Atlanta Silverbacks Suwanee Indoor is proud to announce that we are now offering futsal year round for our adult divisions, and for Academy/Select youth teams in the winter/summer! What is futsal you ask? It is a different version of the beautiful game that is played on a hard surface and with a ball that does not bounce as much as a regular soccer ball. The game naturally is played at a faster pace and in a confined space which challenges players to use their skills in a quick environment.
Here are some differences between Soccer and Futsal. Please note some house rules for Silverbacks Suwanee with asterisks below:
|Size 5 Ball||Size 4 Ball - 30% less bounce|
|11 Players||5 Players|
|3 Substitutions||Unlimited subbing is allowed "on the fly"|
|Running Clock||Stopped Clock*|
|45 Minute Halves||20 Minute Halves|
|No Time Outs||1 Time out per half**|
|Goal Kicks||Goal Clearance (GK may throw)|
|Contact||No shoulder charges/slide tackles|
|No time limit to restart play||4 seconds to restart***|
|Offside Rule||No Offside|
|GK may play with hand on a pass back with upper body||GK may not play with hand on a pass back|
|Unlimited pass backs to GK||1 pass back to the GK is allowed. A 2nd pass back to the GK is only allowed after the ball has 1) crossed the halfway line or 2) touched an opponent|
|No sub for player sent off (red card)||Sub is allowed after 2 minute penalty after a send off (red card)****|
|Corner kick placed on arch||Corner kick placed on corner|
|Throw ins on side line||Kick ins on side line|
|No penalty kick for an accumulation of fouls||If a team commits 5 fouls, the opposing team earns a penalty kick for the 6th foul, where the ball is placed at the 2nd ball marker outside the GK area|
*Games at Silverbacks Indoor will have a running clock
**Teams will not be allowed a time out
***Official rules allow a 4 second max for a restart, however we will allow a 5 second restart for consistency across all of our leagues
****A substitute after a red card has been given may come in after a 5 minute penalty
The three line rule will not be applied for futsal games.
All Futsal leagues will abide by our standard indoor rules as well as the rules above.
Need futsal gear? Visit Soccer Locker off of Pleasant Hill Road!