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Co-Ed FUTSAL, East Millcreek, 1st Session (8:30 - 10:30am)

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 8:30 AM
  • Christ United Methodist Church

IF YOU ARE ON THE WAIT LIST, IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK AGAIN AT 9pm ON DAY BEFORE THE GAME DAY TO SEE IF YOU MADE THE GAME. If you make the game and are not there, you will be issued a No-Show Yellow Card. If you can't check, don't put yourself on the wait list. NO CRASHERS (that includes "Maybes") IF RSVPs ARE FULL!!!!!! You will be turned away! Please, ONLY YES RSVPS. We field 3 teams of 6/side, 5v5 on the court at a time (1 substitute). Sub every 4 minutes! Play 2 games, sit 1, play 2, sit 1, rinse, repeat. We play 8 minute mini-games on small goals. We are playing without Keepers this week.

8:30am Start Time! Bring flat soled non-scuffing shoes, and a Green shirt, White shirt, and Orange shirt, so we can match up even squads.  Futsal is a short sided game played with a size 4 ball (smaller than outdoor), and the ball barely bounces. The result is a primarily surface based game, with short passes.

The ball not bouncing makes it VERY difficult to kick the ball with any power, most would be hard pressed to kick it the length of a basketball court in the air! Many that play Futsal enjoy it even more than outdoor soccer! After playing Futsal a while, your outdoor game will be vastly improved, especially your ball striking! Playing slots are given to Paid RSVPs FIRST, in priority over crashers. Also know that we have a STRICT RSVP policy due to a cap on the # of players we can accommodate at our indoor facilities. We are more strict on RSPVs for our indoor games, please be respectful of the policy and your fellow players. NO CRASHERS IF WE HAVE A FULL GAME!!! Also, players that no-show are put on probation (you'll not play a few weeks), a 2nd no-show within a year puts you out of the indoor games! When a player no-shows, it leaves us shorthanded at the game, so please be considerate of those that want to play but can't because of the slot you reserved with your "YES" RSVP. Also, because of the limited # of slots, crashers almost never going to play unless someone gets injured. So please do not bring a guest unless they are RSVPed pre-game. Also, please do not show up late, nor leave early, for the same reasons. If you can't be here the whole time, just let someone else play instead! Lastly, if we have back to back sessions on the calendar, please do NOT sign up for both games. Players: Please do NOT come into the gym with the shoes you wore outside, it drags snow, salt, and sand into the gym! Please change shoes in the hallway. I'll be HANDING THE BROOM to anyone that comes into the gym with wet shoes (I'm not kidding!). Show respect for your fellow players (so they do not get hurt slipping on a wet spot), and for the Church that is allowing guests (us) to use their facilities! Please do not risk us losing this gym!

Lastly, if we have 2 consecutive sessions, do NOT sign up for both sessions, choose one or the other. If you play in the first and there is room in the 2nd you can stay, but we want everyone to have an opportunity to play.


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  • Jim G.

    I will come, might run a couple minutes late.

    January 4, 2014

  • Chris

    Cris or Jim, there is one open space available. Since it is so early I will leave the spot open to whom ever responds to this message first.

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Eric M.

    Quick poll..we hate to see folks left on the wait list. If we added a third session next week, say, 730 or 745 and played for an hour or hour and 15 or 30, ten players, no subbing. Would you come?

    January 3, 2014

    • Andrew T.

      Really hard to gauge Eric. I think the past few weeks we had a large waitlist, but that dropped to near 0 by game time. My concern would be if you didn't fill up this earlier session with at least 10 people, then you could be left with 2 sessions not filled. You might end up with 6-7 people in the early session and then barely get enough at the 3rd session. Might not be any way to see unless we try it first.

      January 3, 2014

    • Christian M.

      I like the non-subbing 10 player games, but the late group was on the small side on Wed.

      January 3, 2014

  • Rob


    January 3, 2014

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