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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.  We are hopeful for a 2021 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 will host a seasonal (winter & summer) tournament series for competitors in the area. Stay tuned for summer 2021 dates and registration.

Winter 2020 Futsal Registration - Now Open!

We are moving forward with indoor futsal this winter with hopes that indoor sports restrictions do not become more strict.  We will continue to monitor recommendations and keep you informed via email and on our facebook page.  In the mean time we are developing a set of in-house policies that we will share with you soon.

For questions and team registration please contact Ben at ben@thg-1.com or call (412) 915-2386.

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.

 

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.

 

PA WEST Youth League Travel Teams

Highlander Soccer Academy is proud to announce our acceptance into the PA West Youth Travel League!  We are looking forward to forming teams for the 2021 Spring season including U10, U12, U13, High School.

Fall 2020 Travel Teams – Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and changes The Highlands has decided not to participate in PA West this season.  It is our hope that 2021 Spring season will be a different story.

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

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