Futsal is one of the best methods of developing young footballers, particularly for a possession style of play. It provides the perfect small-sided environment for explosively and exponentially increasing a player's abilities across multiple dimensions.
A fun, fast-paced training program designed to help develop youth players technical skills, spatial awareness and decision making.
Eagleclaw Futsal's curriculum is deeply influenced by Spanish futsal training, or futbol sala as it is called in Spain. Each session begins with some free play followed by about 15-20 minutes of training aimed at developing fundamental techniques critical to the game, including controlling the ball with the sole of the foot, quick passing, spatial awareness and smart movement. Everything is done with the ball and usually through Spanish rondo-based exercises and small-sided games. The next 30 minutes involve a variety of small sided games and 5v5 scrimmages in which official futsal rules are enforced. These games are designed to use the natural constraints of futsal - 5 players per side, the low bounce ball, the hardwood court, the rules of the game - to accelerate development by getting kids playing quickly and using their newly learned skills and tactics in the most beneficial way. This is how we are able to create a learning environment that is fun for the kids and allows them to learn the game by playing the game.
Amadou is the Director of Eagleclaw Futsal and has a keen understanding of how important futsal is for developing young players. A former professional player with Charleston Battery, Toronto FC and Seattle Sounders, Amadou grew up in Gambia and played with the Gambian Under-20 National Team.
Eagleclaw Futsal instructor, Amadou Sanyang is an experienced Eagleclaw coach with years of experience coaching and playing futsal. Coach Amadou has earned the Level 1 Futsal Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches Association (formerly the National Soccer Coaches Association of America).
FALL 2021 - Training program
Registration IS open!
30 Players Max per group
GROUP A : Players born 2013 - 2011
GROUP B : Players born 2010 - 2008
GROUP C : Players born 2007 - 2004
2021 FALL PROGRAM
September 10 - December 10
(no training Aug 27, Sep 3, Nov 26)
50 Minute Sessions
15 PLAYERS MAX PER SESSION
GROUP A : 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
GROUP B : 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm
GROUP C : 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm
L O C A T I O N
Hidden Valley Fieldhouse (Bellevue Boys & Girls Club)
1903 112th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Eagleclaw Futsal Kit
Players are expected to wear the official Eagleclaw Futsal uniform kit, which includes jersey, shorts and socks. The uniform kit is not included in your registration fee. Uniform items are purchased through Soccer.com *We will notify you once the uniforms are ready for purchase.
Futsal players need futsal shoes, NOT turf shoes. Futsal is played on a hard surface like a basketball court. This means futsal players need a shoe that can provide traction and stability on a hard, smooth playing surface. Futsal shoes typically have a gum rubber flat outsole and a flat, stiff sole. There should not be any "teeth" or studs on the sole. It should be flat. They need to be lightweight and flexible to adjust to the sudden stops and quick turns made on a futsal pitch. "Turf Shoes" are NOT Futsal shoes. Eagleclaw recommends PUMA futsal shoes, like the amazing PUMA King IT shoes shown above, but any brand of futsal shoes is allowed.
Tough plastic for support
Better comfort, support and cushioning
Better grip on hardwood floors
Flexible for efficient running and more dynamic movements