Author Archive for U.S. Futsal

U.S. Soccer elects new President

National News, News

February 10, 2018 – Berkeley, CA –  United States Futsal is proud to announce that Carlos Cordeiro has been elected U.S. Soccer President at today’s Annual General Meeting. Mr Cordeiro has an extensive background that he brings to the position and is an consummate professional.  His talents, dedication and passion ...

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Referee Administrative Handbook

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Organization of State Referee Administration Each state shall have a: State Referee Administrator Served fifteen years as a certified Referee and have attained State Class 1 Referee Status f Served five years as certified Instructor or Assessor Serves a two year term State Director of Instruction  Served ten years as ...

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U.S. Futsal Coaching Manual

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I. Basics Futsal The priority in Futsal is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning. The more pleasure kids derive from their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While their instinct to play is natural, their affection and appreciation for ...

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Differences Between Futsal & Soccer

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Soccer Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer) #5 Ball #4 Ball - 30% less bounce 11 players 5 players 3 substitutions Unlimited “flying” substitutions (12 Players on a Team) Throw-in Kick-in Running Clock Stopped Clock 45 minute halves 20 minute halves No time-outs 1 time-out per half Goal kicks Goal Clearance (throw) Some ...

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Why Futsal?

History Of U.S. Futsal®

The priority in Futsal is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning. The more pleasure kids derive from their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While their instinct to play is natural, their affection and appreciation for soccer must be ...

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Futsal Referee position – PENALTY KICK

The Laws

PENALTY KICK When a penalty kick has been awarded, the Referee, shall become the Lead Referee and shall take a position along the goal line to monitor the goalkeeper’s movement and to determine whether a goal has been scored.  The assistant Referee shall become the Trail Referee, and shall monitor the ...

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Futsal Referee position – GOAL CLEARANCE

The Laws

GOAL CLEARANCE In all cases, the Lead Referee (the referee closest to the goal line when the ball left the pitch) shall be responsible for monitoring the goal clearance.  Once the goalkeeper has put the ball into play, this referee becomes the Trail Referee.  See Diagram 8.      

Futsal Referee position – CORNER KICKS

The Laws

CORNER KICKS   In all situations, the referee on whose side the corner kick is to be taken, shall move to the point of intersection of the goal line and the touch line thereby becoming the Lead Referee.  From this position, the Lead Referee shall ensure the corner kick is taken ...

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