Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Futsal Ball Sizes - From FIFUSA to FIFA Futsal

Random Futsal Tips 

There is a science to coach futsal , it is not kick and run or let a  pile of kid on the same ball . 
If you were   an outdoor coach , be prepared for major changes on how to do futsal coaching : Do not waste  your coaching time , more than  five minutes talking and another ten minutes doing warming up for kids under 11 years old , get them to work with the ball - like give each one a futsal ball and make them do futsal  drills with the ball on the floor - first individually - get some hula hoop  lay it on the floor make them go around it - turning with the ball - none of that  knee juggling the ball , heading ,  shooting drills on the net before they know how to walk and run with the ball  " glued to their feet " . 
"now you have the futsal ball sizes for different age group , use it accordingly " . 

Penalty Max 50 - age 5 to 7 years old , 50 to 53 cm  weight 250 to 280 grams 

Max 100 - age 8 and 10 years old - 50 to 55 cm weight 300 to 350 grams

Max 200 - age 11, 12   yrs old ,  55 to 59 cm weight  350 to 380 grams 

Max !000 professional size for both men and woman - 61 to 64 cm, weight  410 to 440 grams

Penalty is the most procured futsal ball in Brazil

Carlos Mateus Coaching Youth  Futsal in Brazil 2012 at the Colegio  Margirus 
 Using the right futsal ball to better your game 
 Lucas Mateus stepping on a adult size futsal ball during a fathers day futsal event at his school in Brazil 
 Small size and weight for the children safety and ball handling were used at Lucas Mateus ( left on the wall ) - safety and ball handling size 3 for the 8 and 9 years old 
 different futsal ball sizes in the bag for diferent age group at the Terence Futsal Estilo Livre Acadenia in Brazil .  
 Size Matters 
Penalty Futsal Ball has been in Canada since stardom of the game on the west coast. 

From FIFUSA to FIFA Futsal Balls Sizes 

First Canadian Futsal World Team  used Penalty futsal ball sponsored by Penalty Brazil .

 Size 3 were used in Argentina for  the under 11 years old 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Futsal Canada and Futsal US Futsal Balls Sizes and Weight

I started futsal in Canada in 1980 with two futsal balls that I brought in my luggage from Brazil. Also I brought  a book made by the Brazilian Ministry of Education, used at the FEFIS or Faculdade de Educacao Fisica de Santos ,where I study P.E - half of the book was on futsal and the other half was on Soccer - some like the one on the pic . 
I went Back to Brazil to further research futsal and I came back to tell all of you that futsal is a totally unique game on its own played wit a diferent ball designed for hard surface and now approved by the FIFA Futsal Committee.  

Penalty is the most procured futsal ball in Brazil
 Size matters
Start with the right equipment

 You can't  play soccer on grass  or beach soccer with an official ball designed for  futsal  to be played  on hard surface .  

There is a futsal committee in FIFA, but there is  no indoor soccer committee . Also there is the original Futsal International Federation - FIFUSA or Federation Futebol de Salao that gave the origem of Futsal. 

Led by Brazil's Futsal and on Behalf of Futsal Canada as the original Futsal Canada Association  President ,  I casted my vote  to become  FIFA  Member, along with others  Fifusa's futsal nations that attended a conference in Sao Paulo Brazil 1989 - that is  part of  the FIFA Futsal history.   

picture by - Ross Armour - Nanaimo Daily News sports writer 
I would like to get into more detail about the difference of two games  and say that futsal is not soccer , matter of fact futsal is closed to basketball than it is to soccer . 
Considering that the game of futsal method of training on court  such as drills , game strategies... the list is too big to put it here. But.  Soon you will have a book with more details - how to start to teach and coach  the game from grassroots to professional play futsal. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Futsal Canada / Soccer Canada History - 150 Years of Memorable pictures by Les Jones

Futsal and Soccer Canada History by Les Jones 

Futsal' pioneer back in Nanaimo 
Nanaimo Daily News  Sports Writer Ross  Armour 

I am proud to have  brought  Futsal from Brazil to Canada in 1978  as well as  be part of the history of Futsal Canada as the founder and developer of the game   during three decades , have coached the first Canadian Futsal National Team representing Canada at the first appearance at a world cup of futsal held   in Spain 1985
Canada Women Futsal Team

Canadian Futsal crowed at futsal stardom in Nanaimo , British Columbia Canada .
during the game Best of Three series  = Canada 2 VS 1 Australia

 Futsal Aboriginal Cup  Futsal Canada 3 VS 0 Australia best of three games series played  in the majors cities of the West Coast of Canada where futsal started  - Nanaimo , Victoria and Vancouver
 Victoria West ,  In futsal stardom in Canada   9  Vs 3 USA Futsal   in Canada at the First  Futsal  North America Cup
Futsal stardom in Canada  youth program played on cement court
Futsal Canada first grassroots program at the Vancouver Island University Gymnasium
Carlos Mateus Building the first futsal goal post in Canada
 Representing Canada as the presidente of Futsal Canada and cast my vote  to go to  FIFA VS FIFUSA
 Carlos Mateus( top roll 3rd from R) representing Futsal Canada in Sao Paulo Brazil at the FIFA VS FIFUSA Conference . Casted my vote to go to FIFA
First Canadian Futsal World Cup Team Spain 85  Captained by Carlos Mateus

Futsal got going back east of Canada, Bob Luft as pioneer in the City of London , Saint Thomas  and periphery . I recall that Bob Luft Called me requesting more information on the game of futsal as well as the rules of the game and soccer ball - I sent him a couple futsal ball .

 Led by Bob Luft Futsal started in Ontario
 Bob Luft sent me these picture way back in the late 80's
Futsal has been around for more than three decades in Canada , mostly of the players were from organized soccer clubs in their region of play

 Canada Futsal first appearance at the Brazilian Grand Prix 2007 led by Goalkeeper Roy Blanche the only Canadian on that team that is still continuing  the development of futsal in Canada in the Toronto City area , as well as , Roy Blanche  played  and coached  professional futsal in Asia.
Based on his dedication, experience and knowledge in futsal , Roy Blanche  should be highly considered  to be the Coach of  the Canadian National  Futsal Team , "or my assistant ! , so he can pick up some futsal  tips from the master"  !  
futsal Canada  grassroots  in 1980 
Who scored the First goal for Canada in a Futsal World Cup ? 
Joe Cuzzetto scored the first goal for Canada  in a Canadian Futsal in a world Cup  , that was  at  the 1985 Spain  Futsal World Cup - the goal was against the Spanish team  on the World Cup opening game . " the ball passed through  the Spanish goalkeeper legs Cuzzetto can brag about it for the rest of his life  -  because,  that goal  was a beauty and I was the coach . Canada was a newcomer and the only team under two digites against on the score board. I consider that a winning result and a great experience as the game was in its first stage of development in Canada. " to be more considered , I believe to be  the first Brazilian to coach  futsal to a foreign country at a futsal world cup .

The 1985 Spain Futsal World Cup  was not under FIFA umbrella  , so what ! It was the best futsal in the world  and Brazil beat Spain in the Final game in Madrid  - The event led the game to be part of FIFA and be part of Soccer Canada . I hope that sports writers get this straight and not try to change the  history of Futsal Canada 

Bottom Pic.  in Memory  of Dominic Mobilio 
Victor Montagliani now  Soccer Canada President  played futsal on the first professional soccer league in Canada organized by Carlos Mateus  in the Great Vancouver and Vancouver island of  British Columbia '

Vancouver 86ers Futsal team champions of the 1st professional futsal league held in British Columbia by Futsal Canada   - Carl Valentine, Dominico Mobilio, Dan Lenarduzzi. Steve Nash ..  were some of the team players . Charlie Cuzzetto team manager . Victor Montagliani ( top L)   went from Futsal Player to  President of Soccer Canada .
The legue game final was played at the The University of Vancouver Island - former Malaspina college . the game was televised by Shaw Cable - Ian Thorpe did the play by play and Les Malbon the commentator in the game that that went on the history of Futsal Canada .
That was the first battle that brought together futsal in Canada . 

I would like to cote that "the 1989  Fifa World Cup played in Holland , the Canadian Futsal team  led by Paul Dolan under the 3 meter pipes , was made up  with  veteran soccer players - kind off picked up team with    Bob Lenarduzzi   that never played organized futsal before" There was an invitation from Fifa organizer  and Canada represented under CSA and  not Futsal Canada. Since Argentina declined to move to FIFA,  therefore, Argentina team was also made up with veterans and  amateur  soccer players   with no  futsal competition experience. 
- History has this things and the "wanna be" trying to get free ink . But. I am glad that - Les Jones contact me in Brazil to colaborate  in his book with the true history of Futsal in  Canada  .  

Soccer Canada and true history  of futsal in Canada 
Futsal on page 185 - the interesting part is that there were no pictures from the futsal stardom in Canada , but here are some true pictures  with winning results

 It was called Futsal before we moved to FIFA 
 The First Futsal North American Cup -  final game - Futsal  Canada 9 VS USA Futsal 3

 We had all kind of volunteers helping the development of Futsal in the west coast of Canada 
We had a logotype , but we went from Fifusa to FIFA 
Organized mess,  but,  it is futsal pioneering scrap book video casset tapes that tells the history of futsal in Canada  - that should go to the Canadian Sports Hall of the Fame under Pioneer . 

 Sponsored by Molson Canadian  was a big thing during the stardom of futsal in Canada 
 Futsal Canada in Brazil was the big thing for Brazilians Futsal Fans and sports writers 
 Futsal Canada led by Carlos Mateus  in Brazil for the first time , represented by the 8 time Canadian  soccer champions Victoria West of British Columbia .
Well, the Federation that I founded  , we as members decided to folded it  to move to CSA - Canadian Soccer Association and have representative of Futsal Canada on the board of CSA . 
Well,   WE  could have some  of these historical picture of futsal  on Les Jones 150 years soccer history , but , the history will not be changed there will be  only one founder  of futsal in the world -  Carlos Seriani in Uruguay and Carlos Mateus in Canada, but,  there will be   several futsal developers as the game progress ..
First Canadian Futsal Jersey sponsored by Umbro Canada 

Aboriginal Cup Canada Vs Australia

Vancouver Island Select - Carlos Mateus - ( 2nd  Left back roll ) First Professional futsal league in Canada

 Carlos Mateus - Beach Soccer in Brazil - coaching the winning team -

I love to be on the winning team

Carlos Mateus  Futsal Canada Founder in Award of International Rotary Club

Carlos Mateus and Leo Beier Founding member of futsal Canada with the David Yates Memorial futsal Cup .

Untold History of Futsal in Canada Futsal Canada at the FIFUSA Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil 

 A true history book by sports writer and former Canadian Soccer Hall of the Fame Les Jones , that I have the pleasure to be one of the collaborators - putting  my two bits-  in this 150 years of Canadian soccer  and futsal history , that goes under the Fifa History as the great game - in this  well done 250 pages souvenir  book , that every soccer player in Canada and in English spoken nation  should have one , and  all the Canadians should be proud  of our most practiced sport in Canada and in the world 

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Les Jones I am proud to be part of the Canadian Soccer History as the first developer of futsal in Canada as well as have coached the first Canadian futsal team in a futsal world cup - 1985 Spain . But that topless beach hotel in Mar de Las Cana in Huelva, Seville was the difference in the score.   You will see in this book  more details about the history of futsal Canada. 

First Canadian Futsal National Team formed by 100% of Canadian born player right from the stardom - pic by Carlos Mateus in Campinas Brazil -1984 Pan America Futsal Cup

Futsal Canada History by Kris Fernandes on page 184 of the book mastered by Les Jones and collaborators

Marcelo Zuge -  Another Brazilian coach - developing futsal in  Vancouver and travelling in British Columbia tutoring futsal under BC Soccer / futsal grassroots program . 
 Canadian futsal team touring in Australia led by futsal founding member Leo Beier 
 Victoria West -wins the first official futsal Tournament in Canada . 
Futsal Canada National Team in Australia Pacific Cup . Back roll Carlos Mateus on the left and Charlie Cuzzetto 3rd from the right  
Futsal Canada had a great stardom on the west coast, 
but  due to an amalgamation  agreement we enjoyed Fifa , but,  initially to Canadian Soccer Association   Membership  as an independent associated member , to  become part of the CSA fully program, that is now under way with most of the provincial soccer associations developing the game of futsal as a grassroots program. 
Senior soccer players are trying to play futsal , but it has proved that one must start playing the game of futsal at the age of 5 yers old on a designed  children program as well as futsal pee wee leagues  competition year around . 

Pic of the first Canadian Women Futsal Team that represented Canada winning the three games series against Australia 1986. 

Bottom pic. by Carlos Mateus - in Campinas , Sao Paulo Brazil 1984 Pan American Futsal Championship  first Canadian Futsal Team Captained by Ike Mckay - ( top r)
Glen Johnson Gary Smith  and Doug Muirhead former Canadian National Soccer Team player were part of the line of the first Canadian Futsal Team with with 100% of the players born in Canada . I just led the way to the game of futsal that I Believe will assist the game game of soccer to score more goals. 

Canadian futsal History is found in this historical book 150 years  of Soccer Canada by Les Jones

Lucas Mateus - the first Canadian on a Brazilian grassroots program in Brazil-  from age 6 to 10 - at the Estilo Livre Futsal Academy coached by Terence Pereira  - The history in Canada will continue as the Game develops slowly but surely 
Futsal Canada history will continue as grassroots programs prevails from coast to coast .