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Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

Sport Info

What is Futsal?

Futsal is played in indoor gyms.  It is 5 aside and walls are not in play. We use a low bounce ball which promotes ball control.

Futsal is FIFA's official indoor soccer game which is, essentially, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is a small sided game (5v5) played on a smaller field (roughly basketball court sized) with a smaller (size 4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.

It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique.  In traditional walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which can often lead to significant injuries. In Futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

Have a look at the video to the right, which will provide with a better understanding of what Futsal is all about!

Remember - all HSSC games are self-officiated and some rules will be adjusted to allow the sport to better fit with the HSSC style of play.


# of players on court

5 players including goalie. Minimum 2 males and 2 females on the court. 

Suggested roster/individuals roster size

7-9 players. 


Teams are required to bring 1 futsal ball to every game (mandatory).

New! Scoreboards are available to rent from HSSC (optional).

If you do not want to bring your own, futsal balls ($50.00) and scoreboards ($75.00) are available to rent our Equipment Pick-up times. Refundable deposit is required and payable with credit card, cheque or through the website during online registration (in shopping cart). 

 Additional league information

All teams receive:

  • An HSSC key tag which gives you access to discounts and deals from our amazing sponsors and partners around town! See all the deals!
  • An invitation to the HSSC end of season party. 

At the Wrap Party, winning teams in each pool and division will receive:

  • A personalized team trophy
  • HSSC champion team t-shirts!


Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • Game Scores (account for 75% of total points): Team captains are responsible for reporting the scores after your game by logging into your player profile and clicking on ‘My Team’ tab and selecting ‘Report Score/Spirit Points’.  Teams have a 48 hour window to report scores after the completion of the game.  Please be timely with your score reporting so league standings can remain updated for playoff positioning.
  • Spirit Points (account for 25% of total points): Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.


MONDAYS:  Sacred Heart School

 East Dartmouth Community Centre, South Dartmouth Academy, Sacred Heart School.

WEDNESDAYS : Joseph Howe Elementary.