Futsal Game Restarts
FIFA's Futsal's Laws of the Game govern all Futsal matches worldwide. All game restarts on Futsal are the same as in Soccer except:
The only variations from FIFA's Laws (aka rules) are for player and spectator safety. For example, youth players usually play on shorter courts and a common rule in youth games is that the ball must touch a player or the court before it may enter the opponent's Penalty area. This modification is imposed to protect young goalkeepers and players from running into each other while they are focused on the ball in the air.
Futsal Game Restarts That Help Your Team
Some Futsal game restarts give your team a better opportunity to keep or win possession of the ball. Often what your team does determines what the restart will be, which team restarts the game and which team has the best advantage on the restart.
In the court diagram below your team's goal is to the left and is being defended by the goalkeeper in blue. Which team has the advantage on restarts depends on:
See discussion below court diagram.
Attacking Near The Goal Your Team is Defending
If you win possession close to your own goal, you want to find a teammate in a better position than you are in to work with. If you don't have any teammates in a better position to work with don't risk losing the ball to an opponent who can instantly shoot at your goal and score. Instead look up and if you have no open teammates:
Attacking in Your Transition, Creation and Attacking Zones
The guidelines for what to do when you win possession and don't have a teammate in a better position are the same most of the time, but now always.
When you have the ball in the Transition, Creation and/or Attacking zones and don't have a teammate in a forward position who is in a "Better Position" than you are in, you may have a teammate in a behind square supporting position that is in a "Better Position" (court player and/or goalkeeper who is behind you and roughly between you and the goal your team is defending) who you should work with while your marked teammates move to be in a "Better Position" to help your team attack and score.
When your teammates are not in a "Better Position" to help your team be successful and you are under pressure from opponents, pulling the ball back and playing the ball negative back to an open supporting teammate behind you gives all of your teammates time and space to move to be in the "Best Positions" to support your teams creating a successful attack.