Tulsa 918 Futsal is a fun, fast-paced training program designed to complement a youth soccer player's training by accelerating their development in three crucial areas:
Speed of play
Speed of thought
Futsal is one of the best ways of developing young footballers, particularly for a possession style of play. It provides the perfect small-sided environment for explosively and exponentially increasing a players abilities across multiple dimensions.
Futsal is a brilliant, 5v5 soccer game that originated in South America and spread quickly to Europe. Played indoors on a hard court surface, futsal is a five-a-side game where technique, craftiness and speedy decision-making matters. The futsal ball is different than a regular soccer ball. It is a low bounce ball that forces players to play the ball on the ground more than in the air. Players often face 1v1 situations in tight spaces and need to use all their abilities to help their team keep the ball. The emphasis on possession helps players develop great passing skill and vision that translates directly to outdoor soccer. All the best players in the world began as kids playing futsal, such as Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka, Iniesta and Xavi.
Tulsa FA Futsal's curriculum is deeply influenced by Spanish futsal training. Each session begins with about 30 minutes of training aimed at developing fundamental techniques critical to the game, including controlling the ball with the sole of the foot, quick passing and smart movement. Everything is done with the ball and usually through Spanish rondo-based exercises and small-sided games. The next 60 minutes involve a variety of small sided games and 5v5 scrimmages designed to get the kids playing and using their newly learned skills and tactics. In this way, we are able to create a learning environment that is fun for the kids and allows them to learn the game by playing the game.
Tulsa FA instructors are experienced coaches with years of experience coaching and playing futsal. Each instructor has earned the Level 1 Futsal Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches Association (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America).
There are two training groups:
Group A (players born 2009-2007)
Group B (players born 2006-2003)
Program enrollment is strictly limited to 40 players per Group.
Training sessions are on Fridays for 1.5 hours.
Fall 2018 - August 10 - December 7th, 2018 (No training Thanksgiving Week)
Spring 2019 - January 11 - May 24, 2019 (No training April 19 & 26)
Training times :
Group A: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Group B: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Program Fee (Semi-Annual): $600 (includes Eagleclaw Futsal shirt)