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One of the best games I have ever seen, futsal or football.

Lions team that destroyed Corinthians Lions are in their new kit purchased with vouchers from winning Monday 'B' League For 39 minutes 30 seconds Bradley was on the rocks; in final 30 seconds they won game. Amazing. Under 20’s vs. +35’s everything was pointing to the old guard giving way to the new. The mental strength needed for Bradley to win this game was mind numbing.

Referee John Drew match report:

Had you paid to see this you would have been more than satisfied. It had everything as a game of Futsal, apart from substitutes so it was going to be hard. Lions charged from the start and opened a lead only to be pegged before the break at 2-2. Throughout passing was sublime and incredibly fast meaning both goalkeepers had to work incredibly hard: and they did. But proceedings for the last ten minutes just got better and better and Lions were in front; just! Bradley relentlessly piled on pressure and Lions responded equally. In the last minute Bradley’s Dave Smith spied an opening and blasted a goal to seal what onlookers thought was a deserved equaliser at 5-5. But, neither team were satisfied and relentlessly ke

Lions manager Stu Orr talks with Matty Payne

Lions manager Stu Orr will not have slept a wink of sleep after such a mentally destroying match

pt the tempo of the match going looking for that elusive winner. As the clock counted down with just seconds left the Lions pressed but an intercepted pass in their half gave Bradley one last opportunity of an above head height long range pass to an unmarked Jim Allen who rose to meet it and headed majestically past the Lions keeper to win the match. 

Player of the Match: Both goal keepers – Kirk (L) & Dave (B) Outstanding

Two new senior teams make debuts, Toto FC and team Rhodie Clarke.

A very creditable first match performance from Rhodie Clarke who matched Me2 in the first period. However, the Me2 machine with their defend and break tactics won the points with 6 unanswered goals in the second. Undoubtedly more to come from RC in forthcoming weeks.

Toto gave Payzone a creditable game, Payzone greater experience just too much for the game Toto team. First game is always the hardest, you learn so much.

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Grimsby Futsal League Manager Handbook. Last updated September 2018

League Organiser

 Kevin Bryant
Email: kevinfutsal46@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 07980285553 – 01472 234704

Venue Contacts:

  • Novartis – John Mawer
    Email : johnmawer1958@gmail.com
    Mobile Number 07972125317
  • YMCA Reception Desk 01472 349521

Media:

League web site

uefa.com

www.fifa.com Futsal Laws

FaceBook:

League Facebook Page

First Aid Notes:

League rules state teams are responsible for treatment of their own player injuries- It is not the referee responsibility to treat an injury.

Teams at YMCA please note:

  • Everyone must sign in and out at reception desk. If sports hall doors are opened for ventilation no one may enter or leave by those doors.
  • Team managers should be on opposite side to referee. Substitutions from halfway line. Rolling substitutions.
  • Keep water bottles in corner of pitch, no drinking on pitch.
  • Please leave tidy ready for next user.

Argentinean Street Football

 U5/6z –  4 x 4

 Court size half a futsal court

  • Size 2 low bounce ball
  • Ideally 4 teams will play 3 x 14 minute matches
  • Smaller goals will be used
  • Rush goal keeper (Nearest player to goal is goal keeper)
  • Kick-ins and corners must be passed into play – ball must not leave floor – player taking kick can pass to himself – ball can be rolled in by hand or passed in
  • Restart (goal kick) opposition players must retreat to halfway line. Penalty player(s) not retreatingAn indirect free kick to opposition to be taken from halfway line
  • Restarts player with ball can pass to himself or his own player in same half
  • No slide tackles. Players are not allowed to tackle off their feet
  • Foul counts do not apply

 Spanish Junior Futsal Rules

 U7/8z –  4 x 4

 Court size half a futsal court

  • Size 2/3 low bounce ball
  • Ideally 4 teams will play 3 x 14 minute matches
  • Smaller goals will be used

 Kick-ins and corners must be passed into play – ball must not leave floor – player taking kick can pass to himself – ball can be rolled in by hand or foot

  • At a goal keeper restart (goal kick) opposition players must retreat to halfway line. Penalty player(s) not retreatingAn indirect free kick to opposition to be taken from halfway line
  • Goal keeper can pass to himself
  • Players do not have to retreat to half way line if keeper has possession in open play
  • Throw outs from keeper must bounce before the ball crosses half way line. In ‘open play’ the keeper can pass the ball out, the keeper cannot pick ball up and ‘drop kick’ it out
  • Players are not allowed to tackle off their feet (No slide tackles)
  • Foul counts do not apply

Under 9s/10’s/11s

  • Size 3 low bounce ball
  • Matches 15 minutes each way
  • Foul count 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • Kick-ins and corners must be passed into play – ball must not leave floor
  • At a goal keeper restart (goal kick) opposition players must retreat to halfway line. Penalty player(s) not retreatingAn indirect free kick to opposition to be taken from halfway line
  • Players do not have to retreat if goal keeper has ball in ‘open play’
  • Throw outs from keeper must bounce before the ball crosses half way line. In ‘open play’ the keeper can pass the ball out, the keeper cannot pick ball up and ‘drop kick’ it out
  • Players are not allowed to tackle off their feet (No slide tackles)

Under 12’s/13’s

  • Size 3/4 low bounce ball
  • Matches 14 minutes each way
  • Foul count 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • Kick-ins and corners must be passed into play – ball must not leave floor
  • Restarts from keeper (goal kicks) must be thrown out – ball must bounce before it crosses half way line. Indirect free kick to opposition to be taken from half way line if ball does not bounce
  • Throw outs from keeper in ‘open play’ must bounce before crossing halfway line. Free kick to opposition to be taken from half way line if ball does not bounce
  • In ‘open play’ the keeper can pass the ball out, the keeper cannot pick ball up and ‘drop kick’ it out
  • Players are not allowed to tackle off their feet (No slide tackles)

Under 14’s

  • Size 4 low bounce ball
  • Matches 14 minutes each way
  • Foul count 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • Kick-ins as per FIFA Laws
  • Restarts from keeper (goal kicks) must be thrown out – ball must bounce before it crosses half way line. Indirect free kick to opposition to be taken from half way line if ball does not bounce
  • Throw outs from keeper, in ‘open play,’ can cross halfway line without having to bounce.
  • In ‘open play’ the keeper can pass the ball out, the keeper cannot pick ball up and ‘drop kick’ it out
  • Players are allowed slide tackle to ‘intercept’ the ball

Under 15’s/16s

 Size 4 low bounce ball

  • Matches 15 minutes each way
  • Foul count 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • FIFA Futsal rules apply
  • Slide tackles are permitted – as long as it is judged to be safe by the referee

 

 Thursday Under 17s

 Size 4 low bounce ball

  • 15 minutes each way matches:
  • Foul count is limited to 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • Slide tackles are permitted – as long as it is judged to be safe by the referee. A ‘man and ball tackle’ is a foul

 

Wednesday Open Age

  • Size 4 low bounce ball
  • Matches 20 minutes each way
  • Foul count is limited to 4 in each half. A 5th foul results in 10 meter ‘free shot’ to opposition. Every subsequent foul is a free shot
  • FIFA Futsal rules apply
  • Slide tackles are permitted – as long as it is judged to be safe by the referee. A ‘man and ball tackle is a foul’

Goal Keeper Clarification Laws:

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper commits any of the following four offences:

  • Controls the ball with his hands or feet in his own half of the pitch for more than four seconds

Four second rule stops keeper slowing game to waste time

  • After playing the ball, he touches it again in his own half of the pitch after it has been deliberately played to him by a team-mate without an opponent playing or touching it

This law prevents a team slowing a game down by back passing. The indirect kick is taken on a correctly marked court on edge of box directly in front of where keeper last touched the ball. At Novartis the kick is taken from edge of penalty area, at YMCA a meter further back.  Defenders must be 5 meters from ball. Meaning at best they stand on goal line with keeper just in front.

  • Touches the ball with his hands inside his own penalty area after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate • Touches the ball with his hands inside his own penalty area after he has received it directly from a kick-in by a team-mate. In other words football back pass law applies. Need further clarification please ask?

Précis Futsal Laws – The Sun Newspaper

  • A futsal ball is a size below a normal football, while it also has 30 per cent less bounce.
  • Games are formed of two 20-minute halves, with time stopping at every dead ball.
  • Each team is allowed to use one timeout each period, which last one minute.
  • Each side begins with five players on the pitch, with one as a goalkeeper.
  • A maximum of 12 players per team can be used, with substitutions unlimited and does not require a stoppage.
  • Direct free kicks are counted as accumulated fouls, with teams warned by the referee when they reach five per half.
  • Yellow and red cards are still handed out, just like in the grass version.
  • Futsal has two penalty spots, one at 10 metres and the other in the goalkeeper’s area at 6m.
  • A kick from the 10m spot is awarded when a team commits six or more accumulated fouls. All opponents must be behind the ball, while the goalkeeper has to be at least 5m away.
  • A penalty kick from the 6m spot is taken when a player is fouled in the goalkeeper’s area.
  • When a goalkeeper has the ball, he must get rid of it within four seconds, or concede an indirect free-kick.
  • Once the goalkeeper has released the ball, it needs to go out of play or be touched by an opponent before he can receive it once again.
  • Goalkeeper can play as normal in the opponent’s half.
  • Instead of the normal throw-in in regular football, futsal has a kick-in.
  • In all matches, one referee is positioned near the timekeeper table and another is on the opposite side.
  • For international games, there is a timekeeper and a third referee that controls the team benches.

Like most sports futsal laws are complex. Like most sports 95% are never used.