What is Futsal? • It is a 5 –a- side game, normally played on a larger basketball pitch with a 3x2 m. sized goals, smaller ball with a reduced bounce. Played inside touchlines, with flying substitutions, and accumulated fouls. What is Futsal? • As a game, it places considerable demand on technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness. • It is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, pin-point passing, and a four-second limit on all play restarts it as an exciting game for children aw well as adults. Futsal will ….. • Improve coordination • closer control • improve technical ability • greater awareness of space • improve combination play Differences of Futsal and Football Football Futsal # 5 Ball # 4 Ball 11 players on field 5 players on the court 3 substitutions Unlimited “flying” substitutions Throw-in Kick-in 45 minute half 20 minute half Goal kick Goal keeper throw NA 1 time out per half NA No shoulder charges or sliding NA 4 second rule on kick-in Off side rule No off-side Unlimited fouling 5 foul limit/ no wall penalty Playing Futsal Court Playing Futsal Court Length Minimum size is 25 m Maximum size is 42 m Width Minimum 15 m Maximum 25 m EQUIPMENT Futsal Ball Smaller ball - # 4 30% reduced bounce A Brief History in Philippine Futsal • Futsal has been played in the Philippines since 1980’s, but it was only in the year 2000 that the Philippines Football Federation (PFF) formally recognized it. Basic Skills Dribbling Ball Control Passing Shooting Terms in Kicking the ball Inside of the foot Outside of the foot Instep Sole of the foot Officials of the Game Main Referee Duties: Enforce the laws, apply the advantage rule, keep a record of all incidents before, during and after game, stop game when deemed necessary, caution or expel players guilty of misconduct, violent conduct or other ungentlemanly behavior, allow no others to enter the pitch, stop game to have injured players removed, signal for game to be restarted after every stoppage, decide that the ball meets with the stipulated requirements. Second Referee Duties: Same as Main Referee, with the addition of keeping a check on the2minute punishment period after a player has been sent off, ensuring that substitutions are carried out properly, and keeping a check on the 1-minute time-out. Timekeeper Duties: • Start game clock after kick-off, stop it when the ball is out of play, and restart it after all restarts; • keep a check on 2-minute punishment for sending off; • indicate end of first half and match with some sort of sound; • record time-outs and fouls (and indicate when a team has exceeded the 5-foul limit); • record game stoppages, scorers, players cautioned and sent off, and other information relevant to the game. .