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About Futsal

Futsal is the only official form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).  It is played in all the continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players.  Futsal is generally played on a gymnasium hardwood floor or on all-purpose sports flooring. 

Brazil is a 7-time Futsal World Champion and 5-time Soccer World Champion, and most of its players played Futsal during their youth.  Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka, Iniesta and others grew up playing the game and credit Futsal with developing their skills.

The game is economical, safe, simple, and fun to play.  Futsal is fast‑paced and action‑packed; this improves fitness while players learn and have fun.  Children love playing Futsal because it is exciting, many goals are scored, and the game is devoid of complex rules such as offside.  Children learn much faster if they enjoy the game and spend a lot of time playing with the ball.
--Adapted from the US Futsal Federation (

Benefits of Futsal
- Develops precise ball control and technical skills, and accurate and quick passing.
- Helps to develop creativity and decision-making. 
- Develops skills required for soccer as well as other sports:  balance, motor ability, agility and coordination, and quicker reflexes and awareness.
- Safer and more affordable than indoor soccer with walls - it can be played on a basketball court.  Futsal eliminates the injuries associated with wall collisions, and no slide tackles are allowed.  The game is popular with children, teenagers, and adults of both genders.

About the Brazilian Futsal Academy
The Brazilian Futsal Academy is a divison of BFA - Brazilian Futebol Academy, a premier soccer academy located at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, offering year-round soccer training for all skill levels.  BFA also offers high-quality futsal training through the Brazilian Futsal Academy.  Our coaching staff is composed of top futsal professionals highly specialized in player development, and our strategic partners include soccer and futsal world champions.

BFA applies a similar training methodology and philosophy used in Brazil at the youth divisions of professional teams, and futsal training from Brazil's top clubs.  Our age-appropriate training integrates scientific and pedagogical methods combined with practical application experience led by specialized professionals. 

Brazilian Futsal Academy BU10/11 playing at the 619 Futsal League Spring 2014

Brazilian Futsal Academy BU 8/9 practice

Brazilian Futsal Academy coaching at the National Guard Futsal Clinic spring 2014

Brazilian Futsal Academy coaching staff assisting Keith Tozer, the Head Coach fo the US Futsal National Team and Mark Litton, the US Futsal National Team goalkeeper coach, during the Futsal ID Camp in San Diego, CA, May 2014.



Brazilian Futsal Academy training is starting again!  After a great program last year, our futsal training sessions are starting again in November, 2014.
Sessions will be held on Saturdays and Sundays.  Space is limited, so contact us now to reserve your spot. 

For training dates and locations please email us at, or call us at 619-282-5100.

We will once again have teams playing at the 619 Futsal League this year.  Come support our teams on Sundays, starting November 23.






The Brazilian Futebol Academy is located at Qualcomm Stadium 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108 [MAP]  
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