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FUT i In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations these sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

FUT ii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the national or international governing body these sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

FUT ii.i The BUCS Men’s and Women’s Futsal Championships, Men’s Trophy, Women’s Trophy and Men’s Conference Cup will be played according to the FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game

 FUT iii Minimum Numbers: There cannot be fewer than 3 players per team on court. 

FUT 1 Competition Format: The competition format should be the same across the whole league. Which format is used must be a majority decision between all teams in that league, choosing round robin tournaments, or weekly fixtures. If a majority decision cannot be reached fixtures will be weekly, as scheduled by the BUCS office.

 

FUT 2 Match Duration: The competition format with regard to match duration must be the same across the whole league. Which format is used must be a majority decision between all teams in that league, choosing FUT 2.1 or FUT 2.2. If a majority decision cannot be reached the match must be as outline in FUT 2.2.

               

FUT 2.1 20 minutes rolling clock each way with a stopping clock for the final two minutes of each half. There will be a maximum of one 1 minute time out per half, per team, per match. This means the average hall booking will be 1.5 hours including warm up.

 

FUT 2.2 20 minutes stopping clock each way with a maximum of one 1 minute time out per half, per team, per match.

 

FUT 3 Teams will receive 3pts for a win 1pt for a draw and 0pts for a loss. At the end of each drawn match a penalty shootout must take place – this will not affect points awarded in the leagues however if league positions have to be decided by head to head results this will apply. Draws should be recorded in BUCScore with a note added to indicate the shootout winner

 

FUT 4 The Discipline process will be as per the FA Laws of Small Sided Football and the FIFA laws of Futsal.

 

FUT 5 The competition programme will follow the standard BUCS league and cup programme

 

FUT 6 Championship & Trophy Final: In the event that teams are tied on goals at full time, a penalty shoot-out will occur with each team taking three penalties. If teams are still tied the game will go to sudden death with each team taking alternate single penalties until one team misses.

 

A Men

FUT 7 All host institutions must provide: team benches and timekeeper’s table and chairs, timekeepers equipment, changing rooms for teams, referees room with shower, toilet and hand basin, pitch Attendant to remove moisture from pitch as required
 
FUT 8 Each team must supply their own bibs.

FUT 9 
Each host must supply match balls. 

Premier League

 

FUT 10 Must be played on a Futsal pitch with full markings. The dimensions of the pitch should be between 25m and 42m in length and 16m and 25m in width, as with the FA National Futsal League, with at least a 2 meter run off.

 

FUT 11 Futsal specific metal goals must be used. 

 

FUT 12 The host institution must supply referees in accordance with Appendix 2. Qualified referees may be appointed from the FA National List if institutions follow the processes on the BUCS Futsal pages

 

Tier One Criteria

 

FUT 13 Can be played on a flat, smooth and non-abrasive surface; indoor or outdoor; sand based or wood court between 25m to 42m in length and 16m to 25m in width, ideally closer to the larger size, with at least a 1 meter run off. Opposition should be made aware of the pitch surface and dimensions when confirming the game as per regulation 12.6.

 

FUT 14 Goals may be either metal Futsal goals, hockey goals or handball goals. Where it is necessary inflatable Futsal goals are also allowed, however we advise other goals are used as a preference. Opposition should be made aware of the goals being used when confirming the game as per regulation 12.6.

 

FUT 15 One futsal qualified referee must be provided by the host institution and a time keeper (with equipment) who does not need to be qualified.

 

B Women

 

FUT 16 All host institutions must provide: team benches and timekeeper’s table and chairs, timekeepers equipment, changing rooms for teams, referees room with shower, toilet and hand basin, pitch Attendant to remove moisture from pitch as required


FUT 17 Must be played on a court between 25m to 42m in length and 16m to 25m in width, ideally closer to the larger size, with at least a 2 meter run off. Opposition should be made aware of the pitch dimensions when confirming the game as per regulation 12.6.

 

FUT 18 Goals may be either metal Futsal goals, hockey goals or handball goals. Where it is necessary inflatable Futsal goals are also allowed, however we advise other goals are used as a preference. Opposition should be made aware of the goals being used when confirming the game as per BUCS General Regulation 12.6. 

FUT 19 Each team must supply their own bibs.

FUT 20 Each host must supply match balls. 

FUT 21 Referees must be appointed in line with Appendix 2.

 

 

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