Nebraska Premier Futsal League
Elkhorn Soccer Club is proud to bring back the Nebraska Premier Futsal League for 9U (2011) through 19U (2001) teams. Games will be held at the *NEW* Thrive Space featuring two new futsal courts with some great amenities for players and families!
We will be offering two sessions this winter.
Session One: November 16 - January 19
Session Two: February 1 - March 15
Teams are guaranteed six games with officials at every game.
How is futsal different from indoor soccer?
In futsal, a greater emphasis is placed on ball control and technique. Players do not have the "safety net" of walls to keep errant passes or shots in play. This encourages precise passing and receiving, dribbling, and movement off the ball. A futsal court is also smaller than most walled indoor fields which means players must make quicker decisions. The need for quick decision making is crucial to player success at a higher level.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What surface is the game played on?
Futsal is played on a hard court surface similar to a basketball or tennis court. All games will be played on a basketball court at Thrive Space.
What kind of ball does futsal use?
A futsal ball is a reduced bounce or "low-bounce" ball. It is smaller than a normal soccer ball and slightly heavier. These properties are designed to build confidence and technique on a hard court surface. The low-bounce and weight to the ball helps to keep it on the floor and allows for more quality touches on the ball.
What kind of shoes should players wear?
Players should wear flat bottom shoes (no cleats). Indoor soccer shoes are encouraged but tennis shoes would work as well.
Do players need matching uniforms?
All teams must have uniforms matching in color.
My team isn't associated with Elkhorn Soccer Club, can we participate in the NPFL?
Yes! Teams from any club in Nebraska are welcome to participate in the NPFL.
When will games be played?
NPFL games will be played on weekends from November 30-Jan 20.
What happens if a game is canceled?
Should a game get canceled due to weather there will be a "make-up" weekend.
Session One Make-up Weekend - January 18-19
Session Two Make-up Weekend - March 14-15
How many players are allowed per team?
Futsal is played with 5 players (4 field players and 1 goalkeeper). Teams may roster up to 14 players per team.