Rancho Santa Fe Attack Soccer recently introduced its new “Futsal in the Ranch” program that will be starting up March 2. The program will run for five consecutive Sundays and will be held at R. Roger Rowe School and the RSF Community Center in the gymnasiums. To register, go to www.rsfsoccer.com where you can download the registration flyer or register online.
Darren Parker, a member of the Attack professional coaching staff, will be the director of the Futsal program. Parker has been playing and coaching Futsal for 15 years and his resume includes winning the National Championship in 2002 and 2004 as a player and coaching a Boys Under 19 team to a National title in 2012. RSF Attack is “very excited” to have Parker developing and overseeing the Attack program.
Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced soccer game that was developed in Brazil in the 1930s. It is played on a gymnasium hard-wood floor and is basically a scaled down version of outdoor soccer – played indoors. The game is played without walls and the lines of the basketball court are used as the boundaries.
The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. Many of the great soccer superstars, such as Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, and Kaka grew up playing futsal and credit the game with developing their skills.
The “Futsal in the Ranch” program will be available for both Recreational and Competitive players and there will be three one-hour sessions offered each Sunday. Session 1 will be for 4-6 year olds and will start at 11:30 a.m. Session 2 will be offered for 7-9 year olds and will start at 12:45 p.m.. Session 3 will start at 2 p.m. and will be for 10-12 year olds. The registration fee for the program is $150 and includes a t-shirt for each participant.
Enroll your child so they can come join in the fun and work on developing their soccer skills. Each session will start out with 15 minutes of warm-up and skills work, and then the remaining time will be spent playing in a game situation. The teams will be set up so that all players will get lots of touches on the ball while developing better foot skills and more movement without the ball. It is a game of constant excitement and lots of scoring!
For questions about the “Futsal in the Ranch” program or any of the other exciting programs that Attack Soccer offers, visit www.rsfsoccer.com or call the office at 760-479-1500. Attack Soccer is partnering with soccerloco to offer indoor shoes and balls at a discount for Attack’s participants. You can learn more about this on the Attack website.