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What is Futsal?

Futsal Club Toronto was inaugurated in October 2010.

Our Start

In its first season the club won the 2011 Copa Canada Futsal National Championship in Toronto, Canada. After a hault in the 2011/2012 season the club has re-established itself in the Futsal community and is striving to provide the most advanced and technical Futsal program in Canada. Futsal Club Toronto is coached by Canada’s Top Futsal minds, Roy Blanche who has attended the only FIFA FUTSAL Coaching Course to be held in Canada and is currently the sole Professional Futsal Coach in Canada to sign a professional coaching contract in Kuwait City for over three consecutive season. He remains as Head Coach of the 1st team who travelled to participate in the inaugural 2014 CONCACAF Futsal Club Championship. Roy Blanche has been an iconic figure for Canadian Futsal. Today, he stands as Canada’s most capped FUTSAL player with over 10 years of playing experience at the National & Club level. In 2012 Roy represented Canada at the CONCACAF Futsal World Cup Qualifiers in Guatemala City. He has designed many FUTSAL training programs for various clubs & academies in Ontario and has held FUTSAL coaching seminars for the OSA. Futsal Club Toronto will guarantee the highest level of FUTSAL training in Canada.

Marcos Antonio Moraes Leite has joined Futsal Club Toronto in early 2015 from Parana Clube-Brazil where he started off his futsal coaching career in 2006. He then left Brazil and was Europe bound to join Dublin Santos Leinster of the Emerald Futsal League. Coach Leites signed with EID Futsal Club who represented Ireland in the 2011/2012 UEFA Futsal Cup. Coach Blanche and Leite took the 1st Division team to the finals of the inaugural Peel Halton Futsal League where they were crowned Kind of the Courts for the 2014/2015 Peel Halton Futsal League Champions. They successfully represented the league at the 2014 Ontario Soccer Association Futsal League Champions Cup against various leagues in the Province. The duo coached the team through three victorious games and were crowned 2014/2015 Ontario Futsal Champions Cup winners. Next step for the coaching staff would be participation in the 2015 Canadian National Futsal Cup.

Historical Background

Futsal is the format of indoor football that is recognised and supported by FIFA and UEFA with World and European Championships for clubs and national teams. Futsal began in the South American countries of Uruguay and Brazil. In Brazil, the large crowded cities and shortage of playing pitches forced a football-mad populace to play small-sided football. Skills and techniques honed in futsal soon began to become apparent in the performance of Brazil’s national team – Pele, Neymar and Zico all played the game at some time in their development. Futsal was the name chosen by FIFA for the only version of 5-a-side football that it supports. The name simply combines the Spanish words for hall (“sala”) and football (“futbol”) into “futsal”. The game is normally played on a flat indoor pitch with handball-sized goals and a size 4 ball with reduced bounce. It is played to touchlines and all players are free to enter the penalty area and play the ball over head height. Futsal players are constantly placed in situations where they must receive or play while under pressure or in confined spaces. As a game it therefore places considerable demand on technique, movement, tactical awareness and fitness. The differences from versions of indoor football played predominantly in Northern Europe are the absence of rebound boards and some slight amendments in the laws that promote skilful, creative play above physical contact.