Futsal Court Layout

Team Technical Areas will be situated on opposite halves/ sides of the pitch (diagonal from each other). Teams will not switch during half-time; teams will maintain same goal/ technical area to minimize contact.

Team bags are to be set off the wall away from the pitch, and do not need to be moved at half-time. Goal is to keep the technical areas less crowded and minimize contact.

Anchorage Game Location
The Arctic Rec Center
4855 Arctic Blvd, Anchorage, AK
2020 Futsal Referees
League Information
League Dates: 10-17-20 - 12-06-20
League: 7 Games (Sat - Sun)
Cost: $400 Team Entry Fee*
Divisions- (2020- 2021 Year)
U9-U16 Competitive
U17-U19 HS Competitive
State Cup Dates- 2020
December 5- 6 (U- TBD)
December 11- 13 (U- TBD)
Futsal State Cup 2018
Alaska Futsal League (AFL)

Alaska Youth Soccer
Alaska Futsal League (AFL)
2020 AFL Fall Session
AFL League Rules
Alaska Youth Soccer (AYSA) is excited to kick off the fourth year of the Alaska Futsal League (AFL). AFL is an Alaska Youth Soccer run umbrella program offering statewide high-level futsal instruction, league games, coach, referee development.
The AFL 2020 Session will consist of an Seven-Game Session that will be played throughout Alaska Open to Recreational and Competitive AYSA members. Team rosters will be set as Min Roster: 6 players, Max Roster: 11 players. Format: 5v5 (4+GK).
The schedule will work around ADP trainings, trips,and school closures.The scheudle MAY conflict with teams participating in The DOME League,Team Waiver form requesting to play up an age group, additional team discounts, and a schedule that will allow for more competitive games.
The Alaska Futsal League (AFL) for the 2020 session will schedule games in Anchorage.. Additional games maybe scheduled in alternate Districts if team registration justifies the alternate location.
The AFL League goal is to maintain the integrity of the league and provide an opportunity for as many players as possible to play the game of Futsal. For the 2020 season we ask that teams register within their True Age. Teams that register outside of their age group while maintaining a true age roster will be moved to the appropriate division; unless they received approval for a AFL Team Waiver requesting to play up an age group, Rosters will be reviewed by the AFL Committee to ensure that teams are placed properly to ensure appropriate competition. Teams are not allowed to play down an age group.
The League schedule will have games played Saturday and Sunday. No games will be played Nov 28 - 29, 2020.
Divisions must have at least four registered teams to be a valid division. AYSA reserve the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups. For the 16-U older teams with mixed age groups, registration will be at the age of the oldest player on the roster.
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.
Alaska Districts and Clubs Breakdown:
Anchorage- Alaska Rush, AYSC, Cook Inlet S.C.
Fairbanks- Eclipse S.C., Fairbanks Rush
Mat-Su- Chugiak S.C., Crossfire, Palmer S.C., Valley Revolution
Kenai Peninsula- KPSC, Soccer Association of Homer
Southeast- Juneau S.C., Ketchikan (KYSL)
About the Game of Futsal in Alaska & the AFL League
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.
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.
The seven-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. 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.
Futsal is a high intensity, fast paced, dynamic, and enjoyable 5-a-side version of soccer that caters for both male and female participants. The only 5-a-side 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. 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 court size 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 and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity, technique and ball control and passing in small spaces.

With fostering the Indoor Mitigation & Safety Guidelines for indoor soccer Alaska Youth Soccer will adapt to work within the required mandates to ensure that we as a youth organization continue to offer safe programming for the athletes that desire normalcy. The AYSA Futsal Statewide League will adapt to all health-and-safety measures to ensure that we can proceed in offering this statewide program. The modified state league will offer a safe program dependent on current state and local mandates. The mitigation & safety guidelines are outlined for teams, players, referees, and spectator safety. The facilities have been reserved, currently we are not able to reserve ASD facilities, so we have limited availability on the weekends.

The league structure will accommodate for the limited facility space by dividing the divisions into pods which will allow the same group of teams to play together safely over an adjusted time frame of a three-week timeline. The goal is to have the teams complete their seven games allowing minimize exposure risks and to enable AYSA to do contact tracing efforts if needed. The current Alaska Futsal League (AFL) scheduled dates are Oct-17 - Dec- 6, 2020. The 2020 Fall Session will be AYSA’s fourth year providing the League. The Alaska Futsal State Cup is scheduled to take place Dec 5-6, 2020 and Dec 11-13, 2020; age groups will be defined later dependent on divisional league registrations.