Policies

Please see our policies by scrolling down.

  • discipline

  • forfeits

  • lost and found

  • parking & facilities

  • protests

  • refunds

  • rosters & age groups

  • scheduling

  • weather

I. discipline

A player shown two single yellow cards during a session will serve a one-game suspension in the first match immediately following the second yellow card. The player's yellow card count resets upon his return.

A player or coach shown two red cards (or dismissed twice) during a session is suspended for the remainder of the season, including friendlies and playoffs and may be required to meet with the league's disciplinary board.

A player or coach shown a red card for violent conduct is suspended for three matches.

A player or coach shown a red card (or observed to commit) violent conduct against a match or league official is suspended for three matches and must meet with the league's disciplinary board in addition to requirements of United States Soccer Federation protocol.

 

A red card suspension or dismissal pertains to all teams/rosters. A suspended player or coach may not enter a league facility on the suspended date.
 

 

II. forfeits & no-shows
 

In the event a team forfeits its game, a 7-0 score will be given to the other team and a $75.00 FINE WILL BE APPLIED TO THE NO SHOW TEAM.

 

The $75.00 fine must be paid 5 days before the forfeiting team next game.

 

III. guests & borrowed players

No guest players are allowed. Only players on the team roster are eligible to play.

If a team is playing a friendly match it may in good faith add an eligible player from another team, but only with the consent of the referee and the opposing coach.

No players - guest or borrowed - are eligible to participate in league matches at any time. However, if a league match is deemed a forfeit (must be declared in advance) and the match becomes a friendly, borrowed players are welcome to play pending the aforementioned consent of the referee and opposing coach.

Violation of any of the above regulations will result in forfeiture of applicable games.
 


IV. lost and found

Rhode Island Futsal Association and facilities are not responsible for lost items. Items lost at West Warwick Civic Center, RI and other facilities can be claimed during weekend opening hours or during the week after school. 
 


V. parking/facilities

Please park only in marked spaces.

 

All spectators must remain in the assigned areas during the games. No spectators will be allowed behind goal lines, players benches on anywhere near the courts.

In the event an spectator violates this guideline, said spectator will be invited to leave the complex and the spectator's team might forfeit the game in question.


No child should be unattended in our facilities. Young spectators must remain with a parent or guardian at all times.
 


VI. protests

No protests are allowed. All decisions by referees, league directors and tournament directors are final.
 


VII. refunds
 

COVID-19 AMENDMENT

 

League: In the event that the State of Rhode Island and/or the Town of West Warwick closes West Warwick Civic Center, therefore shutting down league play the following refund policies will be applicable:

  • if the declaration takes place prior to the start of league play for the session then a full team registration refund will be provided.

  • if the declaration takes place during league play, then a proportion of team registration refund will be provided.

 

Tournaments: Up until two months prior to the event, a 75% refund may be given. No refunds will be given thereafter.
 


VIII. rosters

Players must be rostered to participate in games. Waiver and insurance columns must be indicated by green check marks for each player. Coaches must provide a paper copy of their roster to the referee during check-in prior to the match. Additional roster instructions will be provided to each coach/manager prior to the start of league play. Only players who are on rosters and cleared waivers and insurance are eligible to participate.

Rosters may include up to 12 players and a maximum number of coach/manger on each team roster is 3.


Teams can add to their roster up to the second week of play.

COVID-19 AMENDMENT

Players are allowed to double roster up to the fourth team game.

The Coach must submit a final roster five days prior to the fifth team game.


Single year age grouping for 2020-21 Season:

 

Note - players may always play in an "older" age group, but never a younger one. Due to the recent change of age groups by U.S. Soccer and U.S. Youth Futsal, all age groups are expected to be more younger than older, and for league play on Saturdays and Sundays, sensible overlap will occur within high school and U14 divisions.
 

ADULT       - Born on or before DEC. 3, 2002 & Older 

OVER 40    - Born on or before DEC. 3, 1980 & Older

UNDER 19 - Born in 2002 & Younger

UNDER 18 - Born in 2003 & Younger

UNDER 17 - Born in 2004 & Younger

UNDER 16 - Born in 2005 & Younger

UNDER 15 - Born in 2006 & Younger

UNDER 14 - Born in 2007 & Younger

UNDER 13 - Born in 2008 & Younger

UNDER 12 - Born in 2009 & Younger

UNDER 11 - Born in 2010 & Younger

UNDER 10 - Born in 2011 & Younger

UNDER 9   - Born in 2012 & Younger

UNDER 8   - Born in 2013 & Younger

UNDER 7   - Born in 2014 & Younger

UNDER 6   - Born in 2015 & Younger



IX. scheduling

Scheduling for the first week occurs as early as possible. We normally reserve the remainder of the schedule until the conclusion of the first or second week. This is to confirm the level of play in all divisions and make any changes necessary before posting the rest of the schedule.

We are often able to fulfill one or two minor scheduling requests, but these must be submitted at the time of registration.
Games are booked into anticipated time ranges but may slide over such ranges depending on the number of teams and the availability of facilities. Expected dates and times are guides only and are subject to change.
 


X. weather

In the event that inclement weather causes cancellation of games, every effort will be made to make up the games. However, there are no guarantees and no refunds will be issued.

Generally speaking, a couple inches and games are on as scheduled. More than 2-3 inches and there will likely be an adjusted schedule (delayed start/early closure) or complete postponement/cancellation. Facility closure decisions are at the discretion of the facility.

Announcements will be posted on the Rhode Island Futsal Association and HTG web sites and via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Coaches and managers will receive email only in the event of changes to the schedule. All are advised to check the web site up to one hour before departing for games.