Recreation

Futsal

ACTIVITY

Futsal is played on a basketball-size court.  It can be played on a variety of surfaces.  The game does not require the use of expensive dasher board – walls, as do other versions of indoor soccer. Without the walls, futsal is a great skill-developer, demanding quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pin-point passing.  It is an exciting game for children as well as adults. Futsal is played with a special low bounce ball, requiring players to use their skills, rather than the ball’s bounce, to propel it.  Leagues will be offered for Open teams (no gender specific rules or player ratios requirements, recreational in nature).

Shirt Rule:  Teams will be designated as home (light colored shirt) and away (dark colored shirt) as indicated on the schedules.  Teams are responsible for wearing the appropriate colored shirt each game. Team captain’s need to check the schedules carefully.

ENTRY FEE   

$75.00 per team

ENTRY DEADLINE

Wednesday, January 9, 5:00pm

ENTRY PROCEDURES:

  1. Participants must submit $75 payment & register a team at reg.recreation.uw.edu prior to the entry deadline. Entries will be taken on-line on a first come first serve basis beginning December 26.
  2. You will receive an access code to our team management site in your confirmation email, after checkout.  For more information on how to complete rosters and view schedules, please go to the Team Management tab.  Entries will be accepted after the deadline if space is available. The seeding of teams into the playoffs will be determined by league standings with various divisions tiered by win-loss records. Teams will be able to select their first round playoffs games on Team Management using staggered access to bracket based on your record.   

DAYS & TIMES

The round robin portion of the tournament is played January 11 – January 25. On Friday, February 1, the single elimination playoffs begin and end on Friday, February 8.  Teams must be flexible enough to play at any time scheduled (Fridays 5:10-9:20) during the playoffs. Teams will be able to select their round robin playing times for the first three games only. We will utilize IMLeagues to manage the tournament.

 

COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

Open Division: No gender specific rules or player ratio requirements, recreational in nature. 

FREE AGENTS

The free agent program assists in helping individuals to become participants on teams even if they don’t know enough people on campus to form a team. All it takes is signing up on a free agent on our Team Management site and attending the free agent meeting.

FREE AGENT MEETING

Thursday, January 10, at 4:00PM, Lounge, IMA Building. The meeting agenda will include the following topics: player eligibility, schedule information, protest procedures, rules review, and other important information that team captains are responsible for knowing. Team captains and players are asked to take the on-line quiz covering program policies and league rules captains are responsible for knowing. Captains may elect to attend meeting if they choose to. The meeting is expected to last 30-45 minutes.

ELIGIBILITY

All Winter 2019 UW Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma students, faculty and staff IMA members are eligible. Faculty/Staff members must purchase an annual or quarterly IMA membership. Current intercollegiate varsity soccer players are not eligible.  Former intercollegiate players are eligible with some restrictions. UW Soccer Club players must play in the highest skill division offered when eligible.  Participants are limited to playing on only one Open team. Please see the eligibility sections of the Intramural Sports Handbook for more information.  

AWARDS

Members of the championship teams in each division will receive Intramural Championship T-shirts.

SPORTS OFFICIALS NEEDED

Please call 543-9346 or email lbowden@uw.edu for additional information.