2018 Winter Idaho Futsal League Information (Ada County Conference)

Register your Team by January 10th, 2018, here!

Idaho Futsal League, Boise (Ada County Conference)

Dates

January 13 - February 15, 2018

Facilities

208 ESC Futsal Pavillion, Boise

Divisions

U8 - U19 (Male and Female)

Team Fee

$280 per team 

# of Games

7 games (Saturdays)

Player Fee All players must register with USYF for $9.50 (annual fee)
Referee Fee

U13 and under: $6/game/team. U15-U19: $7/game/team.

All our officials are US Soccer Futsal Certified!

Awards Given to League Champions!

2018 Winter Idaho Futsal League Information (Canyon County Conference)

Register your Team by January 10th, 2018, here!

Idaho Futsal League, Middleton (Canyon County Conference)

Dates

January 16 - February 23, 2018

Facilities

Middleton Community Center

Divisions

U8 - U19 (Male and Female)

Team Fee

$280 per team 

# of Games

7 games: Thursdays or Fridays - most games, the same day for each team for their home games.

Player Fee All players must register with USYF for $9.50 (annual fee)
Referee Fee

U13 and under: $6/game/team. U15-U19: $7/game/team. 

All our officials are US Soccer Futsal Certified!

Awards Given to League Champions!

2017-2018 Idaho Futsal Rules and Info

Venues

  • Ada County Conference - 208 ESC Futsal Pavillion, Boise
    • 1099 East Exchange St., Boise
  • Canyon County Conference - Middleton Community Center:
    • 115 W Main St, Middleton, ID 83644

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.  
  • Only registered players are allowed to use the gym - other individuals cannot play on the court league is playing - this includes the half-time break period

Other Idaho Futsal League Policies

  • We encourage outdoor team 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 double - rostered on non-sister teams with knowledge and permission from both coaches

Referees
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 - U19 Idaho Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration
Registration will close:

See summary tables above.

Season Play
Games begin:

Ada County Conference (Boise Venue)  - see summary tables above.

Canyon County Conference (Middleton Venue) - see summary tables above.

Teams will be scheduled to play 7 games.

Awards given to Champion Teams!

Note: The Idaho Futsal Cup will take place Feb 16-18th in Boise. Team Registration link will be coming soon!


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
We will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by attempting to schedule them with back-to-back games.  So you are encouraged to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams, and we will make every effort to schedule your games back to back, however, there may be an occasional gap (one hour) between games if there are multiple sister teams in a bracket.  If you coach more than two teams and need to be 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). 

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. The Futsal Laws of the Game can be found here. 
 
House Rules

  • 22 minute halves, running clock
  • Coaches have 1 time out available in each half. Time outs are 1 minute long.
  • No GK punting or drop kicking.
  • GK can throw ball anywhere on the court on a fly with the exception of the opponent’s penalty area
  • No changing of benches during half-time, but teams switch court direction
  • Halftimes are two minutes, which basically allows for a quick drink by players and then taking positions on the court.  Teams should switch halves after first half has ended and clear off courts immediately after end of game.  Coaches are not allowed to interfere with the next game by meeting with their team on the court.
  • GK pass back rule is in effect for all ages

Player Registration Fee - All players must be registered with USYF and releases signed by player/parent/guardian (P/P/G).  The fee is $9.50 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.

Roster Cards
 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
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.

Equipment
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes 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 Idaho 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 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

Tiebreakers

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

There are awards given for winners of divisions.

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 Idaho Futsal 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 Idaho Futsal

Reschedules
No reschedules until the $150 reschedule fee is received by Idaho Futsal

Games cancelled by Facilities 
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as facility problems.  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.

Referees 
If you have an interest in joining the Idaho State Futsal referee pool, please email us at assignor.idaho@gmail.com 

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding Idaho Futsal, please feel free to contact us at  mattcarterpt@yahoo.com