(Frequently Asked Questions)

Benefits of futsal:

It’s fast and fun, with lots of goal scoring!

Many more touches per player per game when compared with outdoor soccer.

All field positions are involved on both defense and offense.

Development of quick decision-making and ball control.



Futsal vs Indoor Soccer

When compared with indoor walled-soccer, futsal places a greater emphasis on ball control and ball skills. The hard court surface causes the ball to move more quickly than it does on grass or field turf, and along with the smaller playing area, requires players to develop a greater command of their foot skills and decision making. Another benefit of the size of the playing area is that it causes all players to be involved on both defense and offense, and scoring opportunities are frequent.


Basic Rules of Futsal to Know

- Players have 4 seconds to play the ball in from any dead ball situation.

- Substitutions take place "on the fly". Teams can substitute at any time, whether the ball is in play or not, but the player coming out must come all the way off the court before the player coming on can enter.

- Kick-ins instead of throw-ins from the sidelines.

- Goalies play it out with their hands instead of a goal kick when it's a dead ball over the endline.

- Goalies can only touch the ball once per team possession. (This rule is in effect to avoid time wasting).

- Goalies cannot throw the ball over the half line in the air

- Fouls accumulate, and the 6th foul and each one after will result in a free kick from the secondary penalty spot. Fouls reset at halftime.

- Teams have a 1min timeout per half. In order for a team to call a timeout, the ball must be out of bounds and it must be their possession.

- Futsal is a low contact sport. There is some contact allowed, but fouls are generally called tighter than in outdoor soccer.

 Head-Injury Protocol: We take potential head-injuries seriously. If a player is suspected of having a head injury, they will be removed from play immediately. They cannot reenter play until they have written clearance from a licensed physician.


5 players on the field (4 outfield + 1 GK)

Miller CC - 330 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Rainier Beach CC - 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Ravenna-Eckstein CC - 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115