We are all very excited about the upcoming futsal season, and we wanted to take this opportunity to layout the objectives with this league. The purpose of having a futsal league, is to create the highest potential, for every player in participation to develop. It is meant to be a fun, stress free environment, for the kids, to develop their techniques on and off the ball. Our goal is to create fun matches that encourage the players to attempt new skills and to push themselves, without having to worry about their win loss record. We cannot stress enough that the league is built for development, not championships. It really needs to be seen as an organized pickup event where players, coaches, and parents get to know one another and watch players try knew things, instead of worrying about the scoreline at the end of the match.
We are all competitive by nature, but please remember that although we want our players to push themselves to compete to win, we don't want that to be the focus of this league.
Teams are formed 2 different ways. Teams from outside clubs join the league and play as a true team, or NRU places individuals on teams as we see fit. Team placements are then sent to all members along with a schedule and each team is coached by a different NRU travel coach.
If you are a current NRU player (rec or travel), we will be placing you on a team. If you have friends that you would like to play with, please be sure to name them during the registration process. We will once again do our best to form the most even teams as possible, however due to late registrations, late dropouts, player inconsistencies, etc it is not an easy task. We will be taking a look at the team scores after the first 2 weeks and making necessary team adjustments if we need to. This will take place only if teams are losing by a large amount each game. Again, with the correct understanding of the purpose, we will once again have a very successful futsal league that all of our players can and will enjoy.
Youth games will be played on Saturday's primarily with Fill-In Dates on Friday's. Adult league games will be played on weeknights.
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact the NRU office.
Please take a look at the current Futsal rules as they are different from a typical indoor soccer setting.