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FA Strategy aims to make Futsal the indoor game of choice in England

Our new Futsal strategy aims to make this fast, exciting format of the sport become England’s indoor game of choice for young players and drive participation. The man behind the document is Michael Skubala, who is head coach of the England Futsal team and elite performance manager, and he explains the thinking behind it all and the plan for 2018-24. Click here to read more

 

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 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
  • 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 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 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.

Great testimonial from NTC Juniors ‘the benefits of playing futsal’.

NTC u11s 2018

We (NTC) have loved this season of playing futsal. We feel that futsal promotes better technique for our players and develops their skills more rapidly due to a lot more time on the ball. Their decision making and executions are improving massively since playing the game. If you are serious about the quality of the time you spend playing or watching futsal games, then you will definitely see a rapid improvement in performances. Futsal has not only brought us on as a 5 a side team but also as a football team in Sunday league. Our players are a lot more confident on the ball and their movement that they have taken from Futsal and implied it to the football game is brilliant! As a manager, I am pleased we entered the Futsal league and will definitely be staying in it for a long time!!

Callum Ely (NTC Manager)

Your one call away from playing: Kevin Bryant 07980286663

VACANCIES FOR NEW TEAMS

For your information teams play from age under 9 through to seniors.

Watch this space for younger age groups that are due to start shortly.

One of the great things about futsal is that it has a career pathway via GTFC Futsal Scholarship. Players are leaving GFL aged 17 and joining the Scholarship and then moving onto our top Universities to study and continue playing futsal under stewardship of highly qualified coaching staff. Three are currently at Loughborough. This year GTFC has extended its course and tied in with Cardiff University so that players can study and work at home for their degree, removing the cost of university lodging etc.

As well as opening up long term opportunities futsal was shown in a 2017 UEFA study to be a better training tool to play football than traditional methods. The study showed that players brought up on a small futsal court were quicker and better passers than the traditional players. The UEFA study is attached.

Futsal is a win win situation.

Want to play, just make contact and you will be made welcome as part of this great game.

Kevin Bryant
Grimsby Futsal League
info@futsal.org.uk
07980286663

The Sun Newspaper Prints Perfect Precis of Laws for Futsal

  • Ronaldinho and Paul Scholes playing in Indian Premier League

    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.

NB: 

Junior leagues and shorter matches may adapt the foul count and tweak other laws to suit teams and conditions

GFL Under 16/17 League restarts Thursday 13th. There is still time for your team to join – make that call now 07980286663

DATE TIME VENUE TEAM V TEAM
Thu 13th of September 2018 6:15 PM YMCA Clee AFC Argyl V Healing Hotspurs CATCH Sk
Thu 13th of September 2018 6:50 PM YMCA Clee Town Argyle V Grimsby Diamonds
Thu 13th of September 2018 7:30 PM YMCA Below the Radar FC V Clee Town Madrid
Thu 13th of September 2018 8:00 PM YMCA Discoveries Rangers V Below the Radar FC

Plus 50 and want to stay fit and lose weight (hopefully)? Come and join Corinthians at Bradley Sports Center – Every TUESDAY 11 a.m.

Grimsby Corinthians 2018 training session

Grimsby Corinthians welcome any player 50+ who wants to play competitive or non competitive football in a friendly welcoming environment. Times team is picked specifically with intention to win. Corinthians are currently Lincs FA County Champions and in the East Riding County FA they are league winners with games in hand. All sounds very good but just like all football you are only at top for as long as it takes for more capable opposition to overtake you.

Corinthians also value that many just want to pay and play, that’s fine we have space to accommodate you too. Corinthians value all walking football compatriots, we are all so lucky to be kicking a ball at an age we thought was beyond us. Join us in our second youth.

Win or lose we will all yarn football afterwards with a coffee in hand.

Kevin Bryant (Vice Chairman Grimsby Corinthians)

07980286663 info@futsal.org.uk