"Naples Futsal was the first Futsal league affiliate to US Soccer in the State of Florida and the only one in collier County."
Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a 5 v 5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.
This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.
Futsal is the only "Official form of Indoor Soccer" as approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA. It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. Futsal is played on a gymnasium hard-wood floor or all-purpose sports flooring. The game does not require the use of expensive dasher boards, as do other versions of indoor soccer, therefore making it a very economical and safe sport.
The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, pin-point passing. The small, heavier futsal ball requires players to hone their ball-striking and ball handling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Katia grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills.
Who is Naples Futsal?
Naples Futsal is a company dedicated on promoting physical activity through Futsal.We started in 2009 with 6 Adult teams and now we have over 40 teams registered from U10 to Adult Division.
Naples Futsal is the only futsal league affiliated with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) through USAF USYF and responsible for managing the sport of futsal in the United States.
Naples Futsal is led by former player Luis Orellana Futsal native of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Orellana played futsal starting 9 years old at the school Rio Nuevo, then in 1994 University signed him to play BSU in category B of the Soccer Association Cruceña ACFS when he was 16 years old. For his love of sport Orellana came to form his own club "Club Cristo Viene" in 1996 starting in the junior category and also other divisions for their younger siblings in the sub 14. For the year 1998 he put together the team to play more in association with the dream of playing Futsal First Division of Santa Cruz. Orellana in 2003 when almost 10 years retired from being an active player in indoor soccer after playing the 2003 season in the First Division to migrate to America with the idea of forming a school of soccer or futsal in the American territory. It was not until 2005 when it came to entering a school football coach "Doral Soccer Academy" in the city of Miami. Working for two years and then moved to Naples, Florida in search of his dream academy and an indoor soccer league to promote the sport of futsal that was not known at the time by this area. In October 2007 Orellana founded Eagle Soccer Club Academy in Golden Gate Community Park since 2008. It was not until October 2009 that Naples Futsal League was created with the support of County Parks and Recreation and Vicky Collier who support this project from the beginning.
-Provide a healthy place where players and family members can attend and get distracted with Futsal Soccer.
-To promote physical activity as part of the intellectual and physical development of children and adults through Futsal.
-Create a Naples Team with the best players and participate in National and International tournaments.
Florida Futsal project is not yet completed as we have many short-and long-term ideas with the help of God, county parks and recreation and also the unconditional support of the community to make sport of FUTSAL spread not only in the Naples city ,but in the entire state of Florida.
-Create a professional league in the U.S. Futsal
-Development training to coaches
-Build our own Coliseum
-Naples Futsal magazine
-Have National and International tours with our Naples Team
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