2021-2022 Winter Futsal League Info

2021-2022 WINTER LEAGUE SUMMARY

Dates

November 19th - February 12th

Facilities

Wichita Sports Forum

Divisions

U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19

(Divisions are subject to be combined based on registration numbers)

Fees

650/team with discounts available

# of Games

8 games with a championship match 

Player Fee All players must register with USYF for $13.50

2021-2022 Rules and Info

Venues

Wichita Sports Forum

2668 N Greenwich Ct 
Wichita, KS 67226

 

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

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 WRSA Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration

Registration is now Open and will close 10/21/2021.

Roster Size
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. 


Season Play
Games begin November 19 and the season ends by February 12, 2022. We will play games on Saturdays and Fridays.

Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games.

There will be a championship game between the top two teams in each division.

Conflicts
Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline is October 29th
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 27th - 29th for Thanksgiving, December 25th - 27th for Christmas, and January 1st - 3rd for New Years. There will be no games scheduled February 7th for the Superbowl.

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. 

Game Scorecards
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.
 
House Rules

  • 24 minute halves, running clock
  • 3 minute halftimes, 1 - 1 minute timeouts per half/team 
  • No goals directly from kick-off
  • Players arriving after the match has started may enter the game once the officials verify the player is eligible
  • Team listed as visitor will start with the ball

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. 

Pre-game Check-In
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. 

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.

Timeouts
When calling a timeout, place timeout card on score table. Do not take the timeout cards with you when you leave. 

Equipment
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled non marking soccer shoes also must be worn.
   
Forfeited Games
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:  

  • 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. Head-To-Head
  3. Goal Difference (max 7 per game)
  4. Goals For
  5. Goals Against

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.  

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 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. 

Reschedules
At time of registration, each team is allowed three conflicts if entered into registration system before registration deadline.

Reschedule Process:

  • Find available field slot on HTG Sports (located at the bottom of your team page)
  • Contact opposing coach to see if new field slot works for them
  • Both teams fill out the Futsal Reschedule Request Form
  • Initiating team pays $25 for reschedule to WRSA

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.

Referees 
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.

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding WRSA Futsal, please feel free to contact Richard Racy at richard@strykersportscomplex.com