Portland Soccer Club

PORTLAND SOCCER CLUB

Portland, CT

 
Winter Futsal

For: Older Rec players and Travel players

Older Rec (and now Travel in 2019!) players can sign up to play an exciting version of Indoor soccer on the basketball court of Gildersleeve. More here.

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What is Futsal?

What is Futsal?
Futsal is a highly effective game for developing technical soccer skills, comfort with the ball, quick movements and short passing, with maximum amount of touches per game (significantly more than conventional indoor soccer). Futsal, popular worldwide, is actively being promoted by US Soccer for skills development and it's gaining in popularity and followers.

How is it played?
Futsal is played 5v5 with a smaller, low bounce ball and quick restarts. The low bounce ball is easier to control and pass/receive in tight spaces, keeping it on the ground and in play longer. Quick restarts keep the actions going, and make for a high pace exciting game. It encourages problem solving and creativity from the players.

Fun and friendly atmosphere. It's a developmental league. Futsal games are used as a training tool to improve and involve all players. More emphasis on development and fun, less on winning, but the games are competitive.

Why Futsal?
Futsal is an excellent way to train. The speed, skill, and mental training would be fun and valuable.

  • The game demands fast thinking, quick reflexes, and accurate passing.
  • Futsal uses a smaller, heavier ball, and the game is played on a basketball court so the ball travels much faster and stays close to the floor.
  • Some of the world's best players learned their foot skills playing Futsal (Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar).
  • More touch on the ball for each player, more shooting, and more goals. Players move around during the game, so every player is fully involved at all times

Futsal is more technical and less aggressive. Therefore we have more flexibility to mix age groups and genders.

All players benefit and grow, regardless of current skill level.


 
Travel

Fall and Spring

For: Girls teams and Boys teams (ages U9 and up)

Competitive level of play. Teams travel to other towns and compete in league play. Practice twice weekly. Matches are played on weekends, sometimes Saturdays and Sundays.

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Recreational

Fall and Spring

For: Coed teams (ages U4 to U9/U10)

Designed to introduce younger players to the joy of playing soccer. Teams play at fields in Portland once a week against other Portland recreational teams. Focus is on player development and having fun.

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Coach Jeff Vagell

Fall and Spring

For: All Portland Soccer Club Players

Coach Jeff Vagell is well-renowned in New England, who devotes dedicated footskills sessions to both Rec and Travel players. The techniques learned in these sessions lay the groundwork for advanced soccer in the future. The Soccertoons program for Rec players is a big hit. Best of all, it's fun!


 
Soccer Camp

For: All Players

Portland hosts a summer soccer camp right here Portland each August, before school starts, as a way to jump start the season and really hone skills and have fun.

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Summer Drop In


For: Travel Players

Travel players are invited to drop in weekly during the summer and work on skills and stay in shape.


 
Winter Indoor

For: Travel Players

Travel teams are invited to Oakwood for indoor practices to make sure players aren't getting rusty during the snowy months.


 
Player Expectations

Players are expected to be dedicated to the ideas and philosophies of the Club.

Players are expected to attend all training sessions and maintain strict adherence to Coach Instructions.

All players are expected to be on time and properly dressed and equipped for practices. Dress code shall include appropriate shoes, shin guards, t-shirts and soccer shorts. All players must have a ball for all practices and games.

Players attendance at all practice and games is expected, absence due to unusual circumstances should be discussed with the Coach as far in advance of event time as possible. Absences may result in reduced playing time in team's next game or other appropriate corrective action taking by the Coach.

Players are expected to arrive for games a minimum of 30 minutes before game time, dressed and ready to play.

Players are expected to maintain team and Club dress standards. Players may only wear an approved, Club uniform during games and are expected to take pride in their appearance when representing the Club. Shin guards are mandatory at all times. Shirts must be tucked in.

Players must respect officials and accept decisions without question.

Players must train with seriousness towards result. No horseplay will be tolerated during training.

Players must promote teamwork by provide encouragement to teammates. No negative comments towards teammate or coach will be tolerated.

All players are expected to maintain the highest standard of conduct and good sportsmanship. Failure to adhere to these standards may result in suspension by the Coach or Coaching Director and approved by the board.