Girls Only Summer Leagues are here!
This year WaiBOP Football is offering Girls Only Futsal Leagues as part of our summer programme. We have already had heaps of interest in teams wanting to register so make sure you get in quickly to avoid disappointment.
We have more clubs and schools offering futsal this year, so please contact your local school/club prior to registering.
Waikato leagues – register here.
Bay of Plenty leagues – register here.
ALL REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 2 WEEKS BEFORE COMPETITION START DATE OR ONCE THE LEAGUE IS FULL!
What is Futsal?
Futsal is an exciting, fast paced, small sided football game that is widely played across the world. The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill, creativity, improvisation, ball control, passing in small spaces and ability in situations in high pressure. Because of this, futsal is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the winter format of the game.
Futsal is played between two teams of 5 players each. Squads can consist of up to 10 players. Unlimited substitutes are allowed. Futsal is played on a hard surface delimited by lines and also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football due to the surface of the field. We recommend squads consist of 7/8 players so teams do not have too few subs or too many subs.
|U8||2 x 10 min each way – 2 games per night|
|U11||2 x 20 min each way – 1 game per night|
|U13||2 x 20 min each way – 1 game per night|
|Junior High School||2 x 20 min each way – 1 game per night|
|Senior High School||2 x 20 min each way – 1 game per night|
|Senior Women||2 x 20 min each way – 1 game per night|
Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.
“Futsal makes you more composed on the ball, it makes you want the ball more so you can do something with it.” Micah Richards, England International
“Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game. My touch and dribbling have come from playing Futsal.” Ronaldinho, Brazil International and FIFA World Footballer of the Year 2004 & 2005
“In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal. If it wasn’t for Futsal, I definitely would not be the player that I am today.” Christiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid & Portugal International