FUTSAL League at Global Elite FC
SUMMER Futsal League
LEAGUE DATES : July 12 - August 18
NEW FUTSAL LEAGUE hosted by Global Elite FC.
Join the ONLY futsal league in the region on Fridays/Saturdays and Sundays in the summer of 2019 at Sporting Chance Center!
Futsal is quickly growing in popularity across the country because it accelerates the development of young soccer players during the off-season and as EXTRA training. The fast-paced game improves decision making skills and footwork while preparing athletes for outdoor soccer.
Futsal uses a 5v5 format with a low-bounce ball on a hard surface (similar in size to a basketball court).
Team registration includes: 6, 48 minute games at Sporting Chance Center, referee fees and game balls.
The 1st league will start the weekend of July 12th and run for 6 weekends (no games July 19-21), with 1-2 games per weekend, to get all teams a total of 6 games.
Sign Up Deadline is July 1st.
Boys & Girls U8 - U18.
Global Elite Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions and/or age groups to get groups of min 4 teams.
Global Elite FC have home base and train at Sporting Chance Center, 2100 W. Curtis Road, Tucson, AZ 85705 and all games will be played at the Sporting Chance Center.
Global Elite FC is only the second Futsal program in the state of Arizona to be sanctioned by US Youth Futsal, and we are the first Futsal program in Arizona to incorporate the best practices, tactics and philosophies from the world’s leading youth programs into one single curriculum.
Global Elite FC is NOT a soccer club, but a FUTSAL program that focus on enhancing club players technical skills and game intelligence through FUTSAL training.
We are NOT affiliated with just one club in the Pima County area, but have an open door policy to all clubs in the area.
Our students/players are representing and playing club soccer in the afternoon and weekends in different clubs in the Pima County area.
Who is U.S. Youth Futsal.
U.S. Youth Futsal is committed to the growth and development of youth futsal in the United States.
51,795 Youth Players
Global ELITE FC League Rules and Info:
All games in these leagues will be played at Sporting Chance Center.
Address of the venue :
Sporting Chance Center, 2100 W. Curtis Road, Tucson, AZ 85705.
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.
No ball playing / warm up in facilities except on courts
Futsal balls only allowed on courts, NO outdoor balls allowed.,
Only registered players are allowed to use the court/gym - other individuals cannot play on the courts - this includes the half-time break period
Other GEFT Policies :
We encourage outdoor team to split into 2 futsal teams. 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.
We use only US Soccer futsal - certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should. We use 1 experienced officials for ALL age groups.
Participating Teams in the Global Elite Futsal Tucson League.
Boys & Girls U8 - U18
Global Elite Futsal Tucson reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.
Registration Is Open.
First Summer Futsal League.
Games begin July 12th and the league ends by August 18th, 2019.
We will play games mostly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and will also play some weekday games.
Due to the combined league size and composition the customary schedule could affect the target plans. The schedule is dictated by the court times we secure from the facilities.
Teams will be scheduled to play 6 games.
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 on 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.
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. Exceptions are noted below under House Rules.
24 minute halves, running clock
No GK punting or drop kicking.
GK can throw ball anywhere on the court on a fly with the exception of the opponent’s penalty area.
Changing of benches during half-time, and teams switch court direction
Halftimes are 5 minute, which basically allows for a quick drink by players and then taking positions on the court. Teams should switch halves after first half has ended and clear off courts immediately after end of game. Coaches are not allowed to interfere with the next game by meeting with their team on the court.
GK pass back rule is in effect for all ages.
Due to tight scheduling, there are NO time outs except for referee-called stoppages (the clock continues to run).
Player Registration Fee - All players must be registered with USYF and releases signed by player/parent/guardian (P/P/G).
The fee is $13.5 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.
Global Elite FC will institute the issuance of roster cards if required. To be eligible to play, each player must be on the roster. Roster cards are issued only after full payment of fees, signed Medical / Media Release forms have been received and all players have been registered online with USYF.
Roster cards may be checked before games. This is to assure that all players are registered and the league remains sanctioned by USYF.
Team managers are to carry the roster cards with them for inspection before games.
The League administrator 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. League administrator is responsible for providing a game quality ball.
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled futsal/soccer shoes also must be worn.
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 court conditions, the Global Elite 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 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.
Please note, Global Elite Futsal does not publish division standings. However, the scheduling system allows teams to track progress if desired.
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
Goal Difference (max 7 per game)
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 League, in consultation with the Head Referee, 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.
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 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 the League administrator 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 $150 reschedule fee is received by League administrator.
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 $150 rescheduling fee is received by League administrator.
Games cancelled by Facilities
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as facility problems. We play 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.
If you have any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at email address firstname.lastname@example.org.