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Welcome to Futsal Escocia

Futsal is a fast and exciting small sided football based game that originated in South America in the 1930’s. It is currently the fastest growing indoor sport in the world and the only indoor sport approved by UEFA and FIFA. The name Futsal was chosen by FIFA using a combination of the Spanish word for indoor (Sala) and football (Futbol).

Futsal Escocia was founded in 2015 and our coaches have gained valuable experience in coaching futsal across the world.


The pitch, the ball and the laws of the game of provide a number of benefits to playing futsal. Although futsal is a sport in it’s own right it also has it’s benefits for aspiring footballers.

Research has shown that individuals playing futsal will receive the ball 6 times more than playing 11 a side football. More touches of the ball naturally means more development and more fun. The game of futsal regularly puts players into 1v1 situations which require quick decision making to beat the opponent by skill or clever passing and movement.

As in modern day football, ball retention is vitally important with poor passing or decision making normally punished.

Due to the limited space and being confined by the lines of a futsal court, the game encourages movement and rotation from players as well as a sense of innovation and creativity to create goal scoring opportunities for yourself or your teammates.

Futsal Escocia Academy is open to boys and girls of all levels of ability from 3-17 years of age with sessions as follows:

  • Futsal Ninos (4-6 years)
  • Academy Sessions (5-12 years)
  • Teens Sessions (13-17 years)
  • Let Them Play Sessions (5-12 years)
  • Small Group Sessions (7-15 years)

Futsal Escocia Youth teams are run separately from the Academy and are a non-profit organisation, taking steps to become a registered charity. 

"During my childhood in Portugal all we played was Futsal. The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played Futsal I felt free. If it wasn’t for futsal, I wouldn’t be the player I am today."
Cristiano Ronaldo
Al Nassr
"As a little boy in Argentina, I played futsal on the streets and for my club. It was tremendous fun and it really helped me become who I am today."
Lionel Messi
Inter Miami

Our Vision

Our aim is to provide futsal to as many BOYS and GIRLS as possible, irrespective of your age, race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ability.

We provide professional coaching in a safe and fun environment, coaching children from as young as 3 years of age up to 17 years of age, providing a playing pathway from childhood into adulthood. We want futsal in Scotland to continue to grow and improve and we want to be at the forefront of it.

Futsal Escocia players are encouraged to play with freedom and to express themselves without fear of making a mistake. Our ‘Developing the Player’ coaching programme is designed to let the players make the decisions with pointers and tips from coaches along the way. Futsal and street football have been responsible for developing some of the very best footballers in the world for decades now and we want to help recreate that right here in Scotland.

In order to accelerate development we believe that your child requires to enjoy the sport or activity whilst playing in a suitable and challenging environment that is appropriate to their age and ability. Children develop physically, mentally and technically at different stages and our tiered sessions ensure that your child will be grouped accordingly.

Futsal Escocia Academy and Futsal Escocia Youth Teams have had great success over the last 8 years with over 120 players signing or training with pro academies.

We truly believe that our coaching programme sets Futsal Escocia apart from any other football and futsal coaching organisation.

Nino's Zone

Futsal Niños is our programme for 4-6 year olds.

Futsal Niños provides a pathway into our Academy sessions that start for 5-6 year olds.

With sessions taking place all year round and indoors in a safe and warm environment, there’s no better way to introduce your child to the game that helped develop the likes of multiple Ballon d’Or winners Messi & Ronaldo and world record signing Neymar.

Sessions are all fun based and include:

  • Learning the fundamentals of futsal/football
  • Developing Motor Skills
  • Teaching the children discipline and structure
  • Developing personal skills and making new friends
  • Learning basic Spanish
Ricardo The Jaguar