Chocolate Milk Futsal Cup Rules

FIFA rules with the below exceptions and notes:
All ages and teams
- Two 24 min halves with 2 min halftime
- Any Red Card given will go to the Referee director to be assessed for the
number of games
- Subs MUST be wearing pinnies at all times while on the bench and pass the
pinnie on to the player coming off the court before going on (See sub rule
below)


U12 and under
- No slide tackling (But can slide to block a shot)
- Will use a size 3 Futsal ball
- Incorrect subbing
o A warning will be given to each team and then an indirect free kick
will be awarded for improper subs to the opposing team (But not a
yellow card)

 

U13 and up
- Slide tackling allowed but will be at ref’s discretion
- Will use a size 4 Futsal ball
- Incorrect subbing
o A warning will be given to each team and then the FIFA rule will
apply, meaning the player who improperly subbed will receive a
yellow card and an indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing
team

Please see below for a cheat sheet of the Futsal Rules that differ from Outdoor
- Goal keeper
o No goal kicks, but goal throws (The ball must come out of the arc to be
in play and the keeper has 4 seconds to release the ball. After 4
seconds, the whistle blows and the opponents are awarded an indirect
free kick at the top of the arc)
o Goal keeper can only possess the ball once a possession and for no
more than 4 seconds unless the keeper is over the half way line

o Once the keeper is over the half way line, the keeper is
considered a field player. However, if the keeper crosses back
over the half and touches the ball (Assuming the keeper
already touched it), it would be a indirect free kick for the
opponent as it would be considered a second possession.

- Fouls
o After 5 fouls in one half, the 6 th foul is a free kick for the opposing team
at the 2 nd penalty marker (10 meters)

- Sub Rule
o Subs can be on the fly at any time during the game
o Subs must be in a pinnie while on the bench
o The player on the court must come completely off the court before the
sub can go on in sub the sub zone only. The sub must also pass the
pinnie to the player coming off before they go on
 If the sub comes on too early, the result is an indirect free kick
for the opposing team (And a yellow card for U13 and up –
FIFA rule).

- Kick ins
o No throw ins. There are kick ins. The ball must be on or just behind
the line and stopped. An illegal kick in (Moving ball, ball or foot on the
court or ball at a long distance behind the line) results in a turnover.
o Players have 4 seconds to get the ball in play as well
o Players defending must be at least 5 meters away from the ball
- Free kicks
o Players have 4 seconds to get the ball in play as well
o Players defending must be at least 5 meters away from the ball
- Kick off
o Players must be 3 meters away and ball must go forward
- Penalty Kicks
o A penalty kick is taken from the top of the arc (Which is 6 meters from
the goal line)
- Equipment
o Futsal shoes, flat-soled shoes, or sneakers are the only acceptable
footwear. (No cleats of turf shoes are permitted)

- 5th attacker
o If a team chooses to “fly the keeper” as the “5 th attacker,” this player
needs to have a different color pinnie on to be identified as a keeper
and must abide by the rules of the keeper

- The ball
o For players U12 and under, they use a size 3 ball
o For players U13 and older, they use a size 4 ball
- The players
o There are 4 field players on the court at one time plus a keeper (5v5)
- Red Card
o In the event of two yellows or a straight red card, that team will play a
man down for 2 min or until a goal is scored by the opposing team,
whichever comes first.

 

- Halftime

Teams switch benches

- Time outs

Each team gets 1 one minute time out per half. To call a time out, their team must have possession of the ball at a stoppage (Kick in, Goal Throw, or set piece).

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