Futsal

Santa Barbara SC is excited to partner with Joga Fustal to enhance our curriculum and assist players in providing additional opportunities to improve their individual control, skills, and touch. Futsal demands quick reflexes, fast thinking and pin-point passing and helps hone ball-striking and ball handling technique. Great soccer superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldo, Messi, Kaka and Katia grew up playing the game and credit futsal with developing their skills.

Ages. U9 to U13 (2013 to 2006 Birth Years) Santa Barbara SC boys and girls teams

Level. Competitive ‘club’ level players   

Location. Earl Warren Show Grounds (3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105)

Format. All Santa Barbara SC teams will have a minimum of two fall ‘mandatory’ futsal sessions.  All 2013-2006 players in the club will have one additional futsal session available every week to provide an option of an additional ‘3rd day’ of training.

Fall. September 9th (boys) & 10th (girls) and conclude on November 11th (boys) & 12th (girls).

Winter. 6-week schedule (boys & girls) conducted during the weeks of November 30, 2020 to January 18, 2021. Click for girls & boys age groups.

Note: No sessions December 21st & 28th (2- weeks).

Spring. 15-week schedule (boys & girls) conducted during the weeks of January 25 to May 10, 2021. Click for girls & boys age groups.

Note: No sessions week of March 22, 2021 (Spring Break).

Girls Calendar: Click Here

Boys Calendar: Click Here

WINTER:

Tuesday

7:00-8:30pm
2007 Boys White, 2008 Girls Elite, 2008 Boys White & 2008 Boys MLS

Wednesday

4:00-5:30pm
2012 Boys Elite, 2011Boys White & 2013 Boys Elite

5:30-7:00pm
2009 Boys Blue, 2010 Boys White, 2010 Boys Blue, 2010 Girls Elite & 2011 Boys Elite

Thursday

3:00-4:30pm
2011 Boys Blue, 2011 Girls White, 2011 Girls Elite & 2012 Boys White

4:30-6:00pm
White 2008 Girls White, 2009 Boys White, 2009 Girls Elite, 2009 Girls White & 2010 Boys Elite

6:00-7:30pm
2007 Boys Blue, 2008 Boys Blue, 2008 Boys MLS & 2009 Boys Elite

Sundays

4:30-5:30pm
2010 Girls White, 2011 Girls White, 2012 Girls Elite & 2012 Girls White

SPRING:

Wednesdays

3:00-4:00pm
2012 Girls Elite & 2012 Girls White

4:00-5:30pm
2012 Boys Elite, 2011 Boys White & 2013 Boys Elite

5:30-7:00pm
2009 Boys Blue, 2010 Boys White, 2010 Boys Blue, 2010 Girls Elite & 2011 Boys Elite

7:00-8:30pm
2007 Boys Blue, 2008 Boys Blue, 2008 Boys MLS & 2009 Boys Elite

Thursdays

3:00-4:30pm
2010 Girls White, 2011 Girls Elite, 2011 Girls White, 2011 Boys Blue, 2012 Boys White

4:30-6:00pm
White 2008 Girls White, 2009 Boys White, 2009 Girls Elite, 2009 Girls White & 2010 Boys Elite

6:00-7:30pm
2007 Boys White, 2008 Girls Elite & 2008 Boys White 

Why futsal is a critical part of the Santa Barbara SC curriculum?  “Futsal is an extremely important way for kids to develop their skills and understanding of the game. Futsal also supports young player development in other ways. The speed and fluidity of the game supports players in understanding and improving their skills in the transition (counter-attacking) phase. In Futsal, teams are often either defending a counter-attack or in the process of launching one after breaking down their opponents. This is recognized in modern football as a vital component for young players to understand and apply. This ebbing and flowing of the game also results in all players being required to feel comfort.”

Santa Barbara SC & Joga Futsal. will provide players with much needed additional touches on the ball.

  • Accelerates the decision making process
  • Increases the speed of play of the game
  • Provides and emphasis ball control and technique
  • Develops a mentality around the goal, increasing the finishing opportunities
  • Enhances attacking and defending as well as transitional moments
  • Provokes though and supportive play

‘Futsal is by no means the magic cure for developing a more technically competent soccer players, but Santa Barbara SC believes Futsal can support and play an important role in improving the technical qualities of the future generation of players transitioning into Zone 3 of our developmental curriculum.’

Contact your manager/coach for your teams schedule.

Additional Questions.

Program Director. Peter Aguilar 

Futsal Director. Willie Sims 

“Futsal is excellent vehicle to help develop and improve intelligence, speed of play, skills, technique and creativity.”

— Greg Wilson, DOC