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March 2020 Futsal Registration
$75 Registration open now through - 2/16
Players will only be added after 2/16 if space is available.
Teams formed and players notified by 2/23. 

Very simply, Futsal is soccer played indoors on a basketball court with standard soccer rules and a few minor adjustments. It is played with 5 players per side including a goalkeeper. Futsal is a very fast, high-scoring game, that focuses on foot skills and quick thinking. It is a game for everyone at every level and is certainly becoming an integral part of fun and training for all outdoor soccer players.

Pelham’s Futsal Program is open to Club and Recreational players ages 7-18. 
A team jersey will be provided.

WHAT? - 6 Weeks of Games (no practices)
WHEN? - Sunday afternoons 11am-9pm 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5
WHO? - Teams are COED and made up of Club and Recreational level players
COST? - $75/player 
WHY? – It’s an awesome way to get ready for the spring season

PLEASE NOTE: Registered players will be divided and placed onto age appropriate divisions and teams at the end of the registration process based on the mix of registrants.  It is our goal to have everyone playing in a fair, competitive, and safe environment.

No Experience Necessary – Coaches will gladly work with players of all skill levels.
Coaches are needed.  If you are able to help, please volunteer during the registration process.

The Pelham Soccer Club administers this Futsal/Indoor Soccer program for ages 7-18.  For ages 3 through 6, please register for the Pelham Parks & Rec Indoor Soccer program at . Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

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Pelham Futsal League Rules

General Rules

  • ·       There are  5 players per side (4 field players and 1 Goal Keeper (GK))
  • ·       No offside
  • ·       Two 24 minute halves with 1 minute halftime
  • ·       One 30 second time out per half per team.


  • ·       Free substitutions are made "on the fly" – field player should be OFF before new player goes ON

Kick off

  • ·       Opposing players must give 5 yards until ball is in play.
  • ·       Kick off does not have to go forward first.


  • ·       A ball kicked out over the touch line (side line) by one team becomes the other team’s ball.
  • ·       The team kicking in has 4 seconds to get the ball back in play or it becomes opponent’s kick in. Defense must give 2 yards distance.
  • ·       The referee will give a visual count with his hand.
  • ·       Players taking kick-in cannot step into the field while kicking ball back into play.
  • ·       Goals cannot be scored from kick-ins.
  • ·       If the ball hits the ceiling or basketball net, a kick in is taken at the closest point on the nearest sideline.

Goal Clearance

  • ·       When the offensive team puts the ball over the end line, the other team gets the ball for a goal clearance.
  • ·       The goalie must throw the ball within 4 seconds of retrieving it and put it back into play by throwing it. This is up to the referee’s discretion as to when the count starts.
  • ·       Goalie cannot use his hands to control or pick up a ball that is passed back to him by a teammate.
  • ·       The goal clearance must leave the penalty area.
  • ·       Opposing team must stay out of penalty area during a goal clearance.
  • ·       If anyone touches ball before it leaves penalty area, GK retakes the throw.
  • ·       The ball cannot be thrown in the air into the other team’s penalty arc.

Corner Kick

  • ·       Kick is taken at the corner
  • ·       Defense must give 2 yards distance

Fouls and Misconduct

Indirect Kick Fouls - An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team for the following offenses:

  • ·       The GK touches or controls the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a teammate.
  • ·       The GK touches or controls the ball  with his hands after he has received it directly from a kick-in taken by a teammate.
  • ·       A player deliberately impedes the progress of an opponent when the ball is not being played.
  • ·       A player prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands.
  • ·       A player commits any other offense, not previously mentioned above for which play is stopped to caution or dismiss a player.
  • ·       The indirect free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred, unless this was in the penalty area, in which case the indirect free kick is taken from the penalty area line at the place closest to where the infringement occurred. 3 yards of distance from kicker to set up wall, and ball is in play after it has been touched.  If the kicking team takes more time than 4 seconds to take the kick, it becomes the opposition’s indirect kick.

Direct Kick Fouls

  • ·       Kicking or attempting to kick an opponent, Tripping or attempting to trip an opponent, Jumping at an opponent
  • ·       Charges an opponent, Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent, Pushing an opponent, Holding an opponent
  • ·       Spits at an opponent
  • ·       Slide tackles
  • ·       Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper in his own penalty area)

6th Accumulated Foul - Accumulated fouls are those sanctioned by a direct free kick.

  • ·       Upon a team’s 6th accumulated foul in each half, the defending team cannot build a wall to block the kick. A penalty kick is taken from the top of the goalie area (3 point line)

Slide Tackle Exceptions

  • ·       The GK is allowed to slide with hands first in an attempt to clear or save the ball, if in referees’ judgment, his slide is an attempt only to make contact with the ball and not the opponent
  • ·       If GK slide is reckless (a foot in air, a hook, rolling tackle) it is a foul and may result in a penalty kick

Cautionable Offenses - A player is cautioned if they commit any of the following offenses:

For any of these offenses, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. If the offense was committed within the penalty area the indirect free kick is taken from the penalty area line at the place nearest to where the infringement occurred. A caution is also given provided that no graver infringement of the Laws has been committed.

  • ·       Guilty of unsporting conduct
  • ·       Shows dissent by word or action
  • ·       Persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
  • ·       Delays the restart of play
  • ·       Fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick (including kick-ins and direct/indirect restarts.

Penalty Kick

A penalty kick is awarded against a team which commits any of the offenses for which a direct free kick is awarded inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.

  • ·       There are two penalty marks. 6 yards (free throw line) and 8 yards (top of penalty area which is the 3 point line).
  • ·       The penalty kick is taken at the 6 yard mark for any foul occurring in the penalty area.
  • ·       Penalty kicks are taken from the 8 yard mark for accumulated fouls starting with the 6th when they occur in the defensive half.
  • ·       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.
  • ·       For penalty kicks from the second mark the goalkeeper is allowed to be 2 yards off his line and can move backwards or side to side.