|Westchester Futsal is a non-profit organization which promotes futsal, education, language and fun for the Westchester Community. It is part of the largest US Soccer - sanctioned Futsal Organizations in the country, United States Youth Futsal, and is the only Futsal Organization affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation located in Westchester, NY. Our goal is to develop the beautiful game of Futsal and Soccer in the greater Westchester area. We are providing an opportunity for all soccer players and clubs in the Westchester area to develop their soccer skills through this hybrid version of the sport. Soccer players and coaches who play for Westchester Futsal's League are registered through the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). The USSSA provides facility liability insurance, and major medical insurance for all players from U6 to U19 keeping our kids safe and parents stress free.|
|While Brazil continues to be the Futsal hub of the world, the game is now played in every country considered a soccer power. Futsal is played in Europe, North and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Futsal is the only "Official form of Indoor Soccer" as approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It is played on all the continents of the world by more than 100 countries with 12 million registered players and growing. Futsal is normally played on sport court or a gymnasium floor. Futsal, simply put, is 5v5 soccer, played indoor on a basketball-size court with no walls. There are four field players and a goalkeeper. The game teaches tremendous ball control skills and presents incredible opportunities for players to get numerous touches on the ball. Futsal originated in 1930 in Montevideo, Uruguay by a man named Juan Carlos Ceriani. Futsal gained popularity rapidly throughout South America, particularly in Brazil. The game teaches tremendous ball control skills and presents incredible opportunities for players to get numerous touches on the ball. It has been considered the top development tool for soccer by players such as Pele, Robhino, Ronaldo, Maradona, Ronaldhino, Marta, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane, Thierry Henry and Messi who have attributed their creativity and success on the pitch to growing up playing Futsal.||
According to Claudio Reyna, Youth Technical Director of US Soccer, "I think kids should be doing pickup or futsal all the time," Reyna said. "I think it's very important for technique. In Argentina, futsal is what kids play growing up. They get very comfortable in small spaces with the ball. It's usually less pressure, so they can try things."
Pele says, "In futsal you need to think quick and play quick so it's easier for you when you move to normal football."
Denilson says, " I came out of futsal and developed my skills in this way of football. I play the same way now as I did on the futsal courts as a kid."
Ronaldo says, "Futsal will always be my first love."
Xavi says, "Perhaps in regular football you cannot appreciate the talent. Everything is more physical. But in futsal small details of quality, class and tactical aspects."
Lionel Messi says, "In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street with Newell's Old Boys. It was a really fun game that helped me a lot."
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