CENTRAL JERSEY FUTSAL 2019 SUMMER LEAGUE

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CENTRAL JERSEY FUTSAL 2019 WINTER LEAGUE

CENTRAL JERSEY FUTSAL 2019 WINTER LEAGUE

Dates January 6th, 2019 - March 3rd, 2019

Facilities

Monroe Sports Center - 4 Farrington Blvd, Monroe Township, NJ 0883

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Chapin School - 4101 Princeton Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540

Sun Jan 6

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The Hun School - 176 Edgerstoune Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540

Sun Jan 6

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Elms School - 780 Patterson Rd, Jackson, NJ 08527

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Divisions

Boys and Girls U7 – Adult

1st and 2nd divisions where applicable

League Fees

U7-U11   $799 - 1 US Soccer referee  

U12+     $799 - 2 US Soccer referees  

Number of Games

 Eight 40 minute games

Referee Fees All Referee Fees Are Included In The Registration Fee
In addition to League Fees, each player must register with United States Youth Futsal $13.50 per player

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

US Youth Futsal leagues are the only US Soccer sanctioned futsal leagues in New Jersey. We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. In addition, Central Jersey Futsal and Mercer Futsal under NJ State Futsal are the only  Jersey leagues that use 2 experienced officials for U12 and older age groups.

Participating Teams
Our Futsal Youth Leagues are the Only Jersey Futsal Leagues that allow the registered teams to play 8 forty minute games.

Age Divisions/Groups
Boys & Girls U7 - Adult. The league reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration
All teams must register with USYF and all players must have their insurance/registration forms done. All coaches must have their background checks done.

Season Play (Winter)
Games begin January 6th and season ends by March 3rd, 2019. Depending upon the number of teams and facility availability, the league could end later.  The leagues play their games on weekends. The leagues will try to avoid younger teams playing late nights, however, the schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the facilities.

Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games but some teams may play additional games if needed.

Age groups and genders will be combined as needed.

Conflicts

When you register your teams, you will be allowed 2 conflicts.

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, however they must complete their background check..

Coaches with multiple teams
The leagues 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.

Game Scorecards (Used to evaluate Competitive games where applies)
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 if standings are kept for the particular league period. Game cards with players names may or may not be used. 

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 leagues' 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. Game length is 40 minutes
  5. Running time - No time stopages. In some venues time will be kept by a central clock and a horn will sound for games to begin and end. All teams must be on the courts ready to play when horn sounds. Teams will have two minutes to exit and enter courts between games.
  6. Nine goal differential limit. When a team is winning by 9 goals the winning team must remove a  player until the other team scores a goal and there is no longer a nine goal differential. The teams now can return to full strength. Repeat the process every time the goal differential reaches 9.
  7. There are no scores or standings kept unless otherwise posted for a specific event.

Important Changes to House Rules from previous years
The goalie 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.

League Fees - see above for early registration and payment discount
U11 and Younger  $799 with 1 referee
U12 and Older    $799 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 $13.50 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
The leagues 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. The leagues 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 knowledge 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 info@centraljerseyfutsal.com.  Include team name, gender and age, number of balls needed and size ball and contact info of the person ordering. Balls are $39.99 each and can be picked up at team check in, tba.

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. Padded gear recommended for goalkeepers.

Time Outs / Home Team Colors
No time outs
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 Central Jersey 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.

Central Jersey Futsal Point System and Tiebreakers

(This Only applies for specific events)
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 unless stated for a specific event.

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 Central Jersey 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 Central Jersey 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 Central Jersey Futsal 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 league's 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 league's 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 league 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 $125 reschedule fee is in to the league. 

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 $125 rescheduling fee is received by the league. The league will schedule 8 games for each team.  We will be able to reschedule games that have been cancelled due to 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 League 
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. The leagues play 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.

General Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration anytime prior to the registration deadline and receive a refund of your fees minus a $75.00 administrative charge.  After the deadline, there are no refunds. Team registration refunds will only be issued in the event of no bracket. Brackets may be of same age or not. All other fees including player registration and coach background fee is not refundable.

Referees 
If you have an interest in joining the Leagues  referee pool, please email us at info@centraljerseyfutsal.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 the  Futsal leagues, please feel free to contact us at info@njstatefutsal.com