KC Futsal League
When: November 12- February 20 (February 25-27 will be used as weather make-up weekends.)
Ages: Birth years 2014-2003
Number of Games: 8
Cost: $650 (Teams that are registering as 2 teams due to a large outdoor roster will pay only $625 per team and coaches / clubs registering multiple teams are eligible for this discount as well. There is also a discount for 10 or more teams from the same club.) Contact email@example.com for more info on the discounts.
KC Futsal league was formed in 2015 when 3 smaller futsal leagues came together to offer an excellent winter, indoor option for local club players. The league has grown to over 150 teams offering various levels of play. Games are played at various locations around the KC Metro area between early November and the end of February.
|11/7||Schedules posted for the first 2 weekends.|
|11/12-11/14||First weekend of Games|
|11/25||Schedules ARE LIVE for the remainder of the season|
|11/26-11/28||THANKSGIVING No games|
|12/25-1/1||HOLIDAYS No games|
|2/18-2/20||Last weekend of regularly scheduled games|
|2/25-2/27||Weather Weekend: Games could be played if necessary due to weather cancellations|
The origin of Futsal can be traced back to Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1930. Futsal gained rapid popularity throughout South America, particularly in Brazil. The skill developed in this game is visible in the world-famous style the Brazilians display outdoors on the full-sized field. Pele, Zico, Socrates, Bebeto and other Brazilian superstars developed their skill playing Futsal. While Brazil continues to be the Futsal hub, the game is now played all over the world, from Europe to North and Central America and the Caribbean, South America, Africa, and Asia and Oceania.
The game is played 5v5 (four field players plus a goalie) on basketball-sized courts, both indoors and out without the use of sidewalls. Futsal is recognized as the best option for skills development. It is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA, and US Soccer is mandating futsal as a component of their player development initiative. It has grown dramatically in the US as coaches and players are discovering it’s benefits. Futsal in the United States is growing rapidly as coaches and players are discovering the technical and tactical benefits. It allows for touches on the ball to improve footskills, and quicker movements off the ball for a higher speed of play and quick decision-making.