Futsal is a special variation of soccer/football that uses a smaller, heavier ball to play in an indoor/non-grass facility. The heavier ball keeps the play rolling smoothly on the floor and the gym space makes for a tightly spaced 5v5 match. The combination of the two requires play to be skill-based, increase the number of touches per player and create a fun, free-flowing environment for creative play to come alive! Many of the greatest players, ball-handlers, playmakers grew up playing futsal. It was popularized in Brazil, and really became a thing once it reached Missoula!
Futsal Friday is essentially a 5v5 small-sided futsal tournament in a 1.5hr session. The coach will break up players into different mixed teams every Friday session, organize a tournament bracket and keep track of games. It's a fun and creative way to simulate a tournament and the style leads to quality play!