Those interested in playing in the Fall Session Futsal League must be a current registered Alaska Youth Soccer player, and be rostered on an affiliate team. Registration will be done by the team manager, or coach, on the AYSA website.
Roster size for all divisions will be a minimum of 7 players, and a maximum of 11 players. Smaller teams means more play time.
Yes. A competitive team that enters their team as two futsal teams will receive a $25 discount off the second and third team entry fees.
Yes. Our 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. To this end, we ask that teams register within their true age. Alaska Youth Soccer will follow the U.S. Soccer PDI standards and guidelines. 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 through an 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.
Possibly. Each division must have at least four registered teams to be a valid division. AYSA reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups. For the 16-U and older teams with mixed age groups, registration will be at the age of the oldest player on the roster.
The game format is 5v5 (4+GK), with a 3-player minimum, with two equal periods of 22-minute halves with a 2-minute halftime. The clock will run without interruption until there are 2 minutes left in the half, after which the clock will be stopped during stoppages in play.
Teams are allowed one 1-minute time-out per half. Unused time-outs do not carry over into the next half, and no time-outs will be allowed during the last 2 minutes of a half. Time-outs may only be utilized by the team in possession of the ball, during a stoppage in play due to the ball going out of bounds.
See the AYS AFL Rules for a full set of rules.
Usually, games are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday starting as early as 9am with the final kickoff of the night at 7pm. Some games may be played on Friday, but keeping games on the weekends is the objective. Due to the combined league size and composition the schedule could change. The schedule is dictated by the court times AYSA can secure through the facilities.
This section will be updated when the upcoming season draws nearer.
Teams and players must play within the league to qualify to attend the Alaska Futsal State Cup. Teams entered from out of district must play at least four sanctioned games to qualify for State Cup.
Yes. Rosters and player cards must be provided to the referee at each game for 10-U and older divisions. Cards and rosters may be provided either electronically or in hard-copy.
The referee will record the scores and report them to AYSA for 12-U and older Divisions. The 9-U/10-U divisions will not keep standings.
Alaska Youth Soccer will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. We encourage you to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams.