Pick-up is for the kids. Rarely do players these days have the opportunity to play in an environment where they are playing purely for the fun of it. A supervisor will oversee pick-up but he/she will be the only adult allowed in the facility during pick-up sessions.
The maximum number of players per court is 18 players. Two teams play, one team is "on deck". A team may have one sub who is rotated in every 2 minutes. Games are 5-a-side and no team is off for more than 5 minutes. During a 75-minute pick-up session each player touches the ball 100+ times.
Depending on the age group, the players will either pick their teams or the supervisor will aid the players in forming competitive teams. Either way, pick-up is inclusive and teams will be mixes of age, gender and ability.
We want the environment to be fun but we also want the players to compete. We play a "Winner Stays On" format to create the competitiveness and give the teams the motivation to stay on the court. One goal wins the game.
If there is no score after 5 minutes, then the traditional Paper/Rock/Scissors will be used to determine which team stays on the court.
In addition to improving technical skills and having fun, Pick-Up Futsal helps the players manage the formation of teams, organization of games and implementation of sportsmanship during the 75-minute sessions.
"Great new facility. My daughter loves Monday night pick-up games."
- Tim S.
"This is a great place for children to play and develop their skills. It's really nice to see children being active, playing a sport, and having fun."
- Regina N.
"Fantastic addition to VB area. Very well designed and built. Great opportunity for our soccer kids to develop their skills."
- Richard E.