Thursday, September 22, 2022

Prince Rupert Youth Soccer to offer Futsal Fridays starting in October

A new sports activity is on the horizon for the youth of Prince Rupert and area, with the Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Association set to launch Futsal Fridays, bringing the FIFA approved variation of the sport to the city.

With the launch next month, eighty Prince Rupert youth players will have the opportunity to play once a week indoors at Conrad Elementary for six weeks starting October 14th.  

With Prince Rupert Youth Soccer having the shortest outdoor season in British Columbia. The Futsal Friday program will allow more opportunities to enjoy the game of soccer, but in an indoor environment. 

The sport is played on a hard court surface marked by lines; walls or boards are not used. It is played with a smaller, harder, lower-bounce ball than soccer. The surface, ball and rules favour ball control and passing in small spaces. The game emphasizes control, improvisation, creativity and technique.

An introduction to the sport can be viewed from the YouTube video below:

Registration for the Futsal Program will take place through the PRYSA website and will open on October 1st.

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If you would like to volunteer or sponsor the program contact the Association at

As they head towards their upcoming Annual General Meeting, the PRYSA  Board of Directors is preparing present a multi year strategy that will outline their plans to enhance, extend and expand the sport of soccer in Prince Rupert. 

They note that the strategy will also advance the PRYSA efforts to meet and maintain the quality soccer standards that The Northern Interior Youth Soccer Association, BC Soccer and Canada Soccer expect from the Association.

Keep up with events and notes of interest from the PRYSA through their social media page.

More notes on Youth Soccer in the Northwest can be explored from our archive page.

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