Heartland Futsal – America’s Largest Futsal League
Futsal is recognized as the best option for player development. It is especially great for improving speed of play, technical skills, decision-making and fitness.
Futsal – The Skill Builder
FIFA says futsal is better. And the Brazilians and Spanish are among the many nations that swear by it. Pele, Ronaldinho, Marta, Iniesta & Xavi all credit futsal for much of their skill development. And more recently, U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy are mandating futsal as a component of their player development initiative. Once you experience futsal, you will see the reasons.
Futsal is the only indoor game sanctioned by FIFA. If skills development is important, Futsal is recognized as clearly the best form of indoor soccer. But that’s not the only reason.
- Better Skills Development – Futsal promotes quality touches
- Safer – Futsal eliminates the injuries associated with wall collisions
- Less Expensive – Futsal makes quality soccer more affordable
We are pleased to announce that registration has opened for the 2022-2023 Heartland Futsal season.
League play weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday):
- November 19 – 20, 2022
- December 3 – 4, 2022
- December 10 – 11, 2022
- December 17 – 18, 2022
- January 7- 8, 2023
- January 14-15, 2023
- January 21-22, 2023
- January 28 – 29, 2023
- February 4 – 5, 2023
- February 11 – 12, 2023
Facilities – New Century Fieldhouse, Mid-America West, Roeland Park, JCCC, and SportPlex Olathe
Divisions – Boys and Girls U8 – U19
High School division by skill, not age
Gold, Silver and Bronze divisions where applicable
League Fees – $750 per team
Number of Games – 8 games
In addition to League Fees, each player must register with U.S. Youth Futsal – $13.50
League registration will open in September and ends on October 3, 2022.
The USYF Central Regional Championship will be held February 17-19, 2023. Regional registration will close on January 30.
Questions should be directed to Shannon Johnson at [email protected]
What is Futsal?
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 low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.
Futsal in the United States is growing rapidly as coaches and players are discovering the technical and tactical benefits of this fast-paced indoor court game, not only for those that play soccer but also those players best suited for the Futsal game itself.
- More touches on the ball
- Better foot skills
- More movement without the ball
- Quick decisions
- Technical speed of play
- High-score games
- Constant excitement
- Futsal is a great tool to better your Outdoor Soccer Game
- Soccer Super stars like Messi, Ronaldo, Alves, Seedorf, Bebeto, Marta and others all contribute Futsal has part of their success.