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Force/Thorns Futsal

2020 Indoor Winter Futsal Starts in January.

Force/Thorns Winter Futsal Starts Early 2020.

As Development Academy Clubs, De Anza Force & California Thorns are mandated by U.S. Soccer to provide a Futsal program through the winter months. The main reason behind this requirement is to help players improve awareness, comfort with the ball, and confidence.

Our Futsal winter program allows players to enjoy the challenge of playing fast paced with skill-oriented matches while allowing them to experiment and express themselves freely with less coach direction.

This 2 month program will help players improve their skill and competitive edge through the winter. 


Winter Futsal Dates. Teams will play 6-7 games across these dates. Teams will not play on EVERY date.

  • January 3rd, 4th, 5th
  • January 10th, 11th, 12th
  • January 17th, 18th, 19th
  • January 25th, 26th
  • February 2nd
  • February 9th
  • February 14th, 16th
  • February 21st, 23rd
  • February 28th

Exact schedule will be published once it is finalized.


Games will be played inside the Gymnasium at San Jose City College or Moreland Middle School. Indoor shoes will be required to play. 


Full List of Futsal Teams and Brackets

Provisional Futsal Schedule (updated 12/22)

Futsal Rules

Benefits of Futsal

FUN – Players enjoy the challenge of playing fast paced, skill oriented game that tests their abilities while allowing them to experiment and express themselves freely. 

BALL TOUCHES – Accordingly to a FIFA report, in an average 40 minute Futsal contest a player will touch the ball every 30 seconds and have an average of 8 touches. 

BALL CONTROL – In Futsal, emphasis is heavily placed on close ball control and technique in limited space.

AWARENESS – Play is continuous with quick restarts and an open flow.

SPEED OF PLAY – Due to limited space and constant pressure players learn to increase their perception.

SUPPORT – Attacking and defending. With only 5 players per team, players will instinctively learn better spacing, provide passing options, and movement. 

KNOWLEDGE – A team of four players plus a GK replicates all the basic elements of full sided soccer. A player’s understanding of options and support are enhanced while increasing overall knowledge.

We will provide confirmation of teams and leagues for all Force/Thorns players and finalize schedules as our coaches compile rosters, with teams playing in-house futsal with the guidance of our coaches each game day. 

Registration Here:

Register for Futsal.