Winter 2020 League Dates:
Game Dates on Saturdays
*Additional Sundays may be required as needed.
KP Futsal offers the largest courts, played on mondotrack surface, the most dynamic environment, and the best competition with over 96 teams and growing. KP Futsal is the only Futsal league in Kalamazoo County sanctioned by US Youth Futsal and affiliated with US Soccer.
Each team will play a minimum of 8 games.
Teams play 5v5 format (including GK).
Additional Fee per player:
• $13.50 USYF Annual Membership
2000 West Michigan Avenue,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Parking: Please refer to the picture below.
KP FUTSAL will use WMU Rec Center & Pretty Lake Camp.
To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players not to wear dirty or wet game shoes into the facilities
U10 - U19
Online registration only at the KP Futsal website: www.kpfutsal.com
When you register your teams, you will be allowed to reserve 2 conflict dates.
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.
Coaches with multiple teams
KP Futsal will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. We have been very successful in the past, so we encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two Futsal teams.
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.
House Rules to the Laws of the Game
Important Changes to House Rules from previous years
The pass back rule will be played at all age groups. Once the keeper touches the ball, they can not play the ball again until ball is touched by an opponent OR the keeper is over the half court line on the offensive side of the court.
KP FUTSAL 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. KP FUTSAL will conduct a team check-in one week 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 teams that are in different age divisions, but can not play down an age group.
The home team is responsible for providing the game ball.
Size ball used by each age group
Under U12 - size 3 or a Junior ball
U13 and older – size 4 or a Senior ball
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.
Futsal Ball Encyclopedia- All you want to know about Futsal Balls here.
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
Due to tighter scheduling, we are eliminating time outs except for referee-called stoppages.
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.
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match, the referee shall allow a 10 minute grace period. After the 10 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 KP Futsal 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.
KP FUTSAL 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
3. Goals For
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 KP Futsal 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 KP Futsal 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 KP Futsal League administrator. The player will have his/her pass returned after a one game suspension.
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the KP Futsal 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 KP Futsal 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 KP Futsal 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 in KP Futsal.
At time of registration, each team is allowed 2 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 KP FUTSAL.
Games cancelled by KP FUTSAL
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. If we do decide to cancel games, refunds will not be provided.
If you have an interest in joining the KP Futsal referee pool, please email us at email@example.com - To be eligible for consideration, you must be licensed with US Soccer as an outdoor referee.
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the KP Futsal, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org