2016/2017 General Info
TFL offers futsal leagues;                                                                            
  • Winter 1 (November) *U7-U18 divisions -Deadline Thursday Oct. 20th, 2016
  • Winter 2 (January) *U7-U18 divisions -Deadline Thursday Dec. 8th, 2016
Locations
Main facility is T&C Athletic Center (106 Crossing Drive Wilder, KY 41076).  Secondary location is T&C Sports Complex (1018 Town Drive Wilder KY. 41076).  Other facilities might be used and will be noted prior to registration. 
 
Age Groups/ Rosters (*TFL reserves the right to combine age groups based on team registrations and competitive balance)
Boys & Girls U7 - U18 (Upper Select, Lower Select, Recreational).  TFL will use the calendar birth year system (per US Youth Soccer) to determine age divisions.  Example - Players born in 2008 would qualify to play in the 08 division.  Players can always play up an age (ie. 08 can play in the 07 division) but cannot play down.  For a complete chart please click (Age Chart). All leagues will play 5v5 (includes keeper), rosters will have a max of 14 players per team. 
 
Schedules
The TFL wants to provide for a positive playing experience, we will do our best to provide a schedule that fits within your teams needs.  Please note that we reserve the right to combine age groups based on team registrations and competitive balance. 
Fees
Teams fees are listed below.  Each team is responsible for referee fees of $10 per game.  Also please note that each player must register with United States Youth Futsal $9.50 per player. 
  • WINTER 1 (NOVEMBER) - $550 per team (*Does not include Ref fees - $10/per game)
  • WINTER 2 (JANUARY) - $550 per team (*Does not include Ref fees - $10/per game)
# of Games
Each team will play eight (8) league games.  Each game is 40 minutes (2-20minute halves).
 
Important Coaches Information 
There is no coaching license required to coach a team. Any adult who is registerd 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. 
 
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.  
 
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 email 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.
 
Players/Sister Teams/Double Rostering
  • A sister team is created from an outdoor team that splits into 2 or 3 futsal teams.  If you have a sister team in the league, you may borrow any amount of players from the sister team
  • Players may be double rostered on non-sister teams with knowledge and permission from oppossing coach
Pre-game Check-In
Players will be checked in before each game.  All players must be registered and approved by USYF.  Players names will be provide on each game card and confirmed by officials. 
 
Game Balls (futsal balls only)
The home team is responsible for providing the game ball.
Size ball used by each age group: U12 and Under - size 3 or Select "Jinga Jr" / U13 and older - size 4 or a Select "Jinga"
***Please Note - Do not bring outdoor soccer balls into the facility.  They are not allowed for warm-up.  Only futsal balls are allowed.
 
Equipment
Shin guards are mandatory for all players.  Indoor, flat soled shoes must be worn.
 
Home Team Colors
Home team is to wear white or lighter color.  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 team kicks-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 TFL 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.

TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 $75 reschedule fee is paid. 


Games cancelled by TFL 
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. TFL 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.


Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the TFL, please feel free to contact us at tcsoccer@fuse.net