Futsal & Small Sided


Age Group Secretary Message

Gavin Hudson

Mobile: 07402 083382

League Email:gavinbbdfl@gmail.com



We are now happy to bring to you the BBDFL Futsal Program. Please read the following information carefully.

Dates for your Diary:

The Start: Saturday 18th of November 2017 and Sunday 19th November 2017

Christmas Break/ Last weekend: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December 2017

Games restart Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2018

World Cup Futsal Festival Cup – January 2018 – dates TBC

Last week of Fixtures: Saturday the 24th and Sunday 25th of February 2018

Participation: age groups U7 – U12 (U11s, U12s, U13s will be brought together into one group)


Registration of Teams:

Please send over to me before Wednesday 15th November 2017 your team's  coach details (name, email and contact number so I can upload onto the League Website.

Game Availability: If you are not available for a game, please email me to confirm you do not require a fixture by the Monday before the game. If you do not turn up with notification, your team may be taken off the fixtures for the following week.

Participation: If your Club / Team has not yet entered or would like to enter, then contact me at gavinbbdfl@gmail.com

The Venues:

Ladybridge HS 9 until 12 on Saturday and Sunday

Little Lever HS 9-11 Sundays

Bolton One (Jason Kenny Centre) various dates 10-2 on Saturdays and Sundays

The Cost: £60 Team

Equipment: indoor trainers, futsal shoes or flat soled trainers (No blades or studs)


Coach Development Week

Schedule for the 18th and 19th of November 2017

  1. Games will be provided on both the 18th and 19th November 2017  however the 19th of November 2017 Ladybridge will be used for a Futsal training morning. This means that not every team will play the first weekend. Teams not playing on the first weekend will be priotised for the following weekend.
  2. Training Session – and introduction to Futsal – Sunday 19th November 2017 9.30 start until 12pm

There will be an Introduction to Futsal for all Coaches and Club Volunteers who will be taking teams in Futsal. It is a recommendation that you attend this event to familiarise yourself with the game and to learn the basic rules, as well as have the opportunity to play the game. There will be a register of teams which you will need to sign. Teams who have no attendance will be expected to go on a secondary workshop in a couple of weeks.


The Introduction to Futsal Workshop will be delivered by Chris Vernon – FA Futsal Coach Educator.

The Workshop will consist of Basic Rules of Futsal,  hints and tips on delivery of sessions, a Q&A session, along with your chance to play this exiting game – yes, there will be actual Coaches games you can partake in.

For those who are interested in completing Futsal L1 and potential L2 off the back of this workshop, please let me know so that I collect numbers for delivering future courses.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to both Male and Female Coaches – get down and enjoy the morning


Rules of the Game (Non Competitive Format) 5v5, (uneven sided challenges 6v5, 4v5, Powerplay if required). 



League Rule Summary:

Games will be on a 3 team format ( so 3 teams per pitch per hour)

Games will be 18 minutes games, and 3 games per hour with a 2 minute turnaround of teams.

Games must stick to the hour – over running into the next slot may mean that you may miss the next week’s games so please be courteous to the other teams and manage your hour.

There is no need for big team talks in the hour, just get them playing. Once played, please swap teams around straight away.

Please concentrate on development of players, the sole aim is not about winning!

Futsal Rule Summary:

  • Futsal is played on a marked pitch and  the  ball can go out of play Head Height.
  • There are no height restrictions substitutions.
  • Players must enter and leave the field of play from in front of the respective team’s bench. Unlimited roll on roll off subs (THINK ABOUT EQUAL GAME TIME).
  • Kick inIn order to restart the game after a ball has gone out of play the ball is kicked back into play from the touchline and from corners. The ball must be placed stationary on the touchline and the feet of the player taking  the kick-in must not cross the line.
  • The Four second Rule - For kick-ins, free kicks, goal clearances and corner kicks the player in possession of the ball has 4 seconds to restart play which the referee will count with their fingers in the air. If play isn’t restarted within four seconds possession is surrendered to the opposing team. The goalkeeper is not allowed to control the ball for more than 4 seconds in his/ her own half.
  • The Five Metre Rule - Players are required to keep 5m from the player in possession of the ball on free  kicks, corners, goal clearances, kick-ins  and penalties.
  • Goalkeepers - Goalkeepers are allowed to come out  of their area and players are allowed to go into the penalty area.
  • A restart from the goalkeeper must be thrown out, but the goalkeeper can use their feet  to distribute the ball from open play.
  • Back Passes - Once the goalkeeper has played the ball  he/she cannot touch the ball again unless an opposition player has touched the ball or if the goalkeeper is passed the ball in the opponents half. 




U7s Teams

1.     Atherton Town Meteors  

2.     Tika Taka Benefica

3.     FC Strikerz Warriors

4.     Atherton LR

5.     North Walkden Blues

6.    North Walkden Reds

6.    Leigh United Lightning

8.    Newton Le Willows Aces

9.    Tika Taka Pirlos


U8s Teams

1.     Boothstown Lightning

3.     FC Strikerz Blues

4.     FC Strikerz Lions

5.     FC Strikerz Stingrays

6.     FC Strikerz Warriors

7.     North Walkden Reds

8.    AFC Monton United

9.    Newton Le Willows Aces


U9s Teams

1.     Bromley Cross Titans

2.     Bromley Cross Wizards

3.     FC Strikerz Ninjas

4.     FC Strikerz Yellows

5.     Atherton LR Team 1 * team name TBC

6.     Atherton LR Team 2 * team name TBC

7.    North Walkden Team 1 * team name TBC

8.    North Walkden Team 2 * team name TBC

9.    North Walkden Team 3 * team name TBC


U10s Teams

1.     Turton Tigers Whites

2.     North Walkden Falcons

3.     North Walkden Team 2 * team name TBC

4.     Hindley Jnrs

5.     Atherton LR

6.     Bury Jnr Bulldogs

7.    Bolton Lads & Girls Yellows

8.    Atherton Park JFC Jaguars

9.   FC Stritkerz Avengers


U11s Teams

1.     Bolton Lads & Girls Wanderers

2.     Mossbank Greens

3.     Mossbank Blues

4.     Prestwich Marauders Panthers


U12s Teams (To play in the U11 Group of teams)

1.     Tika Taka Bilbao

2.     Atherton LR

3.     Mossbank Greens


U13s Teams (To play in the group of U11 teams)

1.     Horwich Saint Marys Panthers

2.     Aspull