GIRLS FOOTBALL (ESFA) DANONE U11 (Y5/6) CUP
Tue 2 November @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This event is for Core Package subscribers ONLY
Tuesday 2nd November 2021
12.30pm to 4.00pm
Venue: One Leisure St Ives Outdoor Centre
Reserve list: Please email email@example.com if there are no places available, but you are still interested.
POWER PLAY LAW
Development football is designed to create the best learning and fun experience for young players. To ensure an imbalance in ability does not spoil this, the FA has approved ‘Power Play’ as an option that mini-soccer and youth leagues can adopt. If a team is losing by a four goal difference they can put an additional player on so 5v5 becomes 6v5. If the score returns to less than a four goal difference the team takes off a player. It does not have to be the last player to come on.
If a team goes on to be losing by a six goal difference a further additional player can be added so 6v5 becomes 7v5. The main aim of the Power Play option is that all players are being challenged and enjoying the game.
|Tuesday 2nd November 2021||One Leisure St Ives Outdoor Centre||12.30pm-4.00pm||This final is supported by the Huntingdonshire FA|
|Progression:||ESFA Schools County Finals|
|Organiser:||Doug Finlayson||Tel: 01480 420540|
|Team Requirements||· There will be 5 players on the pitch at any time, one of whom will be the Goalkeeper (GK) Squads shall be no bigger than 10 players.· 5 substitutions can be used.· A player, who has been substituted off the pitch, may return in the same match to replace another player.|
|EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING·No jewellery is permittedPlayers must wear shin pads and appropriate footwearThe GK must wear a different colour shirt from the rest of the team. LAW 1 – PLAYING AREAHalfway LineThe field of play is divided into two halves by the halfway line. The centre mark is indicated at the mid-point of the halfway line. This is also used as the retreat line when restarting play with a goal kick.Pitch sizes will be:· Pitch length 50 yards and Pitch width 30 yards.
· Goalpost sizes 6 x 12 feet.
LAW 2 – THE BALL
· U11 Size 4
LAW 3 – NUMBER OF PLAYERS
· There will be 5 players on the pitch at any time, one of whom will be the Goalkeeper (Squads shall be no bigger than 10 players)
· 5 substitutions can be used
· A player, who has been substituted off the pitch, may return in the same match to replace another player
LAW 4 – PLAYING EQUIPMENT
· Players must wear shin guards and goalkeepers must wear a distinguishing playing top. Shin guards must be covered entirely by the socks. Players must wear the appropriate clothing dependant on the weather.
· Correct footwear must be worn for the surface of the pitch e.g. no metal studs on the artificial grass pitches.
LAW 5 – REFEREES
The Authority of the Referee
· Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws for Mini-Soccer in connection with the match to which they have been appointed.
· Furthermore, referees should also recognise their role is to facilitate the learning of the players, for example, allow young children to take a second attempt at a throw-in if the first is not within the Laws.
LAW 6 – ASSISTANT REFEREES
· Assistant referees are not required.
LAW 7 – DURATION OF THE GAME
· The length of each game will be dependent on the number of schools entering. Schools will be notified of the game length on arrival at the tournament.
LAW 8 – START AND RESTART OF PLAY
· A kick-off is taken at the centre of the playing area to start the game and after a goal has been scored. Opponents must be five yards away from the ball and in their own half of the field. In MiniSoccer a goal cannot be scored directly from a start or restart of play.
· A dropped ball to restart the match, after play has been temporarily stopped inside the penalty area, takes place on the penalty area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when the play stopped. No goal can be scored direct from a dropped goal.
LAW 9 – BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY
· Normal rules apply, as per Laws of Association Football.
LAW 10 – METHOD OF SCORING
· Normal rules apply, as per Laws of Association Football.
LAW 11 – OFFSIDE
· There is no offside Laws of The Game
LAW 12 – FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
· In Mini Soccer all free kicks are direct.
A Free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences in a manner considered to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
· Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
· Trips or attempts to trip an opponent
· Jumps at an opponent
· Charges an opponent
· Strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
· Pushes an opponent.
A free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences:
· Tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent
before touching the ball
· Holds an opponent
· Spits at an opponent
· Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within her own penalty area)
· Plays in a dangerous manner
· Impedes the progress of an opponent
· Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from her hands
· Commits any offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for which play is stopped to
caution or dismiss a player
A Penalty kick is awarded if any of the above offences is committed by a player inside her own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play.
A free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the goalkeeper:
· Takes more than 6 seconds to release the ball from her hands
· Touches the ball again with her hands after it has been released from her
possession and has not touched any other player
· Touches the ball with her hands after it has been deliberately kicked to her by a
· Touches the ball with her hands after she has received it directly from a throw in
taken by a team mate
· For all these offences, the free kick should be taken from the penalty area line, parallel with
the goal line, at the nearest point to the offence.
A Player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he/she commits any of the following seven offences:
· Is guilty of unsporting behaviour
· Shows dissent by word or action
· Persistently infringes the Laws of the Game
· Delays the restart of play
· Fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick
· Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referees permission
· Deliberately leaves the field of play without the referees permission.
Sending off Offences
A Player is sent off and shown the red card if he/she commits any of the following seven offences:
· Is guilty of serious foul play
· Is guilty of violent conduct
· Spits at an opponent or any other person
· Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal scoring opportunity, by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within her own penalty area)
· Denies an obvious goal scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the players goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
· Uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
· Receives a second caution in the same match.
LAW 13 – FREE KICKS
· For all free kicks opponents must be 5 yards from the ball.
LAW 14 – PENALTY KICKS
· A Penalty kick is awarded for offences, as described in Law 12.
Position of Ball and the Players
All players except the defending goalkeeper and kicker must be outside the penalty area and at least 5 yards from the penalty mark. The ball must be kicked forward.
If a Player or players commit an offence at the taking of a penalty kick her team shall not be allowed to gain an advantage (i.e. the kick is retaken or the goal is disallowed depending on which team offended).
If a player of both the defending and the attacking teams offend, the kick shall be retaken.
LAW 15 – THROW IN
A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw in.
A throw-in is awarded:
· When the whole of the ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the air
· From the point where it crossed the touch line
· To the opponents of the player who last touched the ball.
At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower:
· Faces the field of play
· Has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line
· Uses both hands
· The throw-in is awarded to the opposing team, if any of these requirements are not carried out
· Delivers the ball from behind and over their head.
The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. If she does, a free kick will be awarded against them. The ball is in play immediately it enters the field of play.
The role of the referee is to also allow young players to learn the game. This may involve letting players take throw-ins again, if incorrect technique is used. The referee should ensure the same player attempts a second time , with guidance and help from the match official.
LAW 16 – GOAL KICK
· A player of the defending team kicks the ball from any point within the penalty area.
· Opponents must remain outside the penalty area and at least 5 yards from where the kick is taken until the ball is in play.
· The halfway line is also used as the retreat line when restarting play with a goal kick. The opposing players must return to their own half, the Goalkeeper does not have to wait for the opposition to return to their half of the pitch and may restart when he is ready.
· Goalkeepers – must roll or throw the ball out having received the ball as a result of a shot. NO DROP KICKS.
· If the goal keeper makes a save and decides to drop the ball in the area and dribble or kick the ball out of the area in order to kick downfield, then as soon as the goalkeeper releases the ball, it is deemed to be in play and he may be tackled by opponents.
· If the ball goes out of play for a goal kick, then the ball MUST go out of the goal area before it is back in play. The ball must be touched or played by another player before the goalkeeper may play the ball again as an outfield player.
· If a drop kick is used by the goalkeeper, a warning should be given and the ball thrown back to do it properly, but if goalkeeper persists with drop kicks then direct kick from edge of area should be awarded to the opposing team.
LAW 17 – CORNER KICKS
The opposing players must remain at least 5 yards from the ball until it is in play. The kicker may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. If she does, a free kick is awarded against them. The ball is in play immediately when it enters the field of play.
|Scoring· The winner will be the team scoring the most goals during the playing period.· 5 points will be awarded to the winning team, 3 points will be awarded for a draw· 1 point will be awarded to losing team. The pool winners will be the team with the most number of points. In the event of a tie, goal difference will apply.|