FCV is for those who already play soccer in local youth clubs, the goal of FCV is to be an additional environment for players to develop their skills and abilities or players that want to play futsal exclusively. FCV wants to make sure players respect their youth soccer club schedules and work FCV in as an additional tool instead of a conflicting one. This is in place for a number of reasons. Futsal is a development setting for aspiring young soccer players and FCV respects the training schedules of local youth clubs and encourages our players to play both soccer and futsal. We recommend players to play both soccer and futsal to serve their purpose in development.

Who is backing FCV, Who is involved?

FCV is in association with the Vancouver Futsal Association in order to provide a club-like environment for those who want to play futsal exclusively or in addition to their soccer schedule. Sergio Raimundo will be the clubs head coach and director. For more information on Sergio, go to our staff page. FCV is also backed by the Directors of the Vancouver Futsal Association(VFA) Michael D’Agostino and Alexander Elliott. FCV will also work in affiliation with Futsal Canada and will work to be under the BC Soccer and CSA.

Why integrate Futsal into young soccer players schedules?

Futsal is an excellent addition to a young soccer player’s schedule and has been proven to help supplement their skills from a technical and skill perspective. Players learn to play in tighter spaces, with less time to make decisions on the ball. This highlights the importance of the control over the ball and helps grow the technical side of their game. Futsal is used in some of the world’s most well-known soccer superpowers such as Brazil,

Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, and Portugal.

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FCV Development Foundation

For U7 through U12 teams.

Players will play multiple positions during FCV sessions and games. Because futsal allows a lot of interchanging and complexity within all of the positions, players will not play a specific role within the team, but rather learn to be a well rounded and technical player. Interchanging of positions will allow players a better understanding of the game and understanding of what happens in different positions.

Planning will be performed in periodized stages so that each week players work on all aspects of the game to favor long-term development. This is in place to avoid missing elements that need regularity that sometimes gets missed when block planning.

The training sessions will contain four different categories according to the age rank in a E.P.T.C. setting.

  1. Exploration Games and Activities (To promote freedom and creativity)
  2. Physical Literacy Games (Motor Skills and Mobility Mechanics in relation to technique on the ball),
  3. Technical and Ball Mastery (Skill development, technique improvement, and progression)
  4. Competitive Exploration and Play (Compete, play, implement)

Session planning is based on a Touch to Time ratio, to maximize development for all players. Futsal by nature maximizes the player’s engagement on a consistent basis as there are more direct moments that players are involved in the immediate play. Players are continually engaged and forced to make decisions on and off the ball in small spaces under quick time restraints.

By basing training on a Touch to Time ratio, the goal is to achieve maximum growth in minimum time. The speed of play, speed of transition, and time of disengagement is all taken into account. Due to the unstructured nature of futsal tactics in the small sided setting, the sessions will promote self-organization and the principles of play, time and space, instead of tactical scenarios. Players are encouraged to read situations on the court instead of being coached to play in a specific tactical manner.

Futsal Game Model – Moments Of The Game

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