Benefits of Playing Indoor Soccer

Benefits of Playing Indoor Soccer

Indoor soccer provides an excellent skill-building opportunity for each participant, offering great exercise, fast-paced action, high scoring, teamwork and camaraderie, and lots of fun!

Indoor soccer provides an excellent skill-building opportunity for each participant, offering great exercise, fast-paced action, high scoring, teamwork and camaraderie, and lots of fun!

Action & Excitement

Action & Excitement

Indoor soccer features constant, end-to-end action, very few breaks in play, and frequent scoring opportunities, making it one of the most entertaining games for players and spectators. The variables of indoor soccer – its constantly changing circumstances, its 360-degree venue (with virtually no out-of-bounds, the ball can come from just about anywhere), its positional shifting of teammates and opponents – make it an exciting game for its participants.

Indoor soccer features constant, end-to-end action, very few breaks in play, and frequent scoring opportunities, making it one of the most entertaining games for players and spectators. The variables of indoor soccer – its constantly changing circumstances, its 360-degree venue (with virtually no out-of-bounds, the ball can come from just about anywhere), its positional shifting of teammates and opponents – make it an exciting game for its participants.

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

The consistent activity of indoor soccer helps to develop physical fitness in several categories: speed, power, coordination, and endurance.

The consistent activity of indoor soccer helps to develop physical fitness in several categories: speed, power, coordination, and endurance.

Enhanced Understanding of Soccer

Enhanced Understanding of Soccer

Because of its confined space and continuous, fluid manner of play, indoor soccer brings to the forefront many of the skills and much of the conceptual understanding that can improve one’s overall game. One example is the importance of staying “involved” in the game, of staying as alert and pro-active without the ball as one would be with the ball. This is an awareness that is often slow to develop in traditional soccer; because of the broad expanse of the field, less experienced players may tend to “stop and watch” as soon as the ball leaves their area, rather than seeking out a space where they can best help their teammates.

Indoor soccer, by its very nature, emphasizes the need to remain active and alert, because the ball may rebound back into a player’s vicinity at any given moment. This encourages good habits that players can then carry with them to outdoor soccer.

Because of its confined space and continuous, fluid manner of play, indoor soccer brings to the forefront many of the skills and much of the conceptual understanding that can improve one’s overall game. One example is the importance of staying “involved” in the game, of staying as alert and pro-active without the ball as one would be with the ball. This is an awareness that is often slow to develop in traditional soccer; because of the broad expanse of the field, less experienced players may tend to “stop and watch” as soon as the ball leaves their area, rather than seeking out a space where they can best help their teammates.

Indoor soccer, by its very nature, emphasizes the need to remain active and alert, because the ball may rebound back into a player’s vicinity at any given moment. This encourages good habits that players can then carry with them to outdoor soccer.

Skill Development

Skill Development

With each participant getting much more time with or near the ball (as compared to the outdoor game), indoor soccer provides greater opportunities for players to build their skills, such as ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting accuracy, and tactical awareness. This version of the game also allows for players to use the wall as an additional “teammate,” strategically playing the ball off the wall to pass to team members or to get around opponents.

With each participant getting much more time with or near the ball (as compared to the outdoor game), indoor soccer provides greater opportunities for players to build their skills, such as ball control, dribbling, passing and shooting accuracy, and tactical awareness. This version of the game also allows for players to use the wall as an additional “teammate,” strategically playing the ball off the wall to pass to team members or to get around opponents.

Teamwork & Camaraderie

Teamwork & Camaraderie

The close confines of indoor soccer similarly serve to promote the awareness of a team concept and effort. The need to support one’s teammates, by moving to receive a pass or by covering a larger territory on defense, is brought into clear focus. The shared experience of indoor soccer has proven to be a fulfilling, unifying experience for many groups of young players. Some teams have entered our league as 5 or 6 year-olds and returned, season after season, into their early teens. Parents have formed similar friendships in joint support of their children’s efforts.

The close confines of indoor soccer similarly serve to promote the awareness of a team concept and effort. The need to support one’s teammates, by moving to receive a pass or by covering a larger territory on defense, is brought into clear focus. The shared experience of indoor soccer has proven to be a fulfilling, unifying experience for many groups of young players. Some teams have entered our league as 5 or 6 year-olds and returned, season after season, into their early teens. Parents have formed similar friendships in joint support of their children’s efforts.

Inclusiveness

Inclusiveness

The nature of indoor soccer allows participants of a wide range of size, physical strength, speed, and endurance to excel in the sport. Coordination and awareness of the game’s dynamics often count for more than pure speed or kicking power. Players who may be advanced in their ball skills or game understanding, but perhaps not as fast or powerful as some of their athletic peers, can still emerge as team leaders.

The nature of indoor soccer allows participants of a wide range of size, physical strength, speed, and endurance to excel in the sport. Coordination and awareness of the game’s dynamics often count for more than pure speed or kicking power. Players who may be advanced in their ball skills or game understanding, but perhaps not as fast or powerful as some of their athletic peers, can still emerge as team leaders.

Universality

Universality

Millions of people play off-the-wall indoor soccer all over the world. Many top professionals, including World Cup and national team players, participate in indoor soccer to improve their game and to enjoy the great experience of the sport year-round.

Millions of people play off-the-wall indoor soccer all over the world. Many top professionals, including World Cup and national team players, participate in indoor soccer to improve their game and to enjoy the great experience of the sport year-round.