FUTSAL PROGRAM RULES
Winter Futsal Schedule
Coaches please notify your teams of game times.
Games can be rescheduled if absolutely necessary. Please try to keep the schedule created to save on issues or confusion. If your team is unable to attend due to a player shortage we will try to play with those players that can be present. There is a minimum of 6 players needed for games. If a reschedule is necessary, email Layna at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 days before the scheduled game. If this is not done within 5 business days of the reschedule date, the game will go in as a forfeit under the team who originally had the scheduling conflict.
RULES & REGULATIONS
REFEREE ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
FUTSAL IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A WAY FOR ALL PLAYERS TO HAVE FRIENDLY COMPETITION IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FUTSAL & SOCCER
#3-#5 Standard Ball
SPORTING ARKANSAS FUTSAL
#4 Ball – 30% less bounce
|Game pause substitutions||Unlimited “flying” substitutions|
|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.
TENTATIVE FUTSAL SCHEDULE: This is a tentative schedule based on previous years schedules. Subject to change at any time.
Adult League (18+) - Sunday Afternoon or Evening
High School (00-04) - Weds Evening or Sunday Afternoon
U14 (05-06)- Tuesday Evenings or Sat Evenings
U12 (07-08)- Thursday Evenings or Sat Afternoons
Academy (U10 & under) - Monday evenings or Sat Mornings
2018/2019 Q & A
How much does Futsal cost? Teams may register in groups of 6 to 9 players (U11-Adult) for $375. The fee will be paid by the registrant. It is up to the Team Manager/Coach to collect money from your players. Individuals (U8-U10) $60/Individual. Payments due in full at time of registration.
Where will games be played? Games will take place at our Indoor Soccer Facility in Centerton. No Cleats allowed indoors!
When will the Futsal season start? Registration is open until midnight on November 25th. Games will start sometime around mid-December.
Can anyone play Futsal? Yes, anyone can play, ages 8 to adult. You do not have to be a current member/player of Sporting Arkansas to play.
For further questions contact Layna Dixon @ email@example.com.
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.
2018 WINTER FUTSAL REGISTRATION
Players (open to the public and members) can be registered by teams (U11 - Adult) or individuals (U10, U9, U8) through November 25, 2018.
TEAM REGISTRATION FAQ:
All players U11-Adult must register through the team registration link. If you do not have a team to register with, please click the link below to register on our wait list. 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.
$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 - Click here to register as a team
TEAM WAIT LIST LINK-(U11-ADULT) - Click here to register for our wait list
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION FAQ:
All players U10, U9, U8 will register as individuals. The SASC Futsal Staff will create teams after registration is closed. We will do our best to place players on teams with teammates from their own club when possible. Depending on registration numbers and teams, there is a possibility of coed play in the younger age groups. SASC will provide coaches where possible, however, if you would like to volunteer to coach a team please contact our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $60 per player
Individual Registration Link - Click here to register as an Individual (U8-U10)
**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, 2018
Sporting Arkansas Futsal Program
The Sporting Arkansas Soccer Club hosts two seasons of futsal league competition annually. The season dates for 2018-2019 are:
December 15th - TBD
to be announced
All games played in the Lightning Park Futsal Gym facility in Centerton.
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
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
2018 Winter Futsal Season
Academy: 2011 - 2009
U11/U12: 2008 and 2007
U14: 2006 and 2005
U16: 2004 and 2003
U19: 2002 and 2000
All players born on or before 1999 are to play in one of the adult divisions.