Your child wants to play futsal, and you wonder if he will be able to adapt to this sport?
In terms of intensity, futsal is a sport that keeps all its promises! As it requires a lot of vivacity, rhythm and cardio, it will help improve your child's athleticism and cardiovascular capacity.
Technical and Game Intelligence
The first thing you learn in futsal is control, passing and moving. Your child will have to make an extra call after the futsal pass. He/she will have to look for the one-two, make a call to free spaces, a little like basketball or hand. He/she will not be able to hide, and will not be able to start walking for periods, because of the nature of the game, and this obviously impacts the team.
Tactically, there are several tactics or styles of futsal play:
> the 1-2-1 (the most frequent)
A futsal player starts to work tactically from the youngest age, while in football at 11, tactics are considered only from 12-13 years old as a rule.
In futsal, as soon as a child starts the competition, so at the age of 6-7, knows and starts to master the game system. It is even indispensable in relation to the intelligence of the game. A Futsal player works more with his head; tactical, defensive and offensive work is essential.
The ground is so small that he has to go beyond his simple mission in relation to his position. He must make the effort for his teammates and be versatile.
In summary, there is no hiding in futsal, the field being 4 times smaller than a football field at 11.
The futsal goalkeeper: the key element
A child who plays futsal touches the ball every 4 seconds, so on the field, he is much more active than if he played football at 11.
This is all the more striking for the goalkeeper because it is well known, football to 11, if you play in a good team, you never touch the ball when you're a goalkeeper. The field being much longer to cross, you touch a ball every X time. This can become frustrating, especially for a child who starts a sport. Above all, he will try to enjoy playing with his teammates.
A futsal goalkeeper is therefore much more involved in the game than a football goalkeeper at 11. The keeper mainly uses the kick-off, so he/she must have good technical mastery. If they play well on foot, he/she can be a major asset and represent 50% of the success of his team.
Technically and tactically, the keeper has an important role to play
This is particularly the case when the team triggers what is called a power play: the goalkeeper goes up and becomes a player, he goes into "flying goalkeeper".
The mind is also predominant in a futsal keeper. The keeper is often captain of his/her team. The keeper will have to talk and guide his teammates, especially since there are only 4 players in a futsal team. The advice and recommendations during the game are crucial. If we take into account his various missions, he/she is undeniably the key man of the game.
At first, futsal can comfort your child if he is refused in a football club at 11 because of its size, its small size. This is particularly the case for young goalkeepers. In summary, a frail child will have more chances to succeed in futsal.