Y5/6 FUTSAL FESTIVAL HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN THE SUMMER TERM.
Teams: 5 a side with a minimum of 1 girl on the pitch and a maximum of 8 in the squad. A maximum of 2 teams per school.
Games will last 8 minutes with no half time and rolling subs are allowed.
Games are to be played indoors so players should wear trainers or astro-turf trainers and shin pads are compulsory. The game is very similar to football, but the key rules are listed below.
Kick-Ins: in order to restart the game after a ball has gone out of play, the ball is kicked back into play for the touchline or corner. The ball must be placed stationary on the touchline and the feet of the player taking the kick-in must stay behind the line.
The Four Second Rule: for kick-ins, free kicks, goal clearances and corners, the player in possession of the ball has 4 seconds to restart play which the referee will count with their fingers in the air. If play isn’t started in time, possession is surrendered to the opposing team. The goalkeeper is not allowed to control the ball for more than 4 seconds in his/her own half.
The Five Metre Rule: players are required to keep 5m away from the player in possession of the ball on free kicks, corners, goal clearances, kick-ins and penalties.
Goalkeepers: goalkeepers are allowed to come out of the area and players are allowed to go into the penalty area. A restart from the goalkeeper must be throw out, but the goalkeeper can use their feet to distribute the ball from open play.
Backpasses: once the goalkeeper has played the ball he/she cannot touch the ball again unless an opposition player has touched the ball or if the goalkeeper receives the ball in the opponent’s half.