Futsal is an ever-expanding sport around the globe and Mitre is proud to be at the heart of the game. We are proud to announce our partnership with North American Futsal Federation and Major League Futsal as their official ball.
Mitre USA states:
"This is the right move for Mitre USA in the wake of other leagues not following through, Major League Futsal and the front office has delivered on what they promised, which was to build an entire system of futsal from youth to pro. No one is doing it better than they are, that's why it just makes perfect sense to support a real league with a real future".
President Rosario Lopez of the NAFF, MLF states:
"He is excited for all the possibilities this partnership will provide the federation. Mitre is a well known football brand with a historical marker that cannot be disputed. Now as Mitre enters the world of futsal, we are excited to launch the next generation of futsal. As North Americas only professional league and commissioned AMF federation, we are able to do more for the sport than any of our predecessors. We plan on taking the futsal market by storm".
FUTSAL AND SOCCER
As the Futsal ball has low bounce qualities it spends much more time on the
floor which is excellent for development of skills and ball control. The smaller area in which the game is played demands quick decision making, movements off the ball and intensity.
Because of these characteristics, soccer coaches are starting to run Futsal sessions for juniors and even professional soccer teams. Famous professional soccer players like Ronaldo, Juninho, Maradona, Rivelino and even the great Pele have already declared they played Futsal in their childhood.
Compared to soccer, Futsal demands more versatile players. The positions in Futsal are goalkeeper, pivot (the main defender), right flank, left flank and target (the main attacker). Despite the main role of each position, players have to perform different roles in a game because of the quick transition between attack and defense.
Futsal in as sport in its own right and if we compare it with other sports we will realize that its practice is really safe because slide tackling is not allowed. As these is limited player in the air, which causes jumping and bounding, there is less stress on the knees and ankles.
FUTSAL IN THE WORLD
Nowadays Futsal is a sport played in more than 60 countries with AMF and FIFA professional leagues being played in many countries including Brazil, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, USA and Russia.
As Futsal is such a dynamic sport, the directors of this powerful organization preview a huge popularity for the sport. They are dedicating special attention to legitimize it as an Olympic Sport.