Level 1- Futsal


Futsal, which is a five-a-side game, is the only small sided format that is supported by FIFA and UEFA. It is normally played on a flat, hard surface (usually indoor) with 3m x 2m size goals and a size 4 ball with a reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head-height. Games are 20 minutes per half, played to a stopping clock, with time-outs permitted.

Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided football game; its nature places a large emphasis on technical ability in situations of high pressure, and proves an excellent tool to develop techniques that can be translated into the 11-a-side game. Players are constantly placed in situations where they must play whilst under pressure or in confined spaces; helping to develop a player's technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness.

Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development.

FA Mini Soccer and Youth Futsal Handbook

Benefits of Futsal

The FA has launched a new Futsal Strategy to make this fast, exciting format of the sport become England’s indoor game of choice for young players and drive participation. 

Download the FA Futsal Strategy Here

Here in Durham County we believe in that vision and want to let you know of how you can get involved in your area and what is going on in Futsal in Durham.


Summer Festivals

BEACON OF LIGHT – 10:00am - 1:00pm   CARDINAL HUME SCHOOL – 10:00am -1:00pm
 8th June – U7, U8, U9 Boys 6th July – U14 Girls
 9th June- U10, U12, U14 Boys 7th July – U16 Boys
 BOLDON CA – 10:00am -1:00pm  EGGLESCLIFFE – 10:00am - 1:00pm
 15th June – U10 Girls   13th July – U10 Boys
 16th June – U12 Girls    14th July – U10/12 Girls
HUMMERSKNOTT ACADEMY – 11.30am - 2.30pm  
 23rd June - U11/U12 Boys  

Get in touch 

Laura Pye 1 

Laura Pye
Football Development Officer (Futsal & Leadership)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 5)
E: Laura.Pye@DurhamFA.com

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