2019-20 WINTER LEAGUE

FUTSAL COLORADO 2019-20 WINTER LEAGUE

Dates

Peak to Peak:  December 14th 2019 – February 29th 2020

                          (Games on Saturdays)

Vista PEAK:      December 1st 2019 - February 16th 2020

                          (Games on Sundays)

Gold Crown:    November 13th 2019 - February 15th 2020

                          (Games on Wednesdays) 

Facilities

Peak to Peak Charter School (Lafayette)

Vista PEAK Preparatory (Aurora)

Gold Crown Field House (Lakewood)

Divisions

Boys and Girls U10 – U19 

Multiple divisions where applicable

Fees

U10 - U12:             $ 570                    

U13 - U19:             $ 595

(US Soccer Futsal certified referee fees included)

# of Games

8 games

Venues

The 2019 - 20 Winter League will be held at:

Peak to Peak Charter School
800 Merlin Drive Lafayette CO 80026

Please go to the parking lot between the soccer field and the tennis courts.

Please enter from the Gymnasium entrance only.

 

Gold Crown Field House
150 S. Harlan St., Lakewood CO 80226

We will be utilizing courts # 3 and 4 throughout the season. Please follow the signs to your designated court.

Use these links to get directions to the respective facility 

2019-20 Winter League Schedule & Standings

Game results will be posted the day after the game

League Rules

FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game are followed with these "House Rules" exceptions:

  • Game time is two halves of a 24 minute running clock, with a 2 minute half time break. No timeouts are allowed. 
  • During a goal clearance the ball must touch the ground or a player outside the penalty area before going past the center line. Failure to do so results in a retake. For U10 and younger, the defending team must retreat into their defensive half of the court until the ball is touched by an opponent's field player. 
  • No slide tackling is allowed on an opponent but a player is permitted to intercept the ball by sliding. 
  • Teams do NOT change sides during half time 

An "Abbreviated Rules" and "General League Information" document will be sent to coaches and team managers before the start of league play.

Venues
Futsal Colorado will use Peak to Peak Charter School on Merlin Drive in Lafayette, Vista PEAK Prep on E 6th Ave in Aurora and Gold Crown Field House on S. Harlan St. in Lakewood.

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 Colorado is an affiliate of US Soccer and is the only futsal league sanctioned by USYF in Colorado. We use only US Soccer futsal certified officials for our games.

Age Divisions/Groups

Boys & Girls U10 - U19.

For US Soccer mandated Age Matrix "Click Here"

Futsal Colorado reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

All age groups play with the official futsal team size of 4 field players plus GK.

Team Registration
Registration Deadline for the 2019-20 Winter League is October 31st, 2019. Online registration only.

Season Play
Games at Peak to Peak begin December 14th, 2019 and the season ends by February 29th, 2020. Futsal Colorado plays its games on the following Saturdays:

December: 14th, 21st; January: 4th, 11th, 18th; February: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

Games at Vista PEAK Prep begin December 1st, 2019 and the season ends by February 16th, 2020. Futsal Colorado plays its games on the following Sundays:

December: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; January: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; February: 2nd, 9th, 16th.

Games at Gold Crown begin November 13th, 2019 and the season ends by February 12th, 2020. Futsal Colorado plays its games on the following Wednesdays:

November: 13th, 20th, 27th; December: 4th, 11th; January: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; February: 5th, 12th. 

The schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the respective facilities.

Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games. Each game consists of 2 x 24 minute halves with a 2 minute half time break.

IMPORTANT COACH INFORMATION
There is no coaching license required 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 continue to develop their skills, have fun and play.

Coaches with multiple teams
Futsal Colorado will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. We encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams so that every player gets as many touches of the ball as possible. A discount is provided specifically for these teams under sibling team; please use coupon code "st".

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 (when available). 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 (with limited House Rules modifications) will be enforced. Please review the Laws of the Game from the Futsal Colorado website. 

League Fees
Fees register one team of up to 12 players and 2 coaches. The fees include referees’ fees. 
U12 and Younger                $ 570
U13 to U19                           $ 595

Player Cards
Futsal Colorado will maintain record of the player cards. To be eligible to play in the USYF sanctioned league each player must have a card. USYF will send an email to the parent's / guardian's email address provided during the roster registration. Each player is required to pay the $13.50 USYF yearly membership fee and sign the Medical and Media Release forms online. 

Sibling Teams / Double Rostering

  1. A sibling team is created from an outdoor team that split into two or more futsal teams. If you have a sibling team in the league you may borrow up to 4 players from the sibling team per game.  
  2. Players may also be double rostered on teams that are in different age divisions, but can not play down an age group.

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"

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 futsal or tennis shoes also must be worn; non-marking shoes only please!

Time Outs
Due to the tight schedule, there are no coaches' time outs. Only referee-called stoppages are allowed.

Home Team Colors

Home team is to wear colored jerseys while visiting team wears white or lighter colored jerseys. If Home team complies and there is a conflict, the visiting team must change jerseys.

Visiting team kicks off first.

Forfeited Games
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match or does not have the required number of players to start, the referee shall start the clock but allows a 15 minute grace period. After the 15 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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
3. Goals For
4. Head-To-Head

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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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 game time. There are no refunds for games cancelled by opponents. If a team must cancel, call Futsal Colorado 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. 

Reschedules
At time of registration, each team is expected to check the schedule for conflicts. Please notify Futsal Colorado of any conflicts before the registration deadline. If the manager does not report the conflicts no reschedules will be made.

Games cancelled by Futsal Colorado
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. If we have to cancel games we will do our utmost to reschedule those games. No refunds are issued for games cancelled outside our control.

Referees 
If you have an interest in joining the Futsal Colorado referee pool please email us at futsalcolorado@outlook.com. To be eligible for consideration, you must be licensed with US Soccer as an outdoor referee.

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Futsal Colorado please feel free to contact us at futsalcolorado@outlook.com