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IPL Futsal

Futsal Laws of the Game @ PSC

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IPL Laws of the Game

  • 5 players on the field (4 field players plus a goalkeeper)

  • Futsal goals on a 103 x 57 foot field turf surface

  • Game duration will be two 20-24 minute halves (Pending age group)

  • All free kicks on fouls & corners are direct

  • Indirect kicks to restart sideline out of bounds and kickoffs to begin each half

  • Defense to give 9 ft spacing on restarts and to hold their spot once set

  • 1 man walls only on free kicks

  • Goalkeeper restart from hand does not have to distribute outside of goal arc (New 2020-21 seasons)

  • Goalkeeper cannot throw past 2nd colored line (3 line rule) with out ball touching ground or player

  • 3 line violation is spotted on the dot within line nearest violating team

  • Penalty kicks spotted between arc and nearest line (approximately 9 yards out from goal line)

  • No slide tackling or sliding to gain an advantage but players can lunge/slide to score provided no tackling or dangerous play takes place (New 2020-21 seasons)

  • Balls hitting the ceiling will be restarted from sideline nearest the place of impact

  • Substitutions are on the fly but not done to gain a numerical or tactical advantage

  • Low bounce size 3-4 futsal balls will be used only

  • Roster size TBD by each team (minimum 8 with a maximum of 10 players)​

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*Futsal is a limited contact sport and will be called tight by the league officials.  In an effort to keep the entry cost reasonable the league employs 1 official per game.  Teams are expected to play with integrity and assist the official when possible.  Team reps must share the below initiative with their players to assist the league in operating a fair and enjoyable playing environment:​

The level of play is high but the physicality and dissent became too much in the 1st year of play.  With that said, the “futsal laws of the game” will be closely enforced.  True futsal is a “non-contact” game so the IPL will not allow “intentional contact”.  Intentional contact includes when a player bodies another player or uses his/her hands to purposely foul and gain an advantage.  Inadvertent contact during the run of play or a situation where a “clear” advantage is in play will allow a “play-on” to occur.  Generally the advantage will be allowed in the offensive area where a scoring opportunity is developing.  The league will not tolerate persistent infringement of these rules and will continue to work to improve the IPL game so it is competitive but fun for all teams involved.