AJB Positive Futsal Academy
AJB Sports in Education are proud to partner with Positive Futsal Academy and the Worcestershire FA to bring unique and exciting Futsal opportunities to players of all abilities and experience.
AJB Positive Futsal Sessions
Want to perfect that first touch? Increase your confidence on the ball? Develop those ball skills? AJB Positive Futsal are excited to be announcing our Futsal Development Centres for both girls and boys in Worcestershire.
Our small group, ball skills focused sessions will allow players to develop confidence, composure, footwork and creativity on the ball. Our unique coaching approach – #dontjustplay – allows your child to make their own decisions in thought provoking sessions under the guidance of our highly qualified and experienced coaches.
Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game that originates from South America in the 1930s. It is widely played across the world, and is a rapidly growing football format that is officially recognised by both UEFA and FIFA. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game. Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development. Players of the calibre of Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Kaka and Lionel Messi, to name but a few of the South American legends who all played and enjoyed Futsal. – FA Futsal
|Monday||Wolverly High School, Kidderminster||5:00-6:00||Futsal Development Centre Open Age 5-12**|
|Tuesday||The Chase High School, Malvern||5:00-6:00||U7, U8 and U9 Boys|
|Tuesday||The Chase High School, Malvern||6:00-7:00||U10, U11, U12 Boys|
|Wednesday||Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester||5:00-6:00||Futsal Development Centre Open Age 5-12**|
|Thursday||Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester||5:00-6:00||WVFC Girls Development Centre U5-U14|
** Groups will divided into appropriate age groups within the sessions.
Benefits of Futsal – The FA Futsal
Although Futsal is very much a game in its own right, there are also a number of benefits that cross over to the traditional game of football by encouraging young people to play Futsal as part of a balanced training programme and to improve their overall technical development. The game of Futsal creates an environment that allows young people to recreate and develop many skills and proficiencies that are transferrable to the 11-a-side game.
Plus, for any players currently in a professional academy, it is serves as the perfect way to hone and develop their technique without the obstacles of playing for another team outside of their academy program.
The nature of Futsal, with the smaller confines of the pitch that makes it harder to find space, the line markings that prevents easy escape from tight situations (such as in traditional 5-a-side where players can play the ball off the wall), and the smaller heavier ball which supports closer ball control and manipulation supports the technical development of young players in a multitude of ways.
Research indicates that individual’s playing Futsal receive the ball six times more often than they would do when they are playing 11-a-side football, allowing players to perform more individual techniques such as passes, controls, fakes, feints, dribbles and runs with the ball (Liverpool John Moores University, 2001). As well as touching the ball more often, players will often receive the ball under pressure from opponents developing their confidence on the ball particularly in pressurised environments.
Futsal as a 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 and combination play in tight areas with team mates. But 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 are developed in young players and practiced regularly within a game environment in Futsal.
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Not sure what Futsal is? Check out ‘Brazilian Legends – Born in Futsal’ Video Link Below: