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Sporting Arkansas Futsal

Winter 2017 Futsal Game Schedules

Coaches please notify your teams of game times.  

Any reschedules will need to be handled between you and the opposing coach.  Once a time/date has been agreed upon, please send that to operations@sportingarkansas.com so that we can notify and reschedule the referee.  If this is not done within 3 business days of the reschedule date, the game will go in as a forfeit under the team who originally had the scheduling conflict.  

2017 Winter Futsal Registration - CLOSED

Players can register as teams or individuals through November 15, 2017

TEAM REGISTRATION FAQ:

Teams must have 6-9 players plus a coach registered on their roster.  Team registration is completed one time per team.  Full payment is due at the time of registration, and it is up to the team payee to collect individual payment from team members.  Sporting Arkansas is not responsible for collecting individual payment from members of teams.

*teams with 6 or less players could have up to 2 individual players placed on their roster at the discretion of the SASC Futsal Staff.

Cost:

 $375 per team

**(Minimum of 6 players per team. Maximum of 9 players. Each team must have a coach. Coaches are on a volunteer basis.)

TEAM REGISTRATION LINK

 

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FAQ:

There is no guarantee that individually registered players will have a team to play on; the amount of individual players and the size of teams determines if a team can be formed or if space can be found.  If an individual player is would like to be part of a specific team, that individual player must indicate what team they play for in order to get them on the correct rosters. Roster limits and Registration date will determine if individual players will be placed on their requested teams. Coaches will be on a volunteer basis only.

Cost: $60 per player

Individual Registration Link

 

**Once teams are formed it will be up to that team coach to identify what color their competition shirts or jerseys will be. Sporting Arkansas Futsal will not provide competition shirts.

**All fees are nonrefundable after December 1, 2017

Sporting Arkansas Futsal Program Policies

Please review the Futsal Program policy prior to registration.

Participation Waiver

Upon registration all players or guardians will be required to agree to the below participation waiver by checking a box in the registration. Please review the participation waiver prior to registration.

Sporting Arkansas Futsal Seasons

The Sporting Arkansas Soccer Club hosts two seasons of futsal league competition annually. The season dates for 2017-2018 are:

Winter 2017:

December 1st - January 28th

Summer 2018:

to be announced

All games played in the Lightning Park Futsal Gym facility in Centerton.

 

Why Sporting Arkansas Futsal?

 

1) Sporting Arkansas Futsal is the only futsal competition venue for NW Arkansas and the only indoor soccer format recognized by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF)

2) Sporting Arkansas has a wide range of divisions to accommodate all skill levels from under 10 to over 35 

3) Sporting Arkansas Futsal will be officiated by a Certified Referee and a Facility Marshall will be at every event to ensure safe competition and family friendly environments for all while also facilitating facility evacuation in case of an emergency and quickly dial 911 if medical response is required

4) Sporting Arkansas has an observation room for viewing futsal matches where food and drink can be brought in

5) Sporting Arkansas is the fastest growing soccer club in NW Arkansas and Official Affiliates of the Sporting Kansas City (SKC) Major League Soccer (MLS) Club. Player curriculum and coaching philosophy is driven by SKC and will be evident in our coaching staff

6) Sporting Arkansas Futsal recreational teams and individual players can request evaluations from Sporting Arkansas staff for potential membership into the Sporting Arkansas Competitive Programs at any point during the Futsal seasons

 

2017-2018 Age Group Criteria

 

 

 

Sporting Arkansas Futsal follows the US Soccer and FIFA standards for age group level based on birth year which will be instated throughout the United States in 2016. 

*Players may "play up" by one age group with coach approval

2017 Winter Futsal Season

Academy: 2010 - 2008

U12: 2007 and 2006

U14: 2005 and 2004

U16: 2003 and 2002

U19: 2001 and 2000

All players born before 1998 are to play in one of the adult divisions.

Differences Between Futsal and Soccer

SOCCER

#3-#5 Standard Ball

 

SPORTING ARKANSAS FUTSAL

#4 Ball – 30% less bounce

Game pause substitutions   Unlimited “flying” substitutions
Throw-in   Kick-in
45 minute halves   18-20 minute halves
No time-outs   No time-outs
Goal kicks   Goal Clearance (throw only)
Some contact   No shoulder charges or sliding tackles
No absolute time limit to restart game   4-second rule on restarts
Offside rule   No offside rule
Goalkeepers get steps or 6 seconds   No restrictions, but limited to 4 seconds
No sub for player sent off   Player sent off can be substituted for after 2 minutes or other has scored
Goal kicks from 6 yard box   Goal kicks are thrown from inside arch
Corner kick placed in arch   Corner kick placed on corner

 

The above difference are those observed by the Sporting Arkansas Soccer Club Futsal Leagues compared to some FIFA rules of the game of soccer.

Hulk Promotes Futsal as a Contributor to his Player Development

Questions About  Futsal?

Questions About Futsal?

Sporting Arkansas Futsal Program

Phone: 479-224-6700