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 2007 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 2013-2007 players in the club will have one additional futsal session available every week to provide an option of a additional ‘3rd day’ of training.

Due to COVID-19 facility requirements the Futsal program has been placed on hold for the fall season. Instead, Santa Barbara SC will provide third day skills training during the same days and times at Girsh Park grass.

The 10-week program will start on September 9th (boys) & 10th (girls) and conclude on November 11th (boys) & 12th (girls).

Winter 10-week schedule will be released in October.

Fall. 10-week schedule

Wednesday (Boys)

4:00-5:00pm (2013 to 2011)

5:00-6:00pm (2010 & 2009)

6:00-7:00pm (2008 & 2007)

Thursday (Girls)

4:00-5:00pm (2013 to 2011)

5:00-6:00pm (2010 & 2009)

6:00-7:00pm (2008 & 2007)

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