Welcome to the 2019 Winter Futsal Tournament, hosted by Barton College soccer programs. Futsal is a game designed to challenge your team’s technical ability in a small-sided environment and tight spaces. We are happy to have your team in our 4th annual event. We have a great group of teams lined up for the tournament and will strive to provide your group with fantastic experience. Below you will find an outline of important information pertaining to the tournament. Please, read through carefully.
Where: Barton College in Wilson Gymnasium
When: January 12th and January 19th, 2019 (One Day Events)
Age Groups: High School (Boys and Girls) on January 12th, 2019 and Middle School (U11 - U14 Divisions) (Boys and Girls) on January 19th, 2019
Games: Each Team will play a minimum of 3 matches, in addition to playoffs (where possible)
Players: A minimum of 6 players per team with a max of 12. All teams must have a legal guardian/coach on the sidelines of all matches.
$225.00 per team (a $50.00 non-refundable deposit due at registration, if full amount not paid).
An individual can sign up to be placed on a house team at $30.00.
Entry is not guaranteed until application and fee is received at the provided address or online.
Confirmation of received payment will be returned within 2 business days. Any questions please email TRGoines@Barton.edu.
Discounts: Early Bird Price of $25 Off and 50% off for 2nd Team.
Each bracket is set up to give each team at least 3 matches. Where possible, the group will have a semi-final and championship round. Teams will advance based on point value, using tie breakers when needed. The following is how the point system and tie breakers are formed:
Win – 3 points
Tie – 1 point
Loss – 0 points
Tie Breakers (In order):
Head to Head match up
In bracket record (when cross bracket match is played)
Goal differential (Up to 3 goals per match)
Fewest Goals Against
Tournament Progression: Single Bracket Championship: Brackets of four teams will be decided on a points system to set the championship match. The first two teams in the bracket will be allowed the opportunity to play an additional match for the tournament title. Points system and tie breaking format are outlined above.
Multiple Bracket Championship: Age groups that allow for 6 or more teams will be divided into two brackets, with the top seeds advancing into the semis, where possible, and championship matches. Wildcard placements into the semis will be implemented if the number of brackets in the age group require it. Points system and tie breaking format are outlined above.
Every team in the tournament is required to have checked in, with all payments and medical forms completed no less than 45 minutes before their scheduled match. The tournament check in site will be located in Wilson Gymnasium’s main lobby. The following must be completed before your team can compete in their first match:
Registration form completed (if not received in advance)
Full Payment received (if not received in advance)
Medical waivers signed (if not completed in advance – part of registration form)
Release for treatment by BC AT staff (turned in on site)
Parking is available in the parking lots found on site and near the gymnasium. Free event parking signage will be in place to direct you into the parking area.
Athletic Training Staff
The Athletic training staff of BC will be on site to handle first response in case there is need of medical treatment. The athletic training staff is only there to respond and provide immediate care. Players and or their guardians must complete a waiver in order to receive treatment. An underage player may only return to play with permission from their legal guardian. Additionally, players who are not considered to be a minor may reenter competition at their own risk. It is not the job of the athletic training staff to provide permission to return to play or provide any treatment in that effort.
What should players bring?
Flat indoor shoes as the matches are played on hardwood floors
Shin guards are required
Individual Water Bottles (water fountains are available to fill as needed)
All pertinent safety equipment that may be needed by the individual player based on position and or past medical history
Concessions will be available on site.
Tournament brackets and schedules may change for any number of reasons. However, these changes will be communicated with you in very short order.
Tournament T-Shirts will be available on site for those players and parents interested in purchasing them.
All teams are required to have an adult on their sideline.
Teams should bring a matching tee shirt or jersey (Based on color) to help avoid any color conflicts.
Rosters are final at the beginning of the tournament. Players cannot move from one team to another during the tournament, without expressed permission from the tournament director only under special circumstances.
Each game consists of two 20 minute halves. (w/ 5 minute half time and running clock)
There are NO slide tackle challenges allowed (Goalies may only commit to the ground within their goalkeeping area). Regardless of contact with the ball or intent, a foul will be called on ALL infractions.
Goalies may only distribute the ball by hand (within their area) and may pick up back passes from their teammates (only two consecutive times). However, they must release the ball within five seconds (on the referee’s count) and on the ground to their teammates (GK’s must roll the ball out). Goalies my not distribute the directly into the opposing teams Goal Box without contact from one of their own teammates.
Yellow card worthy infractions will result in a two minute penalty for the offending player. The offending team will play with one less player for a full two minutes and allowed to return to full strength after that penalty is served. Red card worthy infractions will result in the immediate ejection of the player from the remainder of the tournament and a five minute penalty to be served by the offending player’s team. After the five minute penalty is completed, the team playing short-handed can become full strength. These penalties are to be served in full, regardless if a goal is scored during the penalty time or not.
Any and all threatening, dangerous, or disruptive behavior exhibited by any player, fan, or coach will result in immediate removal from the remainder of the tournament, regardless of the stage of the tournament this behavior occurs within.
All referee decisions are final and there will be no appeals to that end.
Substitutions occur “on the fly”, from midfield, except for the goalie (Only allowed on a dead ball)
Any ball that goes out of play will be restarted with an indirect kick in.
All infractions will be started with an indirect restart. PK’s are the only exception to this rule. Any defending “wall” must be set up, at least, five yards away from the restart position of the ball.