Sunday Night Futsal Begins in Hobart

Sunday Night Futsal Begins in Hobart
By: City of Hobart Last Updated: June 14, 2019

Hobart Parks Department, in cooperation with Hobart Soccer Club, will bring outdoor Futsal to the region. Sunday Night Futsal will be played on the newly refinished Fred Rose Park in Hobart, Indiana; the first game starting on June 16. Futsal teams will play two games every Sunday through the summer from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Futsal is similar to basketball – played with a player’s feet. Futsal is a cousin to soccer but played on a hard court, with limited contact and maximum touch. The game places an emphasis on technical skill and ability in situations of high pressure. It is a five-a-side fast-paced game played around the world. Hobart is the first to offer the game outdoors in the region.

“We are excited to bring this limited contact sport to Hobart, Indiana to teach skill and offer creative play in a fun environment. The Hobart Parks Department is looking forward to Futsal gaining momentum in the Midwest and hope to expand the league in the near future,” said Kelly Goodpaster, Hobart Parks Department Director.

Hobart has opened the league to players age 6-18 with a maximum roster size of nine. For more information about Hobart’s first Summer Futsal League, email futsal@hobartsoccerclub.com. Fred Rose Park is located at 200 W. 8th Street in Hobart.