2016

Winter Festival

ONE FESTIVAL - TWO FORMATS

5v5 Futsal Format: $200 per Team

3v3 Players' Format: $80 per Team

Locations: Palisades High School

2015 Winter Festival

RULES

U9 - U11 (5v5 Futsal)  |  U12 - U17 (3v3 Format)

APPLICATIONS

U9 - U11 (5v5 Futsal)  |  U12 - U17 (3v3 Format)

QUESTIONS?

Email tournaments@pysanet.com.

REGISTRATION

Club Teams only. No player may be rostered on more than one team during the tournament. All teams must register at least 30 minutes prior to their first game.

5v5 FORMAT: All teams must register at least 45 minutes prior to their first game and provide their roster of players. Maximum roster size is fourteen (14) players including up to three (3) guest players, two (2) of whom must be primary rostered with another team from the same club. Secondary pass players are not considered guest players.

3v3 FORMAT: To register, all 4 players must be present to sign the line-up sheet in front of the registrar (in the lobby). Player passes or photocopies of the passes (both sides) must be presented. If a player does not have a pass, please contact the PYSA Tournament Director prior to the tournament to find out what you will need. Another player may replace players listed on the registration form who are unable to attend, as long as the registration criteria are met. A player cannot change teams once his/her team starts play in their first game. A team cannot have more than 4 players.

REFUNDS

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel the tournament or any session thereof. If a cancellation occurs prior to the tournament, the affected applicants will receive a full refund less any administrative fees. If the tournament is cancelled at any point after the start of it, a refund will be prorated for time played less any administrative fees.

Participating Clubs

Allentown Youth Soccer Club,  Boyertown Soccer Club,  Buckingham United Soccer Club,  Deep Run Soccer,  Falls Soccer Club,  Hatboro-Horsham Soccer Club Blaze,  Hulmeville Soccer Club,  Interboro Soccer Club,  Palisades Youth Soccer Association,  Parkland Area Soccer Club,  Pennridge Yellowjackets Soccer Association,  Phoenixville Area Soccer Club,  Philadelphia Soccer Club,  Quakertown Soccer Club,  St.Thomas More Soccer Club,  Towamencin Soccer Club,  Ukrainian Nationals Soccer Club,  Upper Moreland Soccer Club,  Valley Soccer Club,  Vereinigung Erzgebirge Soccer Club,  West-Mont United Soccer Association,  Western Lehigh United Soccer Club  and  Yardley-Makefield Soccer

2015 Schedules

All Brackets are Closed

GIRLS SCHEDULES
U12 Girls
U13/U14 Girls
U9 Girls
U11 Girls

BOYS SCHEDULES
U12 Boys
U13/U14 Boys
High School Boys
U9/U10 Boys
U11 Boys

2015 Results

U9/U10 BOYS
VE Kickers (1),  DeepRun Blue (2)

U11 BOYS
Cancelled due to weather

U12 BOYS
Patriot FC (1), SLSC Galaxy (2)

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
QSC Young Guns Blue (1), Blue Devils One (2)

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS
YMS Attack (1), QSC Team Kemp (2)

U9/U10 GIRLS
WESL Sparks (2), BUSC Menace (2)

U11 GIRLS
Warrington Storm (1), Valley Vipers (2)

U12 GIRLS
VE Hertha (1), BUSC Velocity 1 (2)

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
Montgomery United Spirit (1), QSC Blue Tigers 1 (2)

Why Futsal?

This season we have decided to move away from wall-play and toward Futsal. There are many reasons for this, which are outlined below.

Futsal is the only indoor game sanctioned by FIFA. If skills development is important, Futsal is recognized as clearly the best form of indoor soccer. But that’s not the only reason.

  1. Better Skills Development - Futsal promotes quality touches
  2. Safer - Futsal eliminates the injuries associated with wall collisions
  3. More fun – High scoring, constant excitement

Who says Futsal is Better?

FIFA says futsal is better! And the Brazilians are among the many nations that swear by it. Think Ronaldinho! Think Marta! Two of the greatest players in recent years attribute their development and success to their formative years spent playing futsal!

Former greats like Pele, Ronaldo and Bebeto all credit futsal for much of their skill and technique development. All the major heads of US Soccer and FIFA declared that this is the way to go. Once you experience futsal, you will see the reasons:

  • more touches on the ball
  • better foot skills
  • more movement without the ball
  • quick decisions
  • technical speed of play
  • high-scoring games
  • constant excitement

Reducing the number of players to 5 per team allows for all of the components that are present in the 11 v. 11 game: the ball, teammates and opponents, realistic pressure, appropriate space, guidelines (rules), direction of play (attacking and defending), and the combination of length and width in the game (team shape), and shooting on goal. But players are so much more involved ... witness the following.

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 3-4) ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries.

There are no walls in play. This is the game that outdoor soccer players around the globe play when they are indoors to refine and maintain their control skills and touch. It is superior to walled soccer in terms of developing better skills and technique. In traditional American walled soccer, players regularly whack the ball (and sometimes their bodies) against the boards which promotes improper technique and too often rewards errant play. In futsal, players are constantly reminded to play the same quality control game that is required for success in the outdoor game.

Futsal is the only "Official form of Indoor Soccer" as approved by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It is played on all the continents of the world by more than 100 countries with 12 million registered players and growing. Futsal is normally played on sport court or a gymnasium floor.