Basic rules of futsal

  • 5 players versus 5 players, one of which will be a Goalkeeper. It is expected that each player will have to take a turn being Goalkeeper. SFUSA coaches will organize this

  • Subs on the fly, like hockey

  • No offsides

  • No goalkeeper punts, ball must stay below head height, otherwise possession and a free kick will be awarded to the opposing team

  • No slide tackles, players must not go to ground to steal possession back

  • No Throw-ins from the sidelines. Instead ball is placed on ground and passed in to a teammate with the foot

  • Free kicks and corners the opposing team has to be minimum of 5 yards away from the ball

  • With a penalty kick, all players behind the ball except for the penalty kicker