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Futsal Fridays at McMinnville Community Center!

We are so excited to partner with Mac Parks & Rec to bring Futsal Friday's to McMinnville! This family event is open to all community members ages 9-18 split into two sessions; kids 9-13 will play from 5:30-7 and kids 14+ will play from 7-8:30. The cost is only $2 per player, and all you need is flat soled shoes, and suggest everyone wears a white or light colored shirt. MSC will be assisting during game play to offer advice and support, and help coach if needed.


Futsal, the most popular form of soccer in the world, is typically played indoors on a smaller field with fewer players. A Futsal ball is smaller and heavier, promoting more touches on the ball per player. The game has five players on each team and the court is usually about half the size of a regular soccer field. Futsal has been growing in popularity among youth soccer players in the United States, and MSC is working to promote futsal as an alternative to traditional outdoor soccer for youth players who want to continue playing during the winter months. Please see the guidelines below detailing the rules for Futsal Fridays!




Futsal Friday Guidelines


  • This is a recreational activity and should be fun for all participants.

  • 5 v 5 – 4 field players and a goalkeeper

  • Less than 21 participants – players split into 2 teams, playing 20 minute games, with substitutions being made on the fly. Late arriving players will be added to teams. When the number of players reaches 21 or more, we switch to the game structure below.

  • 21 or more participants – players will be formed into teams of 5 (4 field + GK) and teams will rotate through playing 8 minute games with no substitutions. Beginning with the second game of the session, winning team will stay on the court, but can only play 2 games in a row. If a team wins two games in a row, at the conclusion of the second game, two new teams will take the court.

  • No headers for Youth play (9-13)

  • Shin guards required

  • Goal clearance (goal kick) – GK throws or releases from anywhere in penalty area.

  • All GK throws must touch the ground before crossing midcourt line.

  • Kick-in – taken from point ball went out of play over touchline

  • No sliding

  • Team formation will be determined by gym monitor, either random assignment or allowing players to form their own teams. Winning team will stay on court, but cannot play more than two games in a row. If there are a large number of players waiting, each game will involve two new teams. Goalkeepers can play multiple games in a row only if no other players are waiting to play that position.

  • Gym monitor and McMinnville Soccer Club coach/advisor can alter teams if they are unbalanced, and have authority to adjust rules for safety.

Ball Out of Play

  • The ball is out of play when it fully crosses any of the sidelines. The kick-in is taken from the point on the touch line nearest to the place on the ground above which the ball hit the ceiling.

  • The ball is out of play when it fully crosses any of the endlines (other than into the goal). A goal-clearance is taken by the goalkeeper if the ball was last touched by an attacking player before crossing the endline, and a corner kick is taken from the nearest corner by the attacking team if the ball was last touched by a defending player before crossing the endline.

The Kick-In

  • Opponent must be at a distance of no less than 5 m from the place on the touch line where the kick-in is taken

  • The ball must be stationary and kicked from the point where it left the pitch

  • Player must deliver the ball within four seconds of being ready to do so

  • A goal may not be scored directly from a kick-in.

  • If, when a kick-in is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance the kick-in is retaken by the same team

The Goal Clearance

  • Goal clearances are taken from inside the penalty area (3 point line).

  • Goalkeeper throws or rolls ball out, no punts or drop-kicks.

  • Ball is in play when the GK releases it from his hands.

  • The ball must touch the floor before crossing the mid-court line.

  • Opponents must leave the penalty area before goal clearance

The Corner Kick

  • A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick

  • The opponents must be on the pitch at least 5 m from the corner until the ball is in play

  • The team taking the kick must deliver the ball within four seconds of being ready to do so

  • If, when a corner kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance the corner kick is retaken by the same team and the offending player is cautioned

  • If the corner kick is not taken within four seconds a goal clearance is awarded to the opposing team

Direct Free Kicks

  • Are those penalized with a direct free kick or penalty kick

  • The referees may allow play to continue by applying the advantage if the team has not previously committed five accumulated fouls and the opposing team is not denied a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

  • If they apply the advantage, the referees will indicate an accumulated foul as soon as the ball is out of play

  • All opponents must be at least 5 m from the ball until it is in play

Indirect Free Kicks

  • A goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal

  • If an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the opponent’s goal, a goal clearance is awarded

  • All opponents must be at least 5 m from the ball until it is in play

  • An indirect free kick conceded in the penalty area is taken from the penalty area line at the point nearest to where the offence was committed

Goalkeeper throws

  • All throws from a goalkeeper, including goal clearances, must touch the floor before crossing the mid-court line.

Offside

  • There is no offside in futsal.

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