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 HFC Winter Futsal Program Overview

What is HFC's Winter Futsal Program?
HFC's Winter Futsal program a 6-week program that is open to players of all developmental levels (ABYSA Recreation, HFC Academy, HFC Intermediate, and HFC Competitive). This training program is designed to be an additional programming opportunity for any player interested in developing their individual soccer skills, as well as players looking to stay engaged over the Winter months. 

Winter Futsal Dates - All Futsal sessions will be held at JBL - East Asheville (439 Azalea Road East, Asheville, NC 28805)
November 29th
December 6th (Cancelled)
December 13th
December 20th
December 27th
January 3rd
January 8th (Monday)

Age GroupsBirth Years TimeLocation
Boys and Girls
2017-20145:00 PMJBL Field 1 and 2
Boys and Girls
2013-20126:00 PMJBL Field 1 and 2
Boys and Girls
2011-20097:00 PMJBL Field 1 and 2
Boys and Girls
2008-20058:00 PMJBL Field 1 and 2

7U to 15U
players have a 15-minute technical session followed by match play
16U & older play games only

Winter Futsal Coaching
The Winter Futsal program is coached by staff coaches within the HFC program who follow a developmentally appropriate training plan specifically for each age group. 

Group Formation
Initial training groups will all be based off of the birth year of each player.

Program Cost
The cost of the 6-week program is $95
- Early Bird cost will be $80 if players register by November 15, 2023

Equipment Needed
7U-15U Players must bring a soccer ball for the individual skill portion of the session
- Shin guards (mandatory)
- Soccer cleats or tennis shoes
- A personal water bottle
-Players may wear additional clothing, like gloves, sweatshirts, sweat pants, and hats/headbands

 How to Register (Registration Now Open!)

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 What is Futsal?

Futsal is essentially a form of soccer (Futbol) where players play on small pitches with small groups of players. Originating in urban and/or impoverished areas where open space is extremely limited, Futsal is about teamwork but also features many influences of its origins in street soccer - Creativity, technical skill, and quick decisions. This format of the game helps create a more individually challenging environment because every player is always directly connected to the game and always able to make an impact on what's happening.

" With the limited space and the less bouncy ball, technical and tactical play becomes crucial. With the spacing, this isn’t about running, it's about playing. Players have to play under pressure and manipulate the ball to be successful. This requires spatial awareness, creativity, checking shoulders, and making lightning-quick decisions. These are seemingly the qualities of the best players of the current generation of stars, and many American players are lacking in these areas.  A study by the English FA determined that players get up to five times the amount of touches in futsal or small-sided games than they do in 11-a-side games. But more importantly, almost all of these touches are under pressure. This makes them critical touches, and the player has to have some tactical application to what they are doing."
  - "Futsal: Is This Simple Game the Missing Link in American Youth Soccer" by Keith Whitmer

See the full article here

 Contact Us

Ben Lloyd
HFC Academy Assistant Director
[email protected]

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Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association, Inc.

ABYSA/HFC PO Box 895 Asheville NC 28802-0895 

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