Wikipedia defines indoor soccer as a game derived from association football adapted for play in an indoor arena such as a turf-covered hockey arena or skating rink. The most important difference in play is that the indoor field is surrounded by a wall instead of touch lines, resembling more of a hockey rink than a soccer pitch. The ball can be played directly off the wall, which eliminates many frequent stoppages that would normally result for throw-ins, goal kicks and corner kicks, and generally results in a faster paced game. The term “indoor soccer” is so well known as a description of the different style of the game that it is even used to describe similar fields which are built outdoors.
At Soccer Academy and Training we play futsal!
Futsal is the only “Official form of Indoor Soccer” as approved by the Federation Internationale de Football Association FIFA. It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. It is played with touchline boundaries. There are no walls in play. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico and Socrates grew up playing the game and credit Futsal with developing their skills. The sport is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, pinpoint passing, and a four-second limit on all play restarts make it an exciting game for children.
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