Entry to the Hertfordshire FA Youth Futsal Cup 2018 is now open.
The competition takes place on Saturday 7th April and is set up to offer clubs & players an opportunity to try Futsal in a competitive environment; it also offers teams a route into The FA National Youth Futsal Cup.
These aims have not changed since the launch of the competition in 2012, and as the seasons go by, it has been great to see more teams become involved in the Youth Futsal Cup.
How to enter the Hertfordshire FA Youth Futsal Cup?
The Hertfordshire FA Futsal Cup 2018 is open to all boys & girls aged 9 to 16 Years and it costs just £25 per team to enter.
This competition is open to teams participating in Hertfordshire FA youth leagues & Hertfordshire FA affiliated Futsal teams.
This season there will be separate competitions for boys & girls in the following age groups.
U10 (U9 teams are eligible enter. Player age eligibility 01/09/07 to 31/08/09.)
U12 (U11 teams are eligible enter. Player age eligibility 01/09/05 to 31/08/07)
U14 (U13 teams are eligible enter. Player age eligibility 01/09/03 to 31/08/05)
U16 (U15 teams are eligible enter. Player age eligibility 01/09/01 to 31/08/03)
Hertfordshire FA has put together a club information pack for those teams looking to enter the competition. Within this document you will find information on the following:
2018 Competition Structure
2018 Competition Rules
2018 Entry Form
If your club is interested in the Hertfordshire FA Youth Futsal Cup 2018, please complete and return the Entry Form, found in the Club Information Pack by Monday 5th February 2018.
Once all entry forms have been received you will be notified that your entry has been accepted, by Friday 9th February.
2018 Competition Structure
Hertfordshire FA Youth Futsal Cup will consist of 6-8 teams (dependant on entries) competing on one day in a round robin tournament.The winners will then go on to represent Hertfordshire & play in the national FA Futsal Cup.
Each team entrant must pay a fee of £25 which will cover facility hire & referee costs for the Cup.
Futsal places a large emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure, and is subsequently an excellent development tool for football talents that can be translated into the 11-a-side format of the game.
This is why Futsal is the recognised format of 5-a-side by FIFA & UEFA and is the fastest growing indoor sport in the world. Futsal is a sport in its own right with its own FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, & FA National League.
Many of the top world class footballers played Futsal in their youth and credit it with supporting their footballing development. Players of the calibre of Pele, Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Iniesta to name but a few have played Futsal to develop their skills.