Winter Futsal Program
2023 Winter Futsal Program for Grades 5-12
Futsal is a fast paced game based on soccer played indoors on basketball-sized courts with a size 4 ball that is smaller and much less bouncy than a soccer ball. Teams are 5-v-5 with 4 field players and a goalkeeper. Owing to the tight spaces, emphasis is placed on quick ball movements and close control of the ball. The goal of this program is to ensure maximum fun and maximum touches on the ball for the players participating.
Based on the success of the pilot program for high school aged players, we are expanding our futsal program to include Grades 5-12. For our Maynard Futsal Program, we will play 2 matches simultaneously in the Fowler Gym with the curtain separating them. On those smaller basketball courts, we’ll be playing 4-v-4 without goalkeepers and using small goals. Grades 5-7 will be put into co-ed teams of up to 5-6 players with volunteer high school players and MYSL soccer coaches facilitating and coaching each session of warm-up and match play. Grades 8-12 will continue the format piloted in the first session of warm-up and round-robin matches.
The Friends of Maynard Soccer has purchased the futsal balls, goals and pinnies for this program.
Who: Grades 5-12 Soccer Players – Boys and Girls
Click here to register via Maynard Youth Soccer’s SportsEngine page. Registrations will close at 12:00pm Wednesday 08 March 2023.
What: Futsal - Futsal Laws of the Game to be tailored to the courts available and numbers of players.
Dates: Five Sundays: 12, 19, 26 March; 2 & 16 April 2023.
- Grades 5-7: 8:00AM - 10:00AM
- Grades 8-12: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Where: Fowler School Gym
Cost: $50 paid to the Recreation Commission via MYSL’s SportsEngine
For more information please contact Tom Hesbach: Thomas.Hesbach.MayRecCom@gmail.com