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New Carmel Valley futsal league opens signups

Futsal is an alternative to outdoor and arena soccer that focuses on developing skills. Courtesy photo

Come join the fun and play futsal! Carmel Valley Futsal League is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural winter season that will be starting up Feb. 22.

The league will run for six consecutive Sundays and will be held at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center in the gymnasium. To register your team, go to the CV Futsal League website at www.cvfutsal.com, where you can download the registration flier or link to the online registration.

Carmel Valley Futsal League wants to provide players with an alternative to outdoor and arena soccer — one that offers an environment where players of all ages and skill levels can continue their development. We are accepting team and individual registrations. Any individuals who register will be placed on a team based on their age and skill level.

Futsal is an exciting, fast paced soccer game that was developed in Brazil in the 1930s. It is played on a gymnasium hard-wood floor and is basically a scaled down version of outdoor soccer — played indoors. The game is played without walls and the lines of the basketball court are used as the boundaries.

The sport is a great skill developer as it demands quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing.

Many of the great soccer superstars such as Pele, Ronaldo, Messi, and Kaka grew up playing futsal and credit the game with developing their skills.

The Carmel Valley Futsal League is accepting team registrations for the U7/U8, U9/U10, U11/U12 and U13/U14 age groups for both boys and girls. Games will be held in the gym at the Carmel Valley Rec Center between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. The registration fee for the league is $500 ($120 for individual players) and includes all referee fees, league administration, equipment and awards for the champions.

The CV Futsal League uses USYF rules with some modifications. The games will consist of two 25-minute halves and a 5-minute half-time. Teams are composed of four outfield players and one goalkeeper. League rules are available on the website at www.cvfutsal.com. Futsal is a game where players will get lots of touches on the ball while developing better foot skills and more movement without the ball. It is a game of constant excitement and lots of scoring!

For questions about the Carmel Valley Futsal League, visit the website at www.cvfutsal.com or send an email to cvfutsalinfo@gmail.com.


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