Season Schedule: October to February
Age Groups: U13-U14
Days: Sunday Evenings ( 8 Games )
Times: TBA - Check VFA or Academy Schedule
Location: Fortius, Burnaby or Richmond Olympic Oval
Futsal Training & VFA League
PSA focuses on smaller groups so that each individual player receives attention in their development with the ball. Our training sessions place great emphasis on improving the technical ability of the individual player. Technically, the players of the future will be required to be able to pass with both feet accurately over a variety of distances on the ground and in the air. Their first touch control will be a key requirement to thrive in tighter and more congested playing areas. This will be crucial in order to retain possession and to then beak down more organized defences. To add to all this, players will have to execute these technical skills with greater speed and precision. The players who are capable of these characteristics and can eliminate an opponent through individual play or through combining with teammates will be the most successful in the modern game. Our Academy uses the game of Futsal as a development tool for outdoor usage. This fast paced environment with quicker defensive pressure demands players to develope their passing, receiving, dribbling, 1 v 1 moves, and decision making faster than if they were playing outdoors on a full size field. When the player returns to the outdoor field they are able to apply these skills in the environment where defensive pressure is slower and player's are allowed more time on the ball.
Look at Neymar, Pique, Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Zidane, Cruyff, Xavi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pele, and Maradona - they are all soccer legends who credit their extraordinary skills and technical abilities to Futsal and street soccer. They all have developed their specific skill set outside of a team environment. This is exactly what Premier Soccer Academy is looking to do. Focusing on each individual's personal relationship with the ball. Allow them to build world standards on areas such as their control with the ball, 1st touch, and knowledge of the game. This will contribute to them being "masters" of the game by being innovative, imaginative, entertaining, exciting, and unpredictable. This approach also allows a mental break from the outdoor environment & allows the player to experience a new challenge. The main challenge of Futsal is that it forces a player to have precise ball control with quick decisions because of the limited space that futsal courts have. Mix this component with the high pressure from the opponent and you have a accelerated learning curve that when the player returns to the outdoor field where there is more time & space, the player will able to execute anything that is delivered to them.
A Quick Guide To Futsal Rules:
20-minute periods: Futsal matches comprise two periods each lasting 20 minutes of actual playing time. The clock is stopped every time the ball goes out of play and is restarted when play resumes.
Time outs: Teams are entitled to a one-minute time-out in each period. A team that does not request a time-out in the ﬁrst half of the match is only entitled to one time-out during the second half. There are no time-outs in extra time.
Unlimited substitutions: A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than ﬁve players (a goalkeeper and four outfield players) and nine substitutes. There is no restriction on the number of substitutions that may be made during a match. Substitutions may be made at any time, whether the ball is in play or not, but only in the specially demarcated substitution zones.
Replacement of sent-off players: A substitute player may replace a sent-off player and enter the pitch two full minutes after the sending-off. They may, however, enter the pitch before the two minutes have elapsed should their team concede a goal while a player down.
The goalkeepers: Goalkeepers have only four seconds in which to play the ball, with either their hands or feet, and may not touch it again if it has been deliberately played to them by a team-mate without an opponent playing or touching it. Goalkeepers are also now free to play anywhere on the pitch and throw the ball beyond the halfway line, which was not previously permitted.
Fouls and penalty:Accumulated fouls are those penalised with a direct free-kick or penalty kick, regardless of whether advantage has been played or not. If a team commits a sixth accumulated foul, the opposing side may take the subsequent free-kick awarded to them without a wall, either from the second penalty mark, which is positioned four metres behind the first, or from a position even closer to the penalty area if the foul was committed between the goal line and the second penalty mark. nlike 11-a-side football, goals may not be scored directly from the kick-off in futsal and there is no offside.
Why use futsal as a developmental tool?
Futsal quickly develop skills required for soccer: balance, motor ability, agility, co-ordination, ball mastery, accurate and quick passing and receiving, perception insight and awareness. Children learn through repetition and practice in small areas this occurs naturally. As Futsal is fast and action packed, fitness is improved while learning and having fun. Futsal includes more playing time than field soccer, fast action and a bundle of frequent touches. Games are high scoring with numerous goals made by various players. Children learn so much faster if they enjoy the game and spend a lot of time playing with the ball.
In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often. Imagine the percentage increase if a survey was done for Futsal vs outdoor soccer.
With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.
Speed of Play:
With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.
Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.
Continuity of Play:
Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.
With four court players and all the basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action mode, players' understanding of the game is enhanced.
Framing the Goal:
The goal and Penalty Area are a perfect size for narrowing the angle so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals.
No refunds after the second game has been played. After which, your payment are locked in. Allowable refunds, minus a $50 dollar administration fee, may be issued only in cases of emergency and/or medical grievance given a note from a medical professional. No partial refunds will be issued for individual games missed by the participant.