WHY GARCIA'S FUTSAL CAMP?
BECAUSE FUTSAL TEACHES:
-Players learn to cope in tight spaces
-It improves spatial awareness
-It improves decision making and footwork
-Futsal improves your game through it's intense pace and rapid execution
-The ball is out of play 8-10% of the time in a small-sided game, compared to 34% in a 11v11 game
-Gives players more time on the ball, 1v1 moves, skills, ball mastery, and creativity
-Players touch the ball up to five times more in small sided games with a special low bounce futsal ball
-Develops a player's ability to both defend and attack
-At Garcia's Academy we use futsal as a great developmental tool for your child to improve their confidence and skills to bring them to that next level as a complete soccer player!
One touch futsal with the emphasis on crisp clean passing, always creates better players in my book. The ball is smaller and not as lively, allowing far more touch & feel, which develops footwork & control to a much greater degree than a normal soccer ball, especially on a harder / smoother surface. This equals a Great game! "Coach Leo"
JUST ASK THE PROFESSIONALS!
World Cup winner Pele: "Futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing? also for dribbling, balance, concentration?Futsal was very, very important, no doubt."
World Player of the Year Lionel Messi: "In Argentina, when I was a young boy, I used to play a lot of Futsal on the street and with Newell's Old Boys. It was a really fun game that's helped me a great deal."
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo: "In Portugal, all we played growing up was Futsal. The smaller court helped my footwork skills, the nature of the game made me feel so free when I played. If it wasn't for Futsal, I would definitely not be the player I am today."
Milan and Brazil forward Robinho: "I played Futsal for many years and it helped me to become the player I am today. There you don't have time to think, you are always tightly marked and you develop a sense for performing in small spaces."
(above) Ariana Garcia with U.S. National Futsal Team Coach Keith Tozer at Great Lakes US National Futsal ID camp and in Costa Rica as a USA National 2001 futsal team member where she helped lead the USA team to a undefeated 4-0 tournament.
Congratulations to our very own Garcia's Futsal Academy camper and Midwest United Royal 01 MRL/National League player Ariana Garcia for being selected as a 2001 U.S. National Futsal team member she traveled to Costa Rica July 27, 2015 for a week for her first international tournament as a U.S. National Player and later in the year to Canada for another international event, she worked her way from being a regional great lakes team member to be selected to attend a national camp in Kansas in July for 5 days and participated in 13 training sessions and pool games and then was selected as 1 out of 12 players from over 13 evaluators and national coaches from all the states and she was the only player from Michigan selected for the 2001 team, there were over 40 selected and nominated regional players there from all regions and over 25 states competing for 12 spots. Good Luck Ariana and continue to represent West Michigan futsal as well as your coaches and teams! UPDATE - U.S. 01 girls futsal team in Costa Rica went undefeated 4-0 in tournament play way to go U.S.!!