Frequently Asked QuestionsHSZ
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What dates do I need to reserve in my calendar?
First and foremost of course March 25, 2017, the day of the RWTH Indoor Soccer Cup.
The application period is January 16 to February 26, 2017.
Selected teams will be announced February 28, 2017.
The dates for training opportunities in the hall are allocated to each team, who is then notified separately.
How can I participate?
All application and registration information can be found in the call. You must fulfill the following requirements to be considered for a spot in the tournament:
1. Register online
You must provide a team name.
2. Submit the interactive pdf form "Teamaufstellung."
You can submit the form via email or in person in the HSZ office.
3. Submit a creative application.
This can be submitted to the HSZ office.
How do I prepare for the tournament with my team?
First, put a team together of no more than twelve players and at least female players. Then register on the HSZ website and apply with a creative application.
Ideally, you should train on your own in addition to the training opportunities we offer. You should also practice fair play, since the most fair team also wins a prize!
What health requirements do I need to fulfill?
If you have a chronic illness we advise seeking a medical opinion about your fitness level. Generally, it is in your best interest to only do competitive sports when you are healthy.
Paramedics will be on site in case a player is injured during the tournament.
Am I insured through the University?
No. Once again, we want to point out that there is no additional insurance coverage when participating in this event, unlike in the other University Sports offers. We strongly recommend acquiring your own insurance protection.
Where can I warm up?
The fitness rooms at Sporthalle Königshügel will be available to warm up in. However, no balls are allowed in these rooms due to the mirrors. Please only use these rooms to warm up since there isn't enough space in the playing area and warming up there could disrupt the tournament.
What should I wear?
As an outfield player:
Athletic clothing; a consistent jersey agreed upon by the team, and gym shoes. We recommend wearing indoor soccer shoes to reduce the risk of injury. However, the most important thing is that the shoes have a flat sole. Running shoes aren't very suitable here. Shinguards can also be helpful. Players who wear glasses are advised to wear sports goggles.
As a goalkeeper:
In contrast to the outfield players goalkeepers must wear a different color to differentiate them from the other players. Otherwise we recommend wearing the same clothing. Goalkeeper gloves are strong recommended to minimize the risk of injury.
As a fan:
Fan clothing! Accessories could include pompons, drums, flags, and banners.
How should I behave as a fan?
Cheer for your team and support them however you can! Warm up your voice! There is enough room for everyone in the stands. Please stand there and do not congregate on the playing field, since there isn't much room and you could disrupt the game. Avoid insulting the opposing team.
Can I drink? What about alcohol?
Soft drinks are allowed of course. However only plastic bottles are allowed in the playing area. You can buy additional drinks in our cafeteria.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the playing area. Players are recommended not to drink anything alcoholic while playing. Not only does it increase the risk of injury to yourself but also to your fellow players.
If you are a fan or are done playing in the tournament you are welcome to buy and drink beer at your own discretion.
What about food?
The Women's Soccer Team of the Aachen Universities provides food every year. Participants and spectators can gather up energy to play and cheer in the cafeteria. Refreshments include waffles, openface sandwiches, hot dogs, cakes, and fruit.
What's the difference between a futsal and a regular indoor soccer ball?
Futsals are smaller than indoor soccer balls and have less bounce. This means that technique is in the foreground of the game, which is also quicker.
IInformation subject to change!
Updated: December 2015