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PIVO Belts and Standards

PIVO Belts


Beginner Belts

White (Level 1)

A PIVO White Belt represents the very beginning for a new player. Like a seed covered by a blanket of snow in the winter, the player is ready and waiting to start growing. White is a symbol of both their clean slate and their willingness to learn from their PIVO Masters.

Yellow (Level 2)

A PIVO Yellow Belt is awarded when a player has completed their first PIVO series and demonstrated that they are starting to open their mind to the teachings of their PIVO Masters. The yellow color represents the sun, which means that the blanket of snow has melted and growth is coming soon.

Orange (Level 3)

The rising sun changes from a yellow glow to bright orange. The PIVO Orange Belt is given to the student who has completed their second PIVO series, is following the teaching of their PIVO Masters, and has gained a sound grasp of basic and fundamental futsal skills.


Intermediate Belts

The remaining PIVO belts are awarded only after the player has been tested on and met specific levels of achievement vs. the PIVO Standards. A player can request to test for their next belt at any time, but a PIVO Master must approve and determine how the test will be administered (before/after training, or at home).

Green (Level 4)

The PIVO Green Belt represents a seedling that has started to break through the ground and grow. The Green Belt is awarded for meeting the required score on at least four (4) of the PIVO Basic Standards. A White, Yellow, or Orange Belt can request to be tested for their Green Belt.

Blue (Level 5)

The PIVO Blue Belt represents the sky that the plant (a Green Belt PIVO student) is reaching towards. A player is awarded a Blue Belt by meeting the required score on at least five (5) of the PIVO Basic Standards. Starting with the Blue Belt, a player must have held the next lower belt for at least two weeks before requesting to test for a new belt.

Purple (Level 6)

The PIVO Purple Belt represents the darkening evening sky. A player is awarded a Purple Belt by meeting the required score on at least six (6) of the PIVO Basic Standards.


Advanced Belts

Brown (Level 7)

The PIVO Brown Belt represents a ripening seed that is ready to harvest. A student is awarded a Brown Belt by meeting the required score on at least six (6) of the PIVO Brown Belt standards.

Red (Level 8)

The color of a spectacular sunset, a PIVO Red Belt symbolizes a student's intense dedication as they work toward mastery of futsal. As red can also signify danger, a Red Belt also acknowledges the fact that a student is becoming more dangerous thanks to their skills. A Red Belt is awarded for meeting the required score on at least six (6) of the PIVO Red Belt standards.

Black (Level 9)

In many ways, the PIVO Black Belt symbolizes the end, like the darkness that exists after a plant has been harvested and the sun has set, and the student who has completed their transformation from unknowing and unskilled to a mature, wise, and skilled. As with any journey though, the end is also the beginning of something new. While a PIVO Black Belt signifies mastery of futsal fundamentals it also, more importantly, represents that you are ready to share what you've learned with others as you continue to grow and seek both skill and enlightenment from your training. A Black Belt is awarded for successfully completing an interview with a PIVO Master and meeting the required score on at least 6 of the PIVO Black Belt standards.



PIVO Standards

Level Must meet Foundations Toe Taps Wall Passes Dribble 8s Juggles Baby Vs Inside Ls 4 PIVO Stars
White (1) Starting level - - - - - - - -
Yellow (2) Complete course - - - - - - - -
Orange (3) Complete 2 courses - - - - - - - -
Green (4) 4 Basic Standards 60 60 26 26 8 22 18 35 sec.
Blue (5) 5 Basic Standards 60 60 26 26 8 22 18 35 sec.
Purple (6) 6 Basic Standards 60 60 26 26 8 22 18 35 sec.
Brown (7) 6 Brown Standards 70 70 30 30 12 24 20 30 sec.
Red (8) 6 Red Standards 80 80 32 34 20 26 22 25 sec.
Black (9) 6 Black Standards 90 90 34 38 50 28 24 22 sec.

*PIVO Masters reserve the right to adjust the PIVO Standards as necessary.

Foundations: Player touches ball between feet as quickly as possible for maximum touches in 20 seconds.

Toe Taps: Player touches the ball with sole of toe as quickly as possible, alternating feet, for maximum touches in 20 seconds.

Wall Passes: Player stands at least 1 yard from a wall and passes the ball off the wall quickly as possible for maximum passes in 20 seconds. (Use of both feet is highly encouraged.)

Dribble 8: Cones placed 5 yards apart with a pad in the middle. Player dribbles in figure 8 pattern around cones (over the pad, if possible) for 1 minute. 1 point for halfway (pad) and 1 point for each end, so 4 points for each figure 8. (Use of both feet is highly encouraged.)

Juggles: Starting with a futsal ball in their hands, player juggles for 1 minute for maximum consecutive juggles. Score resets every time the ball hits the floor, but the player can pick up the ball and try again. (Limited use of thighs is highly encouraged.)

Baby Vs: Starting with the ball in front of one foot, the player does a pull back using the opposite foot to the inside of that same foot. Player opens hips and pushes with inside of foot to form a V. Repeat in opposite direction. As many as possible in :20 seconds.

Inside Ls: Starting with the ball in front of them, player pulls the ball back and cuts it behind their plant foot. Turn 90 degrees and repeat with opposite foot. As many as possible in :20 seconds.

PIVO Star: 5 pads make a plus sign with outside cones 2.5 yards from center cone. Player starts in the center and must go around each outside cone to make 4 figure 8s (player will go around each outside cone twice) and then stop the ball in the center.




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