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Shenandoah FC Elite Futsal is the only futsal development program in the Shenandoah Valley that offers players a unique opportunity to train and compete with players from other soccer clubs that are at the same skill level. We recognize the value Futsal can have in supporting the development of a young player. What futsal does is it gives you many more touches on the ball.  Your technical ability is in overdrive, where you’re becoming technically sounder at a quicker pace because of the small field. With the lack of space and boards, you have to react faster and think quicker. That’s what futsal does in all the aspects: movement off the ball, movement with the ball, dribbling, shooting, proper runs, goalkeeper. It’s soccer on high speed.  The [futsal] size four ball with little bounce stays at a player’s feet more and is very inducive to increasing the technical ability of the player. 

9 Reasons All Players Should Play Futsal

1) Ball Touches

In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.

2) Ball Control

With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.

3) Speed of Play

With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4-second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.

4) Support Play

Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.

5) Continuity of Play

The action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.

6) Knowledge

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.

7) Framing the Goal

The goals and penalty area, area perfect size for narrowing the angles so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals

8) Learn & Play

Laws of the Game of Futsal, encourage playing a skilled game by punishing all physical contact fouls.

9) It's Fun!

Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced-fun-skill-oriented game that tests their abilities.