SC WAUKESHA AND FIRST TOUCH SOCCER PRESENT:
The Game of Futsal and its benefits
Winter Program 2012-2013
The game of Futsal and its benefits
The only Fifa-Sanctioned indoor soccer game in the world is Futsal. It is played 5 v 5 with four field players and a goalie. The name derives from the Portuguese phrase 'Futebol de Salao' which translates into indoor soccer.
Futsal has a very strong influence in soccer for many players, especially Brazilians. They grow up playing it and the skills they obtain through it directly translates to their outdoor game. In fact, Futsal is one of the finest teachers of soccer. In the game of Futsal, players develop ball controll, pin-point passing and quick decision-making skills.
The ball is a size 3 or 4 ball and is 30% heavier than a regular soccer ball. The density of the ball requires the player to speed up their foot skills and overall ball-control. With this, the soccer player will improve on shooting, passing, trapping and the 1 v 1 scenario.
The game is played on a much smaller field within touchlines. This not only encourages quick touches but also forces each player to position themselves quickly and anticipate the path. The fast demand of the game will encourage the players creativity and ability to visualize the game of soccer.
"In the school sand colleges everybody in Brazil starts with Futsal and then they move to normal football... Of course Futsal was important in helping my ball control, quick thinking, passing... of course you have to have an aptitude for both Futsal and normal fottbal and you must have the capacity to adjust because of the differences in the games, but for dribbling, balance, concentration.. Futsal was very, very important, no doubt"
"I started playing Futsal when I was four years old and most of the moves I use on the pitch come from playing Futsal. Playing Futsal as a young child really helps to develop ball skills"
Winter 2012-2013 Futsal
Futsal continues to be the number one training and playing platform for players in the offseason in Wisconsin. With over 200 players involved in last year's program, SC Waukesha will continue to develop players through the winter months. This year promises to have one of the BEST futsal coaching staffs in the region. SC Futsal has put together a new program that offers more training throughout the week with league play. The SC Junior Fustal will partner with our sister program, Marquette Futsal League.
Who: Boys and Girls (U8-U14)
When: Nov. 10, 2012 - Feb. 17, 2013 (Regular Season + Playoffs)
Where: Marquette Gym (1532 W. Clybourn Street)
(deadline Oct. 20, 2012)
$549 - six games minimum (playoff games for teams that advance); $449 for U8-U9 teams.
Men's soccer staff/current MU soccer student-athletes
Days of Play:
* The first day listed is the primary day of play.
* Depending on the number of teams in your team's bracket, an additional day of play might be added with team's permission.
Boy's and Girl's Select
U8-U14: Saturday, Sunday, Friday
Format proposal - Teams will be divided in single age group brackets with 7 teams on each division when is possible. Top 4 teams will advance to Semi-finals. A lower level division will be added when necessary.
* Teams will be able to block out 4 days. No games will be played on Thanksgiving weekend. Accommodation request are welcome i.e. back to back games, morning games are preferred, etc.
U8-U9: 2x20 minutes running clock
U10-U12: 2x12 minutes stop clock (approx. 50 minutes games running clock)
U13-U14: 2x15 minutes stop clock (approx. 65 minutes running clock)
Fifteen players per roster max. Twelve players at game day limit. If you register two teams (same age group) from the same club, you are allowed to share two players in between teams, as long you have space on your roster. (Players must be on both rosters).
SC Futsal Staff
Marcelo Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marcelo Santos was a competitive Futsal player in Brazil for eleven years starting at a very young age. He was on two state teams and won many tournaments. His success in Futsal brought him to the United States where he joined the World United Futsal Club. In 2006, Marcelo led his team to victory winning the National Tournament. Their triumph carried through to 2008 where they were runner up at the Nationals Tournament. Marcelo also played professional with the Milwaukee Wave, Orlando Sharks and California Cougars. Marcelo has served as a full-time assistant coach with the Thunder Bay Chill of the USL's Premier Development League since April, 2007. He is currently Marquette Men Soccer Program's assistant coach.
Dewayne Gilpatrick, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dewayne has had many experiences playing professional soccer. Among those was the US National Futsal Team. in 2003 Dewayne was announced to the roster for the Goal Cup in Anaheim, CA. They emerged on top at the tournament beating out Mexico and Canada. Dewayne was also a member of the NPSL playing for Kansas City. He played semi-pro with the Oklahoma City Hatters and Third Division with the Texas Rattlers. Dewayne has been coaching youth soccer at all levels throughout Milwaukee and credits much of his style to futsal.
Marcio Leite, Sergipe, Brazil
Marcio Leite grew up playing futsal in Brazil. He was named U-20 State Futsal MVP at the age of 19 in 2003. Later in that year he played professional futsal for Moita Bonita Futsal. In 2005, he signed with Malwee Futsal, the best futsal club in Brazil and one of the best in the world. There he was a teammate of Falcao who is the best futsal player in the world.
At Malwee he won numerous championships as Taca Brasil de Futsal and the LIGA Futsal in 2006. His team also placed second that year at the FIFA Intercontinental Futsal Cup. Marcio arrived to play indoor soccer for the Milwaukee Wave in 2006. Since then he was named a 3 time All-League and last season was named 3rd place for the MISL MVP and named Playoff MVP. He has won two championships with the Wave and credits his style of play and success to futsal.
Xavi Rio, Monterrey, Mexico
Most recently Xavi was named WYSA 2011 Girls Competitive Coach of the Year. Some of his accomplishments include 2012 U15 Girls Wisconsin State Champions; 2011 U14 Girls Wisconsin State Champions; 2011 U15 Girls Wisconsin State Semi-Finalist; 2010 U13 Girls Wisconsin State Finalist; 2010 U14 Girls Wisconsin State Semi-Finalist; and 2009 U13 Girls Wisconsin State Champions. Xavi believes in the fundamentals of the sport including foot skills and the art of ball mastery. He strives for his players to be the best in 1 v 1 situations. It is an expectation for the players he trains. He coaches and trains the art of soccer. Xavi loves kids and believes soccer is a lifestyle on and off the field.
Marcel Feenstra, Den Helder, Holland
Marcel 'Dutchie' started playing futsal when he was 6 years old. He made the state team four years in a row and won the tournament all four years. He played for several futsal teams in the Netherlands most notably he played for FC Marlene which was 'The Dutch' top team. He also made selection for the player pool for Holland's national under 21 team and practiced with them as well as played professional outdoor with SC Cambuur in the Dutch second division. 'Dutchie' came to Milwaukee in 2007 and just finished his 5th season. During that time the Milwaukee Wave won two championships. He was named MVP of the MISL Championship final in 2011 and was nominated for the goalkeeper of the year for 2012. Marcel credits much of his success to futsal and continues to provide his teams with the concepts that were instilled in him growing up in the sport.
Ian Bennett, Ontario, Canada
Ian Bennett has played indoor and outdoor professional soccer throughout the U.S. including Charleston Battery and the Richmond Kickers. The speedy midfielder/forward known for his electrifying goal scoring celebrations most recently helped the Milwaukee Wave claim two MISL championships. Ian received a degree in sports management at Marion College where he also was awarded honorable mention All-American two years in a row. Recently Ian was named to the Canadian National Futsal team... they are currently in the hunt to qualify for the FIFA Futsal World Cup help in Thailand.