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 – U13 (2014 – 2008 Birth Years), Santa Barbara SC and Central Coast Academy boys and girls teams

Level: Competitive ‘club’ level players

Location: Earl Warren Show Grounds (3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105) and Buellton Community Center (301 Second Street, Suite A, Buellton, CA 93427)

Format: All 2014-2008 players in the club will have one additional futsal session available every week to provide an option of an additional ‘3rd day’ of training.

Winter Session Session: 

  • 9-week schedule (boys & girls)
  • Conducted the weeks of November 29th to and including the week of February 7th (Closed for holiday the weeks of Dec. 20th & 27th)
Wednesday at Earl Warren Show Ground:
  • Boys 2014 Elite, Boys 2013 (All level teams), Boys 2012 (All level teams), Girls 2011 white from 3:15-4:30pm
  • Boys 2011 (All team levels), Boys 2010 White & Blue, Girls 2010 Elite from 4:30-5:45pm
  • Boys 2010 Elite, Boys 2009 White & Blue, Boys 2008 Blue from 5:45-7:00pm 
Thursday at Earl Warren Show Ground:
  • Girls 2012 (All level teams), Girls 2010 White, Boys 2013 White, Girls 2009 Elite & White from 3:15-4:45pm
  • Boys 2008 White, Boys 2007 White & Blue, Girls 2008 Elite & White, Girls 2007 (All level teams) from 4:30-6:00pm 
  • Note: 90 minutes instead of 75 minutes due to size of the group.
Friday at Buellton Community Center:
  • Girls 2009 & 2008 (All level teams) from 6:00- 7:30pm 
  • Note: 90 minutes instead of 75 minutes due to size of the group. 

Girls Calendar: Click Here

Boys Calendar: Click Here

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.
  • The speed and fluidity of the Futsal 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 they are in the process of launching one after breaking down their opponents.
  • This quick transition play 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 comfortable.

What’s the goal of the Santa Barbara SC & Joga Futsal partnership?

  • Provides players with much needed additional touches on the ball.
  • Accelerates the decision-making process.
  • Increases the speed of play.
  • Provides an emphasis on ball control and technique.
  • Develops a mentality around the goal, increasing the finishing opportunities.
  • Enhances attacking and defending as well as transitional moments.
  • Provokes thought and supportive play.

“Futsal is by no means the magic cure for developing a 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 team’s schedule.

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

— Greg Wilson, DOC