Futsal vs. Soccer

By: Bri Sauer

Soccer vs. Futsal

In the fall and spring, my teammates and I play two different seasons of soccer, while in the off season (winter), some of my team plays futsal. Futsal is very similar to normal soccer except for a few simple rules or conditions.

Rules

First off, since futsal is played in winter, we play indoors on a basketball court. Also, the ball is a size smaller and is heavier than a normal ball, because normal balls would be harder to control on a court. Since we are inside and on a nice basketball court, we are required to only wear indoor soccer shoes or tennis shoes. On the real soccer field, 11 players are on the field at a time (including the goalie) but because a basketball court is so much smaller, we only have 5 people on the court at a time.