2024 Winter Futsal Season is co-sponsored by MUSC and Montclair PRCA.
MUSC Futsal is a winter indoor league. Games run on Saturdays from January through mid March.
There are no midweek practices. (Some older divisions may have practice sessions before games.)
Games will be held at Buzz Aldrin Middle School gym and the Northeast Elementary gym .
The season kicks off on January 6th this year and runs through mid March.
The final schedule will be posted just before the start of the season.
There are no weekday practices.
3rd through 8th grade will play at Buzz Aldrin Middle School on Saturday only. Games are 55 minutes in length.
1st and 2nd grade will play at Northeast Elementary School on Saturday only. Games are 1 hour in length.
1st/2nd grade games will be scheduled to start between 9:00 and 4:30.
3rd/4th grade games will start at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 or 12:00.
5th/6th grade games will start at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00.
7th/8th grade games will start at 4:00 or 5:00
Volunteer Coaches and commissioners will be contacting parents around the new year with team assignments, and the schedule will be posted on the MUSC website.
Volunteer Coaches will have their players moved to the top of the waitlist.
The game of futsal has its origins in South America in the 1930's. The word futsal is simply a contraction of the Spanish "futbol" and "sala" (room), so "football in a room." There are Futsal leagues all over the world at every level, including professional leagues and a FIFA Futsal World Cup every four years.
Futsal, like basketball, is 5 v 5 (in this case 4 + a goalie) for our older groups and 4v4 with no goalie for our youngest groups. It is played on a basketball court or other hard surface. Futsal uses a smaller, low-bounce ball that stays at players' feet better, encouraging quick, skilled, controlled play.
MUSC Futsal breaks down into grade-level divisions, from first through 8th grade. The program is open to all Travel and Recreation league players, as well as new players from Montclair and surrounding towns. Futsal is a game-day-only activity. Games are approximately 55 minutes long.
Futsal runs from the first Saturday of January through mid-March. A team uniform is included. Players must wear shinguards and sneakers. NO CLEATS!