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Introducing Conquerors League FUTSAL League, Camp & Tournament


Outdoor Futsal 3V3 / 4V4 
Indoor Futsal 5V5

Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a 3V3, 4V4 and 5V5 small-sided gameplayed on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

Futsal is the only "Official form of Indoor Soccer" as approved by the Federation International de Football Association FIFA. It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. Futsal is played on a gymnasium hard-wood floor or all-purpose sports flooring. The game does not require the use of expensive dasher boards, as do other versions of indoor soccer, therefore making it a very economical and safe sport. The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, pin-point passing. The small, low bounce futsal ball requires players to hone their ball-striking and ball handling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka, Neymar, Marta and Katia grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills.

 

Futsal in the United States is growing rapidly as coaches and players are discovering the technical and tactical benefits of this fast-paced indoor court game, not only for those that play soccer but also those players best suited for the Futsal game itself. Our goal with the US Youth Futsal Camp is to grow the game of Futsal at the youth level – enhancing the skills of all soccer players as well as identifying players whose talents could yield a future in the game of Futsal. We have created this highly competitive Futsal camp to foster the growth of elite Futsal players.


Why Futsal?


The game of Futsal has evolved in the last 20 years throughout the world. Youth academies in Spain, Brazil, Argentina and France continue to develop world class players. How do these countries produce top talent year after year? The answer is FUTSAL! Many of today’s most acclaimed soccer masters…Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Iniesta and Ronaldinho … give credit to Futsal as the key to their player development. 

Our goal is to raise the level of Futsal in the United States by teaching players to play fundamental Futsal. Futsal is a game unto itself – albeit the skills required transfer well to the soccer field. In the US, most players who claim to play Futsal are only playing the game of soccer on a Futsal court with a Futsal ball. We are resolute in creating opportunities to educate players and coaches. We are determined to play Futsal as it is played worldwide. Conquerors League Youth Futsal Camp will focus on these essential topics throughout the camp period. 

  • Futsal Techniques 
  • Passing Receiving 
  • Finishing 
  • Futsal Tactics 
  • Offensive Movement Patterns 
  • Defensive Movement 
  • Restarts / Set Pieces 
  • Offensive
  • Defensive 



Futsal vs. Indoor Games


How Does Futsal Promote Better Technique? 


Just watch futsal players fight to keep the ball from crossing the touch line and you’ll immediately begin to see how futsal develops skill, control, and technique. A small field with lines puts players constantly under pressure from other players and out-of-play boundaries. Players must learn to settle the ball rapidly, cut sharply, shield effectively, pass quickly and move into space. Compared to walled soccer or large indoor field soccer, futsal places a greater premium on ball control. There is no reward for errant passes because the other team gets the ball. There is no reward for errant shots because the other team gets the ball. There is no incentive to ’kick and run’ because the field is too small and packed with players. Players with the ball must use proper technique to maintain control and must seek out other players in space. Players without the ball must move to ’real’ space and must truly support their teammates. With futsal, the emphasis is clearly on control and technique. Without control and technique you cannot expect to succeed in futsal. And, if US players are to be more successful in the international arena, it is clear that we must better train and prepare our youth on proper technique. If you are serious about skills and technique development, futsal is the superior activity. Futsal promotes better technique and develops skills more rapidly. And if you are serious about the quality of the time you spend playing or watching soccer games, futsal is clearly better.

How is Futsal Better than Walled Soccer? 

Futsal improves player soccer skills better than walled soccer for both offensive and defensive skills training. As an offensive Futsal player, there are no walls to save errant passes. There are no walls to stop long balls. There are no walls to rebound errant shots. There are no walls against which to pin the ball or your opponent. There are no walls to help you if you lack the feinting skills to beat a defender. There are no walls to save you if your teammates are not moving into space to support you. In general, you must control the ball, use proper touch and technique, use correct pace, send accurate service, and truly work dynamic combinations. As a Futsal defender, you can ’face up’ on an oncoming player just like in outdoor soccer (there is no wall pass to beat you). You can let errant passes go out of bounds to win the ball (the proper result of your opponent’s mistake). Goalies and defenders can concentrate on proper shot blocking angles. You do not need to worry about long overhead balls which should go out of bounds. You can drive an oncoming player into the side to break up break-aways or outnumbered breaks. In general, you can practice and perfect the defensive techniques which apply to outdoor soccer. You don’t waste time working on defending against phantom players (i.e. walls). 

  • Consider some of the key problems with the following typical hockey-rink style Indoor soccer scenarios: 
  • Question: In hockey-rink soccer, what happens when a player uses the wall in order to beat an opponent? 
  • Answer: The player advances the ball past a defender when there’s a wall available without the need or effort of feinting, cutting, or chipping. Hockey rink soccer supporters defend this as a useful simulation of passing to a teammate who subsequently one-times the ball as part of a ’give-and-go’. Futsal sees this as a lost opportunity to work on skills to beat defenders (i.e. never waste an opportunity to work on the skills required for the outdoor game). 
  • Question: In hockey-rink soccer, what happens when a player uses a wall to pass to a teammate? 
  • Answer: The player advances the ball to a teammate when there’s a wall available without the need or effort of passing. Hockey rink soccer supporters defend this as a useful simulation of passing to a teammate who subsequently one-times the ball to the forward-most member of a ’triangle’. Futsal believes the best pass is to a live player. You should be developing dynamic combinations of moving players who move into space. The player with the ball looks for moving teammates and anticipates those movements. Don’t assume a stationary target (i.e. the wall) is always there ready for your pass. You need to be trained on the realities of the outdoor game and your teammates need to learn how to support you. 
  • Question: What happens when a player blasts a shot against a wall so an onrushing teammate can score on the anticipated rebound? 
  • Answer: The player creates scoring opportunities when there’s a wall available to either side of the goal without the need to make an accurate shot. While some soccer coaches label this a useful exercise, others feel it is best to practice taking accurate scoring shots. 
  • Question: What happens when a player beats a defender by ’dumping the ball into the corner’ (á la NHL) and chasing it?
  •  Answer: The player beats a defender when there’s a wall available without fear of the ball rolling out of bounds or without the need or effort of passing or dribbling. 
  • Futsal supporters argue that players should always be reinforcing the need to control the ball and keep it in play (i.e. never waste a touch). 
  • 1. These indoor soccer techniques assume that a wall is available. If there is no wall available then these wall-based skills have questionable value. •
  • 2. These so-called ’wall skills’ can account for a frighteningly high percentage of the touches in a game. Therefore, the quality of the time spent in terms of developing useful outdoor soccer skills is limited. 
  • 3. Playing with walls introduces a real danger to a player. What happens when a player pins his/her body against the boards either to advance a ball past a defender (who is also pinned against the boards) or to stop his opponent from advancing? And what can happen when players run at full speed toward the boards? Real horror stories abound. 


How is Futsal Safer?


Eliminating walls makes soccer safer but there are other aspects of futsal which make it safer as well. Besides fewer broken bones and concussions (which too often occur in hockey-rink walled soccer), there are fewer high speed collisions because the field is shorter. You don’t develop the same full head of steam running for the ball in futsal and consequently have less of those related injuries. Finally, a game which emphasizes control under pressure versus kick and run inevitably leads to more heads-up play. In general, it is safer by virtue of the fewer injuries due to the nature of the arena and the game. 


Just a Fad? 


No. This is the way the world develops great players year-round. None of the successful major playing countries in the world including, Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, Holland, play indoor soccer in hockey rinks. Now that America is taking soccer seriously and wants to compete at the highest levels, futsal will irreversibly dominate the US indoor soccer scene. American soccer development will only advance to the next level when the indoor game advances to the same level as the rest of the world. Before entering another ’hockey rink’ style league, ask yourself "How important is skills development to my players?" This is the question coaches are asking and the conclusion people seem to be drawing is that futsal is the wave of the future. It is not a fad, it is the way the world plays and it is here to stay in America. Futsal places a premium on control and technique. Take away the walls and you can still have as much fun as walled soccer. But there are far more quality touches and repetitions which directly translate to the outdoor game. With Futsal, you make better use of your time and money. 




Futsal Rules


3v3 & 4v4 “GAME RULES”
  • Player Registration: All players must complete the Registration and sign the waiver before the tournament begins. All players must carry photo proof of age identification. Any player or team who falsifies information will be dismissed from the tournament.
  • Rosters: No rosters can be altered after the team has played its first full game. Each team may roster up to 6/8 players no goalkeepers in 3v3 or 4v4.
  • Teams: Each team must have a minimum of three players on the field or 4 players on the field if played 4v4. A team which does not have three or four players ready within three minutes after a schedule kickoff time, or which falls below three players on the field at any time during the game, will forfeit the game.
  • Substitutions: Substitutes may occur for either team at any dead ball situation, but players must get referees attention and enter and exit at the half-field mark only. NO “ON THE FLY” SUBSTITUTIONS
  • Equipment: All players must wear shin guards. Any player without shin guards will not be allowed to play. 
  • Player Uniforms: All players must wear jerseys/shirts during play and each team must bring both a light and dark colored jersey/shirt. If both teams are wearing the same color, a coin flip will determine the team to change uniforms. 
  • Goal box: Players are allowed to run through goal box only without the ball 
  • No player can be stationary or touch the ball within the goal box. o If a defensive player is stationary or touches ball in the goal box, a penalty kick will be awarded to the offensive team. o If an offensive player is stationary in the goal box or touches ball , a goal kick will be awarded to the defensive team. 
  • Game Duration: The game shall consist of two 20 minute halves separated by a five minute halftime period, OR the game shall end when a team reaches a 10 goal lead. 
  • Kick-Ins: The ball shall be kicked into play from the sideline instead of throw-ins. You cannot score direct from a kick-in. 
  • Restarts: All restarts are indirect kicks (including the kick off to start each half). This does not include penalty kicks, which are direct. 
  • Indirect and Direct Kicks: All dead ball kicks (kick-ins, free kicks, kick offs) are indirect with exception to corner and penalty kicks. The defensive team must be at least 5yards (15 feet) clear. You cannot score from an indirect kick. 
  • Goal Kicks: Can be taken from any point on the end line, and not in the goal box area. Goal kicks cannot go directly into opponents half , indirect free kick at mid line for opposing team 
  • Kick Off: May be taken in any direction. You cannot score directly from a kick off. 
  • Goal Scoring: A goal may be scored from a touch anywhere in open play and direct from a corner kick or penalty kick. No goals can be scored from indirect free kicks (goal kicks, kick-ins and kick off). 
  • Penalty Kicks: Shall be taken from the center spot of the midfield line in with all other players behind the midfield line. If a goal is not scored directly from the kick the defense obtains possession with a goal kick. Penalty kicks are not live balls. Penalty taker has to shoot at goal. NO passing to team mates. 
  • NO OFFSIDES OR SLIDE TACKLING 
  • Sportsmanship: Players, coaches and spectators are expected to act in a nature of good sportsmanship at all times. Abuse of the referees will not be tolerated. Any instance of such conduct will disqualify the responsible team from the event. 
  • Red card, player can be replaced, the ejected player cannot play remainder of tournament. If the game is a final, play off or last division game Red Card results in team forfeit 
  • Yellow cards, player has to leave the field and can be replaced. A player receiving a second yellow will miss the next game. 
  • Five yard rule: In all dead ball situations, defending players must stand at least five yards away from the ball. If the defensive player's goal area is closer than five yards, the ball shall be placed five yards from the goal areas in line with the occurrence. 
  • Scoring: Games will be scored according to the following: 3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. 
  • Tiebreakers: Ties between two or more teams will be broken by: 
  • 1) Head to head results between tied teams. 
  • 2).Fewest goals against 
  • 3).Goal difference 
  • 4) Penalty shootout - Any three rostered players from each team if tied coin toss. 
  • 5) Coin toss and.Home team calls 
  • All participants must carry proof of age, i.e.; Players Pass, or Birth Certificate.