NSC Futsal Academy (Winter)

Our Winter 2020 Futsal Academy Programs will Open for Registration for Session II on Monday January 13th at 7pm!

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Our NSC Futsal Academy program takes place over the Winter months and provides an opportunity for NSC players to develop their game through futsal. The program has proved extremely popular and early registration is recommended. Winter programs run between January – March each year with multiple sessions for each age group.

What is Futsal?

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game that is played all across the world. It is a 5v5 small-sided game played on a hard surface, basketball sized court with a smaller, low bounce ball.  Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. 

Futsal places a large emphasis on technical skill in high pressure situations (tight spaces) which translates great to the outdoor game.  The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing!

Futsal is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with over 12 million players.  Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Ronaldinho grew up playing the game and credit futsal with helping to develop their skills on the soccer field.

Why Futsal?

The top priority of our Futsal Academy is to motivate players in an environment that is conducive to learning. The more pleasure kids derive from their participation, the more they wish to play and practice on their own. While their instinct to play is natural, their affection and appreciation for soccer must be cultivated. Futsal is the foundation to such goals because it:

  • Allows players to frequently touch the ball.
  • Presents many opportunities to score goals.
  • Encourages regaining possession of the ball as a productive, fun and rewarding part of the game where every time you win the ball, you have an immediate opportunity to score!
  • Maximizes active participation and minimizes inactivity and boredom.
  • Reflects the philosophy of player development expressed not only in our NSC player development philosophies but also state and national coaching schools!
  • Eliminates complicated rules such as off-sides that may hinder youngsters from “playing”.

Why Futsal with NSC?

Needham Soccer Club is proud to partner with the professional coaching staff of the New England Revolution Academy. Both our “Futsal Academy Open Sessions” & “BAYS Invitational Academy” will lead by Director of Coaching & Revolution Academy Technical Director, Matt Murray along with NE Revolution Academy Staff Coach, Edgar Lopez!

With 2 professionally trained coaches leading session’s right here in Needham, NSC is doubling down on our strong belief in using the game of Futsal to develop soccer players and maximizing the benefits for your child with NSC beyond Futsal! Benefits that include.

  1. Cost effective pricing for Professional Coaching instruction from the NE Revolution Academy!
  2. Time effective sessions as each session runs 1 hour & takes place right here in Needham!
  3. Player Identification and Developmental movement possible with multi-tiered program.
  4. Age & skill appropriate options with “Open” & “Invitational” Sessions where Professional Coaches can track and move players in order to make the best environment possible and challenge players according to their desire, development & current level of play.

What are the “Tier’s” to the Futsal Academy?

Simply put the different Tiers to our Futsal Academy indicate the different programs offered at our 3rd – 6th Grade age groups. Due to the increasing popularity of our Futsal Academy over the past 2 years (since our partnership with the Revolution Academy began) we have been in desperate need of more time and gym space at each of these age groups.  Taking into account the feedback from both our members as well as coaches running these Futsal sessions, we saw an opportunity to address 2 major issues with our Futsal Program (wide range of abilities at sessions & large amount of kids stuck on waitlists).

As a result NSC experimented at the end of the winter 2019 Season with a “BAYS Invitational Futsal Session” aimed at current players on our BAYS Travel Teams. This new program would run in addition to our current “Futsal Academy Open Session” which is open to all levels, abilities & whose majority consist of current NSCCL players.

Futsal Academy Open Session

Offers both Boys & Girls, grades 1-8 from our NSCCL, NSCJA & BAYS (7/8th grade) the opportunity to receive supplemental training from the New England Revolution Academy coaching staff over the course of the winter months (January – March). This program is intended for players to play recreational soccer through the game of Futsal and allows players who are motivated to continue their development during the cold months in New England. Players are encouraged to feel comfortable while developing and challenging themselves to improve.

Our professional coaches will create an atmosphere that will very much allow for the game to be the teacher. In order to foster an environment conducive to learning as described above, players will be encouraged to play with freedom, creativity & imagination. Our ultimate goal is to allow the players to have fun with the game and to help cultivate a passion and love for the beautiful game itself!

Click Here For Complete Schedule of our Winter 2020 OPEN Futsal Academy!

Futsal Academy BAYS Invitational Session

The BAYS Invitational offers boys and girls, ages 8 – 14 from our BAYS Travel Teams, the opportunity to receive supplemental training from the New England Revolution Academy coaching staff over the course of the winter months (January – March). Intended for our more committed, focused and passionate players this unique experience will inspire the players to improve their skills, creativity and decision making by utilizing a technical, tactical, physical and mental training model approach.

While this program is intended for our BAY players, its benefits go well beyond this group. Our professional coaching staff, led by our Director of Coaching Matt Murray, will be given the opportunity to identify players from our open session and invite them to participate in these new invitational sessions!

This advanced program provides our Professional Coaching Staff the opportunity to create a more controlled environment to better challenge and develop our kids in a professional and fun atmosphere with the ultimate goal of preparing players for their spring season & beyond!

Players MUST be currently registered with a Needham Travel Team or be Invited by the Club in order to sign up for this program!

Winter 2020 Futsal Academy BAYS Invitational Schedule Session 2

For any questions about the program contact Matt Murray – doc@needhamsoccer.com
For any questions regarding registration contact  admin@needhamsoccer.com

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