[SSJ-Coaches] Registration for Futsal Season 2011 is open!

Claudio Fleiner claudio at fleiner.com
Sat Oct 8 13:22:21 PDT 2011


Hello Coaches and Team Manager,


Summer is over, Fall has started and Winter is just around the corner.
Its time to plan what your soccer team going to do this Winter!
If you don't know what Futsal is please read below.

Our season last Winter was a huge success with over 100 teams from
Palo Alto to Gilroy participating (boys and girls, U8 to U16).
Our games are played in different gyms in San Jose on Saturdays
and Sundays from December to the end of February.

The registration information for this winter season is now on our webpage:
    http://www.futsalsj.org/registration_form.shtml

If you have any questions please let me know!

Greetings, and see you soon on the court!

Claudio Fleiner (teams at futsalsj.org)

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Looking for some fun for your team during the winter season? Then you
found the right place! We are starting our third winter season in
December.


Try the game that Pele and Ronaldo played: Futsal/Five-a-Side. It's the
world's official indoor soccer game, played within the existing side and
end lines of a basketball court without the need for sidewalls or
artificial turf. The term, "Futsal," is derived from the Spanish,
"futbol sala," meaning indoor soccer. It also is referred to as indoor
five-a-side. In the United States, it originally was referred to as
"minisoccer."

Futsal is gaining rapid popularity in the U.S. because it adapts so well
to existing facilities. For instance, it is now being played in
gymnasiums throughout the country by the Boys and Girls Clubs of
America. Anywhere you have a basketball gym, from Key West, Fla., to
Ketchikan, Alaska, you can play Futsal, and you can play it on outdoor
courts, as well.

Futsal is one of the world's great skill-developers for youth players.
Pele, Zico and Socrates of Brazilian World Cup fame grew up playing the
game, and Brazil's recent World Cup stars, Romario and Bebeto, have
played it extensively. Ronaldo played it until he was 16. Futsal is an
ingeniously condensed version of the outdoor game that preserves the
outdoor game's true time and space relationships. The ball-handling
speed and skill and quick thinking of Futsal translate directly to the
outdoor game - around both goals and in the thick of midfield battle.


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