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New River United Soccer

Winter Futsal League

New River United will once again host its Winter Futsal League at Gateway Baptist Church for the 2017 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.

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 fast 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.

Registration is open and the age groups begin at U8 (6-7 year olds are allowed to play in the U8 age group) and go through high school. Adult League registration is also open.  Depending on registration numbers, the high school age group and adult league will play on Thursday and/or Friday nights and younger age groups games will be on Saturdays (games begin at 8:00am for the U8s and run all the way to 8:00pm at night).  The season will start the week of January 2nd and end the week of February 27th.  Make-up games will be played if winter weather interferes with road conditions.

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. 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!

Riley Butler

New River United




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