The main focus of the winter futsal program is to improve players’ overall technical ability within an active and high-paced form of play.

The Futsal Performance Training Program includes:

  1. 30 minutes of Futsal training – UFA Metro Atlanta coaches will lead players through technical drills. Maximizing touches all the ball, building confidence with the ball, and learning new skills are the objectives.
  2. 30-minute Futsal game – Following the training, players will participate in games. The games will be played in a 4v4 or 5 v. 5 format including goalkeepers. The format allows players to maximize touches on the ball, enhance passing and receiving abilities in tight spaces, and a chance to create high volumes of chances to score. While skill development is key, players will also be able to benefit from the opportunity to compete over the course of seven weekends of futsal. Players will be organized by age and gender. All games will be played with UFA Metro Atlanta Professional Staff Coaches in supervision. The program is open to players of all skill levels that want to improve in a fun and exciting environment.

Why Play Futsal?

Futsal rewards the same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game.

Ball Touches In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.

Ball Control With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.

Speed of Play With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4-second restart rule players learn to play and think fast.

Mandatory Support Without a wall as a crutch, players must make supporting runs when their teammates have the ball.

Continuity of Play Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.

Knowledge With four court players and all the basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action mode, players’ understanding of the game is enhanced.

Framing the Goal The goal and Penalty Area are a perfect size for narrowing the angle so teams learn to frame the goal to score goals.

Encouraged Learning FIFA’s Laws Of The Game of Futsal, encourage playing a skilled game by punishing all physical contact fouls.

Fun Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced-fun-skill-oriented game that test their abilities.

Through Futsal, players have increased opportunity for:

  • Development of agility, balance, coordination and speed
  • Enhancing comfort level with the soccer ball
  • Learning to make quick decisions while under pressure and in tight spaces
  • Learning better spatial awareness
  • Improving passing, dribbling, turning, shooting and ball control while under pressure

US Soccer Youth National Team Winter Futsal Program and Rationale, Head Coach Jurgen Klinsman.

Program Details

UFA Metro Futsal Performance Training sessions – Monday/Wednesday & Tuesday/Thursday. Each 1-hour session is Limited.

Cost: $150 for 9 sessions
Location: OU (Oglethorpe University) Gym  
Address: 4484 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30319

Age Group (Birth Year) Time
U7-U9 (2016-2014) 5pm-6pm 
U10-U12 (2013-2011) 6pm-7pm
U13-U18 (2010-2005) 7pm-8pm

Monday/ Wednesday Sessions
Dates: Dec 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, Jan 8, 10, 15, 17
(make-up dates Jan 22, 24)

Tuesday/Thursday Sessions
: Dec 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, Jan 9, 11, 16, 18
(make-up dates Jan 23, 25)

The main focus of the winter futsal program is to improve players’ overall technical ability within an active and high-paced form of play.

Weather Policy
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UFA has a no-refund policy.