LSA Futsal Program
Lanier Soccer Association believes in developing players to be masters at the game of soccer. A big part of improving soccer skills is the time each player spends with the ball. Futsal provides a great opportunity for LSA Academy players to increase their ability to think fast, develop pinpoint passing skills, and learn how to play small-sided soccer in a fast-paced and fun environment.
Futsal is an exciting game where the best teacher is the game itself. U.S. Futsal believes "Just by playing with the ball develops precise ball control and technical skill, agility, lightning reflexes and decision making. As the balls have less bounce (than soccer balls), they tend to stay in play longer and promote close ball control. After playing in enclosed areas and learning to think and react quickly, players find when they play to the full game they react well under pressure. Playing in enclosed areas develops creativity; players are also constantly placed in demanding decision making situations in enclosed areas which is a major reason why Futsal is one of the finest teachers of the quick pass and move. In soccer it is very hard to defend against a team that is adept at this type of play. Playing the beautiful game of soccer is developed through Futsal."
Concepts used for futsal translate to the 11v11 game, such as motor ability, ball mastery, accurate and quick passing. Repetition is a key component in the learning process, Futsal provides an environment with small areas where just playing allows for many repetitions to happen during every game. Fitness improves as well due to the fast action and few players on the court.
Slide tackles and excessive bodily contact is forbidden in the modified game of futsal, which results in fewer injuries. It’s no surprise that the game is popular with children, teenagers and adults of both genders and is growing in popularity internationally.
Lanier Soccer Association partners with Rockport Indoor Soccer, the only dedicated futsal facility in North Georgia for futsal academy practices. Every academy team in LSA is required to practice once a week at Rockport Indoor Soccer for futsal games. Rockport Indoor Soccer finds children love playing the game of futsal. Many goals are scored and it's very exciting for the people watching the games. Rockport Indoor Soccer agrees children learn faster and the fact there is no off side rules keep the most exciting part of the game constantly happening: The Goal.
- Every Academy team practices 1 night playing futsal at Rockport Indoor Soccer.
- All players participate in rounds of futsal games
- Small-sided games are played with other Academy team players
- No futsal tournaments
Georgia Soccer Futsal League
The Georgia Soccer youth Futsal league is only available to Georgia Soccer Affiliate members to encourage further player development and enjoyment during the Summer. The Futsal league operates similar to Georgia Soccer Athena and Classic leagues.
Through our partnership with Rockport Indoor Soccer, LSA is able to offer this fun development activity for those players looking to further their skills.
To participate in the Futsal League, players are required to tryout. If the player is selected to be part of one of the Futsal teams, the price to participate is $90.This includes referee, coach, and games. Tryouts will be held at Rockport Indoor Soccer upon the following dates:
May 1st, 2017
- U10 girls at 5:15pm
- U12 girls at 6:15PM
- U14 girls at 7:15pm
May 2nd, 2017
- U10 Boys at 5:15pm
- U12 Boys at 6:15pm
- U14 Boys at 7:15pm
May 3rd, 2017
- Junior Varsity Boys at 6:15pm
- Varsity Boys at 7:15pm
May 4th, 2017
- Junior Varsity Girls at 5:30pm
May 5th, 2017
- Varsity Girls at 6:30pm
The game schedules will be available after teams are formed. The following outines the timeline for schedules and games:
- Team Declarations: May 20, 2017
- Schedules Released: May 28, 2017
- Playing Dates: June 17 - July 29, 2017