|2023-2024 Futsal WINTER LEAGUE SUMMARY|
December 1st - February 10th
Wichita Sports Forum
U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19
(Divisions are subject to be combined based on registration numbers)
$650 Team Fee U9-U14
$700 Team Fee U15-HS
# of Games
8 games with a championship match
|Player Fee||All players must register with USYF for $13.50|
Wichita Sports Forum2668 N Greenwich Ct Wichita, KS 67226
Respect of Facilities
We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should.
Boys & Girls U8 - U19 WRSA Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.
Registration is now Open and will close 11/2/2023..
The max roster is 16 players, however with games being 5v5 (4 plus a goalie) we highly recommend playing with smaller rosters in order to maximize playing times.
Players can double roster or play as guest players. Guest players must bring a copy of their primary team's roster card to any game he/she guests in. Guest Player Permits must be provided from HTG Sports.
Games begin December 1st and the season ends by February 10, 2024. We will play games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday's when available.
Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games.
There will be a championship game between the top two teams in each division.
Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline is November 2nd
Must be requested prior to the registration deadline; there can be no guarantees. Each team will be allowed 3 conflicts. Please include the dates on the application.
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.
No games on the weekends of November 24th - 26th for Thanksgiving, December 22nd - 24th for Christmas.
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 and has their safe sport certificate/background check 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. We do recommend having someone who can fill in to coach the team if needed.
Coaches with multiple teams
We will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by attempting to schedule them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. 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 or two hours) 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 do recommend having an assistant coach to help with this circumstance.
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. This does include side tackles. Exceptions are noted below under House Rules. You may print a copy of the Laws of the Game at the WRSA FUTSAL 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.
Roster sheets will be checked before games in lieu of cards. This is to assure that all players are registered and the league remains sanctioned by US Soccer. Team managers are to carry the roster sheets with them for inspection before games.
Each Coach is required to provide someone to work the score table each game.
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.
When calling a timeout, place timeout card on score table. Do not take the timeout cards with you when you leave.
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled non marking soccer shoes also must be worn.
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match the clock will start on time, however 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. No shows and forfeits will incur a $50 fine.
If the referee terminates a match for reasons other than an act of God or field conditions, WRSA Futsal staff will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee.
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:
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss
There are no 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 WRSA Disciplinary Committee, 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 WRSA Disciplinary 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 WRSA Futsal staff 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. No shows and forfeits will incur a $50 fine.
At time of registration, each team is allowed three conflicts if entered into registration system before registration deadline.
We have been able to reschedule games that have been cancelled due 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 can only 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 / Gateway
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. WRSA 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 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 WRSA Futsal referee pool, please reach out to WRSA. 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 WRSA Futsal, please feel free to contact Richard Racy at email@example.com