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Alaska Youth Soccer
Alaska Futsal League (AFL)
2019 Futsal Referee Registration
League Format & Rules of Play
Alaska Youth Soccer (AYSA) is excited to kick off the Alaska Futsal League (AFL). AFL is an Alaska Youth Soccer run umbrella program offering statewide high-level futsal instruction, player training opportunities, league games, coach, referee development.
The Futsal League will offer recreational and competitive levels for youth and cup-based competition while encouraging good sportsmanship and fair play of all the participants. Future plans include state-wide futsal Camp and Clinic training opportunities for player development. There will also be an opportunity to apply for individual Equipment Grants to District Clubs to assist with the development of their Futsal programs.
Alaska Youth Soccer recognizes the statewide Futsal League will serve as a venue and a pathway for the state's youth soccer players to further develop their skills in all levels and ages while providing opportunities to become elite players on the State level along with the promotion of club development and growth.
Districts and Clubs Breakdown:
  • Anchorage- Alaska Rush, AYSC, Cook Inlet S.C.
  • Fairbanks- Eclipse S.C., Fairbanks Rush, Delta
  • Mat-Su- Chugiak S.C., Crossfire, Palmer S.C., Valley Revolution
  • Kenai Peninsula- KPSC, Soccer Association of Homer
  • Southeast- Juneau S.C., Ketchikan (KYSL)
Alaska Futsal League (AFL) will consist of an eight-game season that will be played throughout Alaska. Team rosters will be set as Minimum Roster: 7 players, Maximum Roster: 11 players. Game Format: 5v5 (4+GK).
Players, coaches and teams must be currently registered under the AYSA umbrella, and in good standing to be eligible to participate. All players and teams must be Alaskan based and residents to register for the league.
The eight-week League- provides Futsal game opportunities with a low-pressure schedule allowing teams to commit. The schedule allows for team practices, and other team events. The Alaska Futsal State Cup Tournament will take place in December.
AYSA will be responsible for sanctioning the Alaska Futsal League (AFL) and Alaska Futsal State Cup Tournament, registration of all teams, player and coaches, and facilitation of team's advancement to the Regional and National Championships. Alaska Youth Soccer Association will provide facilities insurance coverage for all Futsal League activities. We look forward to working with the district clubs, teams, and players as we move forward to develop youth soccer statewide through futsal program opportunities.

2018 AFL League
The 2018 Fall Session AYSA will be offering an eight-week Futsal League open to recreational and competitive AYSA members. Registration will open through the end of September with league games starting early October. The Alaska Futsal State Cup Tournament will take place Dec 14-16, 2018. The schedule will work around ADP trainings, and school vacation closure. The Alaska Futsal State Cup Tournament will be the first step of the US Youth Soccer Futsal National/Regional Championship Series
The Alaska Futsal League (AFL) for the 2018 session schedule games in Anchorage, Ketchikan, and Homer. Additional games maybe scheduled in alternate Districts if team registration justifies the alternate location.
League games will be played Saturday and Sunday; Friday games may occur due to limited facility availability. League schedule will work around ADP, and School Closure; there will be no games Nov 23 -25, 2018.
Players and teams must play within the AFL League to qualify to attend the Alaska Futsal State Cup. Teams entered out of District must play atleast four sanctiond games to qualify for State Cup. (*Fee Adjustment will be made for 4 or 6 game registration)
 
About the Game of Futsal
Futsal is a high intensity, fast paced, dynamic, and enjoyable 5-a-side version of soccer that caters for both male and female participants. Futsal is the only 5-a-side small-sided game that is officially recognized by FIFA and is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Futsal is played on a smaller, hard-court surface with a smaller, low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. Without the use of walls, futsal is a great skill-developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing. Due to the smaller court size, all players are constantly involved and there is never a dull moment, as defense transforms to attack in a split second. The small court size also helps players develop close control, quick decision making and speed and agility.
Futsal is played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
 
League Information
Registration: 7-20-18 - 9-30-18
League Dates: 10-12-18 - 12-09-18
League: 8 Games- Games will be played Saturday - Sunday
Cost: $400 Per Team Entry Fee*
Categories- Divisions- 10U-19U 2018/19 Seasonal Year
Alaska State Cup- Dec 14 -16, 2018 - Anchorage, AK
 
Team Discount
Competitive team that enters team as two futsal teams will receive $50 off the second team entry.
 
Futsal Referee Certification
Date: Sept 15, 2018
Location: Anchorage
Time: TBA
Fee: $70
Host: AYSA
 
Equipment Grants
Equipment Grants to eligible clubs will be offered by the Alaska Futsal League (AFL). The grant requires the club to be an Affiliate Member in good standing with Alaska Youth Soccer Association. The club will submit the Equipment Grant online application prior to the deadline and have at least four eligible teams registered within the current Alaska Futsal League.
 
Alaska Futsal League (AFL)