Futsal: Fun and games for all ages on Vashon

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 2:16pm
  • Sports

Vashon Island Soccer Club’s futsal season ended earlier this month, with some 260 people participating, ranging from those in kindergarten to people in their 60s.

The six-week session borrowed the World Cup format, with families who participated able to belong to the same country.

Some players made a day of it on Sundays, going to different games and subbing in where needed.

“It was an opportunity for kids and adults to play soccer all day long if they wanted,” said Jamie Lopez of the island’s soccer club.

The teams played four vs. four with small goals and no goalies, and Lopez noted the game — played in indoors — is an excellent way to learn soccer fundamentals and gets the youngest players involved in an exciting way.

For players of many ages on Vashon, soccer has become a year-round sport. Coming up are a springs skills clinic, Sunday youth games, a spring women-only league and a spring beginner league.

As it has in previous years, Vashon Island Soccer Club will host a Peter Fewing camp in July and British Challenger and Tetra Brazil camps in August.

For more information, see vashonsoccer.org.

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