Futsal

rules of the game

Game Length 
Matches will be two halves each lasting 20 minutes with a running clock.

Rosters and Substitutions 
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than five players (a goalkeeper and four outfield players) and nine substitutes. There is no restriction on the number of substitutions that may be made during a match. Substitutions may be made at any time, whether the ball is in play or not, but only in front of your team’s bench area.

Replacement of Sent-Off Players 
A substitute player may replace a sent-off player and enter the pitch two full minutes after the sending-off. They may, however, enter the pitch before the two minutes have elapsed should their team concede a goal while a player down.

The Goalkeepers
Goalkeepers have only four seconds in which to play the ball, with either their hands or feet, and may not touch it again if it has been deliberately played to them by a team-mate without an opponent playing or touching it. Goalkeepers are not allowed to throw or punt the ball over the midline in the air.

Miscellaneous

  • All kicks are direct – goals may not be scored directly from kick-ins and kick-offs
  • There is no offside
  • Surface is field turf – soccer cleats or indoor shoes are acceptable
  • Shin guards are required



20 Minute Halves
substitutions
Cardio
Improvement of touch
Overall improvement of Skill