Futsal development program @ Woy Woy Peninsula Leisure Centre!
Program Details: Wednesday (8-weeks) Active kids vouchers accepted!
We currently offer two separate development programs catering for all abilities.
CCSS has formed a highly experienced Futsal Coaching team who cannot wait to take our players to the next level!
Elite Squad session: 4 - 5 pm (6-12 years) soccer experience necessary
Futsal Squad session: 5 - 6 pm (5-12 years) all abilities welcome
The Elite Squad program is designed at an advanced level for children who have experience in playing Futsal or soccer, and who are aiming to develop their ability to that of SAP or Rep standards. Additionally, this program will develop players that are already involved with these programs and will be looking to build/develop their current skill set.
Our Futsal Squad Session accommodates all ages and all abilities.
We separate the children into groups of similar ability and age ensuring they get the right level of tuition. We can confidently say that we see significant improvements in beginners after just 4 sessions!
Futsal is an important (all-weather) alternative to grass soccer enhancing their skills in other areas of their game that will not be tested as much in grass soccer games.
Schedule: 8 programs every Wednesday
Duration: 1 hr per session
Cost: $155 (8 weeks) + booking fee
Requirements: Water Bottle and shin pads recommended.
We are limited on numbers in the gym so get signed up as soon as possible to get your spot!
All abilities are welcome, girls and boys!
+ Booking fee
Converted Soccer Mum Review!
I was slightly confused about how Futsal differed from full-pitch soccer. However after Sunday’s Gala Day at Bateau Bay I really understand what Futsal offers. The kids got fast, energetic, fun matches with heaps of opportunities to engage with the ball and to learn to work with their team-mates. The coaching was a great combination of support, high expectations and age-appropriate strategies.
It felt like a crash-course in soccer skills, and such good fun but also good value.
Very cool guys. We will be back.
So what is Futsal and why is it good for Soccer development?
Futsal is played indoors (all-weather) in teams of 5 and is the foundation of Brazilan Soccer. This is where the best Brazilan players start their footballing journey before progressing into grass soccer.
To develop as a player on grass they simply just need the ball at their feet as much as possible. Futsal is all about caressing and touching the ball. The necessity of close control to keep the ball in the court gives them more touches, more shooting opportunities, more skill execution opportunities all in a confined space. This is all essential parts of the game that would enhance their skills development.
Research indicates that individual’s playing Futsal receive the ball 9 times more often than they would do when they are playing normal small-sided Soccer games and 11 aside also, which allows players to perform more individual techniques such as passes, controls, fakes, feints, dribbles and runs with the ball (Liverpool John Moores University, 2001)
Benefits of Futsal Include:
Improves players decision-making skills
Confidence on the ball
Provides players with more touches on the ball
The heavier ball increases the power of players
Develops confidence in players to go 1v1 against their opponent
It allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition
It improves reaction time
The Futsal game naturally brings players into regular one-on-one situations with their opponent, encouraging players into quick decision making as to how they overcome these scenarios; this could be through beating the opponent with a skill, or through clever passing to a team-mate.
One of the core attributes Futsal teaches young players is the importance of ball retention due to the threat of an immediate counter-attack. Confidence on the ball, receiving a pass under pressure, decision-making in 1v1 situations, and ball retention are all important fundamental skills that we look to develop in young football players that are practised regularly within a game environment in Futsal
Here’s what some of the football legends had to say about Futsal....
Cristiano Ronaldo, 106 games & 43 goals for Portugal
“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.”
Pele, World Cup Winner: 1958, 1962 & 1970
“Futsal was important in helping me to
develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing
also for dribbling, balance, concentration….
Futsal was very, very important, no doubt”
“No time plus no space equals better skills.
Dr Emilio Miranda, Professor of Soccer at University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
" Futsal is our national laboratory of improvisation.”
We will be offering weekly - group Futsal coaching (1hr) sessions for beginners to advanced players aged 5 – 12 years old.
Below is an article from the English Football Association on Futsal:
“Not your average kick around”