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Futsal - Rideau Sports Centre (Open Gender)

Sport Info

What is Futsal?

Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is a scaled down version of outdoor soccer. It is a small sided game (5-on-5) played on a smaller surface (roughly a full-court basketball size) with a smaller low bounce ball which promotes ball control (size 4). Futsal is played in indoor gyms and with touchline boundaries.

Have a look at the video to the right, which will provide with a better understanding of what Futsal is all about! Remember - all OSSC games are self-officiated and some rules have been adjusted to allow the sport to better fit with the OSSC style of play.

 

What you need to know about Futsal!    


# of People on Court

5 players (minimum 2 male and 2 female). 

 

Mandatory Roster Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Each sport has specific mandatory roster requirements. 

 

Futsal 5's: 

  • 8 players maximum on roster per team.
  • 6 teams maximum per league (tier).
  • 48 participants maximum per league (tier).

 

1) No substitutes allowed outside of your 8-player roster (unless from the same league and tier).


2) All players on your team are required to sign the waiver and show on your Team's roster online. 

 

3) Game day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


4) Players must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.

 

5) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids, family, etc).


For more information regarding Roster Sizes & Specific Team Numbersclick here.

Team Safety Ambassador (TSA)

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - All teams must assign a Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) for the season. 


The TSA must be a registered player and identified using the “TSA” label in your online roster.


TSA Role: 

  • Watch a pre-season Safe Return to Play training video.
  • Keep a record of attendance at each game.  This record may be called upon for contact tracing. 
  • Ensure individual wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” are completed by each player prior to each game.
  • Ask players to leave the game if they arrive showing symptoms of cold or flu.
  • Ensure physical distancing measures are enforced by your team.  Physical distancing of two meters is mandatory when players are arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.
  • Sport-specific rules may adjust physical distancing measures taken on the playing surface.
  • Players must always stay within their designated bench or standing area while not on the playing surface.
  • Ensure your team follows posted ENTER / EXIT signage at facilities (controlled traffic flow).
  • Remind all players to arrive on time and leave immediately after the game is over.
  • Ensure your team is following the equipment sanitization requirements for your sport.
  • Ensure all players have read and understand mandatory Club COVID-19 Protocols.

Equipment
Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Teams are required to bring their own futsal to every game.  Teams are required to wash/sanitize the game ball before and after the game.  Do not share your game ball with others teams.

Futsals are available to rent from OSSC.  A $50 refundable deposit is required and payable with credit card, cheque or through the website during online registration (in shopping cart).

  • Balls will not be provided on-site. 
  • Scoreboards will not be provided on-site.

 

 

NEW League Modifications

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Returning to league sports this season will be a unique experience. As part of our "Safe Return to Play" format, we are focusing on the safety of our staff and players and leaning into the FUN and SOCIAL aspects of our leagues!

 

League Guidelines – For further details, click here.

  • Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.
  • No prizing or trophies will be awarded. 
  • Leagues will be played in smaller Tiers to ensure limited contact with opponents throughout the season.  Tiers will be determined based on skill rankings (at registration) and past league results.
  • Each Tier will be confined to a limited number of facilities.  You will play at consistent location(s) throughout the season. Please note, we are unable to accommodate or make facility changes based on individual requests this season. 
  • All leagues will have an even number of teams to avoid double-header play. 
  • Game times will be staggered by a minimum of 10 minutes across all sports leagues to ensure safe traffic flow.
  • Players are asked to compete with a “Play On” mentality.  No arguing or disputing calls made during the game. 

Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Modified Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.
  • No prizing or trophies will be awarded. 

About Spirit Points: Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.

Location

Rideau Sports Centre (RSC)

1 Donald Street, Ottawa, K1K 4E6

Located on the beautiful banks of the Rideau River, the Rideau Sports Centre is a top-tier, multi-sports and recreational facility open to the public.

Dome 1: Closest dome to the Clubhouse (Multi-Sport Courts: Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Soccer, Dodgeball).

Dome 2: Furthest dome to the Clubhouse (Tennis)

Click HERE for a full facility map.