows players to frequently touch the one “toy” on the field, namely, the ball.

  • Presents many opportunities to score goals and score goals often.

  • 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.

  • Provides a well organized playing environment with improvised fields.

  • Reflects the philosophy of player development expressed in state and national coaching schools.

  • Eliminates complicated rules such as off-sides that may hinder youngsters from “playing”.

  • Reflects the appropriate roll of the coach as a facilitator.

  • Makes the game more “beginning coach” friendly because the game is simpler, thus making it easier to recruit more volunteer “coaches”.

  • Allows the game to be the teacher!

Links to help you understand:

What is futsal? A beginner's guide | Futsal Champions League | UEFA.com

What is Futsal (edpsoccer.com)

About U.S. Futsal - Futsal.com

 

Register here.  If you have any questions, please email us at info@mlsa.org