Futsal Rules

Futsal 5s League Policies & Procedures 

 
 

All games are played at the Studio Center Futsal Arena located at 3052 Buckner Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453.The facility features 2 regulation sized futsal courts (102 feet x 60 feet) with a PADENPOR surface. PADENPOR is a seamless synthetic sandwich flooring system which has the potential to reduce stress and injury to bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

 
RESPECT OF FACILITY
  • To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players not to wear dirty or wet game shoes into the facilities.
  • No ball playing / warm up in facility except on courts.
  • Only futsal balls allowed in the facility.
  • Please supervise children at all times.
  • Only water is allowed in the court area. All other liquids and food must be consumed in the lobby area.
 
SEASON PLAY
Games begin the weekend of January 3-5th and the season ends by February 17th, 2020. Games will be played on Friday evenings (6:00-9:20pm), Saturdays and Sundays. We will also play on MLK Day (1/20/20) and Presidents Day (2/17/20).
 
Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games.
 
There will be no games after 3pm on Super Bowl Sunday.
 
AGE DIVISIONS/BRACKETS
Boys & Girls U9 (2011 birth year) - U19 (2001 birth year). Futsal 5s reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.
 
GUEST PLAYERS
There are no guest players allowed in Futsal 5s. All participating players must be rostered. Players may be added to rosters up to roster freeze date before playoff games.
 
SISTER TEAM POLICIES 
  • We encourage outdoor team to split into 2 futsal teams. A sister team is created from an outdoor team that split into two or more futsal teams. If you have a sister team in the league, you may borrow players from the sister team during regular season play under conditions listed below.
  • You may only use a sister team player to bring your roster to 6 players including a goalkeeper.
  • Goalkeepers may play for the sister team regardless of players available. However, if the sister team has more than 6 players, the goalkeeper must play in goal at all times when on the court for the sister team.
  • Rosters are frozen during playoffs. Players cannot use sister team players, with the exception of a goalkeeper who must play in goal.
 
DOUBLE ROSTERING
Players may be double - rostered on teams that are in different divisions, but a player cannot play down an age group.
 
CONFLICTS
Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline December 1st, 2019
Must be requested prior to the registration deadline; there can be no guarantees.
 
Any conflict and requests must be entered on-line using the "comments" section of the team's detail page. Email or telephone requests made to Futsal 5s staff will not be taken into consideration as the scheduler creates the season’s schedule. Please only one entire weekend conflict is allowed per team.
 
We will schedule around indoor league schedules if given to us by the deadline. We give priority to teams with the multiple team coaches in order to schedule back to back games for them.
 
CONFLICTS NOT ENTERED IN THE CONFLICT BOXES BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE of December 1st, WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. Even if you had previously e-mailed us, talked with Futsal 5s staff or any other type of communication regarding a conflict or request, IT NEEDS TO BE ENTERED HERE OR IT WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.
 
If you have no conflicts or coach multiple teams, put N/A in the "Conflict Comments" box. Playing time requests cannot be considered in fairness to the other team in your bracket, such as “we only want to play on Saturday afternoons.” Generally, we try to schedule the younger teams to play on Saturdays, but often an age group will utilize all the availability in the arena, so it is possible that a "younger" (U12 and younger) will play on Sundays.
 
 
REFEREES
We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. We use 2 experienced officials per court for U16 and older age groups.
 
IMPORTANT COACH INFORMATION
There is no coaching license to coach a team. Any adult who is registered with the team as a coach or manager can sit the bench. This is a great option for teams with outdoor coaches who want to take a break, but still want their teams to have fun and play.
 
Each coach and manager must undergo a background check that is included in the registration fee.
 
COACHES WITH MULTIPLE TEAMS
We will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by attempting to schedule them with back-to-back games as much as possible. We have been very successful in the past, so you are encouraged to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams, and we will make every effort to schedule your games back to back, however, there may be an occasional gap (one hour) between games if there are multiple sister teams in a bracket.
 
If you coach more than two teams and need to be at all the games, please indicate that specifically in the comments section on your team's detail page. We will make every attempt to accommodate this request (coaching more than two teams), however, due to various factors this may not always be possible.
 
COMPETITION FORMAT & RULES
Official futsal FIFA Rules and Regulations as stated under the Laws of The Game will be enforced. Exceptions are noted below under House Rules. 
 
HOUSE RULES
  • 20 MINUTE HALVES, running clock. 
  • NO TIME-OUTS. 
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING
  • The only exception to sliding, is if the goalie attempts to make a legal save at a players feet. Also, a player can slide when there is no opponent close by. This usually occurs when a player is attempting to save a ball from going out of bounds or sliding in at the back post to attempt to score a goal.
  • GOALKEEPERS CANNOT PUNT OR DROP KICK THE BALL.
 
GAME BALLS
VB Futsal will provide the game ball and warm up ball. Only futsal balls are allowed in the facility.
 
Size ball used by each age group: Under U12 - size 3 ; U13 and older – size 4
 
The age bracket of the oldest team in the division will determine the size of the futsal ball in accordance to the guidelines above.
 
ROSTER CARDS
Futsal 5s will institute the issuance of roster cards if required. To be eligible to play, each player must be on the roster. Roster cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received, and all players have been registered online.
 
EQUIPMENT
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn. Shoes must have non-marking soles.
 
FORFEITED GAMES
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match, the referee shall allow a 5-minute grace period. After the 5 minutes, if the team has not yet arrived or does not have enough players to field a team (4), the game will be forfeited. The game will be tallied as a 3 to 0 loss for the forfeiting team and a 3 to 0 win for their opponent.
 
If the referee terminates a match for reasons other than an act of God or field conditions, the Futsal 5s Competition Committee will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee, and both coaches. Teams forfeiting a match and the opponent of a team that forfeited will not receive a refund on their registration fee.
 
POINT SYSTEM AND TIEBREAKERS
The determination within the group standings is as follows:
3 points for a win
1 point for a tie
0 points for a loss
 
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss for the forfeiting team.
 
TIEBREAKERS
1. Total Points
2. Goal Difference (max 10 per game)
3. Goals For
4. Goals Against
5. Head-To-Head
6. Flip of a coin
 
EJECTIONS - RED CARDS
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match of play. If the player is rostered on two teams and has a scheduled match on the same day after the red card, the player is ineligible to play in that game. If the player who received the red card, does not have another match that day, then the player must sit out the next immediate scheduled match. The League, in consultation with the Head Referee, will then decide if the player or coach will sit out an additional game(s) the following week. The player or coach receiving the red card must sit out a minimum of one game.
 
COACH EJECTIONS
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the League administrator by the referee.
 
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the coach shall not be permitted to coach, remain on the player’s bench, or in the facility in the immediate next match.
 
The maximum penalty, after review by the Competition Committee, may result in the individual coach or team’s expulsion from the League.
 
GAMES CANCELLED BY OPPONENTS
If an opponent cancels a game or does not show for the game, the other team may use the scheduled game time for their use. There are no refunds for games cancelled by opponents. If a team must cancel, call the Futsal 5s administrator as soon as possible so we can notify the referees and give the other team a chance to plan accordingly. Cancelling a game not only short-changes your team, but your scheduled opponent.
 
RESCHEDULES
At time of registration, each team is allowed one opt-out weekend if entered into registration system before registration deadline. If manager does not enter conflicts, no reschedules are guaranteed for any reason.
 
Since 2012, we have attempted to reschedule games due to different circumstances but as the league grows it becomes a greater challenge to reschedule games that were not initially listed on a conflict date.
 
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding VB Futsal, please feel free to contact us at VBFutsal@beachfc.com. 
 
 


Need help? Contact us at (757)689-3358 or vbfutsal@beachfc.com.