Additional Training Opportunities

Please note that players are not covered by NASC insurance during games played outside of NASC programs.  This page is for informational purposes only.


Futsal

Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world and is growing quickly in the Pittsburgh area.. It is played in every major country and some of the greatest soccer players in the world credit playing futsal in the off season as the reason for their exceptional ball handling skills. Futsal is played on an hard indoor court with lines as boundaries instead of walls unlike indoor soccer which is typically played on a turf field with walls. The players in futsal are more likely to develop their foot skills since they do not have to rely on a wall for support as well as the ball moving faster on the hard surface.  Futsal games are played between two teams of five players each, including the goalkeeper with unlimited substitutions. Futsal is also played using a smaller but heavier ball with a bladder filled with foam to give it less bounce than a regular soccer ball due to the surface of the field. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.

Indoor Soccer

Although NASC does not offer a summer or winter program, there are several facilities within the area which offer indoor soccer opportunities.  Coaches (or parents) who are interested are able to field a team to enter into soccer leagues played at these indoor facilities.  Registration (and payment) is done by the individual teams for these leagues and NASC does not assist with the administration process.  However, we can attempt to assist coaches in finding interested players.  Coaches can contact Brian Sullenger (bsullenger@nasoccerclub.org) for assistance with reaching out to players for indoor teams.

Camps

Each summer, NASC is proud to support several local camps.  Please click on the link for more information.