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2020-2021 Indoor Registration

2020-2021 INDOOR SEASON REGISTRATION

Our 2020 Indoor Season Registration will open October 26, 2020!

Uniforms are purchased through Soccer.com and they get shipped right to your door
Your uniform order will contain a blue/red jersey, black shorts, and black socks
See the next page for more uniform information

Players of regions other than 498 do not need to purchase a uniform for this one season unless they desire to. They can wear a red and/or blue t-shirt or jersey.


NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A NEW UNIFORM FOR INDOOR SEASON IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING UNIFORM THAT STILL FITS

We understand this might be a difficult time financially for some due to being out of work from COVID-19.
We are here to help! If you find that you cannot make ends meet to cover our region fee, 
please email us at [email protected]

Registration Instructions

Please consider coaching and/or becoming a referee. We do not want to turn any players away because we do not have enough coaches. We will train and support you. It doesn't matter if you are brand new.
We also need Division Coordinators.

How Do I Become a Coach?
How Do I Become a Referee?
Volunteer Only Registration Instructions

Uniforms

Uniforms

PURCHASING A PLAYER UNIFORM

After you register your player, you will receive an email from Soccer.com within a week. If you don't see the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. In this email will be a link. Click the link and it will take you to Soccer.com under your player's namePlease only use the link in the email to access the Soccer.com website. Once on the uniform page, it will show you the uniform that that is required for playing soccer game {picture below}. Once you purchase the uniform, it will be shipped to the shipping address you entered. In addition, you will have the option to purchase other items and accessories from the fan page. 

ORDER YOUR PLAYER'S UNIFORM SOONER THAN LATER!
THE CLOSER YOU ORDER YOUR PLAYER'S UNIFORM TO SEASON START, THE LONGER IT MAY TAKE TO DELIVER

If you need assistance ordering, or have ordered and need to exchange or return your order, please call Soccer.com customer service at 800-950-1994. If you did not receive an email from Soccer.com, please email [email protected].

SCHOLARSHIP AND VIP PLAYERS NEEDING A UNIFORM

Parents with a scholarship and VIP receive an email from Soccer.com as mentioned above. In addition, you will also receive an email from the Regional Commissioner containing a gift code to use upon checkout when ordering your player's uniform. The gift code will waive the charge. Please do not click the link in the Soccer.com email until you have the gift code.

For questions on uniforms, please contact the Regional Commissioner at [email protected]


Indoor (Futsal) General Information

INDOOR (FUTSAL) SOCCER

Indoor is the second season of the year, which runs from December to February. Our soccer year is from August 1 to July 31

Indoor soccer will continue to develop and refine your child's soccer skills during the 'off season'. Due to its confined space and rapid pace, indoor soccer will help improve your child's speed of play, technical skills, decision-making, and fitness. Indoor soccer will promote quality (and quantity) touches that will transfer to the spring and fall outdoor seasons or school ball. Plus, it gets our athletes off the couch and onto the court for some competitive soccer during the cold weather season. Indoor is played 5 v 5 players and uses a special Futsal (low bounce) ball, which we provide.  

Indoor soccer is an exceptional opportunity to develop soccer skills, make great friends, and get out of the house when the weather may not support activities. You'll find that indoor soccer offers a low-stress opportunity to play fast-paced, competitive soccer games while committing only one day of the weekend (either Saturday or Sunday) during the season. There are no practices. 

Please consider coordinating, coaching, or refereeing for AYSO indoor soccer. We cannot succeed without YOU! If you are interested in volunteering for indoor soccer, please register. For questions, please contact our Indoor Coordinator at [email protected].

How to Register for Indoor

Registering for Indoor Soccer

If your player played in any season from Fall 2017 to present day, please login to your existing account to register your player. Please do not start a new account if you have signed up for an account previously. 

If you forgot your User ID or need your password reset, please email [email protected]

If you are signing up your player for the first time, CLICK HERE to Register Now.

For our stop-by-step Registration Instructions, CLICK HERE.

If you player is returning, CLICK HERE to Login.

How We Play Indoor Compared to Futsal

How We Play Indoor Compared to Futsal

What is Futsal?

Futsal is a FIFA recognized game that is played as 5v5 players, with one player being a goalkeeper, on a small sized player area or court. The game can be played outdoors, but is normally played indoors on a special surface. Futsal specifications are: 

  • A full-sized Futsal court is 40m (131 feet) x 20m (66 feet), with penalty areas, center circle, and substitution zones
  • Goals are 3m (10 feet) x 2m (6.5 feet)
  • The ball used is a size 4 special low-bounce ball
  • There are two periods of 20 minutes with time stopping at every dead ball
  • Between the two periods, there is a break of 15 minutes
  • Each team may use one timeout per half, which lasts one minute
  • Substitutions are unlimited and are made on the fly without the game stopping

The full Futsal Laws of the Game can be found by CLICKING HERE

 

How Region 498 Plays Indoor

We use Liberty Middle School (LMS) and James Clemens High School (JCHS) gyms, and add temporary lines to make the Futsal court. Indoor specifications are:

  • The Futsal court at LMS is approximately 95 x 56 feet, and the goals are 8 x 5 feet
  • The Futsal court at JCHS is approximately 105 x 60 feet, and the goals are 10 x 6.5 feet
  • Both gyms have the penalty area shape modified to make it easier to place the tape
  • All ages play 5 v 5 players and can have a maximum of 10 players, but we prefer 7-8 players which allows more playing time
  • No goalkeepers are allowed at 8U and younger, but there are goalkeepers for 10U and older
  • A standard Futsal ball is used for 10U and older, and a slow roll ball is used for 8U and younger
  • We play two periods of 20 minutes with a running clock, with a halftime break between 5 and 10 minutes
  • We do not use timeouts, but we do allow unlimited substitutions on the fly

We have limited gym time, so game slots are one hour each. We have 5-10 minutes warm-up/pregame + 40 minutes playing time + 5-10 minutes halftime break = 50-60 minutes; which means the smallest delay has big effects by the end of the day's game. 

NOTE: We will only be using LMS for the 2020-2021 indoor season

Where we play Indoor

Indoor Soccer Locations

Indoor soccer will be located at LMS:

Liberty Middle School
281 Dock Murphy Drive
Madison, AL 35758
View Directions

Indoor Age Divisions

Indoor Age Divisions

All indoor age divisions are coed. The chart below shows our age divisions. Depending how many players register, some divisions may be combined. 

Understanding the "U" in the Division Name

Reading the division name can get confusing. The way the division names are written and the way they are read are completely different. For example, in the chart below, we have the division name written such as 10U. The letter "U" means Under. By looking at the division name, one would think to read it as "10 and Under" meaning players that are age 10 are included in this division. However, this is incorrect. The proper way to read the division name, such as 10U is "Under 10" which actually does not include players 10 years of age; but rather under 10 years of age. 

Indoor Player Equipment

Indoor Player Equipment

Indoor player equipment is similar to outdoor soccer.

Uniform

  • Indoor players use the same uniforms as other seasons
  • If your player's uniform still fits from the last season they played, the same uniform can be used
  • If your player needs a new uniform, email [email protected] to receive an invitation email from Soccer.com

Shin Guards

  • Shin guards MUST be worn and completely covered by socks

Footwear

  • NO CLEATS!
  • Normal tennis shoes or sneakers are fine, but special Futsal shoes are also acceptable

Balls

  • We ask that players DO NOT bring their outdoor soccer balls to the gym; we provide Futsal or low bounce balls

Hydration

  • Please bring plenty of water!
  • We ask that everyone refrain from bringing Gatorade or other juice drinks into the gym 

Game Schedule

Game Schedule

  • First 2 weeks will typically be group sessions for forming teams
  • Game schedule will be located at www.sportac.us

National Partners

Our Sponsors

Contact Us

AYSO Madison Alabama Region 498

244 Kyser Blvd, Apt 708
Madison, Alabama 35758

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 206-795-5565
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