Futsal is a high intensity, fast paced, dynamic, non-violent and enjoyable 5-a-side version of football that caters for both male and female participants. It is the only 5-a-side version of football officially recognised by FIFA, and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Futsal is played on a smaller, hard-court surface and usually indoors, making it the perfect sport for all weather conditions.
Due to the smaller court size, all players are constantly involved and there is never a dull moment, as defence transforms to attack in a split second. The small court size also helps players develop close control, quick decision making and speed and agility.
There are some handy modifications in futsal, including a smaller, low-rebound ball which aides control and improves striking technique.
The goals are also smaller, and players wear rubber soled shoes to aid their agility and speed.