# Frequently Asked Questions

#### FAQs For Managers/Club Officials

The FA Full Time page for our league is here

https://fulltime.thefa.com/ff/LeagueDetails?leagueid=835095895

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

A Player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 6pm on the first Friday in March except by special permission of the Management Committee.

Pitch Sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

RESPECT MARSHALLS

Let’s all remember who we are here for!

The Respect Marshall Role has been introduced this season across all youth leagues across the county of Staffordshire.

Respect Marshalls have been in operation across many youth leagues in other counties for a few seasons and have been viewed as a positive influence in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for young people to enjoy their football.

Your participation in the role of Respect Marshall is primarily to support the referee, team manager and coaches in promoting the Respect agenda and to remind your own parents and spectators of responsibility to adhere to your club’s codes of conduct.

The Respect Marshall should not be someone who comes into conflict with others and should be there to remind all that this is a youth game and to escalate (pass on) any issues to the Team Manager / Coach or Referee to address.

GAME

The expectations of the Respect Marshall’s role can be identified using the acronym G.A.M.E. This means the following:

G is for greet The Referee, Manager / Coach, Respect Marshalls from both teams and Assistant Referees will meet before kickoff. (Respect Marshalls will be identified by wearing the yellow bib.)

A is for Acknowledge The referee will explain the levels of behaviour they expect from everyone (including spectators). The Referee should outline action they will take if there is unacceptable behavior. The Respect Marshall from each team should then remind their respective parent / spectator group of these expectations.

M is for Monitor Respect Marshalls should then monitor their spectators. They should not come into conflict with anyone but if comfortable they should remind spectators of the level of acceptable behavior.

E is for Escalate If you feel uncomfortable with a situation, then this should be raised with the Team Manager / Coach or brought to the attention of the Referee. It is up to these officials to then manage this situation appropriately.

REFEREES, TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES and CLUBS

Respect Marshalls are appointed by teams to help to monitor the highest standards of behaviour possible from spectators.

If there are issues, the Respect Marshall should report this, not get into conflict.

Respect Marshalls need to be honest, fair and observant.

Respect Marshalls should write clear notes from incidents as soon as possible after an issue, including actual language used (if appropriate).

Goal sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Game formats are as below:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Ball sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Age Group Referee Fee Assistant Referees (if appointed by the League)

U11s & U12s £18.00 £15.00

U13s £25.00 £22.00

U14s £27.00 £24.00

U15s & U16s & U17s £30.00 £27.00

Age groups are decided as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Age groups are decided by a child’s age on the 31st of August each year. Your child’s age on the 31st August allows them to play in age groups as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups |

Playing Season | |

6 | Under 7 |

Under 8 | |

7 | Under 8 |

Under 9 | |

8 | Under 9 |

Under 10 | |

9 | Under 10 |

Under 11 | |

10 | Under 11 |

Under 12 | |

11 | Under 12 |

Under 13 | |

12 | Under 13 |

Under 14 | |

13 | Under 14 |

Under 15 | |

14 | Under 15 |

Under 16 | |

Under 16 | |

15 | Under 17 |

Under 18 | |

16 | Under 17 |

You’ll notice that children are permitted to play one year above their age group should it be felt that would be beneficial to their development.

For Mini Soccer (U7 – U10) just arrive at your venue at least 15 minutes before your kick -off time. On arrival just go to the league registration desk, pay your registration fee and the fixture manager will direct you to your pitch.

For U11 – U17 you can confirm your match via the Full Time or the Matchday App.

Please let your fixture secretary know as soon as possible if you cant make any week.

Players are permitted to play one year older than their age group if it’s felt that it would benefit their development.

For Mini Soccer no.

For U11 – U17 team administrators will be allowed to enter their results via SMS for their team. Instructions on how to do this are sent to each team administrator using the mobile phone number you provide just after the kickoff time for the fixture.

Only results from these mobile phone numbers will be processed.

If the same mobile phone number is used for more than one team then the team administrator will be required to enter the team short code when sending in the result.

You can create up to two team administrators per team.

We allow adverts for players for all WJYL member teams. Drop us the details here and we’ll post it on our website.

No, this is not allowed. There are other Facebook groups for this purpose and we have a duty to be fair to all teams.

#### FAQs For Players/Parents

The FA Full Time page for our league is here

https://fulltime.thefa.com/ff/LeagueDetails?leagueid=835095895

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

A Player may not be registered for a Club nor transferred to another Club in the Competition after 6pm on the first Friday in March except by special permission of the Management Committee.

Pitch Sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

RESPECT MARSHALLS

Let’s all remember who we are here for!

The Respect Marshall Role has been introduced this season across all youth leagues across the county of Staffordshire.

Respect Marshalls have been in operation across many youth leagues in other counties for a few seasons and have been viewed as a positive influence in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for young people to enjoy their football.

Your participation in the role of Respect Marshall is primarily to support the referee, team manager and coaches in promoting the Respect agenda and to remind your own parents and spectators of responsibility to adhere to your club’s codes of conduct.

The Respect Marshall should not be someone who comes into conflict with others and should be there to remind all that this is a youth game and to escalate (pass on) any issues to the Team Manager / Coach or Referee to address.

GAME

The expectations of the Respect Marshall’s role can be identified using the acronym G.A.M.E. This means the following:

G is for greet The Referee, Manager / Coach, Respect Marshalls from both teams and Assistant Referees will meet before kickoff. (Respect Marshalls will be identified by wearing the yellow bib.)

A is for Acknowledge The referee will explain the levels of behaviour they expect from everyone (including spectators). The Referee should outline action they will take if there is unacceptable behavior. The Respect Marshall from each team should then remind their respective parent / spectator group of these expectations.

M is for Monitor Respect Marshalls should then monitor their spectators. They should not come into conflict with anyone but if comfortable they should remind spectators of the level of acceptable behavior.

E is for Escalate If you feel uncomfortable with a situation, then this should be raised with the Team Manager / Coach or brought to the attention of the Referee. It is up to these officials to then manage this situation appropriately.

REFEREES, TEAM MANAGERS/COACHES and CLUBS

Respect Marshalls are appointed by teams to help to monitor the highest standards of behaviour possible from spectators.

If there are issues, the Respect Marshall should report this, not get into conflict.

Respect Marshalls need to be honest, fair and observant.

Respect Marshalls should write clear notes from incidents as soon as possible after an issue, including actual language used (if appropriate).

Goal sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Game formats are as below:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Ball sizes are as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups | Maximum Permitted Format | Minimum Pitch Sizes | Maximum Pitch Sizes | Recommended Goal Sizes | |||

Playing Season | Yards | Metres | Yards | Metres | in feet | Ball Size | ||

6 | Under 7 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 8 | ||||||||

7 | Under 8 | 5v5 | 30 x 20 | 27.45 x 18.3 | 40 x 30 | 36.3 x 27.45 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | ||

8 | Under 9 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 3 |

Under 10 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 | ||

9 | Under 10 | 7v7 | 50 x 30 | 45.75 x 27.45 | 60 x 40 | 54.9 x 36.6 | 12 x 6 | 4 |

Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | ||

10 | Under 11 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 12 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | |||

11 | Under 12 | 9v9 | 70 x 40 | 64 x 36.6 | 80 x 50 | 73.15 x 45.75 | 16 x 7 | 4 |

Under 13 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

12 | Under 13 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | ||

Under 14 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

13 | Under 14 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 100 x 60 | 91.44 x 54.9 | 21 x 7 | 4 | |

Under 15 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

14 | Under 15 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | ||

Under 16 | 11v11 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | 5 | |

Under 16 | 90 x 50 | 82.3 x 45.75 | 110 x 70 | 100.58 x 64 | 24 x 8 | |||

15 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Under 18 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | |||

16 | Under 17 | 11v11 | 100 x 50 | 91.44 x 45.75 | 130 x 100 | 118.87 x 91.44 | 24 x 8 | 5 |

Age groups are decided by a child’s age on the 31st of August each year. Your child’s age on the 31st August allows them to play in age groups as follows:

Age on 31 August of the relevant | Eligible Age Groups |

Playing Season | |

6 | Under 7 |

Under 8 | |

7 | Under 8 |

Under 9 | |

8 | Under 9 |

Under 10 | |

9 | Under 10 |

Under 11 | |

10 | Under 11 |

Under 12 | |

11 | Under 12 |

Under 13 | |

12 | Under 13 |

Under 14 | |

13 | Under 14 |

Under 15 | |

14 | Under 15 |

Under 16 | |

Under 16 | |

15 | Under 17 |

Under 18 | |

16 | Under 17 |

You’ll notice that children are permitted to play one year above their age group should it be felt that would be beneficial to their development.

Players are permitted to play one year older than their age group if it’s felt that it would benefit their development.

No, we do not allow this. There are already many Facebook groups out there for this purpose.

We are deeply passionate about helping children play football. Whatever age, whatever ability we are 100% committed to helping you find the right team for you.

Email us here and we’ll post your message on our website. Alternatively drop us a message on Facebook or email one of our committee, we have years of experience in junior football and are always happy to help kids stay involved in the game.

#### FAQs For Referees

The FA Full Time page for our league is here

https://fulltime.thefa.com/ff/LeagueDetails?leagueid=835095895

The FA Matchday App is available from your preferred app store. More details can be found here:

http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/matchday-faqs

Mini Soccer fixtures are available via our website.

For Under 11 and above fixtures are on the FA Full time System and the Matchday app.

Age Group Referee Fee Assistant Referees (if appointed by the League)

U11s & U12s £18.00 £15.00

U13s £25.00 £22.00

U14s £27.00 £24.00

U15s & U16s & U17s £30.00 £27.00