RAISING THE LEVEL OF PLAY THROUGH THE POWER OF FUN
The mission of SoPo Futsal is to raise the overall level of soccer talent in South Portland by providing fun, low-cost, local programming in an environment that encourages creativity, self-expression, and freedom of play through futsal, the world's most fun and exciting indoor activity
2019 indoor programs will be held at various locations in South Portland, Maine
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WHAT IS FUTSAL?
Futsal. Fut-sal /ˈfo͝otsäl/. noun A modified form of association football (soccer) played with five players per side on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, usually played indoors. Also, the most fun, fast-paced, and exciting activity presently known to exist under universal laws of physics.
Since 2011, SoPo Futsal has offered skills training and game experience in a low-stress academy format that encourages creativity and individual expression with the ball. In 2019, we are adding a co-ed pick-up to bring another competitive - yet still low stress and insanely fun - futsal opportunity to South Portland. Pick-up is fast paced and competitive, with a nightly champion being crowned each week. Our academy programs combine skills training and game experience with training sessions structured to provide skills work for the first 30-45 minutes and rapid-fire games for the final 45-60 minutes. After working on various ball control and ball mastery skills and techniques, athletes are able to use these skills and techniques in the games the very same night. Our leagues are co-ed, and are designed to mimic the creative, fun, bringing-the-world-together aspect of pickup soccer that is common place throughout the world. We keep standings to add a competitive element and bragging rights, and we have an in-season blog with game reports, weekly highlights, and other earth-shatteringly interesting stuff. And if all that isn't awesome enough, every SoPo futsal athlete gets a swanky t-shirt. Academy players also get a stylin' futsal ball as well. Plus...we play music during our games and training sessions to crank up the energy even further.
Seriously, what could be better?
In the U.S., we tend to lack creativity and flair in our soccer. At SoPo Futsal, we are working to inject those elements into the U.S. youth game (or at least the youth game here in South Portland, Maine) by offering affordable developmental programs and leagues that encourage risk taking, creativity, and self-expression on the soccer pitch. Futsal is a form of indoor soccer (football) played throughout the world on a court roughly the same size as a basketball court. It is a game that develops high levels of individual skill, quick in-game thinking, and creativity and flair on the ball. Many of the world's most dynamic soccer players honed their skills and refined their abilities playing futsal.
upcoming programs will begin in early to mid February 2019