What surface is the game played on?
Futsal is played on a hard court surface similar to a basketball or tennis court. All games in the NPFL will be played on a basketball court or similar surface at Grandview Middle School and Valley View middle school in Elkhorn.
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.
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.
When will games be played?
NPFL games will be played on Friday evenings and Saturday's in January and February beginning January 5th and 6th.
What happens if a game is canceled?
Should a game get canceled due to weather there will be a "make-up" weekend for non-high school aged teams March 2nd and 3rd.
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.