8 league games + semifinals / finals ( Top 4 teams)
Winter Session : November 10, 2023 - February 25, 2024
Referee fees included | Awards included | Skill Development
Age Divisions: Birth Years 2005 -2016
GCFL strives for single set age divisions. In some instances, combined age divisions may be formed, i.e., U10, U12, U14 & High School.
Greater Cincinnati Futsal League Locations:The Flock Sports Complex 6630 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45224
Respect of Facilities
Other Greater Cincinnati Futsal League Policies
We use futsal certified officials to call our games, assuring the game is played the way it should.
Boys & Girls U8 - U19 Greater Cincinnati Futsal League reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups.
Registration Is now Open and will close 10/23/2023.
Conflicts/Requests – Submission Deadline October 27, 2023
Must be requested prior to the registration deadline; there can be no guarantees. All conflict and requests must be entered on-line using the "comments" section of the team's detail page. Email or telephone requests made to Greater Cincinnati Futsal League staff will not be taken into consideration as the scheduler creates the season’s schedule. Please only one entire weekend conflict is allowed per team. We will schedule around indoor league schedules if given to us by the deadline. We give priority to teams with the multiple team coaches in order to schedule back to back games for them.
CONFLICTS NOT ENTERED IN THE CONFLICT BOXES BEFORE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE of October 23, 2023 , WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. Even if you had previously e-mailed us, talked with staff or any other type of communication regarding a conflict or request , IT NEEDS TO BE ENTERED HERE OR IT WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. If you have no conflicts or coach multiple teams, put NA in the box., put N/A in the "Conflict Comments" box.
Playing time requests cannot be considered in fairness to the other team in your bracket, such as “we only want to play on Saturday afternoons”. Generally, we try to schedule the younger teams to play earlier in the day, but often an age group will utilize all the availability in a venue so it is possible that a "younger" (U12 and younger) will play to 7 or 8 pm. The older teams (U13 and older) will occasionally play until 9 or 10 pm on a Friday.
IMPORTANT COACH INFORMATION
There is no coaching license to coach a team. Any adult who is registered with the team as a coach or manager can sit the bench. This is a great option for teams with outdoor coaches who want to take a break, but still want their teams to have fun and play.
Coaches with multiple teams
We will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by attempting to schedule them with back-to-back games at the same facility as much as possible. We have been very successful in the past, so you are encouraged to split your outdoor teams into two futsal teams, and we will make every effort to schedule your games back to back, however, there may be an occasional gap (one hour) between games if there are multiple sister teams in a bracket. If you coach more than two teams and need to be all the games, please indicate that specifically in the comments section on your team's detail page. We will make every attempt to accommodate this request (coaching more than two teams), however, due to various factors, such as different age groups playing in different facilities and court availability, this may not always be possible. A coach will most likely have to go from one school to another for each division. We highly recommend that you have an assistant coach (s) to help in this circumstance.
Referees will record all scores. If you see a score error on score/standings please reach out to the league director.
Competition Format & Rules
Official futsal FIFA Rules and Regulations as stated under the Laws of The Game will be enforced. Exceptions are noted below under House Rules.
The League will provide the game balls for each game.
Size ball used by each age group
Under U12 - size 3
U13 and older – size 4
Do not bring outdoor balls into the facilities. They are not allowed for warm-up. Only futsal balls are allowed. Game balls will be provided by the league ball sponsor Hummel.
The wearing of shin guards will be mandatory for all players. Indoor, flat soled soccer shoes also must be worn.
If a team fails to show for a scheduled match, the referee shall allow a 5 minute grace period. After the 5 minutes, if the team has not yet arrived or does not have enough players to field a team (4), the game will be forfeited. The game will be tallied as a 3 to 0 loss for the forfeiting team and a 3 to 0 win for their opponent.
There is a $100 penalty for teams who do not show up.
If the referee terminates a match for reasons other than an act of God or field conditions, the Greater Cincinnati Competition Committee will decide the result of the match after hearing the official reason from the referee, and both coaches.
Teams forfeiting a match and the opponent of a team that forfeited will not receive a refund on their registration fee.
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss.
Point System and Tiebreakers
The determination within the group standings is as follows:
Forfeited games are recorded as a 3 - 0 loss
There are no awards given for winners of league divisions
Ejections - Red Cards
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the player shall not be permitted to play in the immediate next match of play. If the player is rostered on two teams and has a scheduled match on the same day after the red card, the player is ineligible to play in that game. If the player who received the red card, does not have another match that day, then the player must sit out the next immediate scheduled match. The League, in consultation with the Head Referee, will then decide if the player or coach will sit out an additional game (s) the following week The player or coach receiving the red card must sit out a minimum of one game.
If a coach is ejected from any match, a referee’s report of the incident shall be turned over to the League administrator by the referee.
The minimum penalty for an ejection is that the coach shall not be permitted to coach, remain on the player’s bench or in the gymnasium in the immediate next match.
The maximum penalty, after review by the Competition Committee, may result in the individual coach or team’s expulsion from the League.
Games Cancelled / Rescheduled by opponents
If an opponent wishes cancel or reschedule a game, the request must be submitted no later than 5 days before the schedule match to avoid any cancellation / reschedule fee.
There is a $100 penalty for teams who do not show up or meet the timeline requirements for cancelling / rescheduling games. The team will not be allow to play until the penalty is paid in full. There are no refunds for games cancelled by opponents.
If a team must cancel/reschedule, then they need to contact both the opponent and the Greater Cincinnati administrator as soon as possible.
Games Cancelled by Inclement Weather
We have been able to reschedule games that have been cancelled due weather, such as snow, ice or due to the facilities cancelling games. While we will try to reschedule those games, we cannot guarantee that those games can be rescheduled. We can only reschedule games if the facilities have available times to reschedule them. If we reschedule games due to above, you will not be asked ahead of the rescheduling process if you are available for the make up game. Your team will be given a makeup game time and if you cannot make that, we will not reschedule.
Games cancelled by Facilities / Greater Cincinnati Futsal
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel games at any time for any reason such as bad weather or facility problems. Greater Cincinnati plays games in all weather and only cancels games if the facility cancels. Cancellations are very rare events, so teams should plan on playing. If there are games cancelled, reschedules are not guaranteed and refunds for cancelled games will not be provided.
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