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Tournament Rules

Futsal is played on a basketball court, with a futsal ball (a smaller and heavier ball than a regular soccer ball).

  •  THERE IS NO SLIDE TACKLING IN FUTSAL.

  • Although some contact is unavoidable, futsal is largely a non-contact sport. Legal contact shall not be careless, reckless or excessive.

  • There are no off-sides in futsal.

Player Equipment

  • Players must wear flat soled tennis shoes or indoor futsal shoes. No cleats.
  • All players must wear shin guards.
  • Players will not be allowed to wear any jewelry.
  • Teams must wear the same color shirts.
  • Home team must change color in the event of shirt color conflict.
  • Goalkeepers must wear a different color shirt from the other players (we will have pullover pinnies available). 
Additional Notes
  • 4 players on the court, one as the identified goal keeper
  • All games are 12 minute halves - running clock
  • 2 minute half-time
  • All games will have a referee.
  •  Futsal Ball, (U10: size 3, U12 & U15, size 4)

Substitutions

  •  Substitutions will be made on the fly and are unlimited.
  • Subs enter as players step off the playing surface. 
  •  Goalkeeper substitutions can only be made when the ball is out of play and the referee has given permission.

Start of Play

  •  Home team has kickoff.
  •  Opposing team waits outside of the center circle and the ball will be deemed in play once it has been touched.
  •  Back kick is allowed. (Ball does not have to move forward past the center line.)

Out of Bounds

  • Ball will be out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline.
  •  If a ball goes out-of-bounds on the sidelines, then it will be a kick-in to restart play.  NO THROW-INS
  •  The ball will be placed on the sideline where it went out-of-bounds and the player will have 4 seconds to kick the ball back into play or it becomes opponent’s ball.  Ball must start from a stationary (not moving) position.
  • All kick-ins will be indirect. Defense must give 4 yards.
  • Balls out-of-bounds on the end lines for the offensive team will be a corner kick. Normal soccer rules apply. (Kick is direct.) Defense must give 4 yards.
  • Balls out-of-bounds on the end line for the defensive team will be a goalkeeper throw instead of a goal kick. (No punts or drop-kicks allowed.)
  • The goalkeeper will throw the ball in, in place of a goal kick. The ball must touch either a player or the floor prior to crossing half court. (See penalty below.)
  • Balls hitting the ceiling or lights is out of play. The play shall be restarted with a kick-in on the nearest touch line. The opposing team will take the kick-in.

Goalkeeper

  • The goalkeeper may not use his/her hands outside their own penalty area (we will use the three point shot circle)
  • Keeper may slide in own penalty area but only when playing the ball.
  • Keeper may not kick the ball after releasing it until another player has played it (no punts or drop-kicks allowed).
  • The goalkeeper will throw the ball in place of a goal kick. No punts or drop-kicks allowed. The ball must touch either a player or the floor prior to crossing half court. An indirect free kick from the center mark is awarded to the opposing team if this does not happen.
  • Goalkeeper has 5 seconds to return ball to play.
  • The ball is not in play until it clears the penalty area. If the ball is received inside the penalty area, then the goalkeeper throw is taken again.

Fouls & Penalties

  •  All foul restarts shall be awarded an indirect free kick, except for fouls that occur in the penalty area or fouls resulting from dangerous play.
  •  Fouls will result in either an indirect free kick or a penalty kick. A penalty kick will be taken from the 6-meter mark.

Offside Rule

  •  There is no offside rule in futsal.

Games

  •  Due to time constraints, all games must begin and end as scheduled. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your kick-off. Please have your team in the Servery (cafeteria) and ready to play at the scheduled time.
  • At least 3 players per team are needed to start. Teams not ready to start their game may forfeit that game (recorded as 5-0) and have the game shortened.
  • If a team must wait for players, the game will be shortened accordingly to end at the scheduled time.
  • There will be no overtime for regular games.
  • All players should play at least half of the game.

Coaching

  •  Please keep coaching to a minimum!!

Point System

  • Win: 3 points
  • Tie: 1 point
  • Loss: 0 points
  • Shutout: +1 point
  • Goals: +1 point each, maximum of 6 goals per game


Tie Break Steps - if teams are tied for points, use this to determine which two teams play championship:

  1. Co-Ed team
  2. Winner of most games
  3. Goal differential (goals scored minus goals against)
  4. Goals against (fewest)
  5. Shootout- Minimum of 4 rounds, highest total advances.

Championship Overtime Rule  “Golden Goal” – First team to score in extra time wins.

Field Directory

Locations

Noble Hall

800 NW Conifer Dr Grand Rapids Minnesota United States 55744

(Last updated 12/18/22 at 08:25 PM )

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Grand Rapids Sports Complex

1100 NE 11th Ave Grand Rapids Minnesota United States 55744

(Last updated 12/18/22 at 08:25 PM )

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Oakland Park (Pink Elephant)

1230 SE 4th St. Grand Rapids Minnesota United States 55744

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Portage Park

25570 Katherine Ave Cohasset Minnesota United States 55721

(Last updated 12/18/22 at 08:25 PM )

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West Rapids Elementary School

901 SW 22nd Ave Grand Rapids Minnesota United States 55744

(Last updated 12/18/22 at 08:25 PM )

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North Gym

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South Gym

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South Field

(Last updated 12/29/22 at 06:19 PM )

Contact Us

Grand Rapids Area Soccer Club (GRASC)

PO Box 115 
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 218-259-3129
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