What is Futsal?
I played for Jimmy and Maca for two years at the Fayetteville Academy, coming in at the age of 17 from England. I have been playing soccer all my life and under countless coaches, yet Jimmy and Maca will always be remembered as a special pair.
Even after 17 years of soccer, Jimmy and Maca still managed to teach me things about the game I didn’t know. When it came to playing they create an environment that as a player you have no fear to make mistakes, allowing players to demand the ball and play with freedom. This certainly developed me as a player in my years at the Academy.
I have learned many things from Jimmy and Maca, however not just on the field. They are two of the most selfless people I have met, always willing to help others, whether it be through soccer or feeding the homeless in their Operation Engage program. This is something I try to take with me today.
I am preparing to go into my Junior year at Eckerd College, preparing for another preseason with the men’s soccer team, none of which would have been possible without Jimmy and Maca.
Futsal is the only indoor game sanctioned by FIFA and is played on a basketball-size court. It can be played on a variety of hard surfaces; the game does not allow the use of dasher boards. Without the walls, Futsal is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. It is an en exciting game for children and should be a vital tool in their development as soccer players.
Soccer superstars like Messi, Marta, Ronaldo, Pele, Xavi, and Iniesta grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills. Futsal is played with special low bounce balls, requiring players to use their skills, rather than the ball’s bounce, to propel it.
Friday Night Futsal - Come along and play from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm $5.00 per person. It is open to anyone. Make sure to bring tennis shoes! Go to our facebook page "Futsal Arena" for all updates!
- NC Spurs Futsal Tournament - COMING SOON
- NC Spurs Futsal Summer League - COMING SOON