Short rosters: Teams have short
roster to have more playing time. This is not the spirit of Futsal. In
Futsal coaches should replace players often to get the most of their
energy and coach them while they are out.
Excessive kicking: Futsal is not a
kicking sport. It is a moving and getting close to the goal.
Bad transition from attack to defence
and vice-versa: When your team has possession all players attack.
Immediately when the ball is lost all players defend. If you have to tie
your shoes ask the coach to sub you.
Dead zone players: Players that
donít move get in a dead zone. If a coach perceives a player in a dead
zone the coach should replace the player immediately and talk to him.
Either the player is tired or donít understand the game.
Giving up: Do not look at the score
board, a goal can be scored in 2 seconds in Futsal. If you think that
your game is lost because you are loosing by 5 or 6 goals you are
Not using the goalie as a 5th
player when available: Use the goalie when you can. The goalie
becomes the fifth player and gives an edge. If the opposing player goes
after the goalie the goalie passes to the open player. If the goalie
canít pass he can kick to get rid of the ball after 4 seconds of
Over committing on the last minute.
When players see the clock on the last minute they get desperately on
the attack. The odds are that they will get scored against. This tactics
of over committing should be used only when the game or tournament is
Marking: Futsal is dynamic and so
is marking players.. A front player walking back slowly should be
Goalie bouncing the ball to players.
Goalie should roll the ball as close to the floor as possible because it
is easier for the player receiving the ball to control.
Slow ball reposition: The fastest
the ball is played after a game stop the better is for your team.
Distracted players: Players should
have the eye on the ball as close to 100% of the time as possible.
Controlling the ball with the side of
the feet: in Futsal the ball is controlled with the bottom of the
Players loosing focus: There is no
time in Futsal for getting upset. Getting upset with a play or the
referee may cost your team dearly. If you donít have the focus the odds
are that your team will suffer.
Physical games: Futsal is skills;
it is not a physical game. Instead of play physical players need to
focus on the game.
Playing Futsal just to enhance skills:
To benefit from Futsal you have to understand the spirit of the game.
Lack of movement: When attacking,
players should be moving constantly. Rotation is highly desirable. When
attacking, players need to be constantly looking for open space.
The kick start is a forward kick. Place
the receiving player close enough so he can get the ball before the
Place the ball on the line and have your
body outside of the field to restart a play after the ball goes out of
The goalie must use his hands for a goal
The opponent player should allow 5 yards
in a kick in play.
When the goalie throws the ball it must
hit his own court or a second player before it hits the opposing court.
There are no shoulder charges, slides or
even play the ball when you are down allowed in Futsal.