TFA Futsal Program

Be a part of the 2022 TFA Futsal Program!

Register to fill Open Spots!
Register through your Demosphere account.

Players needed: Boys 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011. Girls 2011, 2013

8-10 games in the Greater Cincinnati Futsal League in the months of November 2022 thru March 2023. Training in November and December (no training in January – March).

Futsal Training Thursday, November 24 will be moved to Wednesday, November 23!

Greater Cincinnati Futsal League (Games) KICKOFF is November 11th!
Game Schedules are posted at:

TFA is offering 3 futsal options this fall/winter:

OPTION 1 Two Nights of Training + Games = $275
OPTION 2 One Night of Training + Games = $200
OPTION 3 No Training – Games only = $125

Players need to pay an additional approximately $13 insurance fee – details will follow on how to register for the league insurance. Please note, you do NOT have to order a futsal ball or shirt when registering for the insurance.

Players do NOT have to choose the same training option to be able to play on the same team.

Training location – Miamitown School Gym (6578 State Route 128, Miamitown, OH 45041) (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Game location – Game On! Sports Complex (6630 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224)

Direct questions to John Huth.

Teams can play together (7-9 players per team).

Individuals not part of a team will be placed.

Non-TFA players are welcome.

TFA coaches can coach their players during games.

TFA players will wear their TFA outdoor kits.

Futsal comes from the Spanish ‘futbol sala’ or ‘futbol de salon’, which can be translated as ‘room football’, or as I translate it, ‘awesome fast paced small-sided soccer with a heavy ball’.
Futsal is played in a smaller area, on hard surfaces, with 5 players (4 field players and a goalkeeper) and with a heavier ball.

The benefits of futsal include:
• improves players decision making skills • provides players with more touches on the ball • the heavier ball increases the power of players (ball striking power significantly increases) • develops the confidence in players to go 1v1 against their opponent • allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition • improves reaction time

The book The Talent Code, written by Daniel Coyle explores why certain areas of the world are talent hotspots for certain activities. Simon Clifford, a soccer coach, was blown away by the supernatural skills of the Brazilian soccer players. After extensively studying the Brazilians, he determined that there was a misconception that the Brazilians got their skills from playing soccer at the beach. The cause for such talent came out of futsal.

Simon Clifford writes:

“One reason lies in the math. Futsal players touch the ball far more often than soccer players—six times more often per minute, according to a Liverpool University study. The smaller, heavier ball demands and rewards more precise handling—as coaches point out, you can’t get out of a tight spot simply by booting the ball downfield.

Sharp passing is paramount: the game is all about looking for angles and spaces and working quick combinations with other players. Ball control and vision are crucial, so that when futsal players play the full-size game, they feel as if they have acres of free space in which to operate.”