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Indoor Soccer

The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL), formerly known as the National Indoor Soccer League, is an indoor soccer league which began play in 2008. It is the third league to be known as the Major Indoor Soccer League.

 

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Seven teams are set to compete in the 2012-13 MISL season

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Two well-known indoor-soccer leagues are the Major Indoor Soccer League in the United States and the Masters Football League in the United Kingdom

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Kike, [Spain's futsal captain] voted the second best player at the 2012 World Cup...[played] in a record fourth FIFA Futsal World Cup Final.

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Kike's first debuted in his futsal career on January 24, 1998, and has announced his retirement from futsal.

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...some guys who can play outdoors can’t play futsal. But guys who can play futsal can always play outdoors.”

Article: US. Indoor Soccer Team Pl...
Source: The New York Times
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From my personal experience, I had a tough time adjusting to fustal, or indoor soccer, because I have always played outdoor soccer.  I recently played this past week, and my recommendation is to pass, unless you want to exhaust yourself before the game even begins.

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Countries that are the best in futsal [indoor soccer] are also the most technically skilled outdoors...players like Zidane, Figo, Robinho, Ronaldinho, Maradona.

Article: US. Indoor Soccer Team Pl...
Source: The New York Times
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Indoor soccer requires precise passing and speed.  Take these skill to the outdoor level, and your team can dominate others with little physical effort. 

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...the intensity of each match assessed, expressed in %HRmax. The average intensity of all the matches was 86.4 ± 3.8 %HRmax...

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%HRmax, Percentage of the maximal heart rate, was obtained when the players were on the court.

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For U12 and below, no fewer than 5 or more than 7 of a team’s players, including a goalkeeper, shall occupy the field at the same time...For above U12, no fewer than 4 or more than 6, including a goalkeeper, are allowed.

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U12 is short for "Under 12 years old".  Therefore, those who are ages 13 years and older are unable to participate in the U12 league. 

 

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Matches are played on artificial turf in a hockey rink, or hockey rink-size arena, complete with Plexiglas boards. Goals are 8 feet tall and 14 feet wide...Long-distance goals earn more points than goals from short range.

Article: History of Indoor Soccer
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An interesting fact that long shot goals are worth more points, whereas outdoor soccer is not. 

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The first indoor soccer league in the world was founded in the Northeast in 1923. Games were played in Boston and at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Article: History of Indoor Soccer
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1885 The first recorded "indoor soccer" match (the first of three in a series) takes place between the Western Football Association of Ontario and the O.N.T.'s of Newark on December 2nd in the Newark Roller Skating Rink.

Article: History of Indoor Soccer
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