RICHMOND, VA – (Wednesday, March 7, 2018) – Committed to providing an unparalleled sports experience for club members, the Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce the Kickers FUTSAL 2018 calendar. Kickers FUTSAL has been meticulously designed to provide additional emphasis on technical and tactical instruction under the guidance of the club’s most experienced and qualified coaching staff.
Futsal is one of the fastest growing games in the world and its fast-paced, high-energy format provides technical and tactical challenges that benefit a player’s long-term development. The 2018 programs will enable Richmond Kickers players to have an all-encompassing fun and exciting experience that offers an alternative challenge from their outdoor season.
Registration is now open at RichmondKickers.com
for Spring and Fall Futsal Fridays, all-new Futsal Minis and the Futsal Summer Camp. Registration for the Futsal Summer and Winter leagues will open after the 2018-19 Travel Tryouts this spring.
Futsal Fridays (Spring & Fall)
Offered exclusively to Kickers travel players, Futsal Fridays will offer a mixture of technical training along with 5v5 Futsal games. Futsal Fridays will take place during both the Spring and Fall Travel seasons and are a fantastic supplemental training opportunity. Open to U9-U15 Kickers travel players.
Cost - $120 per season
March 16, 23, 30
April 13, 20, 27
September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19
An introduction to Futsal for players born in 2011 and 2012, Futsal Minis is a developmental program with an emphasis on technical training with the ball and 4v4 games.
Cost - $150
July 10, 17, 24, 31
Futsal Summer Camp
The only Kickers FUTSAL program which is open to all players, the full-week Futsal Summer Camp will take place June 25-29, 9am to 3pm. The primary focus of Futsal Summer Camp is improving technical ability, confidence on the ball and individual creativity. Open to players ages 7-14.
Cost - $350
June 25-29 from 9am to 3pm
Futsal is a small-sided soccer game (5v5) with goalkeepers played on a hard surface the size of a basketball court. The format encourages players to develop their ability to cope under pressure and in tight spaces while learning to play quicker. Modified soccer balls with less bounce are used and the surface, ball, and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces. The game of Futsal provides many benefits for developing players including:
- Improves decision-making and spatial awareness
- Improves speed of play
- Improves transition from Defense to Attack & Attack to Defense.
- Improves Creativity
- Increases contact with the ball and shots on goal
- Favors a dynamic playing system and rotation of positions
- Motivates and involves all players