What is futsal?
Futsal began it’s popularity in South America , and has been credited for the development of so many professional players. There are very few professional players today who have not had extensive futsal training and playing regimens in their young careers. In fact, testimonials of the world’s best players all include mention of futsal training at the younger ages and beyond.
Why is futsal training unique and effective? Futsal, played with a weighted, smaller ball on a smooth surface with scaled goals and without the aid of walls, provides greater technical and tactical challenges, resulting in greater and more rapid skill development than regular soccer training.
Futsal training and play dramatically improve a player’s skill sets; first touch, textured passing skills, shooting skills, vision, movement off the ball, goal-scoring acumen, and split-second decision making.
In short, (and with countless world class soccer stars to back this statement up) If you want to become a world class soccer star, you should be playing futsal regularly at a minimum until you are 13 years old.
Who We Are
We are a group of professionals fixated on the American soccer player and his/her plight to become a professional and make a career out of the sport. We have found two routes that will give our players the same advantages as those of the rest of the world: Futsal as a supplement and training aid to make professional soccer players, and futsal as a means to making professional futsal players.
The answer is FUTSAL. It has deep roots in the countries who are now reaping its rewards 20 years later.
Based on our findings, each nation has its own “brand” of football but there are five main concepts that unify the different schools of thought from the best player-producing nations in the world. These are the principles that govern HQ Futsal in its mission to aid the current USSF structure in developing talent that would be of value to the world transfer market:
1. Apprentice Infrastructure
2. Guided Discovery Approach
3. Periodized Training Model
4. Competition Based Training
5. Quantitative Evaluations
1. Consistent Professional Training
2. Regularly Scheduled Opportunities to Compete
3. High Stakes Competitions scheduled throughout the year
4. Overseas development opportunities
5. Overseas exposure opportunities.