Respect of Facilities
Other SVF Policies
We train our own referees to the highest standards possible. We have a vision of how we would like the game to be played with skill and respect to all and within the rules of the game.
Registration Is now Open and will close 11/03/2017.
Games begin November 29 and the season ends by March 4, 2020. We will play games on Saturdays after 12 and Sundays after 12. The schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the facilities.
Teams will be scheduled to play 10 games
Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline November 15.
Must be requested prior to the registration deadline; there can be no guarantees. All conflict and requests must be entered on-line using the "comments" section of the team's detail page. Email or telephone requests made to Susquehanna staff will not be taken into consideration as the scheduler creates the season’s schedule. Please only one entire full 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 November 15 , WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. Even if you had previously e-mailed us, talked with USYF staff or 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 team in your bracket, such as “we only want to play on Saturday afternoons”. Generally, we try to schedule the younger teams to play earlier in the day, but often an age group will utilize all the availability in a venue so it is possible that a "younger" (U12 and younger) will play to 7 or 8 pm. The older teams (U13 and older) will occasionally play until 9 or 10 pm on a Saturday or Sunday.
No games December 25, January 1st or after 4pm on Super Bowl Sunday. The weekends we do not play December 22-23, 29-30 .
IMPORTANT COACH INFORMATION
All coaches and managers must take the SafeSport course and have a background check. The course is online and takes approximatly 90 min. and needs to be only done onece. The background check will need to be done every two years. There is no coaching license to coach a team. No coaching liscencse is neccesary. Any adult who is registered with the team as a coach or manager and has done the course and passed the clearances may 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
For those coaches with multiple teams we will do the best we can to give you back to back games.
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 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 up a copy of the Laws of the Game at the SVF website.
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.
SVF 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.
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.
The home team is responsible for providing the game ball.
Size ball used by each age group
Under U12 - size 3
U13 and older – size 4
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.
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn.
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 you know that your team will not make a match for whatever reason please let us know. This is a common courtesy so the other team gets somebody to play against. It is no trouble to find another team for your opponent to play against if you let us know ahead of time.
If the referee terminates a match for reasons other than an act of God or field conditions, the SVF 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
Please note, SVF does not publish division standings. However, the scheduling system allows teams to track progress if desired. Since the divisions are played such that not every team plays each other an even number of times the standings do not mean much.
The determination within the group standings is as follows:
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss
No tiebreakers for league play.
For most divisions there is not an even number of games for all opponents playing against each other. Because of this there are no playoffs and/or awards given to those who are shown by our system to be the top of their divisions. This league is for fun off soccer season playing. It is natural for kids to be highly competitive during a match that is part of the fun of it. However, the attitude we like to foster during a futsal season is not "win at all costs "but rather "play hard and have fun". Therefore, respect your opponent, for he or she is there for the same reason. This applies to the parents and coaches as well.
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.
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 you know you cannot make a game for whatever reason let us know. It is easy for us to find another team to play in you place as long as we know ahead of time. Also it give us time to inform the referees. Cancelling a game not only short-changes your team, but your scheduled opponent as well.
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.
Games cancelled by Facilities / SVF
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. However SVF 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 you cannot make it just let the league director know. 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 SVF Futsal referee pool, please email us at http://firstname.lastname@example.org