Futsal - Simplified rules 2019-20

All Futsal Geelong Rules are according to ‘Futsal Geelong Rules of Competition’ and ‘FIFA
Futsal Laws of the Game’.

Below is a small sample of the main rules of Futsal.

Not all rules are mentioned here so please read full game laws.

  1. From the kick off the ball can go forward or backward, but can not be scored directly.

  2. Five players on the court including the goal keeper.

  3. Player interchange may be made at any time but must be made within the team substitution zone. The referee must be told if teams are interchanging goalkeepers.

  4. Kick ins - ball must be played whilst stationary and within a ball width behind the line.

  5. For a goal to be scored, the whole ball must cross the goal line.

  6. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick in or goal kick (throw).

  7. A goal cannot be scored directly from a kick off.

  8. The goal keeper has four seconds to dispose of the ball every time he/she takes possession, in his/her own half of the pitch. Goal keepers must throw the ball in from a goal kick.

  9. Goal keeper cannot pick up a back pass from their own team-mate.

  10. Once the keeper throws the ball out for a goal kick, it must then touch an opposition player before he/she touches it again, unless he/she is in the opponents half of the pitch.

  11. Four second time limit on kick ins, free kick and goal keeper possessions.

  12. At kick off, free kicks, kick ins and goal keeper throws, opposing players must stand at least three metres from the ball.

  13. Futsal is a non contact sport. Dangerous play is not allowed and will not be tolerated.

  14. If the ball hits the roof, a kick in will take place from the side of the court, equal to where the ball went out.

  15. Accumulated fouls - Beginning with the sixth foul per half, the opposition team will be awarded a penalty from the 10 metre spot.

Page last updated: Monday, 3 February 2020