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Once again, Spartan FC is pleased to include Futsal in our winter training and programming at no cost to our members!
Games will be played at GBN’s Field house. Please arrive 10 mins prior to scheduled game time.
All players that participate at GBN will need to wear and bring:
– Black training jerseys
– flat soled shoes – examples would be indoor shoes, futsal shoes, or running shoes/flats.
– water, no sport drinks allowed
GBN fieldhouse is located at:
2300 Shermer Rd, Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Players should enter through the GBN south driveway off Shermer Road and continue towards the back to utilize the entrance to the fieldhouse.
Benefits of Futsal..
Just watch futsal players fight to keep the ball from crossing the touch line and you’ll immediately begin to see how futsal develops skill, control, and technique. A small field with lines puts players constantly under pressure from other players and out-of-play boundaries. Players must learn to settle the ball rapidly, cut sharply, shield effectively, pass quickly and move into space.
Compared to walled soccer or large indoor field soccer, futsal places a greater premium on ball control. There is no reward for errant passes because the other team gets the ball. There is no reward for errant shots because the other team gets the ball. There is no incentive to ’kick and run’ because the field is too small and packed with players. Players with the ball must use proper technique to maintain control and must seek out other players in space. Players without the ball must move to ’real’ space and must truly support their teammates.
With futsal, the emphasis is clearly on control and technique. Without control and technique you cannot expect to succeed in futsal. And, if US players are to be more successful in the international arena, it is clear that we must better train and prepare our youth on proper technique. If you are serious about skills and technique development, futsal is the superior activity. Futsal promotes better technique and develops skills more rapidly.