NNSW Futsal – Club Rules


FOR HUNTER FUTSAL STRIKERS CLUBS ONLY

Basic Rules & Requirements of Futsal.            2015 FIFA  Rules  being used at present  Under 6 to under 15

 

  1. Players Equipment
  • A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player, including any kind of jewellery.
  • The wearing of jewellery is strictly prohibited-piercing cannot be taped up they must be removed.
  • Any player with tape on will need to prove that the tape is not covering jewellery. The only exceptions are the medical information. (Taped if possible)
  • Caps are not acceptable even if the peak is turned to the back of the player’s head. Headbands are acceptable.
  • Player’s equipment will consist of a shirt, shorts, knee length socks, shin pads and footwear
  • Footwear must be canvas or soft leather training or gymnasium shoes with rubber soles or similar material. Footwear is compulsory
  • The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to wear long trousers providing that they do not create a danger to himself or other players.

 

  1. Number of players.

Under 6 – Under 7 are allowed 6 players, one of which must be a goalkeeper.

Under 8 – All Age Players are allowed 5 players, one of which must be a goalkeeper.

Mixed Teams are allowed 6 players, (three males and three female) with one of the males being the goalkeeper. Women can be more than three on a Field but men can’t.

Each team may have 7 substitutes with unlimited substitution.

The player being replaced must be completely off the court before the replacement enters the court. The Referee need not be informed.

*Borrowing a Player: You may borrow one (1) player from the same age group or younger age group and ONLY if you have four (4) players. If after the start of play you have your normal number of players the borrowed player MUST not take any further part in the game.

 

  1. The duration of the matches:-

Under 6 – under 9 two equal halves of 12 minutes each way

Under10 under 12 two equal halves of 13 minutes each way

Under 13- under 16 two equal halves of 14 minutes each way.

Youth, seniors and mixed Teams two equal halves of 14  or 20 minutes each way.

Premier league and super league games – 20 minutes each way

 

  1. Start and restart of play.

A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play:   at the start of the match;   after a goal has been scored;   at the start of the second half of the match;   at the start of each period of extra time, where applicable. A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off once touch by another player.

Procedure

All players are in their own half of the field.   The opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least three     metres from the ball until it is in play.   The ball is stationary on the centre mark.   The referee gives a signal.   The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward.   The kicker may not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.

Offence / Sanctions

If the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched another player:  an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. For any other infringement of the kick-off procedure, the kick-off is retaken. After a team scores a goal, the kick-off is taken by the other team.

 

  1. Foul and Misconducts

Disciplinary Matters

Futsal Laws of the Game confirms the decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, are final. Only in the case of mistaken identity in caution or sending off of a player or official can be consideration of any written appeal.

Such appeals must be lodged by the team official within two (2) working days of the specified incident and delivered to the management of Hunter Futsal Strikers who shall immediately consider what action will be taken with respect to the appeal.

 

Direct free kick  

A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offences in a manner considered by the referees to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:   kicks or attempts to kick an opponent;   tackles or attempts to tackle an opponent, either by sliding or by bending down in front of or behind an opponent,   jumps at an opponent;   charges an opponent, even with the shoulder;   strikes or attempts to strike an opponent;   pushes an opponent. A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following five offences:   holds an opponent;   spits at an opponent;   slides in an attempt to play the ball when it is being played or is attempted to be played by an opponent (sliding tackle), except for the goalkeeper in his own penalty area and provided that he does not play in a careless and reckless way or uses excessive force;   touches the opponent before the ball when attempting to win possession,   handles the ball deliberately, except for the goalkeeper in his own penalty area. A direct free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred, unless the free kick has been awarded to the defending team in its own penalty area, in which case, the free kick may be taken from any point within the penalty area.

 

Indirect free kick

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper commits one of the following offences:   after releasing the ball from his possession, he receives it back from a team-mate without the ball first having passed beyond the halfway line or without it having been played or touched by an opponent;   he touches or controls the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate;   he touches or controls the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a kick-in taken by a team-mate;   he touches or controls the ball with his hands or feet in his own half for more than four seconds.

From 15’s and under a goal keeper CAN NOT throw the ball over 2/3 thirds of the court on the full. An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred, if, in the opinion of the referee, a player:   plays in a dangerous manner;   deliberately impedes the progress of an opponent when the ball is not being played;   prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands;   commits any other offence, for which play is stopped to caution or dismiss a player. The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred

 

6. Free Kicks

Types of free kick Free kicks are either direct or indirect. For both direct and indirect free kicks, the ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker may not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.

Direct free kick

If a direct free kick is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awarded.

Indirect free kick

A goal may be scored only if the ball touches another player before it enters the goal.

Position of free kick

All opponents must be at least five metres from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play after it has been touched or kicked. When a defending team is taking a free kick from within its own penalty area, all opponents must be outside this penalty area. The ball is in play immediately after it leaves the penalty area.

Offences/Sanctions

If, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:   the kick is retaken. If, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched another player:   an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred If the team taking the free kick takes more than four seconds to do so:   the referees award an indirect free kick to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred

 

  1. Penalty Kicks

A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits any of the offences for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play. A goal may be scored directly from a penalty kick. Additional time is allowed for a penalty kick to be taken at the end of each half or at the end of each period of extra time.

 

  1. Goal Clearance

A goal clearance is a method of restarting play. A goal may not be scored directly from a goal clearance. A goal clearance is awarded when:   The whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the attacking   team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Law 11. Procedure   The ball is thrown from any point within the penalty area by the goalkeeper of the defending team.   Opponents must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play.   The goalkeeper may not play the ball a second time until it has been played by an opponent or crossed the halfway line.  The ball is in play when it is thrown directly beyond the penalty area.

Offences/Sanctions If the ball is not thrown directly beyond the penalty area:   The goal clearance is retaken. If, once the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time before it has been played by an opponent or crossed the halfway line:   an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred If the goal clearance is not taken within five seconds of the goalkeeper taking possession of the ball:   An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken     from the penalty area line from the place nearest to where the     infringement occurred.

 

  1. Corner Kick /

A corner kick is a method of restarting play. A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opposing team. A corner kick is awarded when:   The whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the defending     team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored

Procedure   The ball is placed precisely inside the corner arc at the nearest corner.   The opponents remain at least three metres from the ball until it is in play.   The ball is kicked by a player of the attacking team.   The ball is in play after it has been kicked or touched.   The kicker may not play the ball a second time until it has touched another player.

Offences/Sanctions

An indirect free kick is taken by the opposing team if:   The player taking the corner kick plays the ball a second time     before it has touched another player. The indirect free kick is taken     from the place where the infringement occurred.   The corner kick is not carried out within five seconds of the kicker taking possession of the ball. The indirect free kick is taken from the corner arc. For any other infringement:   The corner kick or Throw in is retaken.

 

Added rules for local competitions

Mercy Rule

Only applies to the following age groups Under 6 to Under 12. If a team is leading by 6 (six) clear goals from their opponents e.g. 6 – nil, the losing side may bring on only one extra player. The game continues until the score is reduce to less than 6 (six) clear goals

e.g. 6 -1, then the team with the extra player has to remove the extra player.

 

Goal Clearance

For under 6 to under 8, When the goal has a goal clearance the opponents are to go back to the halfway line.

 

Mixed Competition

Goal Scoring:

A male player can only score a goal from inside the goal area of his opponents, this only counts as one goal.

A female player may score from anywhere on the field, this counts for two goals, except if the ball take a deflection off another play then the goal only counts as one.

A goal keeper CAN ONLY throw the ball UNDERARM and NOT ABOVE shoulder height .

The goal keeper is NOT allowed out of his goal area.

 

Final Series

The semi-final will be played as follows-:

1 V 4 and 2 V 3. The winners play off in the finals and the loser play off for 3rd and 4th position if time allows.

ALL GAMES TO BE EITHER PAID IN FULL for 15 rounds OR ON FIRST OR SECOND GAME A DOUBLE PAYMENT WILL BE MADE. ALL FORFEITS WILL BE PAID FOR , TEAM COMING BACK (AFTER A FORFEIT WILL NEED TO PAY DOUBLE AGAIN).   SEE   www.hfss.com.au

LAST ROUND , ANY MONEY OWING GAME WILL BE PLAYED FOR FREE .(9If team know of a clash of times if they give us one week notice we will reschedule with no loss of points.

YOU MUST BE REGISTERED WITH NNSW FUTSAL TO PARTICIPATE IN

ANY NNSW FUTSAL AND AFA ORGANISED EVENTS .

 

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