A new season of Tokyo's best Futsal Community, the NOMADE FUTSAL LEAGUE, is preparing to start on September 26th (Tuesday).
The deadline to register a new team is officially September 10th (Sunday), but can be pushed if not all team spots are taken (10 teams). Players can register and join a team anytime during the season, but Captains are recruiting and confirming their members now.
To receive details about fees, or to get in touch and trial with one of the registered team, use the form on the League's page to Contact us.
Marin #10, Edo United. 2022 Nomade Cup Winner.
A new season and a new, longer format.
We aim to register 10 teams for the coming season. We hope to have all teams from the past seasons returning (8 teams), and welcome 2 new teams.
5-a-side Futsal Round-Robin format
Up to 10 teams will be competing in a "home/away" style championship between September 2023 and June 2024.
A Futsal Cup Tournament will also take place from the middle of the season and include all teams. Another occasion for teams to put their hands on a Trophy this season.
Futsal Rules and Referees
The rules follow FIFA's Futsal rules with some exceptions to keep the game just a little closer to football (e.g.: goalkeepers are required to kick-in the ball during goal kick, instead of throwing the ball with hands).
Referee roles will mainly be taken by the League Managers, but more referees will certainly be needed during the season. If you're interested in this opportunity, please use the form on the League's page to Contact us.
Schedule and Venues
Usually games are played on either Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights with a 8PM or 9PM kickoff (1 hour game). Teams can arrive a little earlier to change and warm-up.
Most games take place in Setagaya (Hachiman-Yama) however we may use other venues in Central Tokyo if an opportunity of booking becomes available to us.
Teams usually play 1 game a week outside of International Schools' vacations. And the game schedule is given about 2 weeks in advance.
Our Champions and Cup Winners.
Original Concept of Futsal in Tokyo
We are trying to take your Futsal experience in Tokyo to the next level. Tokyo's vibrant gaming culture and the city electric vibe have given us the inspiration and motivation to create what other League have been thinking of but have never done: mixing the real game and the video games.
By collecting and using games' data, we create a set of medals to unlock (think of Medal of Honor) and players cards with stats and ratings updated games after games (think of FIFA Ultimate Team). The card's design of course varies depending on the card's strength.
Nomade Futsal League's Best Players Cards (last updated at the end of the Spring Season 2023).
With the rise of digital trading card games among new and younger generations of football enthusiasts, we - the older generation - became nostalgic of the time we too collected players cards from the store and sticked them in our Panini books.
Of course, data collected are still minimal and limited for players, but the rating system developed so far allows a fair and good representation of each player's level and performance. The good news is, new technological tools could improve it in the future.
Explore the medals and players cards from the past season.
Enjoy Futsal in Tokyo and join us
To receive details about fees, or to get in touch and trial with one of the registered team, use the form on the League's page to Contact us. We are looking forward to an electric new Futsal season in Tokyo!