Mellysport Futsal League
Mellysport Futsal is dedicated to the development and growth of Futsal (the official FIFA version) in the Central Valley community. Mellysport Futsal seeks to establish Futsal as the endorsed version of five-a-side soccer in the US, and seeks to increase the support and participation at every age and skill level, by providing all players with the opportunity to participate in leagues, camps, and tournaments.
What is Futsal
Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller (size 3-4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries. There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the world play when they are indoors to help refine and maintain their ball control skills and touch.
It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique, and too often rewards errant play. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.
Futsal is the only indoor game sanctioned by FIFA. It promotes skill development, as Futsal is recognized as the best form of indoor soccer. Futsal offers players:
- Better Skills Development - Futsal promotes quality touches
- Safer - Futsal eliminates injuries associated with wall collisions
- Less Expensive - Futsal makes quality soccer more affordable
League And Field Overview
No soccer balls, gum, or sunflower seeds allowed at any time. Shinguards required.
- If not enough teams signup within a specific age bracket, Mellysport Futsal League reserves the right to notify the participants to provide the option to play up or provide a refund.
- Mellysport Futsal League reserves the right to shorten/cancel games due to climatic conditions and/or acts of nature and circumstances beyond the control of Mellysport Futsal League or the facility.
- Due to limited time slots available for league play, Mellysport Futsal League reserves the right to limit the number of teams accepted (8 teams for each bracket).
- Mellysport Futsal League will not be responsible for any expenses (including league entry fees) incurred by any team.
- Cancellation of team registration is allowed at any time prior to the listed registration deadline dates, however, please note that the refund will be given minus a $100 administrative fee.
- There are no refunds after the registration deadline.
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