Sunday Night Futsal - Spring 2022 - CANCELED
Unfortunately, we've been forced to cancel our Spring 2022 Futsal Program due to limited court availability in the Issaquah Community Center.
ISC Gunners is excited to offer a Winter Futsal Program to our membership! Our futsal program is meant to serve as a supplemental program for our Premier and Select team players to learn the techniques, tactics, and laws of the game of Futsal.
Location: Issaquah Community Center | 301 Rainier Blvd S, Issaquah, WA 98027
75 minute sessions - 15 minute warm up, 1 hour playing
Session 1: 5-6:15pm - 2014-2012
Session 2: 6:30-7:45pm - 2011-2009
6 week program - March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Select & Premier Players Only
Limited space available!
(36 player max capacity per session)
Due to limited availability of the Community Center space during the COVID-19 pandemic all dates are subject to change.
COVID Training Format:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will have to adjust our training format to follow state regulations and guidelines. Players will be placed in groups no more than 6 players on half of a basketball court. Players will be allowed to play 3v3 drills full contact. Players will not be allowed to switch to different groups during the training session. Masks are required for all players and coaches during the entire training session. Spectators will not be allowed in the facility during the training sessions. These rules and guidelines are mandated by the state in the best interest of player safety in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
What is Futsal?
Futsal is a fast paced, action packed, exciting game. Futsal has many similarities to soccer and can be played indoors or outdoors on a court. The game is played with 4 field players and 1 goalkeeper (5v5) on a court similar in size to a basketball court. The court is a hard surface similar to a basketball or tennis court.
While futsal has many similarities to soccer, there are some differences that make futsal unique. The futsal ball is smaller in size and made of materials that minimize the bounce of the ball. In addition to the ball there are some rules in the game of futsal that are unique to the game itself. Our goal is to teach players the rules of futsal, improve their ability in the game of futsal, and provide an experience focuses on development and fun!
With fewer players on the field, each player is given an opportunity for more touches. Studies have shown that players are 6 times more likely to touch the ball in futsal than 11v11 soccer. More touches on the ball allows for more learning and faster learning of the sport. In addition to more touches players are constantly transitioning from offense to defense and are provided more chances to attack and defend.
Futsal demands good ball control, quick decisions, and precise passes due to the tighter spaces and a smaller field. These skills translate very well to the soccer field and help improve players abilities on the futsal court and, in turn, improve players abilities on the soccer field.
For more information on the benefits of futsal check out these resources provided below:
Our futsal program has been developed by ISC Gunners club directors and the program will give each player an understanding of the game of futsal as well as the skills necessary to be successful. ISC Gunners directors have developed a curriculum for our futsal program that will be run by our premier coaching staff. We believe our curriculum and professional coaching provided will improve their skills in the game of futsal and soccer.