Level 1- Futsal


Fast-Paced and exciting, Futsal could be for you.

Try something new, Try Futsal

Futsal is the format of Small Sided Football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA. There is a UEFA Futsal Cup for clubs, and UEFA Futsal Championships and FIFA World Championship for national teams.

Futsal is a fast, skillful and exciting small sided style of football that is hugely beneficial in developing technical skills and ability in high pressure situations. It's a superb game in its own right but is also an excellent way to develop football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side game.

With world heavyweights such as Pele, Messi, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo and Xavi all singing the praises of futsal it is easy to see why it is seen as a key means of developing players skills and ball control. Futsal is different to standard five-a-side as it is played with a size 4 ball with reduced bounce and with clear touchlines (no rebounds). This, combined with the surface and rules create an emphasis on creativity, control and technique.

Futsal is highly recommened for both junior and adult players looking to develop their skills or just play an alternative type of football. Give it a try - Get in touch with Herefordshire FA!

England Futsal team celebrate

Why Futsal

Reasons to Play Futsal

  • Youth Development: Young Players adopt technical skills
  • Enjoyment: Players receive more touches of the ball
  • Fair play: accumulated fouls discourage poor discipline

Download more info below

The FA- Benefits of Futsal

UEFA 10 Reasons to Play futsal

Futsal FAQ
Here in Herefordshire, we are lucky enough to have one of the best futsal facilities in the country with FIFA international standard pitches available at the Point 4. Hereford Futsal Club run regular sessions here for all age groups whilst the junior and girls league also run futsal leagues during the winter. 

- Five players on court – rolling substitutions

- Size 4 Ball with reduced bouncePlayed to lines. Ball is returned to play with a ‘Kick-In’

- Minimal Contact with a 5 foul limit – penalty from 10 metres every foul after the fifth foul

- All players permitted to enter penalty areas. Goalkeepers permitted to leave penalty area

The national futsal festival is an annual competition run by the FA for youth teams from schools and clubs to compete in. Herefordshire FA run county qualifying tournaments for the regional and then national finals and have been represented by some strong teams in the past. Contact Dan.Chance@HerefordshireFA.com for info on upcoming qualifiers if you want to enter a team!

Get in Touch

Dan Chance Football Development Officer

By Phone:
01432 342179
Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm

By email: Dan.Chance@HerefordshireFA.com