Level 1- Futsal


The Only Small Sided Format That Is Supported By FIFA & UEFA

A five-a-side game, Futsal is normally played on a flat indoor pitch with 3m x 2m size goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock, with time-outs permitted.

Futsal by it's nature places a large emphasis on technical ability in situations of high pressure, and proves an excellent tool to develop techniques that can be translated into the 11-a-side game.

Players are constantly placed in situations where they must play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces; helping to develop a player's technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.

Derbyshire is now home to two dedicated Fustal leagues, the Chesterfield Futsal League and the Derby Futsal League.

Get In Touch

Lauren Mellor | Football Development Officer for Youth & Education

Phone: 01332 361 422 (Option 1)

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Email: lauren.mellor@derbyshirefa.com


 Futsal has a few differences from the 5-a-side game. Below are the most notable ones:

  • Played to lines - play is restarted with a "Kick-In" utilising a 4 second rule.
  • Ball has reduced bounce and is size 4 (Size varies depending on age groups participating).
  • Rolling substitutions.
  • All players can go anywhere on the pitch including goalkeepers.
  • Minimal contact with an accumulated 5 foul limit.
  • Futsal operates through its FIFA Laws of the Game which encompass all of the above and more.

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