Futsal Rules

AISC Indoor Futsal Rules

Please note the following rules must be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions of the AISC.


Men’s, Mixed & Women’s Game fees $10.00 per game plus $50 registration fee per team per season.
Juniors Game fee $8.00 per game plus $30 registration fee per team per season.
Joey Juniors (under 7’s) League Only – $7.00 per game plus $30 registration per team per season – All Joey Junior League teams require a minimum of 6 players (game times for JUNIOR JOEYS ONLY are of 20 minutes duration; 2 x 10-minute halves) 

  • The ball is a low-bounce futsal ball
  • All soccer games are 2 x 15-minute halves
  • All teams require a minimum of 5 players, although 6 is recommended due to the blood rule
  • Please note: for any player to qualify for finals, they must play a minimum of 1 game
  • All registrations are due by week 4 of any competition
  • Game fees must be paid before the commencement of any game


In the event of a forfeit, a team is required to give 48 hours notice to management. If no notice is given, a $50 forfeit fee is payable and must be paid on the next scheduled game prior to the game commencing.


This is a social competition. Adelaide Indoor Soccer Centre reserves the right to review the eligibility for teams and players to continue in the competition if there are examples of poor behaviour or indiscipline. AISC’s Fair Play Policy applies to all teams playing in the centre. Bad sportsmanship towards players, officials or spectators will not be tolerated.  If poor behaviour occurs (foul language, pushing or fighting with spectators, team members or referees) penalties may include the following:

  • Suspension of players for a minimum of one match
  • Deduction of league points
  • Permanent suspension of spectators/players/team from the competition

All rulings and judgments regarding conduct of players and rule interpretation are at the discretion of Adelaide Indoor Soccer Centre Management.



Uniforms are compulsory. Teams must have same coloured shirts. Management can refuse you the right to play.

Goalies must wear a different colour top to the rest of the team.

No tank tops- No singlets – No jewellery allowed on pitch

The Centre has a large range of replica tops available priced from $19.90. For more information please ask management.

Game Time

Games are of 30 minutes duration 2 x 15 minute halves. (Joey Juniors are 2 x 10 minute halves) A finals game resulting in a draw after full time will go straight to penalties.

Kick Off

Players are given a few minutes of warm up time before commencing the game. Team members have 5 minutes to get to the game before kick off . If after 5 minutes the team only has 4 team members present, the game will be played. From the kick off the ball is in play when it is touched and moves forward. The opposing team cannot enter the centre circle until the ball is in play. The player taking the kick off cannot touch the ball a second time until it has been touched by another player. A goal can be scored from the kick off.

Fill Ins

Fill in players are still required to pay the fee for the game.


5 or 6 players – Referee calls sub every 6 minutes

6 or 7 players – Referee calls sub every 5 minutes

Fouls and Misconduct                                                                                                                                                                        

Direct free kick is awarded when a player intentionally commits any of the following offences. (penalty kick awarded when infringement takes place in penalty area).

a) kicking or attempting to kick an opponent
b) tripping an opponent
c) jumping or throwing themselves on an opponent
d) charging an opponent in a violent or dangerous manner
e) charging an opponent from behind
f) striking, attempting to strike, or spitting at an opponent
g) holding an opponent or obstructing the player’s action with any part of the arm, legs or by holding their uniform
h) pushing an opponent
i) charging an opponent with shoulder (i.e. shoulder charge)
j) sliding at an opponent (i.e. sliding tackle)
k) any tackles from behind
l) a player blocks the way between the ball and an opposing player to stop his normal movement (shepherding) or intentionally obstructs an opponent’s vision to hinder progress of their play. 

m) touches, deflects, holds or protects the ball with the hand or arm intentionally (except for the goalkeeper within the goal area) 

 n) hinders or stops the goalkeeper’s free movement within  the limits of his/her goal area                                                                                                           

o) a goalkeeper using his/her hands to make a save outside their goal area

An Indirect free kick is awarded when the following occurs:

a) Dangerous play (e.g. attempting to kick ball held by goalkeeper)
b) Obstruction
c) A player charging the goalkeeper in the penalty area (i.e. goalkeeper charge)
d) The goalkeeper picks up or touches with his hands a back pass
e) The goalkeeper picks up or touches with his hands a kick-in from a teammate
f) The goalkeeper controls the ball with any part of his body for more than 5 seconds
g) The goalkeeper picks up or touches with his hands a pass back from a teammate
h) Any other foul not mentioned, when the referee sees fit.

Free Kicks 

Free kicks shall be either direct or indirect

  • Direct (One Touch) – The player kicking the ball can score a goal. No other player is required to touch the ball.
  • Indirect (Two Touch) – Any player in addition to the player kicking the ball must touch the ball before a goal can be scored.

Free Kick Distance

When a free kick is taken, including a side ball, no player from the opposing team shall be closer than 2 metres to the ball.

No Offside

The players can go anywhere on the court including the penalty area. The keeper is allowed anywhere on the court but can only use his/her hands when inside the penalty area.

Out of Play 

The ball is out of play if the entire ball crosses the touch or goal line.

Side Ball                                                                                                                                          

When the ball passes over the sideline the game is restarted by a kick in. The ball must be stationary on the sideline and can be kicked into play in any direction. The kicker must have both feet on the touchline or behind the touchline.

End Ball

The keeper must throw or roll the ball out from the penalty area. The ball must touch a player (from either team) level with, or before it reaches the half way line. Failure to do this will result in an indirect fee kick on the half way where the ball crossed the centre line. Following and end ball, once the keeper has possession of the ball in the keepers area, the keeper has 5 seconds to return the ball to the court. The ball must be received outside the penalty area. A goalkeeper cannot throw the ball to themselves.

Corner Kick

The player taking the corner kick has 3 seconds to play the ball. A goal can be scored from a corner (direct – 1 touch).


The ball is out of bounds if it touches the roof. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the non- offending team.

Sliding & Slide Tackles  

Players are not allowed to slide tackle in indoor soccer. If a slide is performed a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team. A yellow or red card is awarded if contact is made. Keepers however, are allowed to slide out to get the ball as long as the slide is performed entirely inside the penalty area.    

Player on Ground

Any players on the ground within 5 metres of play will result in an in-direct free kick to the opposition team.

Playing the ball from behind

Where a player is contacted on the legs by a player playing from behind, this is a foul. If the contact is overly aggressive or repeated a yellow or red card shall be awarded.

Kicking in danger

No player shall kick or attempt to kick the ball in such a manner that any player is in danger of being hurt.

Dotted Line surrounding the Semi Circle

The dotted line surrounding the semi circle is used for free kicks given between the semi circle and the dotted line allowing a 2 metre space for the defending wall.

Penalty Kicks

Goalkeepers must be on the white goal line when a penalty is taken. If the goalkeeper moves forward at any time, the penalty will be taken again. The penalty striker must be inside the white line located behind the penalty spot. If a penalty kick hits the wall and rebounds to the penalty taker, a goal kick will be given. All missed or saved penalties are automatically the goalkeeper’s ball. 

Yellow & Red Cards

All cards given are at the discretion of the referee. An accumulation of small offences will attract cards. Rough play or abuse will not be permitted or tolerated.


Each individual playing a game or entering the centre is doing so at their own risk. Management will not take any responsibility or be liable for any injuries.

Point Allocations

Win – 4 points

Draw – 2 points

Loss – 1 point

Uniform – 1 point

Bye – 4 points


If your team forfeits against the opposition then 4 points and 3 goals will be awarded to the opposition and -3 goals to your team and -4 points. The opposite applies if the opposition forfeits against you.

Personal Belongings

Players are responsible for their own property. Management will not take responsibility for lost or stolen property.

Management Rights and obligations

Management is committed to ensuring that all players are informed of any changes that may occur during the season. Management has the right to disqualify an individual or team if they see reason to.

Disruptive Behaviour / Neighbourhood Harmony

Management is committed to ensuring that all players and spectators of Adelaide Indoor Soccer Centre are acting in a non-disruptive manner at all times. Management has the right to disqualify an individual or team if they are found to be causing disruptive behaviour to the venue and/or to surrounding neighbours. If a player/spectator from the Adelaide Indoor Soccer Centre is found to be disruptive either physically or verbally within the centre or is responsible for burnouts and other such activity outside the venue then they will be banned from the centre for a minimum of 1 season. If the activity is of a serious nature and jeopardises the safety of others including disturbing neighbours then police will be asked to the centre to deal with such individuals.

The Adelaide Indoor Soccer Centre is committed to providing all individuals with a fun, safe, social environment that serves to minimise any impact on all surrounding neighbours.

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