To accompany the other futsal thread, the board consensus seems to be that futsal is great particularly for defenders. I agree. But what about keepers. As I wrote in the other threads, I think it's a great chance for keepers to play the field. But as keeper training, they don't really catch or extend save (which is the keystone for what keepers do). Futsal helped my son's body blocks (though he did it a bit too much after instead of catching) and it was key in developing his backpass. The reaction time is so minimal, though, and the ball so heavy that there's little more for a keeper to do than a reaction save. Do you think it leads to bad habits? Does that make it more dangerous for the keepers? A good keeper can really switch the balance of power in futsal, but with keepers wanting to play the field, the specialized training required for futsal, and with some youngers afraid/not wanting to play it due to the danger/speed/rules restrictions (such as the 1 backpass rule), they are few and far between. But one of the reasons youth futsal is so high scoring (much more than the pro games) is because the keepers are sometimes forced to play the position and don't know what they are doing. Thoughts?