DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PREMIER FUTSAL LEAGUE IN WICHITA.

2017-18 FUTSAL WICHITA WINTER LEAGUE

Dates

Session 1: November 10 - January (Fridays)

Session 2: January - March (Fridays)

Facility

Wichita Hoops Premier Athletic Facility 
5260 N. Toler Drive
Bel Aire, Kansas 67226

Divisions

U4 - U7 Coed

Boys and Girls U8 – HS

High School divisions by skill, not age.

League Fees

U4-U7       Session 1 or 2: $300 - 1 US Soccer referee 

                                  Both Sessions - $525

U8-U12       $375 - 1 US Soccer referee

                        - Both Sessions - $675

U13+          $425 - 2 US Soccer referees 

                  - Both Sessions - $775

Split outdoor teams will get additional discount of $25 per team

# of Games

8 game minimum per session

Registration Deadline

Session 1 - October 29th, 2017

Session 2 - January, 1st, 2018

In addition to League Fees, each player must register with United States Youth Futsal $9.50 per player

Age Matrix
Futsal Wichita will use the United States Soccer calendar year age matrix for all events.

 

Birth Year

Age group for competition

Birth Year

Age group for competition

2000

U18 2000

2006

U12 2006

2001

U17 2001

2007

U11 2007

2002

U16 2002

2008

U10 2008

2003

U15 2003

2009

U9 2009

2004

U14 2004

2010

U8 2010

2005

U13 2005

2011

U7 2011

Venue
Futsal Wichita will use the state-of-the-art Wichita Hoops Premier Athletic Facility located in Bel Aire, Kansas.

To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players not to wear dirty or wet game shoes into the facilities.

Referees
Futsal Wichita is the only US Soccer sanctioned futsal league in Wichita. We only utilize US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. In addition, Futsal Wichita is the only Wichita league that uses 2 experienced officials for U13 and older age groups.

Participating Teams
Futsal Wichita Winter league is kicking off its second season and looking at having a very strong number of teams participate. Check out the Interested/Registered teams page for updates. 

Age Divisions/Groups
Coed U4-U7 & Boys/Girls U8-HS. Futsal Wichita reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration
Registration will open in September. 

Season Play
Session 1 Games begin on November 10th. Session 2 Games will begin on approximately January 21st. High school girls will finish league play before the KSHSAA mandated date.  Futsal Wichita plays its games on Fridays.

Teams will be scheduled to play a minimum of 8 games per session.

Conflicts
When you register your teams, you will be allowed 2 conflicts.  If you plan on participating in the Central or Midwest Regional Futsal Tournament, please indicate that in the conflict section of your registration.

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.  There is no cost to register a coach.

Coaches with multiple teams
Futsal Wichita will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games as much as possible.  This should not be an issue, so we encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams.

Game Scorecards
Before each game, a pre-printed game card will be available from the referees. The cards will be populated with player names and numbers. Please check the cards for accuracy and then hand them back to the referees before the game begins. At the end of each game, the referee will hand the bench coaches the completed game cards. The coaches are to sign the cards and in doing so, verify the score. The scores on the signed cards are official and will be entered into the standings.

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. You may print up a copy of the Laws of the Game at the Futsal Wichita website.

House Rules to the Laws of the Game

  1. Goalkeeper can not throw the ball into the opponent’s penalty arc
  2. No scoring from kick-offs.
  3. Goalkeeper can not drop kick or punt the ball.
  4. No switching of benches between halves
  5. Game length is two 20 minute halves
  6. USYF will implement the "No Heading" rule for U11 and under

League Fees - see above for early registration and payment discount
U4 to U7: $300 with 1 referee
U8 - U12: $375 with 1 referee
U13 and Older: $425 with 2 referees. We feel that at these age groups, two experienced referees are necessary to assure the game is competitive, but officiated as the game was designed.

Player Registration Fee
All players must be registered with USYF and releases signed by player/parent/guardian (P/P/G).  The fee is $9.50 per player and is completed on line only.  When the team manager inputs a player into the roster, an e-mail is sent to P/P/G with instructions as to how to complete player registration.  There is no fee for managers, coaches, or assistant coaches, unless they are also players.

Player Cards
Futsal Wichita will institute the issuance of player cards. To be eligible to play, each player must have a card. Player cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received and all players have been registered online. Futsal Wichita will conduct a team check-in one - two weeks before league play begins to issue player cards. Players do not need to be present. Check-in time and place will be announced.

Players/Sister Teams/Double Rostering
1) 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 any amount of players from the sister team. 
2) Players may be double - rostered on non-sister teams with knowlege and permission from both coaches.

Pre-game Check-In
Player cards and rosters may be checked before games.  This is to assure that all players are registered and the league remains sanctioned by US Soccer.  Team managers are to carry the game cards with them for inspection before games.

Game Balls
The home team is responsible for providing the game ball. 
Size ball used by each age group
Under U12 - size 3 or a Select "Jinga Jr"
U13 and older – size 4 or a Select "Jinga"

To order balls e-mail Justin Jarman at justin@wichitahoops.com.  Include team name, gender and age, number of balls needed and size ball and contact info of the person ordering. Balls are $35 each and can be picked up at team check in on TBD from 6pm - 8pm.

Do not bring outdoor balls into the facilities. They are not allowed for warm-up. Only futsal balls are allowed. Home team is responsible for providing a game quality ball.

Equipment
The wearing of shin pads will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn.

Time Outs / Home Team Colors
Each team can call one 30 second time out per half
Home team is to wear white or lighter colors. If Home team complies and there is a conflict, the visiting team must change jerseys. If home team does not wear light/white and there is a conflict, home team must change jerseys. Visiting teams centers off first.

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 Wichita Competition Committee will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee, and both coaches.

Teams forfeiting a match will not receive a refund on their registration fee.

Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss.

Futsal Wichita 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

Tiebreakers
1. Total Points
2. Goal Difference (max 7 per game)
3. Goals For
4. Head-To-Head

There are no awards given for winners of divisions

Ejections - Red Cards
If a player is ejected from a match, the player’s pass together with a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the Futsal Wichita administrator by the referee.

The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match.

The maximum penalty, after review by the Futsal Wichita Competition Committee, may result in the individual players or teams’ expulsion from the competition.

If a player is ejected from a match the referee will hold onto the player pass, document red card on the back of the score sheet and present it to the Futsal Wichita League administrator. The player will have his/her pass returned after a one game suspension.

Coach Ejections
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the Futsal Wichita administrator by the referee.

The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the coach shall not be permitted to coach or remain on the player’s bench in the immediate next match.

The maximum penalty, after review by Futsal Wichita 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 Futsal Wichita 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. Games cancelled by teams will not be rescheduled until the $100 reschedule fee is paid to Futsal Wichita. 

Reschedules
At time of registration, each team is allowed multiple conflicts if entered into registration system before registration deadline. If manager does not enter conflicts, no reschedules will be made unless a $100 rescheduling fee is received by Futsal Wichita. Futsal Wichita will schedule 8 games for each team.  If Futsal Wichita needs to reschedule games that have been cancelled due weather, such as snow, ice or due to the facilities cancelling games.  While we will try to reschedule those games, we cannot guarantee that those games can be rescheduled.  We only can reschedule games if the facilities have available times to reschedule them.  If we reschedule games due to above, you will not be asked ahead of the rescheduling process if you are available for the make up game.  Your team will be given a makeup game time and if you cannot make that, we will not reschedule.

Games cancelled by Facilities / Futsal Wichita
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. Futsal Wichita plays games in all weather and only cancels games if the facility cancels.  Cancellations are very rare events, so teams should plan on playing.  If there are games cancelled, reschedules are not guaranteed and refunds for cancelled games will not be provided.

Referees 
If you have an interest in joining the Futsal Wichita referee pool, please email Justin Jarman at justin@wichitahoops.com. To be eligible for consideration, you must be licensed with US Soccer as an outdoor referee and be at least 17 years old.

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Futsal Wichita, please feel free to contact us at Andy@Wichitahoops.com