Futsal

Known as Five a Side or Indoor Soccer, Futsal is the only FIFA approved five-a-side soccer game. It is played on a basketball sized court, with no walls and a low bouncing ball, necessitating players to use their skill rather than the balls bounce to propel it.

Futsal is played by an estimated 25 million players throughout the world and is soon to be an Olympic sport.

Multi-Sport Ltd. and Soccer 365 are affiliated to the Hong Kong Futsal Association with the mission to promote Futsal in all sectors of society in the HKSAR. Multi-Sport Ltd. has been credited with being the first soccer company to bring Futsal coaching to the youth of Hong Kong.

A rapid increase in soccer skills can be seen after only a few lessons. By playing with the reduced size and weighted ball develops precise ball control, pin point passing, agility, lightening reflexes and quick decision-making.

The Hong Kong Futsal Association organises regular tournaments throughout Hong Kong. All staff have their Hong Kong Futsal Associations level one referees certificate.

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Benefits of Futsal

Because the sport is a great skill developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin point passing, it is an exciting game for children as well as adults. The game is very safe, simple and fun to play. Just by playing with the ball develops precise ball control and technical skill, agility, lightening reflexes and decision making.

After playing in enclosed areas and learning to think and react quickly, players find when they play on a full sized pitch they react well under pressure. Playing in enclosed areas develops creativity; players are also constantly placed in demanding decision making situations with little room to maneuver, which is a major reason why Futsal is one of the finest teachers of the quick pass and move.

Slide tackles and excessive bodily contact is forbidden in Futsal, which results in a safe game. Its no surprise that the game is popular with children, teenagers and adults of both genders and is growing in popularity internationally.

Our Junior Futsal programme quickly develops skills required for soccer: – balance, motor ability, agility and co-ordination, ball mastery, accurate and quick passing and receiving, perception insight and awareness. As Futsal is fast and action packed, fitness is greatly improved while learning and having fun.

The Hong Kong Futsal Association Mission

To expand develop and promote the game of Futsal in Hong Kong, improving standards in all sectors of the game such as quality of play, facilities, administration and coaching, while increasing the number of participants in all sectors of the local community.

The Hong Kong Futsal Association aims to take Futsal to every school and to the reach of under privileged youth in Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong Futsal Association organises three main programmes.

Milk Soccer For ages 3 – 4
Junior Futsal For ages 5 – 12
Senior Futsal For ages 12 – adult

Futsal Balls

The Hong Kong Futsal Association has chosen Select as its official ball supplier.

The Association has determined the best ball for juniors is the Select Junior Futsal. This is a size 1/12 ball perfectly sized and weighted for juniors 12 and under to develop their skills.

FIFA commissioned Select Sports America to determine the specifications of the official Futsal ball (weight of an
official size 5 ball in the casing of a size 3 ball)

Summary of the Futsal Laws

  • There are four field players and a goalkeeper on each side.
  • An adult game lasts 20 minutes and a junior game lasts 15 minutes.
  • Any regulation basketball court is within the accepted dimensions for Futsal.
  • Unlimited running substitutions are allowed.
  • Throw ins are replaced by kick ins. The ball is placed down and kicked in from the place where it went out. Corner kicks are taken as usual, for the same reason as field soccer.
  • It is considered a foul if the keeper touches the ball outside his box.
  • The goalkeeper is allowed to play all over the pitch.

A Futsal Programme at your Club, School or Venue.
If you would like one of our Futsal programmes to start at your venue please do not hesitate to contact us. A teacher who is a holder of the Hong Kong Futsal Association Level One Coachs award or above would be delighted to give a demonstration of Futsal or teach a demonstration class on your premises.

Quotes from leading professionals
“Futsal is the perfect game for Hong Kong. We are incredibly excited about bringing Futsal to Hong Kong.” Pierre Steynberg. Cert. Ed. Phys. Ed. Managing Director of Multi-Sport Ltd.

“Futebol de Sal√£o, and the modern FIFA version Futsal, is credited with being an influencing factor in producing the players of world class Brazilian teams. Like many Brazilian boys, playing Futsal in schools and in the streets of Rio was the highlight of my youth” William de Souza. Technical Director…

“We play Futsal in our school and the students love it. It is the perfect game for our play grounds.” Derek Bailey B. Ed. Hons. Head of Physical Education Island School.

“Multi-Sport Ltd. has hit on the right coaching philosophy with its Junior Futsal programme. Winning is de-emphasised and parents are discouraged from shouting from the side lines. Optimal learning takes place in a non competitive fun environment.” John Pennel B. Ed. Phys. Ed. Scottish Football Association Coach.

Multi-Sport is a registered distributor of the Select Futsal balls; if you are interested in purchasing one or placing a bulk order please click here

Multi-Sport holds Futsal classes across the SAR, contact us to find out where.