Top 2 teams from each division play in futsal showcase in Ft. Wayne
August 12-13th, 2017 against Region 1 top teams from Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois
Boys U18 (V), U16 (JV), U14, U12, U10, U8
Girls U18 (V), U16 (JV), U14, U12, U10, U8
Players are being selected from Central Ohio to train and compete for Columbus Futsal Teams. Parents, Coaches, and Club Directors are encouraged to recommend players who they believe may qualify for these teams to compete in futsal as high as the national level.
When asked about the direct influence of futsal on his development as a player Pele was quick to acknowledge the benefits futsal offered him:
"Of course futsal was important in helping to develop my ball control, quick thinking, passing... of course you have to have an aptitude for both futsal and normal football and you must have the capacity to adjust because of the differences in the games. But for dribbling, balance, concentration... futsal was very, very important, no doubt".
League Format:Futsal is the only indoor form of soccer approved by FIFA. No walls are used, must concentrate on accurate and quick passing. Consists of 8 regular season games with optional State and Regional USYF tournament coinciding. League standings will be generated and posted by HTG Sports (app download available). 3 points per win, 1 point per draw, 0 points per loss. Teams that finish top of the table win the league per their division. Teams not participating in tournaments will have these weekends as a bye week. This is not a "kick-around" league and is officiated by U.S. Soccer referees with futsal certification. FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game apply.
Age Group Divisions: Boys and Girls U8-U18, Men's Open, and Women's Open. Youth divisions will strive for single set age divisions depending on number of teams registered. If not, combined age divisions will be utilized. i.e., Single set age divisions: U9B, U10B, U11B, etc. Combined age divisons: U8/U9B, U10/U11B, etc. Age divisions are decided by PLAYER BIRTH YEAR, meaning players born in 2005 or later (2006, 2007) would be eligible to compete on a U13 team and a 2004 would not be elegible.
Roster Size: Maximum 10 players, minimum 7. Goleiros (goal keepers) can be dual-rostered on two different teams. Important note for goleiros: In futsal, there is a shot on goal every 30-60 seconds! One outdoor soccer team makes two sister teams for futsal. Players of sister teams can be borrowed from one another. Futsal is played 5v5 with 1 goleiro, 1 fixo, 1 pivo, and 2 alas. An outdoor coach can coach their own club or rec teams entered in the league and will usually be scheduled back-to-back if coaching multiple teams. Before each session of league play coaches or team managers will be given player roster cards. Outdoor registrations from other associations such as US Club, USYSA state organization, AYSO, etc. are not valid for USYF events.
Registration Costs: Session 1: U8-U11 Boys and Girls teams are $685/team per session. U12-U18 Boys and Girls, Men's Open, and Women's Open are $735/team per session. A yearly registration fee of $9.50 to USYF must be paid per player 8/1/16-7/31/17.
Discounts available for sister teams or clubs putting in mulitple teams.
USYF Columbus Futsal League play: Bill McDonald Athletic Complex 4990 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43214. Willis Athletic Complex 2520 Mock Road Columbus, Ohio 43219. Cleo Dumaree Athletic Complex 276 S. Nelson Road Columbus, OH 43205.