LA Galaxy Conejo Valley Futsal

LA Galaxy Conejo Valley now offers a Futsal program, open to all LAGCV players, that runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

The developmental focus of the program will be: dribbling, shielding, passing, receiving, shooting, creativity, confidence, combination play and teamwork.

Dates: Coming soon….
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays
Location: Los Cerritos Middle School (2100 E Avenida De Las Flores, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 – MAP)
Futsal will be located on the outside courts that run along Erbes Rd.
Times: 5:00-6:30pm 2012-2005 | 6:30-8:00pm 2004 and older
Cost: FREE
Participants: Open to all LAGCV players
Equipment: Players should wear shin guards, athletic running shoes, athletic clothing and come with water and a soccer ball
What to expect: Participants will warm up together after which teams will be organized and games will commence. Lots of fun, lots of playtime, lots of development.
Reserve your spot: Due to space restrictions, Futsal will be limited to the first 30 participants for each session. You can RSVP a spot at any Futsal session by emailing Clay Cameron at: futsal@cvusc.com. And of course we will do our absolute best to accommodate any walk-in participants

Why participate in these free LAGCV Futsal games? Lots of fun, lots of play time, lots of development! Bring your friends and come enjoy the fun and development that Futsal and LAGCV has to offer!

From the FA – “There are a number of benefits for soccer by encouraging young people to play Futsal as part of a balanced training program to improve their overall technical development. The game of Futsal creates an environment that allows young people to simulate and develop many skills and proficiencies that are transferrable to the 11-a-side game. The nature of Futsal with the smaller confines of the pitch that makes it harder to find space, the line markings that prevents easy escape from tight situations, and the smaller heavier ball which supports closer ball control and manipulation supports the technical development of young players in a multitude of ways.”

“Research indicates that individual’s playing Futsal receive the ball six times more often than they would do when they are playing 11-a-side football, allowing players to perform more individual techniques such as passes, controls, fakes, feints, dribbles and runs with the ball. As well as touching the ball more often, players will often receive the ball under pressure from opponents developing their confidence on the ball particularly in pressurised environments. Futsal as a game naturally brings players into regular one-on-one situations with their opponent, encouraging players into quick decision making as to how they overcome these scenarios; this could be through beating the opponent with a skill, or through clever passing to a team-mate. But one of the core attributes Futsal teaches young players is the importance of ball retention due to the threat of an immediate counter-attack. Confidence on the ball, receiving a pass under pressure, decision-making in 1v1 situations, and ball retention are all important fundamental skills that we look to develop in young football players that are practiced regularly within a game environment in Futsal.”

“The emphasis in Futsal is very much on skill and technique over physicality. But Futsal is also fun for young players who get to touch the ball with greater frequency in a variety of different positions.”

You can RSVP for a spot in one of our futsal sessions via email or get more information by contacting Clay Cameron at: futsal@cvusc.com