Futsal is a great way to develop football skills. It demands quick thinking and decision making. Futsal players are forced to make quick decisions in tight spaces therefore developing quick footwork and vision. Futsal requires a lot more touches on the ball than football improving faster skills and technique. Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is essentially, a smaller version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller court with a smaller ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.
"A lot of the moves I make originate from Futsal and to this day my ball control is pretty much a futsal player's ball control." Ronaldinho Gaucho
"In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street and with Newell's Old Boys. It was a really fun game that's helped me a great deal." Lionel Messi
"In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal. The smaller court helped my footwork skills, the nature of the game made me feel so free when I played. If it wasn't for Futsal, I would definitely not be the player I am today." Cristiano Ronaldo
"I started playing Futsal when I was 4 years old and most of the moves I use come from playing Futsal. I played Futsal until 13 or 14 years of age before I began playing regular soccer." Robinho