Juniors Rules 2016/17

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Juniors Rules

 

  1. All squads to be a maximum of 13 players
  2. All squads to conform to Wallington Little League rulings as stated in National Little League rules
  3. Pitches are to be set up and ready by 9.20 which then leaves you as a manager and team 25 mins warm up/team talk time ready for a prompt 9.45 start.
  4. All matches must start on time to prevent late starts for the teams that follow and to allow for a prompt 12.45 finish.
  5. Matches are to be 20 minutes each half with a 5 minute half time break unless otherwise stated.
  6. Each team can field a maximum of 9 players at one time, one being a goalkeeper.
  7. If a manager knows that his team will have less than 7 players available, then it can be postponed 24hrs before kick off.
  8. There will be no loans and no player may play until the League Secretary tells the League Rep that they are registered.
  9. The lowest number each team may play with is 7 players.
  10. A match maybe cancelled up to 24 hours before kick off time, but after this time the game is forfeited and the opposing team is awarded the win with a 1-0 win.
  11. A substitution is a roll on, roll off strategy, this can be as many times as you wish during the game under supervision of a referee.
  12. Every player must be guaranteed at least half a match per week.
  13. Goal keepers can not pick up a back pass, this will result in a direct free kick from the alleged pass back.
  14. Goal kick. The procedure is as follows: A player of the defending team kicks the ball from any point within the penalty area. Opponents must retreat to their own half until the ball is in play. The defending team does not have to wait for the opposition to retreat and has the option to restart the game before should they chose to. The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area.
  15. If a child makes a foul throw in the throw in twice than it will be awarded to the other team.
  16. All free kicks in your half are to be indirect and in the opposing half direct regardless of the offence.
  17. Every opposing player must be 4m from all free kicks/corner kicks.
  18. Any handball (intentional or intentional) will be penalised with a direct free kick/penalty, this is to remove the issue of ball to hand etc.
  19. The spectators are to acknowledge the Respect line and all managers are to see this carried out.
  20. There will be no cards, the officials are to speak to the managers regarding foul play, abusive or racial language and the managers are to talk/substitute the player and the League Rep is to be informed.
  21. The officials word is FINAL any problems please find the League Rep if the problem is with the League rep please seek out the League Secretary
  22. Please inform all parents/supporters we follow the Respect code of practice. Any violent, abusive and racial actions will not be tolerated and will be dealt with swiftly and if necessary we will call the local authority. All parents are to remain behind the spectator barrier and are not allowed to stand behind the goal area or on the opposite side of the pitch, this area is for managers only.
  23. Any abusive or violent outbursts by parents will result in the team concerned being penalized and a 3 nil win being awarded to the opposing team regardless of the score at the time of the offence.
  24. Ball size is 4
  25. All cup matches if tied at full time will go to 5 minutes each way extra time with a 2 minute break at half time, in the event of the match still being drawn a penalty shoot out best of 5 will take place. If scores are still tied then it will go down to sudden death until a eventual winner is found.
  26. All players on the pitch at the end of extra time may may be considered for a penalty, no substitutes can take a penalty if they were not on the field of play in the second half.
  27. No team can change their goalkeeper if a penalty is awarded against them, the goalkeeper at the time of the infringement must face the penalty kick.
  28. No team can change their goalkeeper for a penalty shoot out. They must have the goalkeeper who was in goal in the second half of extra time.
  29. If the game is cancelled in the first half of the season due to bad weather/unable to field a team 24 hours before kick off time and we are unable to reschedule the match the corresponding fixture in the second half of the season becomes a double header. This means the first half of the match is counted as the match from the first half of the season and the second half of the match will count for the match of that day. (3 points for win or 1 point for a draw each match)
  30. In the event of both fixtures falling foul to the weather/unable to field a team 24 hours prior to kick off and the match can not be rescheduled then a score of 0-0 will be awarded to both teams and they will earn 1 point each.
  31. The season is made up up of 6 competitions. 1st half of the season League winners. 2nd half of the season League winners will play in the League play off to decide the League Champions. Cup competition, Plate competition, Shield competition and the Golden Ball
  32. The first half of the season consists of each team playing each other once and the final league standings will be taken once every game has been accounted for (double headers/points split). Winners of the first half of the season go into the League Play off at the end of the season. The League title is won with the most points. If tied then it will come down to goal difference, then goals scored, then result between the two sides and if they still can not be separated the most wins will count.
  33. Once the second half of the season starts all teams revert back to 0 points, 0 goals and they each other again. The winners of this league play the winners of the first half of the season in the league play off final. (same system as before).
  34. If the same team wins both half of the seasons they are crowned League Champions. The League runners up will be decided in a match between the two teams who are closest in points from both half of the seasons.
  35. The Cup competition consists of a quarter final played by 8 teams picked randomly. Four teams will reach the semis then compete later in the season for a place in the final. The six teams remaining at this point will be placed in the Plate quarter finals. 4 teams will be picked randomly with 2 teams receiving a bye and automatic place in the semi finals. Once the semis of the Plate are played the remaining 4 teams will play in the semi final of the Shield with the two losing teams of this semi gaining a automatic place in the Golden Ball final.
  36. Managers are to ensure all players are wearing the correct foot wear and shin pads and to collect all team tops in at the end of every match.

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