No, Futsal is Futsal. Although there are some similarities and the term 5-a-side is sometimes used to describe Futsal, it is NOT the same. Futsal uses a smaller, heavier ball, is played on a hard court, and does not have dasher boards. At The Soccer Lot, you will be playing with the same ball that you are use to playing with (a regular size 5 ball) and the field will be surrounded by dasher boards to keep the ball in continuous play. When the facility is complete, games will be played on state-of-the art synthetic turf, rather than a hard court.
The field is about the size of a basketball court.
Streets, neighborhoods, playgrounds: its pickup soccer, formalized. But in organized form, it has taken the United Kingdom by storm and is quickly making inroads into the U.S. As far as small-sided games, soccer nations such as the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany , France , Brazil , and Argentina have long incorporated small sided games into their youth development programs and professional training because of the strong benefit to player development. The United States Soccer Federation has also recently begun to aggressively endorsing the use of small sided games into youth leagues and training.
We use the traditional, regulation-size ball that you are used to playing with.
We schedule games on the hour. Games can start as early as 6pm and as late as 11pm. We never schedule games at or after 12am, because that just sucks for everyone.
Yes! We have pick up games scheduled throughout the week. Come out and join us or grab some friends to start our own game. Check out our pick up schedule here
New leagues will be forming throughout the year. Interested? Check out our sign up page
In 5-a-side, technique is king! Why technique? Because in a game where one-on-ones and quick passes are fast and frequent; every player attacks and defends.
5-a-side is an excellent entry into the sport as it gives you more time with the ball, there’s more action, it’s fun, a great way to get into shape, and it’s a blast to play. But, even if you are not that into soccer, 5-a-side is a great way to rekindle that competitive spirit or spend time with your friends.
No, only indoor soccer shoes or sneakers are allowed on the turf.
No team? No worries! Sign up as a Free Agent to anyone of our leagues and we’ll get you covered.
We know it sucks to play the late games. At The Soccer Lot, no games will be scheduled past midnight.