Conejo Valley United now offers a Futsal program, open to all CVU players, that runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
The developmental focus of the program will be: dribbling, shielding, passing, receiving, shooting, creativity, confidence, combination play and teamwork.
Why participate in these free CVU Futsal games?
Lots of fun, lots of play time, lots of development! Bring your friends and come enjoy the fun and development that Futsal and CVU has to offer!
From the FA – “There are a number of benefits for soccer by encouraging young people to play Futsal as part of a balanced training program to improve their overall technical development. The game of Futsal creates an environment that allows young people to simulate and develop many skills and proficiencies that are transferrable to the 11-a-side game. The nature of Futsal with the smaller confines of the pitch that makes it harder to find space, the line markings that prevents easy escape from tight situations, and the smaller heavier ball which supports closer ball control and manipulation supports the technical development of young players in a multitude of ways.”
“Research indicates that individual’s playing Futsal receive the ball six times more often than they would do when they are playing 11-a-side football, allowing players to perform more individual techniques such as passes, controls, fakes, feints, dribbles and runs with the ball. As well as touching the ball more often, players will often receive the ball under pressure from opponents developing their confidence on the ball particularly in pressurised environments. Futsal as a game naturally brings players into regular one-on-one situations with their opponent, encouraging players into quick decision making as to how they overcome these scenarios; this could be through beating the opponent with a skill, or through clever passing to a team-mate. But one of the core attributes Futsal teaches young players is the importance of ball retention due to the threat of an immediate counter-attack. Confidence on the ball, receiving a pass under pressure, decision-making in 1v1 situations, and ball retention are all important fundamental skills that we look to develop in young football players that are practiced regularly within a game environment in Futsal.”
“The emphasis in Futsal is very much on skill and technique over physicality. But Futsal is also fun for young players who get to touch the ball with greater frequency in a variety of different positions.”
You can RSVP for a spot in one of our futsal sessions via email or get more information by contacting Clay Cameron at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the youth academy is to bring the highest level of soccer coaching to the younger players that truly have a passion for the game.
We are dedicated to serving the community by providing a challenging and supportive soccer environment for our youth. Every player in our Academy has an opportunity to potentially play on one of our club teams or continue to train with us until they are ready to play at a competitive level.
This allows for a smooth transition between recreational and club soccer for all academy players. We believe that providing the proper training at the early ages will allow their individual skills to grow and create a love for the game. We hope to bring more families in our community together that believe in player development over the winning-at-all costs mentality that you see in many youth programs today.
Our nationally licensed training staff has a wealth of training experience teaching soccer in Ventura County. Each training session will consist of developing individual balls skills, circuit training and small sided scrimmages to encourage players to implement the skills they have been taught. The end goal is to create technically proficient players that are well prepared for learning team concepts as they transition to competitive club soccer.
College Fit Finder
CVU provides College Fit Finder to all players to use for free to make highlight videos for College Recruiting among other benefits.
Hi Rise Camera - CVU has a Hi Rise Camera that coaches and teams can borrow to film practice and games in order to make highlight videos or use film for learning. Email DOC@CVUSC.COM to reserve the Hi Rise.
Conejo Valley United Soccer Club has operated continuously in the city of Thousand Oaks and surrounding communites since the 1980s.