- Published on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 23:24
- Written by Super User
The Pleasure Island Soccer Association will be holding a there Inaugural 4 vs. 4 Indoor Soccer Holiday Tournament December 8th-9th at the Wilmington Athletic Club.
The tournament is hosted by the Pleasure Island Soccer Association and will be “Futsal” Indoor Soccer. Tournament Details: 4 vs. 4 with 6 Players Max, Registration Deadline is December 2nd, each team is guaranteed 3 games, game times are 30 minutes long.
The Registration fee is $160 and you must register before December 2nd. The Tournament will be located at the Wilmington Athletic Club 2026 S. 17th Street in Wilmington. To register for the event log onto www.pleasureislandsoccer.com and click on the Holiday Tournament Link.
About "Futsal" Indoor Soccer: (Portuguese pronunciation: [fut?saw]) is a variant of association football that is played on a smaller pitch and mainly played indoors.
Its name is a portmanteau of the Portuguese futebol de salão, which can be translated as "hall football" or "indoor football". During the sport's second world championships held in Madrid in 1985, the name fútbol Sala was used.
Since then, all other names have been officially and internationally changed to futsal. Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper, however due to modified rules for youth divisions, format will be played 4v4 and on half courts. Unlimited substitutions are allowed. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football.
The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.