The nature of the game places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent breeding ground for football competencies that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.
Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development; players of the calibre of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Santi Cazorla, David Silva to name but a few. The laws encourage skilful, creative play above the physical contact. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
* This is a rough guide and ages in classes may vary due to ability