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INTRODUCING THE "SALA" CUP

Posted by London Canadian Futsal League at Sep 11, 2017 6:29PM PDT
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The “SALAPREMIER CUP is the League’s top competition for men.

Teams/Players will be competing to be crowned the leagues “SALACUP CHAMPIONS.

The reward will not only be the title but MORE.

There will also be a GOLDEN AND SILVERSALACUP awarded to the champions of the play offs.

In a 8 teams competition, after the second round robin, the top four will compete for the “GOLDEN SALACUP and the bottom 4 will compete for the SILVERSALACUP.

Awards will be given to the Champions of all competitions as follows:
WORLDSALACUP – Players’ Medals and Team Trophy – NOVEMBER 3, 4 & 5
PREMIERSALACUP – 50% off following year’s registration fee + Players’ Medals and Team Trophy
GOLDENSALACUP – 25% off following year’s registration fee + Team Trophy
SILVERSALACUP – 25% off following year’s registration fee + Team Trophy

h3. *Get your friends together and make a team
Choose a name for your team and country to REP!
Prepare for the draw to START THE CHALLENGE!!
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FUTSAL, THE GAME, THE TEACHER, THE CHALLENGE!!!

WHY PLAY FUTSAL

Posted by London Canadian Futsal League at Sep 8, 2017 10:37AM PDT
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HERE ARE 10 REASONS

1. Rewards
FIFA’s Futsal rewards the same basic skills, tactics and knowledge of the game as the 11v11 outdoor game.
2. Ball Touches
In a statistical study comparing Futsal to indoor arena soccer with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.
3. Ball Control
With limited space, an out of bounds and constant opponent pressure, improved ball control skills and technique are required.
4. speed of Play
With limited space, constant opponent pressure and a 4 second restart rule players learn to play and think faster!.
5. Creativity
With limited time and space, players must be creative in finding ways out through fakes and feints
6. Continuity of Play
Action is continuous so players are forced to continue the play instead of stopping and watching.
7. Knowledge
With four court players and all the basic options of the outdoor game in non-stop action mode, players’ understanding of the game is enhanced.
8. Improve finishing
The goal and Penalty Area are a perfect size for narrowing the angle so players learn to shoot accurately to score goals.
9. Work ethic
There is no hiding in futsal! The player has to constantly be on the move and work super hard to create chances.
10. Fun
all Players enjoy the challenge of playing a fast-paced-fun-skill-oriented game that test their abilities.

FUTSAL, THE GAME, THE TEACHER

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The CONCACAF 2017 FUTSAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held in Honduras featuring eight of the region’s top FUTSAL clubs representing eight different CONCACAF Member Associations.

Our country is represented by Sporting Outlaws FC (CAN), after having won the Canadian Futsal Championship this past 2017 Spring defeating Saskatoon Olimpia SK F.C. 7:3

The eight clubs are: Sporting Outlaws FC (CAN), Sidekicks (MEX), Elite Futsal (USA), Grupo Line Futsal (CRC), Soyapango FC (SLV) and Universidad Pedagogica Nacional (HON), Habana (CUB) and FAX Futsal (GLP).

CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship 2017
Date: August 21- 26, 2017
Site: Honduras
Teams: 8
Caribbean (2)
Central American (3)
North America (3)

LONDON CANADIAN FUTSAL LEAGUE CLUB is proud to support CANADA and its Futsal Representative Sporting Outlaws F.C.

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Registrations for the 2017-18 FUTSAL SEASON OPEN NOW

Register as soon as possible to start as early as possible with our program and games.

FOR INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS, PLEASE VISIT OURCLUBS/TEAMSPAGE TO FIND CLUBS/TEAMS REGISTERING IN OUR FUTSAL SEASON ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS or Email us to refer you at londoncanadianfutsal@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 10
A FEE OF $100.00 WILL APPLY TO REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE

IF YOUR CLUB SUPPORTS FUTSAL, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US TO ADD YOU IN OURCLUBS/TEAMSWEBPAGE

JOIN THE ACTION, SOCCER ACTION, THE FUTSAL WAY!

JOHAN CRUYFF (R.I.P) and FUTSAL

Posted by London Canadian Futsal League at Aug 16, 2016 7:17AM PDT
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Post from DougReedFutsal for 04/07/2016

Johan Cruyff was one of the greatest players and coaches in the history of football. His impact is still felt today through the FC Barcelona side of recent times, described as the best ever seen. He has been credited for putting the foundations for their success whilst Head Coach at the club in the early 1990s. In the obituaries following his death there were numerous tributes written that covered this and his other achievements.
However, what wasn’t mentioned in any of these was his relationship with, and appreciation for, the game of futsal and the possible impact it had on him. He described the game, in an interview exclusively on futsal, as “spectacular”.

The intricate style employed by the current FC Barcelona football team has been said to resemble futsal; the utilisation of short passing, playing in between the defensive lines, using positional rotations, deploying constant switches of play to attack the weak side of the defence, high pressing to set up quick counter attacks and the fact that they have players who both manipulate the ball with the sole of the foot and use the toe poke finish.

The source of many of these concepts is the philosophy implemented by Cruyff while he was coaching the Barcelona squad that would become known as the “Dream Team” in the 1990’s. Of that side, Cruyff said “it appears that FC Barcelona play futsal on a big pitch.” The current side is an evolution of the style he first introduced. As Pep Guardiola said during his tenure leading the team “Cruyff built the cathedral, our job is to maintain and renovate it.”

Cruyff’s ideas were formed through the experiences he had during his career and the constant questioning and analysis that formed an innate part of his character. Some of those experiences involved futsal. He was always a fan of the game, playing futsal throughout his career in Holland, Spain and USA. After his retirement from playing, his relationship with futsal didn’t stop as he continued to play occasionally and regularly watched the game on television.

Talking about their style at the time Cruyff said ”I think everyone should be able to play in all the different positions on the field.” He went on to say that “the special thing about the Dutch team is movement. Everyone moves. That’s the basis of it.” These characteristics are also critical in futsal where constant movement and inter-changing of positions are used to find and create space; something which is at a premium in the 5-a-side game. With such success playing in this way early in his career it is no wonder he was such a futsal enthusiast.

Johan (Hendrik Johannes) Cruyff, footballer & futsal enthusiast, born 25 April 1947; died 24 March 2016.

LONDON CANADIAN FUTSAL LEAGUE & CLUB pays tribute to this great soccer player not only for his contribution to the sports of Soccer and Futsal but also for his beautiful displays of play given for our eyes to enjoy.