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Futsal League

INDOOR WINTER LEAGUE

Our Futsal league wrapped up in February with an exciting championship weekend!  More indoor opportunities will be available throughout the year.

Travel Teams

THE HIGHLANDS SOCCER CLUB

The Highlands Soccer Club plays in the PA West Youth Travel League.  Teams have been formed for  the 2020 spring season.  Check back soon for schedules.

Academy Training

EXPERT SKILL TRAINING

Training sessions are available for all Soccer Club players and teams as well as specialized clinic opportunities and Little Tikes for the youngest players.

Tournaments

THE HIGHLANDS CUP 2020

The Highlands at North Fork hosts a seasonal (winter & summer) tournament series for competitors in the area. Stay tuned for summer 2020 dates and registration.

PA WEST Youth League Travel Teams

Highlander Soccer Academy is proud to announce our acceptance into the PA West Youth Travel League!  Teams are being formed for the 2020 Spring season including U10, U12, U13, High School.

Spring 2020 Travel Teams

Teams are being formed now.  If you have not registered and would like to participate we may have a spot for you.  Please contact Dustin directly at dustin@thg-1.com.

Fall 2020 Travel Teams – Tryouts will be held in July 2020

If you have questions please email Dustin@thg-1.com

Winter Futsal League

The Highlands at North Fork is committed to offering the best soccer opportunities to player year-round.  FUTSAL is a chance for area youth to enjoy league play in the offseason.  Our 2019-2020 winter futsal league was comprised of U10, U12, U15, and High School.  

So what is the difference between futsal and walled soccer?

Compared to walled soccer or large indoor field soccer, futsal places a greater premium on ball control. There is no reward for errant passes because the other team gets the ball. There is no reward for errant shots because the other team gets the ball. There is no incentive to ’kick and run’ because the field is too small and packed with players. Players with the ball must use proper technique to maintain control and must seek out other players in space. Players without the ball must move to ’real’ space and truly support their teammates.

How Does Futsal Promote Better Technique?

Just watch futsal players fight to keep the ball from crossing the touch line and you’ll immediately begin to see how futsal develops skill, control, and technique. A small field with lines puts players constantly under pressure from other players and out-of-play boundaries. Players must learn to settle the ball rapidly, cut sharply, shield effectively, pass quickly and move into space.

With futsal, the emphasis is clearly on control and technique. Without control and technique you cannot expect to succeed in futsal. And, if US players are to be more successful in the international arena, it is clear that we must better train and prepare our youth on proper technique.  If you are serious about skills and technique development, futsal is the superior activity. Futsal promotes better technique and develops skills more rapidly.

Futsal places a premium on control and technique. Take away the walls and you can still have as much fun as walled soccer. But there are far more quality touches and repetitions which directly translate to the outdoor game. With Futsal, you make better use of your training time and development.

 

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