Over the last term our year 7 football team have been taking part in a fairly new sport to SBSJ called 'Futsal'. The team have been taking part in coaching sessions run by Mark Senior from ProSkills Coaching School and the FA.
Here, Kace Rose-Green, Adam Terrelonge, James Gallucci and Jimmy O'Neil-Tolley won some England Futsal Training Shirts for completing a skills test.
Futsal is a format of five-a-side football that is played extensively throughout the world. The term ‘Futsal’ is an abbreviation of the Portuguese ‘futebol de salão’ or the Spanish ‘futbol sala’, both of which translated literally mean ‘indoor football’.It is played on a pitch approximately the size of a basketball or netball court with a ball which is smaller and heavier than the outdoor football and has a reduced bounce.
The ball forces a player to use their skill rather than the ball’s bounce to propel it. As a small sided game, players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces