Winter Futsal Program
Since 2011, WSSL has partnered with New York Futsal to offer its families a winter program where they could continue their passion for the game of soccer and improve their skills. WSSL's and New York Futsal's leadership believe strongly in healthy competition and the idea that if everyone plays, everyone has fun and becomes a better soccer player. Over 600 children each winter have participated in the WSSL Winter Futsal Program, have developed their skills and had a blast!
West Side Soccer League and New York Futsal will offer the Winter Futsal Program to WSSL players every winter!
What is Futsal?
Futsal or "futbol de sala" (indoor soccer) is the official FIFA version of 5-a-side soccer that uses a slightly heavier, less bouncy, size 4 futsal ball. It was developed in South America in the 1920s and is characterized by explosive action, offense turning to defense and back again in seconds and the development of stellar foot skills, on-field communication and teamwork. It is a blast and the perfect compliment to traditional soccer.
The best way to get current information about New York Futsal is from their website here: New York Futsal. The link to registration is on their home page.
Here is a brief summary of the offered programs:
Recreational League: In 2013, the focus for the programming is developmental and with WSSL's recreational league as the biggest partner, you guys -- kids U6 to adult -- get first crack at the team slots and gyms. Games are weekly. Registration is on an individual basis with the opportunity to request teammates. Parents can coach.
Developmental League: For kids ages U5 to U8 who are new to the game or could work on their footskills, New York Futsal has a Developmental League where kids work with a professional trainer who focuses on skill development in a training session followed by weekly games.
Training Game League: For kids ages U6 to U8 who come with some skils but need to know how to play effectlvely as part of a team, New York Futsal has a Training Game League, where they play games with support from a professional trainer to help with positioning, etc.
Competitive League: New York Futsal has a Competitive League that will field teams if space allows.