RULES & REGULATIONS
All players must wear shin pads, No metal studs allowed on the 4G pitch.
No signed Academy players allowed.
All standard FA rules and regulations for each format 5 V 5, 7 V 7 & 9 V 9
Goal size as standard FA guidance.
Ball size as standard FA guidance.
Max squad size - 5 V 5 = 10, 7 V 7 = 12 & 9 V 9 = 14
Offsides only count in 9 aside format
Claxon starts all matches and sounds after 10 mins - the referees whistle will end all matches with a 10 second grace on referees discretion for game changing decisions.
All matches shall start with a kick off on the half way line, the ball can be passed forward or backwards. You cannot score direct from kick off - All matches shall start with a kick off on the half way line, the ball can be passed forward or backwards.
After a goal is scored the match is restarted as above.
Throw ins and corner kicks are as per FA guidance.
All free kicks are direct.
The goalkeeper cannot handle the ball from a back pass, if he does an indirect free kick shall be awarded on the edge of the penalty area nearest to where the offence took place.
All goal kicks shall be taken with the ball on the ground.
The goalkeeper cannot handle the ball from a back pass, if he does an indirect free kick shall be awarded on the edge of the penalty area nearest to where the offence took place. The goalkeeper can score and are allowed out of their area.
Each Match is 10 mins in duration. (unless stated on specific tournament formats)
3 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 0 for loss.
Tables based on points, goal difference (where relevant), goals scored, head to head - If still level then a penalty shootout.
In knock out stage it goes straight to penalties if scores are tied, 3 penalties per team, thereafter its sudden death.
Only 2 coaches per team can stand on the pitch – Parents are not allowed on the pitch and have to stand behind the barriers.
The trophy presentation will be shortly after the final.
Above all the rules, Remember the ref is not professional please RESPECT the referees decision this is final - We operate a no tolerance rule where this is concerned or any official, player or coach.