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Managers Handbook – A precis of Rules for each different Age Group

Grimsby referee Gavin Sartain in action FA National League

Grimsby Futsal League Manager Handbook

Updated June 2019 in preparation September 1st 2019 restart

League Organiser

Kevin Bryant
Email: info@futsal.org.uk
Mobile Number: 07980285553 – 01472 234704

Media:

www.grimsbyfutsal.co.uk

uefa.com

www.fifa.com

FaceBook:

https://www.facebook.com/grimsbyfutsal/

 

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
  • Power Play Rule applies
  • Foul count 3 in each half. A 4th 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
  • Power Play Rule
  • Retreat to halfway line, all except one player**
  • Foul count 3 in each half. A 4th 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)

** Rule has been adjusted as some teams was ‘high pressing’, making it very difficult for a team taking a ‘goal’ kick as their goal keeper is not allowed to throw ball over halfway line at a restart. Particularly difficult for a bottom half team when they play a top team. This rule adjustment may address situation.

Under 14’s /15s

  • Size 4 low bounce ball
  • Matches 15 minutes each way
  • Power Play Rule Applies
  • Foul count 3 in each half. A 4th 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 16s / 17s

  • Size 4 low bounce ball
  • Matches 15 minutes each way
  • Power Play Rule applies
  • Foul count 3 in each half. A 4th 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 18s

 Size 4 low bounce ball

  • 15 minutes each way matches:
  • Foul count is limited to 3 in each half. A 4th 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.

 

Want Access to some Great Futsal Coaching Material?

Want access to some great Futsal Coaching material?

If so use link below, shared by Albert Sabate – Futsal Coach & Co-Coordinator

Principle of Playing the Futsal Pivot Position

I have watched several UEFA B plus coaches work on the technique of the ‘pivot’ player both in football and futsal.  None have gone into the depth of thought showed by Albert.

It is important both as a player and a coach to understand  pivot position; a weak pivot will see your team struggle; a dynamic pivot will put opposition defense onto their back feet.

 

This is Last Week before Leagues Summer Break

Under water footballEnjoy those balmy days round swimming pool with a bottle Sangria too hand.

Summer breaks are a welcome break for ‘organisers’ too, but not a complete break. The LFA has just sanctioned GFL Laws and Management Rules for 2019/20 season. Everyone will get a pdf copy in due course. Or should I say when a professional has taken them from a KB word format and into a professional pdf format.

The follow on from the Laws & Management document will be a League Welfare process for teams. System FA has used in past has not been ‘fit for purpose;’ surprised it has taken them so long to realise. Last month I re-sat the Welfare Course as a starter to updating Welfare Processes. All will be in place for September restart.

For most teams, those attached to a club, it will mean affiliating as a futsal team through your club to play futsal. Your club in turn will affiliate you to the Lincolnshire County FA to play futsal. Once registered with a ‘club’ the club will then check right people are running team.

Teams not affiliated to a club the process will be similar, cannot say more as I am waiting for clarification.

National League team Sheffield FC have made contact for an August friendly in preparation for their FA National league Season. Another chunk of my August break taken.

Add into all this ‘project new venue’ which is currently a paper trial, that if all goes to plan, becomes a funding operation. More lost August hours.

Just as I was about to close I get a phone call nudging me ‘when are League starting u9 matches?’ I promise shortly and at same time feel my nose start elongate.

Enjoy your break, I’m determined to make most of mine.

League Organiser

Kevin Bryant

Article I have copied describing how futsal started in Iran. It should be noted Iran are nearly always in the top 5 FIFA futsal list

The history of futsal in Iran became from more than 50 years ago, they were playing on asphalt 4*4 or 5*5,

Or even 3*3 (they called it Goal-Koochik) means small size game.

After that we started real Futsal in Ramadan month, after Iftar, in this month, the football tournaments were closed and all clubs participated in futsal at the nights. With good TV coverage and a lot of fans.

Few years passed and we started our league of futsal step by step, first we invite football clubs to participate and then others understand that investing in Futsal is easier than football and we had Futsal clubs.

Till now we are running these leagues for more than 15 years in 5 divisions for men’s and 3 for women.

But how we are supporting these leagues and how we convince children to play futsal is another matter

[07:48, 9/7/2019]: Hereby I would like to mention some important ideas which helped us before and now

[07:51, 9/7/2019]  1ts areas for this purpose

[07:53, 9/7/2019]  we started a program to show families which all the best football players started their careers from Futsal because it gives more opportunity to play with the ball to everyone and improves technical and tactical aspects together

[07:56, 9/7/2019]- starting Futsal tournaments in the football’s offseason was very nice because we gathered a lot of fans and TV and sponsors came for them

[07:59, 9/7/2019]   then we reached to a Futsal league with its professional players and national teams. So it was a good motivation for them to play in the national team in AFC or FIFA cups

[08:02, 9/7/2019]  Last year, we had Futsal in youth Olympic in Argentina 🇦🇷 and I heard which the Olympic Committee is looking to put Futsal in their games instead of football. I think it will help our sport more than before and sponsors will come to it.

[08:03, 9/7/2019]All of the above-mentioned reasons helped our national team to reach the 3rd rank of FIFA world cup 2016, and also 3rd in FIFA’s Futsal monthly ranking