(This article was originally published on goalWA.net)
The play was fast, the team resolute and unyielding. The opposition was broken down one at a time, each caught being overly aggressive, diving-in, or as victim to the fluid passing and beautiful footwork. And to end the show, the ball was struck ruthlessly into the back of the net to gain the lead.
I became an instant fan of futsal after attending my first game. Not only is it apparent that futsal is fun to play and entertaining to watch, but it also became evident just how great it is as a developmental tool.
Futsal teaches the basics. Crisp passing, sharp shooting, fluid play (which has long inhibited American soccer even at the highest level), and tactical awareness are all there. The basics are necessary to success in futsal and therefore teach you by simply playing.
Futsal also teaches the more advanced steps, with an emphasis on foot skills. Success at foot skills seem to provide that spark that is needed to win in futsal, leading players to work on their footwork. You have not seen a game so full of step-overs, scissors and jukes until you see a game of futsal. (more…)
The 2015 edition of the Northshore Futsal Cup has a date and location! The event will be the morning and afternoon of June 6th in Bothell, WA. The tournament is open to boys and girls teams in 7th to 10th grade and the price per player is only a $20 donation!
All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards building a well and sanitation facilities in a village in Haiti through Free The Children. The nation of Haiti is still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010. A large portion of the population has no access to clean water or sanitary outhouses and are in dire need. Meanwhile, Free The Children is a fantastic, transparent global charity that help poverty-ridden villages become self-sustainable after their charity work.
To everyone that is new to the Northshore Futsal Cup, welcome! We expect a great event this year that is certain to be full of fun, competition, sun, futsal, and soccer in general. If you participated last year, we thank you for your past donation and participation. Last year’s event was the first of its kind and the organizers learned a lot. We expect a much larger, more festive event this year. We hope to see you again in June!
Ready to sign up? Click here! Remember to stay tuned for further updates!
The first ever Northshore Futsal Cup took place on June 14, 2014. It was a day full of enthusiasm, competition, smiles, and of course, futsal.
The morning began bright and early for our team of volunteers. Arriving long before the first kickoff, volunteers completed signage, prepared the courts and commons, and eagerly waited for players to arrive. (more…)
Welcome to the official website of the 2014 Northshore Futsal Cup. The Northshore Futsal Cup will be a community event filled with soccer on June 14th at Skyview Junior High in Bothell, WA. The event will include a futsal tournament, food, concessions, booths, activities, and lots of soccer. All proceeds go to Free the Children’s charity work in Sierra Leone.