The match is played 5v5, one of whom is the goalkeeper.
A match may start if either team has a minimum of 3 players. (One of which needs to be a keeper)
Roster size: 12 players max can be suited to play in a game.
Players (including goalies) cannot be rostered on more than two teams in the same division.
Game Duration: Two, 22-minute halves, running clock, 3-minute halftime. No time-outs
Ball – Futsal ball of the proper size for the age playing. Size 3 for U6 thru U12, and size 4 for U13 and older. *Hillsboro Futsal will provide the game ball*
Uniforms – Players on the same team must wear the same color jersey or shirt.
Footwear – Futsal shoes, or with flat soles or rubber turf shoes (no cleats allowed)
Safety – Players must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any jewelry or accessories).
A player wearing a cast is permitted to play with the permission of the referee.
No Walls– Ball is out when the entire ball crosses the entire line, possession changes. (Exception is for U8 and under, the players will be able to use the side walls to allow corner kicks)
Offsides – There is no offside in futsal
Substitutions – Unlimited and are done on the fly within the team’s substitution zone.
Goal Clearance – When the keeper saves the ball and prevents it from going out of bounds or when the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the attacking team, and a goal is not scored.
Ball out of play– The ball is out of play when it fully crosses any of the boundaries lines or if it hits the ceiling – If the ball hits the ceiling while in play, the game is restarted with a kick-in taken by the opponents of the team that last touched the ball. The kick-in is taken from the center of the half line. If the ball hits the ceiling by mutual player contact, the referee will issue a drop ball at the half line.
Dugouts- Only players and coaches are allowed in the field and dugouts.
Ending the Periods of Play– After hearing the referee’s whistle or the timekeeper’s acoustic signal the game is over. Unless an indirect or direct free kick has been awarded, in which case the period in question is extended until the kick has been taken.
Kickoffs – Taken at the start of the game, the start of the second half, and after a goal has been scored. All players, except the player taking the kick-off, must be in their own half of the pitch. The ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves. Tapped balls are not in play – the ball must move. A goal can be scored directly from a kick-off.
Kick-ins– The ball must be placed on the line or behind the touchline and the kick must be taken within 4 seconds. If the kick-in does not enter the pitch or if the kick is not taken within 4 seconds the kick-in is taken by the opposing team. Cannot score directly from a kick-in.
Corner Kicks – are direct. The ball must be placed directly on the corner arc and the kick must be taken within 4 seconds. If the kick is not taken within 4 seconds the restart becomes a goal clearance for the opposing team. A goal can be scored directly from a corner kick.
Four Seconds on all Restarts –Restarts are kick-offs, kick-ins, corner kicks, goal clearances, free kicks. The referee visibly performs the count. Except on Kickoffs and on direct and indirect free kicks, where the count isn’t visible.
Distance on Restarts: 8 feet (On all kick-ins, corner kicks, free kicks, kick-offs, and goal clearances)
Accumulated Fouls – Once a team reaches 5 accumulated fouls in a half, the sixth and all subsequent fouls in the same half are sanctioned with a direct free-kick without a wall, taken from the second penalty mark. Accumulated fouls from the first half will not carry over to the second half.
Indirect Free Kick – A goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.
Fouls penalized with an indirect free kick:
Indirect free kicks are taken from where the infraction occurred unless it takes place in the penalty area, then it’s taken at the edge of the penalty area.
Direct Free Kicks – A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offenses in a manner considered by the referees to be careless, reckless, or using excessive force:
All the above are considered accumulated fouls, and direct free kicks are taken from where the offense occurred.
Penalty Kicks:are taken from the penalty spot and must be taken by a clearly identified kicker. Defenders may not be nearer to the ball than 16 feet and even or behind the ball when the kick is taken.
Second Penalty Spot: 30 feet from goal-line and the center of the goal
Penalty Spot: 20 feet from goal-line and the center of the goal and placed at the top of the penalty area line.
Yellow Card / Caution– A player or substitute is cautioned if they commit any of the following offenses:
Red Card / send-off– The offending team plays with one less player for two full game minutes or unless scored upon before the two-minute penalty expires. The offending player serves a minimum one-match suspension. Depending upon the severity of the unacceptable conduct, a suspension for more games may be assessed. Players that receive a red card must leave the vicinity of the pitch and may be asked to leave the facility immediately. A player or substitute is sent off if they commit any of the following offenses:
Games Stopped– If a game is stopped due to misconduct, there will be NO make-up game.
Each match is controlled by referees who have full authority to enforce the Futsal Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which they have been appointed.
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