Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Are you ready for some futsal?

The United States Futsal Federation will host the Northeast Futsal Regional Championship on Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20 in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center. This three day tournament will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 

Admission fee is $10 per day or $15 for the weekend.

Now, "What is futsal?" you may be asking...

Futsal is a variant of soccer that is played on a smaller area and mainly played indoors. Futsal is played between two teams each with five players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutes per team are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor soccer, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used.

Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular soccer ball. The rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and  passing in small spaces. 

For additional information about the Futsal Championship, please call 510-836-USFF or visit

1 comment:

  1. Went to it last year and it was a lot of fun, and heading to it today after lunch!