Indoor soccer develops three fitness systems: (a) the ATP (Adenosine Tri Phosphate) System for short bursts of speed and power: (b) fire lactic acid system for intermediate power, and (c) the aerobic system for endurance. Indoor soccer utilizes all three systems to a high degree, thereby providing a well-rounded program of fitness development.
SPEED OF PLAY:
Indoor forces players to play quickly and intelligently. Since the arena field is smaller than an outdoor field, players have less time to look up and to play. Indoor soccer is a one of a kind tool for players and teams trying to improve their ability to move the ball quickly and efficiently, while playing as a single unit. Skill and countless touches on the ball: Unlike outdoor 11 v 11 soccer where players can hide or do not touch the ball often, indoor soccer gets everyone on the field involved. The number of touches a player gets on the ball in a short amount of time is vastly greater than during an outdoor match. Plus, players are forced to play in tight spaces, which helps them so much when are they stuck in tight areas on the field and must combine with their teammates to succeed.
MOVEMENT ON AND OFF THE BALL:
In indoor if you stand still, teams can defend you with ease. On the other hand, if teams move, they spread their opponents out and are able to play more freely and in rhythm. Indoor teaches players to move, to open up and to create options for one another. This part of the game is so crucial to the success of teams no matter where you are playing.
Quality communication is one of the most important aspects of soccer. It is so significant that it can make or break a team. In indoor, teams must communicate while playing defensively since the game is moving rapidly and players are making runs all over the field. Plus, you must close down quickly so your opponents cannot shoot. Teams cannot succeed in an 11 v 11 outdoor match if there is no communication, especially when playing quality teams.
The score in indoor soccer is often very high. Players have the opportunity to take a number of shots in a game-like situation that you cannot simulate in practice. Precision is often important as an indoor soccer goal is a little smaller than a regulation outdoor goal. Players that never have the opportunity to get forward in outdoor games, such as defender or holding midfielders, finally get a chance to get in the attacking end of the field and score a goal. You never know when a defender will have a chance to score in an important game, and for the them to get some practice finishing is essential.
For goalkeepers, there is no better training than indoor soccer. The number of shots and action they get is non-stop. Plus, they are forced to recover quickly, communicate with their teammates, and work on their distribution with their hands and feet.
Combinations between players in indoor soccer are very important. This goes along with the speed of play, communication, and movement that indoor soccer improves. If a team can learn to combine in tight spaces and all over the field, it will add a level of unpredictability to their game outdoor. A team that can combine and play quickly together is always a threat on the field.
Qualities of perseverance, application, drive, leadership, controlled aggression, concentration, teamwork, self worth and confidence are all developed by indoor soccer.
COORDINATION, BALANCE, & AGILITY:
The various situational and positional challenges in indoor soccer encompass eye to foot, thigh, chest, head and hand coordination (for goalkeepers). There is no other sport with this range of coordination components. In addition, split second adjustments in body position put great pressure and emphasis on the development of excellent balance and agility.
Indoor soccer involves mild physical contact. Excessive contact is penalized within the rules and slide tackling is not allowed in many facilities including ours. Therefore, contact injuries are minimized and tend to be less severe.
Indoor soccer is a game of constant action with very few breaks in play. Goals are a plenty and the unique, new experience of indoor soccer excites and energizes teams. This keeps both the players and spectators totally entertained, captive and absorbed for a long period of time.
We all love 11 v 11, outdoor soccer. But, that is all most soccer players ever have a chance to play. Indoor soccer is an exciting, unique way for players to compete and to train together. With the non-stop action, rapid speed of play, high-scoring games, and electric atmosphere on the pitch and around the arena, it is something that all teams and players should experience. Most importantly, it is fun!! Sign up for one of our tournaments today and see why CASL is such a great place for players and teams to improve and to have fun. Plus, if you participate in one of our tournaments, we will give you a free practice session at the arena. (One of our highly knowledgeable and experienced staff members can run the session or you can do it on your own. Your choice!)