MEet our goalkeeper technical director - Mark Litton
About Mark Litton
- US Men's Futsal National Team Keeper Coach
- Goalkeeper coach for the PFL (Professional Futsal League)
- MISL Milwaukee Wave Keeper Coach 2005-2014
- USSF "B" License
- USSF National Goalkeeping License
- NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma
- Former MISL Player (Goalkeeper) from 89-94
- Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach - Cedar Rapids Rampage (MASL)
- Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach - Milwaukee Torrent Professional Soccer (NPSL)
Why should a keeper play Futsal?
Training as a futsal goalkeeper enhances several qualities of the goalkeeper that will help make the keeper a better outdoor goalkeeper. These qualities include the below:
1. Faster decision making - With futsal being played on a small court and at a faster pace, futsal keepers need to think faster and react faster. Futsal goalkeeping improves their instincts and reaction time.
2.Thinking 'whole body' when making saves in tight spaces or from close range - Not every save can be made with the hands. Some saves need to be made with the legs or lower body. Futsal teaches great blocking techniques for certain close range shots or breakaway situations.
3. Better recovery after making the initial first save - Futsal goalkeeping teaches better recovery techniques after the first save, to be ready for the second save. It’s the second shot that usually scores the goal. Futsal goalkeeping is about shot stopping and recovery. The recovery techniques also transition into the outdoor game.