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Winter Futsal League

New River United will once again host its Winter Futsal League at Gateway Baptist Church for the 2018 season. Our partnership with Gateway Baptist Church continues to grow as they provide us with a beautiful gym that includes a rubber tile surface (floor was used in the 86’ Olympics), concrete bleachers for spectators, a scoreboard, and a concession stand on Saturdays. We will also be adding a boom box this season, so we can play music in-between games.

What is Futsal: Futsal is a great way for players to stay active and improve their skills over the winter break. Futsal is a 5v5 game and it is played on a smaller and faster surface. The players get more touches on the ball and have to make faster decisions when they have the ball as compared to an outdoor game on a larger field. There is out-of-bounds, so players can’t kick the ball off a wall, and the ball is weighted so it does not bounce. Consequently, players are forced to use their foot skills in order to have success in a match. Games are two 20-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime. We aim for 7 players per team.  Players are rotated equally so everyone gets the same number of  minutes. We use scrimmage vests for uniforms to keep the cost of registration down.

Age Groups/Divisions: Registration is open and the age groups beginning at U8 (6-7 years old are allowed to play in the U8 age group) and go through high school. For the first time, if numbers allow, NRU will have a competitive and rec division. Players can sign up as they see fit, just because you do not play travel, does not mean you can't join the competitive division. Adult League registration is also open.

Scheduling: Depending on registration numbers, the high school age group will play Monday Nights, Tuesday's and Thursday's are normally for the optional technical sessions, Friday is U13/14 age group, and Saturday's games will start at 8:30am with the U8's and continue age groups through out the day with U10s late morning/early afternoon, and U11/12s in the afternoon/evening. Week day games are either 5:30pm, 6:30pm, or 7:30pm. The season will start the week of January 4th and end February 27th.  Make-up games will be played if winter weather interferes with road conditions.

Tuesday Training Schedule

5:30 PM-6:30 PM U8 Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1
6:30 PM-7:30 PM U12/13 Girls Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1
7:30 PM-8:30 PM U13/14 Boys Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1

Thursday Training Schedule

5:30 PM-6:30 PM
U10 Boys Futsal Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1
6:30 PM-7:30 PM U10/U11 Girls Futsal Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1
7:30 PM-8:30 PM U11/12 Boys Futsal Technical Session Practice : Gateway Baptist Church - Field 1

Cost to play is $80 for the season and it includes 8 games. NRU will offer technical practice sessions (unless we need to fill those time slots for more games due to growth) on nights for all age groups below high school normally on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To register, please go to our “programs” tab on the website, and under Winter Futsal League, there is “youth registration” and “adult registration”, select one of those and it will guide you from there.

We look forward to another great season with games, music, and fun!

Riley Butler

New River United

NRU Winter Futsal Camps

Join NRU coaches for our winter futsal camps at Gateway Baptist Church.  Players come get out of the cold and play/train futsal with NRU staff.  Parents drop the kids for Christmas Shopping Time!  
Dec 16, 21, 22
$20 per day or all three for $50.
Ages 2-3: 9-10am
Ages 4-5: 10-11:30am
Ages 6-7 : 11:30am-1pm
Ages 8-9: 1-3pm
Ages 10-11: 3-5pm
Ages 12-up: 5-7pm

Please have them bring water, indoor shoes, and shinguards.  They may bring goalkeeper gloves as well if they will be playing that position.  

Matt Gwilliam




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