Volitude Sports has been serving Southern California with well organized and competitive Indoor Futsal Leagues for over 10 years! Leagues are offered almost every day of the week. Los Angeles and Orange County’s Premiere Indoor Futsal Leagues with most games being played at locations close to home or work. Join our Futsal League in Downey today!
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Futsal, also called 5-a-side indoor soccer, is the only official indoor soccer game recognized by FIFA. The game is played by over 170 of FIFA’s 209 Member Associations. The sport features a World Cup, Professional Leagues on every continent and star players like Falcão. It has also helped almost every world-class outdoor soccer player (Pele, Ronaldinho, Messi, and more) develop the skills, vision and decision making required to be the best.
United States Futsal (USFF) has been governing the sport of Futsal in the United States since 1981. Futsal (Five-a-Side Soccer) is “The Way the World Plays Indoor Soccer” and is the international form of indoor soccer approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It is played in all continents of the world by over 100 countries with 12 million players. Learn more about Indoor Futsal League.
The term FUTSAL is now the international term used for the game, it was first created by Alexander Para, for then the U.S. Minisoccer Federation. Mr. Para knowing that having the term “soccer ” in its name made it hard to obtain gym from school since most schools thought that a soccer ball in a gym would damage their facilities. He looked for a word like “NIKE” or KODAK, that would describe the sport and be able to be used in all languages of the world. While in Spain in early 1985 he noticed that the Spanish like the Brazilians called the sport with similar names. The Spanish or Portuguese word for “soccer”– FUTbol or FUTebol, and the French or Spanish word for “indoor” — SALon or SALa. From this Mr. Para decided to merge the two world and came up with the world FUTSAL. The new word was adopted by U.S. Futsal in 1987 since it includes the initials “fUtSAl” (USA), and U.S. Futsal changed its corporate name within the state of California, and had the name trademarked in Patent and Trademark Office in the United States in 1989 (PTO Serial # 73832190, Registration # 1645572). In 1989 at the meeting of integration between FIFA and FIFUFA (the old governing body of salon futbol), Mr. Para proposed that the new name that FIFA had proposed for the sport in the second “FIFA Five-a-Side World Championship” to be held in Hong Kong in 1992 be changed to FUTSAL. It was Mr. Para view that the new term “Five-a-Side” would change depending in which language you were speaking and that a new game should have a name that would not change. Dr. Havelange, then President of FIFA, accepted the idea and had the term incorporated into Article 27, that states. “The committee for soccer that is played in reduced areas called Salon Soccer or Five-a-Side, shall from now on be called FUTSAL”
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