Futsal

AJB Positive Futsal Academy

Futsal has been very important in my life in developing my technique, quick thinking, short movements. I think Futsal is Fundamental in a footballers career. It was very important in mine.

– Neymar Jr

AJB Sports in Education are proud to partner with Positive Futsal Academy and with help from the Worcestershire FA we will be offering children unique and exciting Futsal opportunities.

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 children in Worcestershire.

Our small group, ball skills focused sessions will allow your player to develop confidence, composure, footwork and creativity on the ball. Our unique way of #dontjustplay coaching will allow your child to make their own decisions in thought provoking sessions under the guidance of our coaches.


** Finalised Centre Information Coming soon

Day Location Time Age Group
       
Monday Wolverly High School, Kidderminster 5:00-6:00 Futsal Development Centre Open Age 8-12
       
Tuesday The Chase High School, Malvern 5:00-6:00 U7 – U8 Boys
Tuesday The Chase High School, Malvern 6:00-7:00 U9 – U10 Boys
Tuesday The Chase High School, Malvern 7:00-8:00 U11 – U12 Boys
       
Wednesday Worcester, Location TBC 5:00-6:00 Futsal Development Centre Open Age 8-12
       
Thursday Worcester, Location TBC 5:00-6:00 Futsal Development Centre Open Age 8-12
Thursday Worcester, Location TBC 6:00-7:00 Futsal Development Centre Open Age 8-12

** Groups will divided into appropriate age groups within the sessions.

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 the small sided 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, Lionel Messi to name but a few of the South American legends all played and enjoyed Futsal. – FA Futsal


Benefits of Futsal – The FA Futsal

Although Futsal is very much a game in its own right, there are also a number of benefits for football by encouraging young people to play Futsal as part of a balanced training programme to improve their overall technical development. The game of Futsal creates an environment that allows young people to simulate and develop many skills and proficiencies that are transferrable to the 11-a-side game.

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.


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 we look to developing young players that are practiced regularly within a game environment in Futsal.

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