Winter Indoor Soccer/Futsal
Y5 - 5th Grade
Thanks to our proud winter sponsor:
Effective Monday, November 26th at 5:00pm Standard registration has closed. Registrations will now be placed on a wait list pending team availability. Please select the " + add to the waitlist" option to enroll your child onto the wait list for this league. You will be contacted when your child is enrolled from the wait list and team placement is confirmed. This is done for the entire league not by teams so if you are aware that a spot is open on a specific team you will still be placed on the wait list until staff works on placement.About the Indoor Soccer/Futsal ProgramIndoor Soccer/Futsal is open to children who are in Young 5's - 5th grade in the 2019-20 school year. Separate leagues are created for boys and girls soccer.
Playing Indoor Soccer/Futsal is a great way for kids to develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character while learning how to play soccer. Teamwork and active participation are key components.
What is Indoor Soccer/Futsal???? A parent's guide!
Every child plays - there are no tryouts or cuts.
Why play Indoor Soccer/Futsal?
Practices and GamesEach team will practice one or two evenings during the week, usually at an Ann Arbor public elementary school. Practice locations are selected by the head coach from available locations.
- Provides mid-winter physical activity
- GREAT for skill development
- Promotes quality touches and precise passing
- 5 players per side
- Unlimited flying substitutions
- Teams use a smaller ball with less bounce
- No offsides called
- Safer than walled indoor soccer because there are no wall collisions
Practices begin the week of January 6th.
Games begin Saturday, January 18th. Most games are scheduled on Saturdays, between 8 am and 8 pm. You will receive a schedule of games and locations from your head coach. The season will run 7-8 weeks.RegistrationYou can complete registration online at here until the end of the Regular registration period. If you do not have a Rec&Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.
The Registration form can be downloaded here. You can mail-in or drop-off. Mail-in or drop-off your completed registration form to the Rec & Ed office at 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, 48103. We have a drop-off box in the Rec&Ed office foyer available 24/7.
Registrations received during the Standard registration period:
-qualify for regular registration fees,
-are automatically assigned into teams.
Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.
-All registration forms must be in the office by closing time to qualify for standard registration fees.
-Registrations received by mail or in the drop box before 5:00 pm will be marked for November 25th.
-Fees for registration after November 25th change to late rates.
-Changes also apply to on-line registration.
-Registration with November 25th postmarks cannot be honored as regular registrations.FeesRegular Registration (register until November 25th at 5:00PM)Resident $88Non-resident $98.
Late Registration (register after November 25th at 5:00PM)
Non-resident $118After November 25th all registrations will be held pending available roster space. At this time, special requests (including team and coach requests) may not be considered and jersey size is not guaranteed.
Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Payments can be made in cash at the Rec & Ed office.
Click here for more scholarship information and the Rec & Ed refund policy.Team FormationTeam rosters are limited to 10 players per team.
Team size may be larger if the team's coach requests a greater number of players.
Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas.
In case of limited space, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas.
If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec&Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.
It is common for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Earlier registrants will be placed on the primary school team first.
If you have any special requests you would like us to consider, for example, to have your child assigned with a specific coach or teammate, you must fill out the Special Request section when registering online or on the registration form and register during regular registration. We may not consider special requests placed after the regular registration period.
Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools
Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of nine (9) players be registered for a team to be formed.Coaches
Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, many of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed! If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form.Uniforms
Each player will receive a t-shirt to wear at each game. Jersey size is not guaranteed after regular registration as the uniforms have already been ordered by that time:
"Michigan Futsal Factory Academy is partnering with AA Rec and Ed to help continue to grow the game of Futsal this winter. They will host 2 Coaches Workshops, 2 Player Clinics, a Parent Engagement Night and observe/consult with the winter Futsal league.The sessions will be run by Drew “Ducks” Ducker (Current US Men’s Futsal National Team Player and USSF “A” License coach) and Sam Harrington (Director of Developmental Program for Futsal Factory Academy, Degree in Sports Management, and USSF "E" License). Futsal challenges players to think and play quicker, understand how to move off of the ball and teaches how to both defend and attack. Our philosophy during these trainings is to not only teach the basics of Futsal both technically and tactically but also teach how Futsal translates to outdoor soccer. We want players to understand the game so they can not only have fun but also have success."