I know what futsal is. You know what futsal is. We in this forum all know the benefits it gives. The problem for our younger players is that their parents don't know what futsal is and many kids never get a chance to play it. In my area soccer is popular, but not a hotbed. It's a more rural area surrounding a medium-sized city (Lexington, KY) and there are three metro locations for indoor soccer. All three offer futsal, one exclusively. The other two facilities end up with wall ball leagues because when they offer both futsal and indoor for U8s on up, their parents see the word "futsal" and don't have a clue what the heck that is. They think indoor is indoor. The facilities don't put any effort into explaining it, or not offering wall ball as an option until U12. Another example is Coerver. The only licensed Coerver trainer in the state offered week-long camps here in town two summers in a row at the local indoor place. I signed up my son for both times and they were cancelled due to low registrations because most parents have no idea what "Coerver" is or means. I don't know, maybe marketing futsal as "5-a-side" like they do in England would help, or calling Coerver "foot skills" training would get parents to give these things a closer look. Then again, as many uninformed people I hear lamenting small-sided games at U-Little age they'd probably be against 5-a-side/futsal anyway. Do you have similar stories in your area? It's frustrating because the kids could have much richer opportunities to develop but the parents aren't knowledgeable enough to know there are other options.