Northland Futsal League

NORTHLAND FUTSAL LEAGUE

NORTHLAND FUTSAL 2018-19 Winter League

Dates November 17, 2018 - February 16, 2018
Facility
Hy - Vee Arena
1800 Genessee Street
Kansas City, MO 64102
Divisions
Boys and Girls U08 - U19
High School division by skill, not age
1st and 2nd divisions where applicable
League
U11 - U13 $695 - 1US Soccer Referee - $685 if paid by September 15th
U 14 + $695 - 2 US Soccer Referee - $685 if paid by September 15th
# of Games 8 games
Deadline October 20, 2018

In addition to League Fees, each player must register with United States Youth Futsal $13.50 per player

NORTHLAND FUTSAL LEAGUE

Due to the size of the league and the factors above, expect 14-16 weeks to complete the season.

**Northland futsal league is affiliated with US Soccer. We employ only US Soccer futsal certified referees for our games. Northland futsal will provide 2 referees for U14 and older teams. We think it is critical that the older age groups have 2 experienced officials to call the game properly.

2018-19 WINTER FUTSAL SEASON DETAILS

  • Season will run Mid-November - February
  • Registration will begin in August
  • Registration fee per team $695, early bird pricing (prior to September 15th) $685
  • Registration deadline October 20th, 2018

Game Dates:

  • November 17-18 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • November 24-25 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • December 1-2 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • December 8-9 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • December 15-16 (Saturday - Sunday) 2018 Christmas Futsal ClassicTournament
  • December 22-23 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • December 29-30 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • January 5-6 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • January 12-13 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • January 19-20 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • January 26-27 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • February 2-3 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • February 9-10 (Saturday - Sunday)
  • February 15-16 (Saturday - Sunday)

* February 3rd (Sunday) Reschedule dates. Due to super bowl game at 5pm, all games on this date will end by 2pm.

LEAGUE RULES

Venues
Northland futsal will use Hy - Vee Arena.
To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players not to wear dirty or wet game shoes into the facilities.

Referees
Northland futsal league is US Soccer sanctioned futsal league Kansas City, MO. We use only US Soccer futsal certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. In addition, Northland futsal league is one of the few futsal league that uses 2 experienced officials for U14 and older age groups.

Age Divisions/Groups
Boys & Girls U08 - U19. Northland futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.

Team Registration
Registration will start 08/15/2018 and will close 10/20/2018.

Northland Futsal league will implement the calendar year age grouping for player registration beginning with the 2016-2017 soccer year.

Season Play
Games begin November 17th and season ends by February 16th, 2019. Depending upon the number of teams and facility availability, the legue could end later. High school girls will finish league play before the MSHSAA mandated date. Northland plays its games on weekends. Northland will have younger teams (U08-U12), playing on Saturday and Sunday mornings and early afternoons. Northland plans on older teams to play on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings. Northland will try to avoid younger teams playing late night and older teams playing late Friday and Saturday evenings / early weekend mornings, however, the schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the facility.

Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games

Conflicts
When you register your teams, you will be allowed 2 conflicts. No play 12/24, 12/25 and 1/1. There will be play before 2pm on New Year's eve and Super Bowl. If you plan on participating in the 6th Midwest Regional Futsal Tournament 1/12 - 1/18/2018 or the Natioanl Tournament 2/9 - 2/11/ 2018, please indicate that in the conflict section of your registration

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. There is no cost to register a coach.

Coaches with multiple teams
Northland futsal will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. So we encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams.

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. At the end of each game, the referee will hand the bench coaches the completed game cards. The coaches are to sign the cards and in doing so, verify the score. The scores on the signed cards are official and will be entered into the standings.

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. You may print up a copy of the Laws of the Game at the Northland futsal website.

House Rules to the Laws of the Game

  1. Goalkeeper can not throw the ball into the opponent's penalty arc
  2. No scoring from kick-offs.
  3. Goalkeeper can not drop kick or punt the ball.
  4. Teams must switch benches between halves
  5. Game length is two 24 minute halves

Important Changes to House Rules from previous years
The goalie pass back rule will be played at all age groups. Once the keeper touches the ball, they can not play the ball again until ball is touched by an opponent.

League Fees - see above for early registration and payment discount
U13 and Younger $695 with 1 referee
U14 and Older $695 with 2 referees. We feel that at these age groups, two experienced referees are necessary to assure the game is competitive, but officiated as the game was designed.

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 online 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.

Player Cards
Northland Futsal will institute the issuance of player cards. To be eligible to play, each player must have a card. Player cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received and all players have been registered online. Northland futsal will conduct a team check-in one - two weeks before league play begins to issue player cards. Players do not need to be present. Check-in time and place will be announced.

Players/Sister Teams/Double Rostering
1) 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.
2) Players may be double - rostered on non-sister teams with knowlege and permission from both coaches.

Pre-game Check-In
Player cards and rosters 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 game 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 or a Select "Jinga Jr"
U13 and older - size 4 or a Select "Jinga"

To order balls e-mail info@northlandfutsal.com. Include team name, gender and age, number of balls needed and size ball and contact info of the person ordering. Balls are $35 each and can be picked up at team check in, tba

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 pads will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn.

Time Outs / Home Team Colors
Each team can call one 30 second time out per half
Home team is to wear white or lighter colors. If Home team complies and there is a conflict, the visiting team must change jerseys. If home team does not wear light/white and there is a conflict, home team must change jerseys. Visiting teams centers off first.

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, Northland 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 will not receive a refund on their registration fee.

Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss.

Northland Futsal 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 no awards given for winners of divisions

Ejections - Red Cards
If a player is ejected from a match, the player's pass together with a referee's report of the incident shall be turned over to Northland futsal administrator by the referee.

The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match.

The maximum penalty, after review by the Northland futsal Competition Committee, may result in the individual players or teams' expulsion from the competition.

If a player is ejected from a match the referee will hold onto the player pass, document red card on the back of the score sheet and present it to the Northland League administrator. The player will have his/her pass returned after a one game suspension.

Coach Ejections
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee's report of the incident shall be turned over to Northland futsal administrator by the referee.

The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the coach shall not be permitted to coach or remain on the player's bench in the immediate next match.

The maximum penalty, after review by Northland futsal 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 Northland futsal 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 $100 reschedule fee is received by Northland futsal.

Reschedules
At time of registration, each team is allowed multiple conflicts if entered into registration system before registration deadline. If manager does not enter conflicts, no reschedules will be made unless a $100 rescheduling fee is received by Northland. Northland futsal will schedule 8 games for each team. Northland futsal will try 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 only can 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 / Northland futsal
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. Northland futsal will play games in all weather and will 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 Northland futsal referee pool, please email us at info@northlandfutsalleague.com. To be eligible for consideration, you must be licensed with US Soccer as an outdoor referee and be at least 17years old.

Additional Questions
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the Northland Futsal League, please feel free to contact us at info@northlandfutsalleague.com