Learn How to Play Indoor Soccer


Learning how to play indoor soccer requires general outdoor soccer knowledge and basic skills and desire to play the game. For the purpose of this article, we will assume you already know how to play the game and you are looking to move into a faster paced soccer game, that is indoor soccer. There are two types of soccer played indoors, your “indoor soccer” and “Futsol.” It is important to understand that so you know the information provided is based around indoor soccer.

So, let’s look at how to play indoor soccer.

Supplies you will need:

Indoor soccer field

Ten players (fiver per team)

Soccer ball

Score keeper


Audience to cheer you on

How to play indoor soccer:

The game begins with both sides on the field, one goalie each team and four players on the field. It begins as it would in outdoor soccer.

Rules of play are pretty much the same with the following exceptions. The is no offsides, and if the ball hits the top net or net surrounding field, it is out of bounds.

Out of bounds kick are taken where ball hit net. There is also no stoppage of time

The card system differ slightly from that of traditional soccer and resembles the hockey penalty system. Blue cards require player sits out for two minutes or other team score (whichever happens first). Red cards still result in ejection.

If any team that has a seven goal advantage, the other team can add a player.

Halves are twenty minutes with a one-minute intermission. Play continues until the clock reaches 0:00.

Move the ball around the pitch with passes; you can also use the walls to aid in your passing game. Walls are used to check players, much like hockey.

Indoor soccer is outdoor soccer on a confined field and is very fast paced. It can be more aggressive but at the same time display grace and exceptional footwork. Indoor soccer is a very completive and popular sport and used by many club teams during the off-season to keep players in shape and touching the soccer ball.

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