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Annonse:     THE FUTSAL MOVEMENT IFS (INDOOR FOOTBALL SCANDINAVIA)   IFS run the IFS Indoor concept («kameratfotball/buddy-football»).  IFS is a member of Union Europea de Futsal (UEFS) and Asociacion Mundial de Futsal (AMF), and is responsible for the administration […]
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THE FUTSAL MOVEMENT IFS (INDOOR FOOTBALL SCANDINAVIA)

 

IFS run the IFS Indoor concept («kameratfotball/buddy-football»).  IFS is a member of Union Europea de Futsal (UEFS) and Asociacion Mundial de Futsal (AMF), and is responsible for the administration of the Norwegian national futsal team. From 2004 to 2007 IFS also developed the concept Futsal Elite Scandinavia.

 

THE IFS INDOOR CONCEPT

Portal – futsal.no/ www.futsal.no/kameratfotball.no

 

Norwegian indoor football-league with around 50 nation-wide tournaments as qualifying rounds.

  • More than 15.000 participants annually
  • Over 25.000 teams have been registered
  • No recurring obligations – each team has to sign up for every tournament they would like to attend. No running membership
  • Diversity – both for teams with high ambitions and a stable participation, as well as for teams who focus more on the social aspect of futsal

The indoor football (futsal) tournaments within IFS are open for everyone over 15 years of age. Anyone can form a team consisting of girls and/or boys or men and/or women. The teams participate as often as they like, with no recurring obligations, in around 50 nation-wide tournaments every year.

In general, the tournaments are for anyone who enjoys playing futsal, but, primarily the tournaments are arenas for customized indoor football teams. Hundreds of such teams have created their own, individual image, with unique names, and customized futsalsuits etc. In addition, an increasing number of teams maintain independent websites which present the players, team statistics, general thoughts and comments etc. Such websites help establish the teams’ specific profile, and, along with the main site futsal.no, have become channels for communication between the rivalling teams. Important aspects have emerged, such as challenges, and sporty ‘revenge’ across tournaments, and cities.

Over 25.000 teams have participated in the over 700 tournaments that have taken place since 1998. There are about 15.000 participants annually.

 

Final rounds

 

How far a team gets in the single tournaments finals will decide how many points the team achieves on the «marathon-ranking» for that specific city/region. The winning team gets 7 points, the second runner up gets 6 points, and so on. When the season is over, the Top 15 teams on the «marathon-ranking» in every city will meet for the ultimate finale rounds.

At futsal.no the different teams are presented. Here one can find summaries from the tournaments, analyzes, statistics, descriptions of every team, and so on. These contribute to the creation of new profiles and to strengthen already established profiles in the tournaments:

  • Summaries – summaries and analyzes of previous tournaments, headlining teams with extraordinary performances.
  • Marathon-ranking – shows who has done well in the tournament finals. Maybe one would like to challenge a team who is placed higher on the ranking?
  •  «Skandinaviatabellen»/Team stats – An overview of the performance of every team in the tournaments (will soon be re-established on web)
  • The teams’ websites – the teams present their own statistics, a guestbook and discussions to establish contact between teams outside the tournament setting.
  •  Profiles – the teams can read about the achievements and qualities of their opponents (will soon be re-established on web).

 

Teams with low ambitions

The IFS tournaments are also designed to meet the need of people who do not at all focus on the competitive sides of playing futsal. For a lot of the teams the important aspect is just to have fun, gather friends and play futsal. In the first rounds, age, qualifications and earlier results will be considered when the groups are put together.

 

FUTSAL ELITE SCANDINAVIA 2004 – 2007

 

Futsal Elite Scandinavia consisted of 70 teams, which signed for a running membership for one year. The league was divided into seven geographical sections (Bergen, Copenhagen, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, Stockholm and Trondheim) with ten teams in each section. From each section, the five teams with most points qualified to the Futsal Elite finals. The winner of the finals became Scandinavian Champion.