Playing Standards & Rules

Each player must be registered with the FFA for season 2018.
Before the first game each team must provide a completed registration form which nominates each player’s name, date of birth and FFA ID.
Any team who fields an unregistered player will forfeit the match 6 nil.
A game will not commence where any team has less than 7 (U8 or U9) or 9 (U10 or U11) players.
Each team must be managed by a minimum of one adult.

All games will start & stop on a central clock.

Playing Strip & Equipment.

  • Each player must wear a top which is the same colour as the rest of their team, except the goalkeeper.
  • Shorts and socks may be any colour
  • Shin guards must be worn by all players without exception.
  • Player’s equipment shall be in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game.

Disciplinary Matters

  • EBSC shall be responsible for all disciplinary matters relating to players competing in the Tournament.
  • EBSC shall, in need, appoint a three (3) person disciplinary panel and their decision shall be binding and final.
  • A player who receives two (2) cautions during the Tournament shall miss the next match in the Tournament.
  • A player who is sent from the field of play by a referee shall be automatically suspended until his team has played one further match in the Tournament.

 

U8 and U9 Boys & U9 Girls:
Team Sizes: The game format is 7 vs 7 including a goal keeper.  Minimum squad of 7.  Maximum squad of 11.
Game Duration: All games will consist of two 15 minute halves, with a 5 minute half-time break.
Pitch Sizes: All pitches will be 1/4 pitch (40-50m long x 30-40m wide). Penalty area will be 12 metres wide 5 meters deep.
Goals Sizes: 3m wide by 2m high.
Ball Size: Size 3

U10 and U11 Boys & U11 Girls:
Team Sizes: The game format is 9 vs 9 including a goal keeper.  Minimum squad of 9.  Maximum squad of 14.
Game Duration: All games will consist of two 15 minute halves, with a 5 minute half-time break.
Pitch Sizes: All pitches will be 1/2 pitch (60-70m long x 40-50m wide). Penalty area will be 12 metres wide 5 meters deep.
Goals Sizes: 5m wide by 2m high.
Ball Size: Size 4

Officials.
EBSC will be have referees for all games.
There are no lines people or assistant referees.
EBSC will have ground marshals patrolling our grounds.
Each club playing must provide an official for each match who is responsible for that clubs code of conduct.

Rules will follow the standard set by the FFA as documented in the National Playing Format and Rules for Minroos 2018.

Start of play and re-start after a goal
Pass forward to a team mate from the middle of the half way line.
All players must be in their own half of the field of play.
Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball until it is in play.
The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.

Ball in and out of play
The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or the touch line on the ground or in the air, or when play has been stopped by the Game Leader.

Method of scoring
A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
When goal posts are not available and cones are used for goals, a goal is scored when the ball passes between the cones without touching them, below shoulder height of the player.

Substitutes
Substitutes may rotate during the entire game.
The coach or parent is allowed to make the substitutions while the ball is in play, but must wait until the substituted player has left the field

Offside
The official offside rule (Law 11, FIFA Laws of the Game) does not apply to ALDI MiniRoos.
Goals can be scored from the offside position.
Game Leaders should direct players permanently standing in blatant offside positions to move into onside positions.
Children should be made aware of the official offside rule during training and be encouraged to adopt this philosophy during the game at all times.
 
Goalkeeper
The goalkeeper is allowed to handle the ball anywhere in the penalty area.

To restart play after a save or gathering the ball with their hands, the ball must be thrown or rolled from the hands or played from the ground with their feet, within 6 seconds.
 
The goalkeeper is not allowed to kick or drop kick the ball directly from their hands.

Opponents must be at least 5 metres outside the penalty area and cannot move inside the penalty area until the ball is in play.
The ball is in play once it moves out of the penalty area.

An indirect free kick is awarded if the goalkeeper touches the ball with their hands after it has been deliberately kicked to them by a team mate.

Ball crossing the touch line - Throw in.
Player faces the field of play, has part of each foot on the ground either on or behind the touch line, uses both hands and delivers the ball from behind and over his or her head.
The thrower must not touch the ball again until it has touched another player.
Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball until it is in play.  
The ball is in play once it enters the field of play.  
A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw in.


Ball crossing the goal line after touching the defending team last - Corner kick.
A player from the attacking team places the ball inside the corner arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the line.
Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball until it is in play.
The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves.
A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick.


Ball crossing the goal line after touching the attacking team last. - Goal kick from anywhere within the penalty area.
Opponents remain at least 5 metres outside the penalty area until the ball is in play.
Game Leaders should not restart play until they are satisfied all opposition players are at least 5 metres outside the penalty area.  
The ball is in play once it is kicked directly out of the penalty area.

Fouls and misconduct
Indirect free kicks are awarded for all acts of handball or fouls and misconduct.
Opponents must be at least 5 metres away from the ball when the indirect free kick is taken.
(An indirect free kick is where a goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.)

For deliberate or serious acts of handball or fouls and misconduct in the penalty area, a penalty kick is awarded from an 8 metre penalty mark with only a goalkeeper in position.
All other players must be outside the penalty area and be at least 5 metres behind the penalty mark.

Fouls and misconduct are:
• kicks or attempts to kick an opponent;
• trips or attempts to trip an opponent;
• jumps at an opponent;
• charges at an opponent;
• strikes or attempts to strike an opponent;
• pushes an opponent;
• tackles an opponent from behind to gain possession of the ball;
• makes contact with the opponent before touching the ball;
• holds an opponent;
• spits at an opponent;
• handles the ball deliberately;
• plays in a dangerous manner; and
• impedes the progress of a player.

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