St Josephs AFC (Joeys)

Founded 1953

Co. Dublin

Futsal Games Program Block 3

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching Block 3 of our Futsal Games Program which commences on Friday the 24th of March 2023 for 5 weeks until 28th of April 2023.

The aim of our Games Program is to allow particpiants to appreciate the game of Futsal by freely expressing their Futsal ability & knowledge in a structured games approach where participants implement skills and techniques learned in previous blocks.

Our program is available for the following age groups;

5 - 7 year olds - Academy Development Phase (5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
8 - 9 year olds - Foundation Phase 1                 (6:30pm - 7:30pm)
10 - 12 year olds - Foundation Phase 2             (7:30pm - 8:30pm)

The cost is €50 for the 5 weeks which is €10 per session.

Our Futsal Games Program will take place in our Indoor Futsal Hall so you will never have to worry about your child's session being called off!

If you would like for your child to participate in a fun and safe learning envrionment which will also; enhance their technichal skills, tactical knowledge, physical fitness and become a overall better team player, click on the link below!

Futsal Games Program Block 3


So......why play futsal?

Futsal is a fabulous, fast attacking and skillful game which origianted in South America. Futsal enables players to play in a smaller area indoors and with less team mates. Playing in this type of envrionment encourages players to become more technichally proficient by having more time on the ball thus having more touches. 
Having more time on the ball and more touches enhances a players ball control, descision making capeabilites and game intelligence ie. knowing where to be (positionally) and what to do (tactically) in relation to where the ball is on the pitch in any moment.

The rules in Futsal promotes faster play, quicker descision making and overall a more attacking and enjoyable game! Some rules include, 4 second restarts when the ball goes out of play, kick ins instead of throw ins , if the ball is not played within 4 seconds the ball goes to the other team! Having less backpass options available to your goalkeeper also means players have to play forward to the goal! Playing with a heavier and smaller ball, a futsal ball tends to remain more on the ground. This can improve players footwork - first touch and ball control. This is because it is more difficult to control a size 3 or 4 ball than a regular size 5 in football. Playing on an indoor pitch, the ball moves faster along the surface so players have to move more also which aids phsyical fitness..their is no hiding in futsal!

Futsal has aided the development of professional football players such as Leo Mess, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo , Pele , Maradonna and many many more! Be apart of it!

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