Open to kids born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
NEW! Fall Recreational Futsal Program (Click here to view PDF flyer)
- 5 weeks of lessons with our professional coaching staff
- 3 weeks of games with teams supervised by a volunteer coach
The lessons and games will be on Sunday mornings.
The lessons include futsal rules and also learning basic futsal skills to enjoy playing the games.
Teams will be randomly assigned during the first session.
Ready to sign up? Click here to register
Teams will be co-ed.
Our professional coaching staff is confident that girls and boys can play futsal together in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Futsal has less physical contact between players than soccer and slide tackling is against the rules as well. Players will need to rely more on their quickness and skill than speed and strength.
Fall Program: 8 Week Fall Recreational Futsal Program (Click here to view PDF flyer)
Details: 5 weeks of lessons with our professional coaching staff + 3 weeks of games supervised by a volunteer coach.
Dates: September 24 | October 1, 8, 15, 22 | November 5, 12, 19
Times: 2010-2011s 9 am - 10 am | 2008-2009s 10 am - 11 am | 2006-2007s 11 am-12 pm
Location: SRFC Futsal Facility - 12885 Alcosta Blvd, Ste B, San Ramon, CA
Cost: $150.00 per player
SPACE IS LIMITED to 40 kids per combined age groups (2010-2011s, 2008-2009s, 2006-2007s).
Volunteer coaches will receive a $50 refund and are required to attend all training sessions and games.
Registration: Click here to register.
Questions? Please call our office at 925-973-0535 between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, Monday-Friday.
Why is the Fall Recreational Program Co-ed?
Girls and boys can play futsal together in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Unlike soccer, the game of futsal features less physical contact between players.
Speed and quickness are more important than size and strength, especially in the youth game. By rule, slide tackling is not permitted either.
Futsal is fast paced and the futsal court is smaller than typical soccer fields. The game requires players to focus on ball control and passing skills.
For these reasons, our professional coaching staff is confident that forming co-ed teams will not jeopardize the health or safety of the players.
Futsal vs. Soccer
Both sports have much in common, but there are some significant differences too.
- Futsal is played 5 v 5.
- Each team has 4 field players + a goalie.
- Futsal uses a "no bounce" ball.
- A futsal ball bounces about 1/2 as high as a soccer ball.
- This allows the ball to settle to the floor quickly.
- Futsal has no offsides rule.
- Futsal courts have out-of-bounds lines.
- In this instance, futsal is just like basketball and outdoor soccer.
- There are no throw-ins in futsal.
- A ball that rolled out of bounds is passed back onto the court to restart play.
- In futsal, substitutions are made "in the run of play".
- This means a player can leave the court in the middle of the game and be replaced by a teammate while the ball is in play.
- Slide tackling is not allowed in futsal.