Academy of Soccer Excellence (ASE) is a youth soccer club in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Washington. ASE provides the Tri-Cities (Tri Cities) soccer player high levels of competition and training.

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2017-2018 ASE Futsal

Program Details

First Session

Where: Southridge Indoor Sports Pavilion
Dates: Every Saturday between November 4th and December 10th
Times: U8 - U11 - 5pm-6pm
            U12-U14 - 6pm-7pm
            U15-U19 - 7pm-8pm
Cost: $40 ($50 for non ASE members)
Sign Up:  Online Registration Open

**Note: The facility has a conflict on December 9th so we will be moving that date to December 10th (Sunday) at the same times **

Second Session
Where: Southridge Indoor Sports Pavilion
Dates: Every Saturday between January 6th and February 24th, 2018
Times: U8 - U10 - 5pm-6pm
            U11-U13 - 6pm-7pm
            U14-U19 - 7pm-8pm
Cost: $40 ($50 for non ASE members)
Sign Up:  Registration opening in December...

 

**Note: The facility has a conflict on January 28th and February 17th,  so we will be moving that dates to Sunday Jan 28th and Feb 18th (Sunday) at the same times **

 

What is Futsal?

Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by FIFA. It is a 5 v 5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.

Why Futsal?

This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the world play to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

In a blog post, New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Talent Code,” Daniel Coyle describes the benefits of playing futsal:
 
  • Players touch the ball more often—600 percent more often
  • Players are forced to develop more moves. Merely booting the ball down the field—often the first option in the outdoor game—doesn’t work. Futsal players practice lots of fakes and tricks—because they have to. As one Brazilian told me, “Futsal is our national laboratory of improvisation.”
  • Players grow accustomed to operating in tight spaces. When they get to the outdoor game, futsal players feel as if they have all the room in the world.

Watch the following video from US Soccer to learn why futsal is a key component to player development and a mandatory part of the seasonal training plan for the Development Academy (https://youtu.be/-tR4slb3ztE).

These simple variations create a hyper learning environment for player development. In a blog post, New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Talent Code,” Daniel Coyle describes the benefits of playing futsal:
 
* Players touch the ball more often—600 percent more often
 
* Players are forced to develop more moves. Merely booting the ball down the field—often the first option in the outdoor game—doesn’t work. Futsal players practice lots of fakes and tricks—because they have to. As one Brazilian told me, “Futsal is our national laboratory of improvisation.”
 
* Players grow accustomed to operating in tight spaces. When they get to the outdoor game, futsal players feel as if they have all the room in the world.

How Does It Work?

ASE coaches will be on-site to organize the attendees into age-appropriate teams, as well as facilitate pickup-style games. Players need only to show up with gym-appropriate shoes (non-marking), shin guards and water.  Game day procedures and rules of futsal can be found here:  
 

How Do the Wristbands Work?                

Each registered player will receive an ASE wristband at their first session that should be worn to each subsequent session.  This lets the facilitator know that everyone has registered while also providing your player with a souvenir.

Why Free Play and No Coaching or Teams?

"The best way to learn soccer, or any sport for that matter, is through free play. The best players from around the world have inspired us through skills learned on their neighborhood courts. Like pond hockey or street basketball, true skill and creativity are born in that unstructured time."  - Joy of the People

We will provide a safe, fun environment for ASE players to experience free play, which has become an increasingly lost form of playing.  While there will always be a place for deliberate practice and competitive games, players must also experience the joy of playing just for the fun of it.  It just so happens that it's also one of the best teachers of the game.

 Facility Rules (applies to everyone in court area)

  1. Water ONLY allowed on the courts for players and spectators.
  2. NO sports drinks allowed on the courts
  3. No black soled, soccer nub or marking shoes allowed.
  4. Please do not try to retrieve balls that get stuck on the beams. Please notify the front desk.
  5. You will not be allowed on the court before your reserved rental time. Please notify your participants for this and future rentals.
  6. Please supervise children at all times. Do not let them play in the curtains, on the metal cross bars or wanted onto other courts.
  7. After your rental is finished, your players must leave the court area.
  8. No outside soccer balls allowed inside the Pavillion. We have Futsal balls available for check out

Questions?

Contact Futsal Director, Jeremy Fox @ jsfox421@gmail.com