CYAS FUTSAL (indoor Soccer) Rules
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League communications will happen via the
bluesombrero registration system.
In the event of inclement weather all
players will be messaged through that system. So be sure to register.
If you don’t hear anything, it is fair to
assume games are on. Cancellations are rare.
GENERAL LEAGUE RULES
CYAS CODE OF
Sportsmanship is required in this
league. Such as:
· The officials are volunteers that give time to make your
game more enjoyable; please thank them after every game for offering their
time! We encourage you to buy them food/drinks after the games (it doubtfully
will help you on the field, but can’t hurt).
· All games are in the hands of the officials. Any
questions/discussions about the rule interpretations should go through the team
· Pray before and after games (optional if not Catholic), and
shake hands after games
· Go out to the socials and comingle with other teams
· Encourage and engage players that are not as
athletic/skilled, these are rec. leagues!
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not
be tolerated and may result in ejection from games or the league. This
· recruiting stacked teams (in casual leagues) & running
up the score
· foul language (including the Lord’s name taken in vain),
racial slurs and verbal abuse
· unnecessary roughness and/or physical abuse
· acting out of anger, including throwing equipment or
· arguing with officials, staff, participants, or fans
· abuse of the honor system
· show good sportsmanship whether victory or defeat
· failure to provide volunteer referees where assigned
- ALL TEAMS WILL
BE GIVEN SPORTMANSHIP RATINGS AFTER EACH GAME - CAPTAINS MUST SIGN OFF ON
Sportsmanship Rating will be added into the league standings. The
end of the season tournament standings are determined on the point system
that a win is worth 6 points, a tie is worth 3 points, and a loss is worth
0 points. With the sportsmanship rating, during each game, every
team is able to receive a maximum of 10 points per game.
Policy: Teams will be given a sportsmanship rating by the officials
& commissioner after each game. The scores are determined as
- 4 - Excellent
Conduct and Sportsmanship – Players cooperate fully with the officials
and the opposing team’s members. The captain calmly converses with
officials about rule interpretations and calls. The captain also
has full control of his/her teammates.
- 3 – Good Conduct
and Sportsmanship – Team members verbally complain about some decisions
made by the officials and/or show minor dissension. Teams that
receive 1 severe behavioral penalty will receive no higher than a 3.0
- 2 - Average
Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team shows verbal dissent towards officials
and/or the opposing team. Captain exhibits minor control over
his/her teammates, but is in control of their own temper. Teams
receiving multiple behavior fouls will receive no higher than a 2.0
- 1 – Below
Average Conduct and Sportsmanship – Teams constantly comment to the
officials and/or the opposing team from the field and/or sidelines. The
team captain exhibits little or no control over teammates and/or
himself/herself. A team which receives an ejection can receive
no higher than a 1.0 rating.
- 0 – Poor
Conduct and Sportsmanship – Team is completely uncooperative.
Captain has no control over teammates, and/or their own temper.
Any team causing a game to be forfeited, other than by not showing,
or receives multiple ejections shall receive a 0.0 rating.
- A team that
receives a 0.0 rating must have their captain meet with a CYAS
representative before they are eligible to play their next contest.
- A team winning
a contest by Forfeit or Honest Effort Forfeit will receive a 4.0 rating
- A team that
does not provide any required refs/timers/scorekeepers where assigned will
receive a 0 sportsmanship point rating on their previous game, or next
game if it is the first week.
Team Substitutions- If a team does not have enough players to field a team,
they may get a substitute:
- From another
team (a “League Registrant”), if the game is not a tournament game.
- From outside
the league, but they must sign a liability waiver (even if they have
played in another season).
- If the
substitute is from outside the league they may only play in two (2)
regular season games without registering on the roster. An outside player
must register and officially join the team roster online in order to play
in any tournament game, and they must have played in at least one (1)
season game (as evidenced by having a sub waiver on file).
Officiating & Team
- Captains only
should discuss calls/rules with the refs. Please remember that there
is a difference between discussion and arguing. Arguing will result
in a penalty, but questions are encouraged.
- Officials have
the right to eject a player from a game with or without warning for
unsportsmanlike behavior, including complaining, arguing, vulgar language
or any other unsportsmanlike conduct.
SPORT SPECIFIC RULES
Five (5) players max will play on
the court, with a minimum starting team of 4 (2 of each gender) on the court at
all times. One (1) player is a goal keeper, the other four (4) play the field.
- Goals and
futsal ball will be provided by CYAS. Teams must use the equipment that is
provided. No outside balls are permitted.
- All players must
wear non-marking tennis shoes. Any player wearing shoes other than
non-marking tennis shoes will be asked to play bare foot (at their own
risk of injury).
GAME TIME AND MERCY RULES
consists of two (2) twenty (20) minute periods, with a five (5) minute
half-time. Clock only stops for time outs (two time-outs per team, per
half) and for the mercy rule.
- Mercy rule:
clock will stop for every whistle ONLY in the last 5 minutes of the second
period UNLESS a team is ahead by five (5) or more goals.
- A game will
end in a tie if the score is tied after official game end time; unless it
is a tournament game. In tournament, five (5) minutes will be added to the
clock, with a stop clock for every whistle, until the first goal is made.
The team to score the first goal in overtime wins the game. After 5
minutes, we will move to PKs (best of 5).
A match is played by two teams, each
consisting of not more than ﬁve players (a goalkeeper and four outfield
A team may call for a sub at any time,
but must wait until the referee blows the whistle and signals that it is time
for a sub change.
Goalkeepers have only five 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 cannot score.
GENERAL RULE HIGHLIGHTS
Goals may not be scored directly from
the kick-off in futsal.
There are no off-sides.
There are no slide-tackles.
ACUMMULATED FOULS & THE
SECOND PENALTY MARK
Accumulated fouls are those penalized
with a direct free-kick or penalty kick, regardless of whether advantage has
been played or not. If a team commits a sixth accumulated foul, the opposing
side may take the subsequent free-kick awarded to them without a wall, either
from the second penalty mark, which is positioned four meters behind the first,
or from a position even closer to the penalty area if the foul was committed
between the goal line and the second penalty mark.
FOR ALL OTHER BASIC RULES,