Dates (Session One)
November through January.
January through March.
Futsal Akron will play games at: Goodyear Hall, 1201 East Market Street, Akron, OH
Futal Cleveland will play games at: Ohio-Nets, 12665 Corporate Drive, Parma, OH
Futsal Cleveland East will play games at: Lost Nation SP, 38550 Jet Center Place, Willoughby, OH
Futsal Cleveland West will play games at:
Lost Nation SP West, Amherst/Lorain, OH
offering all divisions
offering all divisions
~Futsal Cleveland East
offering all divisions
~Futsal Cleveland West
offering all divisions
BASICO (for new teams at the recreational and travel level)
u6, u7, u8, u9
u9 through HS. For Mid - Upper Level Travel Teams.
u9 through HS. For the Highest Level of Competition
Men’s Open, Over 30, Over 40
Women’s Open, Over 30, Over 40
Open (HS through 30)
Discounts Available For:
Mutliple Team Entries
BASICO - $495 per team.
SEGUNDO - $575 per team.
PREMEIRO - $575 per team.
INDIVIDUAL - $175 per player includes team game shirt.
FUTSAL JUNIORS - $135 per player includes 7 weeks of training/games and Futsal shirt and official Futsal ball.
# of Games
8 games in session ONE. (8 games per session)
Please be sure to register at the location your team chooses to play at.
If you would like to play double headers, if you have conflict dates or other scheduling issues ALL requests must be submitted ONLINE during the online registration process.
Great Lakes Futsal works with you to schedule as many games as possible according to your preference as long as all information is provided in the online registratyion system and registration is completed by the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Great Lakes Futsal is the only futsal league in NE Ohio sanctioned by US Soccer.
- Great Lakes Futsal is a member of United States Youth Futsal.
- Directors Chris Dore and Otto Orf and certified USSF Soccer Coaches, certified USYF Futsal Coaches, certified USSF Futsal referees and Otto Orf is the USYF Great Lakes Regional Director and member of the USYF national coaching staff.
- We employ only US Soccer Federation (USSF) futsal certified referees for our games.
Great Lakes Futsal League Rules
Great Lakes Futsal is proud to present top quality futsal play in three convenient locations across NE Ohio.
Akron, Parma and Eastlake host our beautiful coart surfaces. To keep the playing surfaces clean and dry, please instruct your players, siblings and parents not to wear dirty or wet game shoes, boots, etc. into the facilities.
The use of regular SOCCER balls on the courts during league play dates IS NOT PERMITTED.
Nets have been hung to protect players and spectators. DO NOT CLIMB UNDER or LIFT UP NETTING at any facility.
Respect referees, opposing coaches, teams and spectators. Beligerent behavior will not be tolerated.
PROFANITY, PHYSICAL or VERBAL ABUSE & FIGHTING are not tolerated at any Great Lakes Futsal facility or event.
Great Lakes Futsal is the only US Soccer sanctioned futsal league in NE Ohio.
We use only US Soccer futsal-certified officials to call our games, assuring play ius conducted according to the Laws of the Game of Futsal.
Great Lakes Futsal is one of the largest youth futsal leagues in the United States.
The 2015-16 season included almost 400 teams and over 3000 players.
Boys & Girls U7 - Adult. Great Lakes Futsal puts a premium on creating the most copmpetitive divisions possible.
For this reason Great Lakes Futsal reserves the right to drop or combine divisions or age groups as needed.
Registration Discount Deadline for Session ONE is October 15th for all teams (full payment required).
Hard registration deadline is October 25th.
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS
that are playing into November will have their games scheduled as needed to accommodate their play-off run. Online registration only at our website www.GreatLakesFutsal.com
Session ONE games will begin for most teams on November 12th weekend and the season will end for most teams before January 4th, 2016. Teams can expect or request double-headers to accomodate travel and other team schedules. High school teams may finish later as needed due to their late start. Great Lakes Futsal plays most of its games on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at all sites. Weekday evening games may be scheduled by request where time permits for regular season and make-up games. Traditionally Great Lakes Futsal has younger teams (u8-u11), playing from mid-morning to early afternoon on Saturday and Sundays. Gateway plans on older teams to play on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evenings and weekday evenings. Great Lakes Futsal will try to avoid younger teams playing late night matches by having our older teams play late Friday and Saturday evenings.
Teams will be scheduled to play 8 games
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.
HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS are permitted to play together as a team (playing more than 5 players together when playing indoor on turf without boards violates OHSAA compliance regulations). Keep your teams together and play the fastest most productive version of indoor soccer known! Teams may also split into two rosters and share the same goalkeeper.
Coaches With Multiple Teams
Great Lakes Futsal will accommodate coaches with multiple teams by scheduling them with back-to-back (maximum 2 hours between games) at a given facility whenever possible.
We take great pride in our service and ability to schedule teams according to their requests. Because we have 10 courts available for play we encourage the splitting of 11.v.11 outdoor teams into two futsal teams of 7-9 players. We will create a schedule that minimizes your travel time and maximizes the court time for your players.
Before each game, a pre-printed game card will be available from the referees. The cards are populated with places for scorers to mark goals, fouls, etc. Please check the cards for accuracy and the scorers will fill in the game info from the scorers table. At the end of each game, the referee will ask each coach to attest to the game statistics and final score and sign the game card. The referee then drops the gamecard into our drop box at each location. The scores on the signed cards are then considered official and will be entered into the standings.
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. You may print up a copy of the Laws of the Game at the Gateway website.
GREAT LAKES FUTSAL - House Rules to the Laws of the Game
1. Goalkeeper MAY receive the ball multiple times during a team possession according to the OLD passback rule. Once the keeper touches the ball they cannot play the ball again until it:
a. goes out of bounds. b. touches an opposing player. c. goes over mid court.
Our league does not enforce the FIFA goalkeeper passback rule. We believe that our house rule promotes using the goalkeeper and gives less experienced teams an opportunity to possess the ball. The FIFA rule was written for international play at a very high level.)
2. NO scoring directly from a kick-off.
3. No switching of benches at halftime. (Due to spilling of water and time constraints. Tournament play does mandate the switching of benches.)
4. Game length consists of 2, 25 minute halves a 3 minute warm-up, 3 minute halftime and 1, :45 second time out per team per half.
5. NO Slide tackling will be allowed at any facility. This rule also contradicts the FIFA letter of the law. We promote a non-contact game and believe that youth players do not have enough control over their bodies and that our referees are not experienced enough to allow slide tackling to be a part of our league games. Safety-First is our priority.
6. Physical contact prior to recieving the ball is kept to the bare minimum. Futsal is a game of skill, timing, speed
and coordinated movement NOT a game of physical strength.