As parents we all want what's best for our children.
We want it so badly, and most times more than they do, that we often overlook certain things that are pretty obviously bad for them. The road to youth soccer development is not an easy one to navigate if you allow your desires to over rule your player's.
Knowing some these youth soccer development tips makes it a lot easier and cost effective.
The Street Futsal philosophy was built on the idea of unscripted, creative, fun, playground style play.
No coaching, just players using their skills, improvising, and challenging each other for king of the hill.
World’s best players were created through street futsal in their neighborhood’s playgrounds.
Street Futsal is the most creative game of futsal you ever played. It is a playground innovation that combines street soccer with urban football. It is a unique combination of different disciplines and skills, moving at a rapid pace and played on a hard surface, any surface.
Street Futsal is marketed as a fun and rewarding way to improve ball handling, dribbling, agility, and field awareness in all levels of the game. With more than just skills development on their minds, parents and coaches can also use the innovative street futsal approach to foster essential character traits such as trust, resilience, teamwork, respect for teammates and self-confidence.
For players, Street Futsal is way more than just a chance to enjoy the game. It isn’t about just having fun on the field – it’s about developing important character traits off the field that will help in life and in sports.
The Street Futsal philosophy was built on this idea that players should learn important life skills, through unstructured, playground style free play. No coaching! It’s all about having fun while applying vital personally learned training concepts along with lots of creativity.
Over the years, soccer has been labeled as a "Thinking Man's Game". The term has been derived from the game's uninterrupted, steady flow of play without timeouts or many set plays, full of player engagement, creativity, situational recognition, adjustments and problem solving on the fly is what it is called a "player's game".
In soccer a player must be a thinker, problem solver and a creative machine without much help from the coach at every single minute of the game. There are unlimited options, combinations and opportunities to score goals. A player's imagination and creativity is the only limitation in the game of soccer. Because of this game setting nature players grow not only in their game but in life as well. The ability to constantly think, adopt and solve has massive benefits in everything.
Well, futsal adds to the mix, a faster playing surface, restrictive smaller playing area, less time to think, react, adjust and solve game situations. The pressure is multiplied ten fold.
If soccer is a "thinking man's game", then futsal is a "thinking man's game" on steroids.
Futsal will absolutely, unequivocally, without any doubt grow a player's soccer game.
Spring soccer season is upon us and every soccer player is returning to the big spacious soccer fields for pre season or tournaments.
Do not forget that team soccer training does not mean that a player should stop its individual skill training.
Let’s face it, when team training begins it is only natural that teams focus on team technical and tactical concepts and skills. Players must find a way to train their individual skills along side in order to be able to stand out. In an hour and a half team session with 14-18 players an individual player will not get as many touches on the ball as it will with a technical development specific program.
Now lets add to that, training with a futsal ball in a smaller, faster, restricted training surface and your player will be shinning in soccer team training.
It has be observed that the children who train with heavier and less bouncy futsal balls make contact with the ball more often and they become more focused, which results in an enhancement in their game skills and also
has a positive effect on traditional soccer game. (Read research report here)
This is what supplemental futsal training along your player’s soccer team training will bring to the mix.
The Elite Player Futsal Spring Training Schedule has been released and it will serve as supplemental training for soccer players. It is widely known that futsal is the key development tool for soccer players.
Families now understand the reason why year round futsal training is benefiting soccer players and keeping the elite players at their top playing form.
This is a 100% Club Neutral Program. All players belong to their current clubs. We do not recruit or form soccer teams to compete outdoors.
This program is a feeder for the Champions Cup Series and the US Futsal Regional & National Tournaments. If a player is identified he/she maybe asked to play in one of these futsal events, provided their outdoor soccer program permits it.
This program offers a pathway to national and international opportunities and exposure to international coaches from all over the world.
We invite you to make this training part of your weekly spring training. There is a limited number of students that we will be accepting in the program so don't be left out.
The Futsaler Life movement is the way of using futsal as the training basis to advance and/or maintain a player’s soccer skills as well as develop one’s futsal specific IQ as it pertains to the sport of futsal year-round. It is putting futsal first at the younger ages and making it core for soccer development.
Formidable, dedicated, and bold in nature, the game of futsal personifies everything we want in life. The fast-paced play of the game keeps players honest about their strengths and exposes all the weaknesses; the small-sided, fast playing surface keeps players focused, always engaged, and the success of victory keeps them motivated.
All players dream of becoming successful in soccer and/or futsal. Excellence is not something that happens by chance and it cannot be achieved by just talking about it: it is a result of taking action, going the extra mile, sacrifice, and do what others are not willing to do. One does not only find greatness in the big triumphs; One find it in every little detail of how one lives their life. Shoot for the moon, do not settle, and be persistent.
Live the FUTSALER LIFE!
Niko is someone who believes passionately that futsal should be intentionally used as a tool for developing soccer players year-round and come first in the developing process at the younger starter age groups of 3-12 years of age. He has a massive amount of experiences, observations, thoughts and ideas from being submerged in the futsal community as a player, coach and operations director waiting to be released that could truly benefit the futsal community as well as the soccer coach that is just getting into the futsal methodology as a soccer development tool as well as the futsal game itself