2023 Winter Futsal League Info



        January 8th - March 26th, 2023


        Bennett Middle School & Salisbury Middle School


     U7/U8 | U9/U10 | U11/U12 | U13/U14 | High School


     $495 U8 Division | $695 U10 to HS Divisions

# of Games

        8 game schedule

Player Fee All players must register with USYF for $13.50

2023 Delmarva Futsal League Rules and Info


Respect of Facilities

  • To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players not to wear dirty or wet game shoes into the facilities
  • We play at the pleasure of the facilities and ask for your cooperation in order to renew our contracts with them
  • No ball playing / warm up in facilities except on courts
  • Futsal balls only allowed on courts
  • Please supervise children at all times - no one is allowed in other areas of the school outside of gymnasium and bathrooms
  • Only registered players are allowed to use the court - other individuals cannot play on the court - this includes the half-time break period

Other Delmarva Futsal League Policies

  • We encourage outdoor teams to split into 2 futsal teams.  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. 
  • Players may be rostered on two teams per age group ONLY

We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should.  

Age Divisions/Groups
Boys & Girls U8 - HS. DFL reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration
Registration Is now open and will close on 12/28/2022.

Season Play
Games begin January 8th and the season ends by March 26, 2023. We will play all games on Sundays.  Due to the combined league size and composition the customary schedule could affect the target plans. The schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the facilities.

Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games.

Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline December 28th
Must be requested prior to the registration deadline; there can be no guarantees. All conflicts and requests must be entered online using the "comments" section of the team's detail page.  Email or telephone requests made to DFL staff will not be taken into consideration as the scheduler creates the season’s schedule. Please, only one entire weekend conflict is allowed per team.  We will schedule around indoor league schedules if given to us by the deadline.  We give priority to teams with the multiple team coaches in order to schedule back to back games for them.

CONFLICTS NOT ENTERED IN THE CONFLICT BOXES BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE of December 28th, WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.  Even if you had previously e-mailed us, talked with DFL staff, or had any other type of communication regarding a conflict or request, IT NEEDS TO BE ENTERED HERE OR IT WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.  If you have no conflicts or coach multiple teams, put NA in the box, put N/A in the "Conflict Comments" box. 

Playing time requests cannot be considered in fairness to the other teams in your bracket, such as “we only want to play on Sunday afternoons”.  Generally, we try to schedule the younger teams to play earlier in the day.

There is no coaching license to coach a team. Any adult who is registered with the team as a coach or manager can sit on 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. 

Coaches with Multiple Teams
We will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by attempting to schedule them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible.  If you coach more than two teams and need to be at all the games, please indicate that specifically in the comments section on your team's detail page.  We will make every attempt to accommodate this request (coaching more than two teams), however, due to various factors, such as different age groups playing in different facilities and court availability, this may not always be possible.  A coach will most likely have to go from one school to another for each division. We highly recommend that you have an assistant coach(es) to help in this circumstance.

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. Upon completion of the game, the winning coach should sign the card and return to the referee.

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 out a copy of the Laws of the Game from the DFL website.
House Rules

  • 24 minute halves, running clock
  • No GK punting or drop kicking
  • GK can throw ball anywhere on the court on the fly
  • GK pass back rule is in effect for all ages
  • No changing of benches during half-time and teams will NOT switch court direction
  • Halftimes are three minutes.  Teams should leave the court immediately after the end of game.  Coaches are not allowed to interfere with the next game by meeting with their team on the court.
  • Due to tight scheduling, there are NO time outs except for referee-called stoppages (the clock continues to run). 

Player Registration Fee - All players must be registered with USYF and releases signed by player/parent/guardian (P/P/G).  The fee is $13.50 per player and is completed online 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.

Roster Cards
Gateway will institute the issuance of roster cards if required. To be eligible to play, each player must be on the roster. Roster cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received and all players have been registered online. 

Pre-game Check-In
Roster cards 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 roster cards with them for inspection before games.

Game Balls
Game balls are provided by the DFL.

Do not bring outdoor balls into the facilities. They are not allowed for warm-up. Only futsal balls are allowed. 

The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes or sneakers also must be worn.
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 DFL Competition Committee will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee and both coaches.

Teams forfeiting a match and the opponent of a team that forfeited will not receive a refund on their registration fee.
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss.

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


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

Ejections - Red Cards
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match of play.  If the player is rostered on two teams and has a scheduled match on the same day after the red card, the player is ineligible to play in that game. If the player who received the red card, does not have another match that day, then the player must sit out the next immediate scheduled match. The League, in consultation with the Head Referee, will then decide if the player or coach will sit out an additional game(s) the following week  The player or coach receiving the red card must sit out a minimum of one game.  

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

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

The maximum penalty, after review by the 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 the DFL administrator 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 $150 reschedule fee is received by Delmarva  Futsal League. 

At time of registration, each team is allowed multiple conflicts if entered into registration system before registration deadline. If the manager does not enter conflicts, no reschedules will be made unless a $150 rescheduling fee is received by Delmarva Futsal League. Delmarva Futsal League will schedule 8 games for each team.  

The DFL will make every attempt to reschedule games that have been cancelled due to weather, such as snow, ice, or due to the facilities's closing.  While we will try to reschedule those games, we cannot guarantee that those games can be rescheduled.  We can only 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 / DFL
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. DFL 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.

If you have an interest in joining the Delmarva Futsal League referee pool, please email us at info@delmarvafutsal.org. 

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Delmarva Futsal, please feel free to contact us at info@delmarvafutsal.org