Futsal New York – Frequently Asked Questions
Who can play/register for Futsal New York?
Futsal New York is open for ANY/ALL players & teams, regardless of their club, level and/or town affiliation.
When does the League run?
Games (2, 25 min. halves) with US Soccer licensed referees, are held once a week. The last week is a single elimination tournament to determine each division’s champion and runner-up.
How many players per team for the League?
Teams will have a squad of between 8 and 12 players, with 6 the min. and 12 the max.
What is the difference between the Academy, Training and League?
The League is 1 game a week for 7 weeks with a US Soccer referee (2, 25 min. halves).
The Academy is for players looking to participate in high level technical and tactical futsal training sessions as well as participate at the state, regional and national level tournaments.
Training is a weekly program that meets once a week for an hour each week with a heavy concentration on improving individual ball handling skills/footwork with scrimmaging at the end (no offical games).
If I am already training with my club/town team, why would I pay extra for Futsal?
Futsal New York’s Training and Academy programs are designed to complement, not compete with, a player’s club soccer training. We place a heavy focus on player development aimed at improving technical ability and their game awareness/tactical decision making while club/town teams tend to stress formations and style of play.
Futsal New York’s League is a great way for your town/club team (or you can sign-up as a “free agent”) to play small sided, competitive games on a fast pace court surface with no walls which will better enhance individual player development and decision making with and without the ball.
What about Recruiting?
Futsal New York is committed to maintaining its independence and objectivity with the sole objective of improving player development; we are NOT a club and have no club affiliation. Although we utilize the support and cooperation of soccer coaches from many neighboring soccer programs, we have a strict “no recruiting policy.” Soccer players from one club can rest assured that they will never be pressured to join other clubs in the course of playing futsal with our program. In addition, our independence and objectivity are reflected in the fact that we provide equal, unbiased selection process to all players in our Academy “open tryout”.
How much will it all cost?
See individual pages for details.
What other costs are there?
Each team playing in the League is responsible for paying the ref directly before each game.
Do player’s have to try-out and if so, what is the required/expected level?
Futsal New York is open for any/all players, you do not have to try-out to participate. The only try-out is for our Academy and that is open for players of all abilities. Regardless of the program(s) chosen, FNY prides itself on placing players in the best training and game environment that will help challenge and enhance their development.
Insurance for players?
Futsal New York is an insured LLC and player’s will sign a medical release form before participating.