Holiday Programme - July 2022

Register for our Futsal July School Holiday Programme!


We have combined with Nelson Basketball to bring you a new Holiday Programme - take part in both sports!


Week 1 - Wednesday 13th July to Friday 15th July

Week 2 - Wednesday 20th July to Friday 22nd July




9.00am - 12.00pm OR 9.00am - 3.00pm


5-15 year olds (Boys & Girls)

COST: $30.00 per 9am-12pm session / $50.00 per 9am-3pm session (or $125 for 3 full 9am-3pm days)

Why Both:

Playing Futsal & Basketball together will help develop coordination skills for both the hands and feet as basketball primarily focuses on upper body coordination and futsal primarily focuses on lower body coordination. Both sports, however, utilize both the upper and lower bodies to certain degrees which will make the skills learnt transferable to each sport.

We at Nelson basketball and FC Nelson think by joining forces we can give children the best possible experience to try out both basketball and futsal in a safe, learning environment with help from excellent coaches with vast experiences in their specific fields at all levels which will make this camp enjoyable and worthwhile for ages 5-15.

Why Futsal:

Futsal is a small-sided game played with a size 4 low bounce ball, on a basketball-sized court without rebound walls or nets. It is a game that combines fun, creativity, speed, technique, teamwork and quick thinking. Also being indoors, that means it will never be rained off! With millions of players worldwide, futsal is a fantastic game in its own right, with professional leagues throughout Europe, South America and Asia and a FIFA Futsal World Cup every four years.

Futsal also produces technically excellent players and as such is an invaluable tool for football development. Futsal actively promotes:Individual ball skills, close control and dribbling.Creativity and improvisation.Maintenance of ball possession.One-touch passing (along the ground).Accurate shooting.Teamwork and off the ball movement.

World superstars such as Pele, Zico, Ronaldinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Cesc Fabregas and Lionel Messi have all acknowledged the role futsal has played in their football development.Futsal also has superstars of its own, with players such as Falcao and Schumacher (Brazil), Javier Rodriguez (Spain) and Elliot Ragomo (Solomon Islands) fast becoming household names in their own countries.

Why Basketball:

Basketball is a worldwide sport that you can play in a playful or competitive spirit. Either way, it’s a fantastic way to gain strength, coordination, and muscular endurance. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of a team and a larger community.

Basketball helps to develop hand-eye and foot coordination as you maintain your balance throughout the movements. Basketball involves various quick body movements as you jump, pivot, and change directions while playing.

Basketball also develops fun motor skills such as shooting, passing, and dribbling. You’ll also become skilled in rebounding and defensive moves.Basketball helps to improve motor coordination, flexibility, and endurance. It also encourages speed, agility, and strength. These skills are shown to have a positive effect on a healthy body weight and encouraging more physical activity, which can improve cardiorespiratory fitness and self-esteem.It also helps to develop self-confidence as you find your voice and learn more about who you are in a new situation.

As a team, members can encourage, motivate, and support each other. You can also learn new ways to communicate verbally and nonverbally.

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