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Basic League Guidelines - U14s
2020/2021 NBJFL SEASON
BASIC GUIDELINES FOR MANAGERS TO FOLLOW:
• 11 v 11 Format
• Size 4 Football
• 35 minutes per half
• Retreat Rule NOT in operation
• Offsides in operation
• Recommended Goal Size -21ft x 7ft but 24ft x 8ft can be used.
• Respect Line in place for all fixtures
• Roll-on/Roll-off substitutions (max squad size = 22, max match day squad = 18)
• GK must not pick the ball up from a deliberate back-pass
• Player Squad List (from Whole Game) to be shown before kick-off (No squad list –no game)
• Competitive Divisions
POSTPONEMENTS – Each team has the option of 1 postponement plus 2 wildcard postponements per season. The postponement form will be on the NBJFL website and FA Fulltime site. Postponements can only be used for League and Cup matches up to and including the 30th April in each season. Rules around postponements – For your 1 normal postponement the document must be completed and forwarded to your age group rep by 10pm on Monday. The wild card postponements can be used up to 7pm on the Friday night.
HOME MANAGERS - Please contact your opposition manager no later than Wednesday evening to confirm the arrangements for Saturday. Please advise venue, kick-off and team colours (so as not to clash).
BOTH MANAGERS - You will receive a text from FA Full-Time on the morning you play, you need to reply to this message after the game with your result no later than 3pm, (both managers need to text the score). This must be in the following H-A format e.g. if you are at home and you win 2-1 you would send 2-1 only, if you are away and win by this score you would enter 1-2 (If you have any other comments to make please send to your age group rep).
The standard code of rules is on our website to download, if you have not got one, print one off for your own use.
REFEREE –11 a-side £30, The Home Team shall pay the match official at the end of the game except for cup fixtures (50/50 split). If wishing to pay by bank transfer this must be agreed with the referee in advance of the game and payment must be made within 48hrs of the game taking place.
BOTH MANAGERS – If you are allocated a League appointed Referee you are required to submit a Referee mark via FA Full Time (A guide on completion can be found on the NBJFL and FA Fulltime web pages) The standard code of rules is on our website to download, if you have not got one, print one off for your own use.