MINIROOS COMPETITION REGULATIONS

COMPETITION REGULATIONS MINIROOS

3.8 DUTIES OF TEAM MANAGERS
Team managers shall perform the following duties on match days: -
a) Carry a full set of coloured bibs. If there is a clash of strips the “home” team shall wear bibs to distinguish them from the “away” team. NOTE: The “home” team is the team named first in the draw.
b) Check playing field for safety; ensure no health hazards if no Ground Controller present.
c) Check that gates permitting ambulance entry to field are unlocked. If they are locked make every reasonable effort to rectify the situation if no Ground Controller present.
d) Ensure players are correctly attired.
e) Provide an approved, properly inflated match ball prior to match star
f) Negotiate with opposition manager to appoint a person to act as “Game Leader”.
g) Enter score on season result card and verify score with opposition manager.
h) Notify result either by entering score onto the club website directly or sending to club recorder.
i) The home team manager is responsible for the setting up of the field of play for Girls’ Under 12 matches in accordance with Sections 3.12.1 to 3.12.3 of these Regulations. BOD 02/2016

3.12 MINIROOS FOOTBALL RULES
Matches will be conducted under Football Federation of Australia (FFA) AIA Vitality MiniRoos National Playing Formats and Rules. 3.12.1The Field of Play
a) The field of play shall be rectangular. Variations in the length and width are allowed. The recommended sizes for field are: -
i) Under 6 and Under 7 – maximum: 30m x 20m. Two (2) fields of this size required.
ii) Under 8 and Under 9 – minimum: 40m x 30m. Maximum 50m x 40m.
iii) Under 10 and Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 – minimum: 60m x 40m. Maximum 70m x 50m.
b) In Girls’ Under 12 the field of play can be setup within full size fields with temporary markings and goals. The following formats are acceptable:-
i) Penalty Box to Penalty box - Portable goals on the edge of the penalty area with temporary markings for the sidelines and penalty area. BOD 02/2016
ii) Cross Field - Goals set up on the sideline lines of a full size field with temporary markings for the sidelines and penalty area. This would allow two games on each half of the field. BOD 02/2016 Competition Regulations 7 Regulation 3 – MiniRoos Football

3.12.2 Field Markings
The outside boundaries shall be marked. A halfway line shall be drawn parallel to the goal lines from one sideline to the other. The following markings are also required: -
a) In Under 8 to Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 a penalty area shall be drawn six (6) metres from the centre of the goal line on both sides and extending five (5) metres into the field of play. BOD 02/2016 NOTE: If any of the lines are not marked, cones or other safe methods may be used to mark out the field of play.

3.12.3  Goals
In Under 6 and Under 7 portable goals are used. In Under 8 to Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 goals should be permanent but if this is not possible portable goals may be used. Portable goals must be properly anchored to the ground. The maximum sizes for each age group are: -
a) Under 6 and Under 7 – maximum internal height – one (1) metre; width – two (2) metres;
b) Under 8 and Under 9 – maximum internal height – two (2) metres; width –three (3) metres;
c) Under 10 and Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 – maximum internal height – two (2) metres; width – five (5) metres; BOD 02/2016 NOTE: Variations to size of goals are permitted provided they are not dangerous to players.

3.12.3.1 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.

3.12.4 The Ball
An approved ball shall be used in all matches. The sizes of the balls used are: -
a) Under 6 to Under 9 – Size three (3);
b) Under 10, Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 – Size four (4). BOD 02/2016

3.12.5 Duration of Games
a) Under 6 and Under 7 – two (2) periods of fifteen (15) minutes each;
b) Under 8 and Under 9 – two (2) periods of twenty (20) minutes each;
c) Under 10, Under 11 and Girl’s Under 12 Division Two and below– two (2) periods of twenty five (25) minutes each; BOD 02/2016
d) Girl’s Under 12 Diamond League – two (2) periods of thirty (30) minutes each (2016 only): BOD 02/2016
e) A maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed for half time in all matches.
f) A maximum of five (5) minutes will be allowed between each game.
g) In Under 6 and Under 7 the Ground Controller will signal the start, half time, restart and finish of all matches.
h) In Under 8 to Under 11 the “game leader” of each game will signal the start, half time, restart and finish of the match.

3.12.6 Number of Players
a) In Under 6 and Under 7 squads are divided into two (2) teams which play simultaneously on adjoining fields. A maximum of four (4) players shall be on the field for each team at any one time with a maximum of three (3) players nominated as substitutes. There are no goalkeepers. The match shall be forfeited if a squad has fewer than 6 players available.
b) In Under 8 and Under 9 a maximum of seven (7) players shall be on the field for each team at any one time, one of whom must be a goalkeeper, with a Competition Regulations 8 Regulation 3 – MiniRoos Football maximum of four (4) players nominated as substitutes. The match shall be forfeited if a team has fewer than five (5) players available.
c) In Under 10, Under 11 and Girls’ Under 12 a maximum of nine (9) players shall be on the field for each team at any one time, one of whom must be a goalkeeper, with a maximum of four (4) players nominated as substitutes and six (6) players nominated as substitutes for Diamond League in the 2016 season only. The match shall be forfeited if a team has fewer than six (6) players available. BOD 02/2016
d) Substitutes may be interchanged at any time during the game. Substitutions may take place while the ball is in play however the substitute may not enter the field until the player being substituted has left the field.
e) If a team/squad is short players may be borrowed from any other team/squad of equal or similar ability from the same club. (see Note below)
f) Diamond League players may not be borrowed by non-Diamond League teams or teams in a lower age group. BOD 02/2016
g) In Under 6 and Under 7 players cannot transfer from one team from his/her squad to the other team from his/her squad during a match unless a player from the other field is unable to continue due to injury and not transferring the player would result in a team having insufficient players.
h) All players in attendance at a game must receive equal playing time. NOTE: The majority of MiniRoos teams are not graded on ability. Borrowing a player who is too strong for the opposition is against the spirit of MiniRoos and is unfair for the players of both teams. In addition teams may be re-graded incorrectly based on the result of the game.

3.12.7 Playing Rules
(a) Under 6 and Under 7
i) Play should be as continuous as possible with no stoppages.
ii) There is no offside. Players should be discouraged from permanently standing in a blatant offside position. BOD 02/2016
iii) The game is started with a kick off at halfway. The ball must be passed forward to a team mate (no dribbling). All players must be within their own half of play. Opponents must be at least five (5) metres away from the ball until the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.
iv) The team kicking off will be determined by the “game leader” using the “which hand is the whistle, rock etc. in” method.
v) The team taking a restart has three (3) seconds to recommence play. Opposition players must stand the required distance from the kicker until the ball is played or the referee has finished his countdown and has called "Go".
vi) There are no corners. Unless a goal has been scored, regardless of which team touched the ball last, a player from the team whose goal line the ball has crossed will place the ball anywhere along the goal line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must retreat to the half way line and can only move once the ball is in play. The ball is in play once it is kicked and moves. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.
vii) There are no throw-ins. A player from the opposing team to the player that touched the ball last before crossing the touch line will place the ball on the touch line and pass or dribble the ball into play. Opponents must be at least five (5) metres away from the ball until it is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal is scored. BOD 02/2016
viii)When a goal is scored play is restarted from the half way line as per Section 3.12.7 a) ii) of these Regulations.
ix) All free kicks are indirect free kicks and must be kicked into play (no dribbling). Opponents must remain at least five (5) meters away from the ball until the ball is in play. The ball is in play once it is kicked and moves. A goal can only be scored if the ball subsequently touches any other player before it enters the goal. Competition Regulations 9 Regulation 3 – MiniRoos Football
NOTE: It is not in the spirit of the game to have a player permanently stationed in the goal area as an attacker or defender. The game leader, coaches and managers should continually discourage players from standing in front of the goal.

(b) Under 8 to Under 11 and Girls’ Under 12 BOD 02/2016
i) Play should be as continuous as possible with no stoppages.
ii) There is no offside. Players should be discouraged from permanently standing in a blatant offside position. BOD 02/2016
iii) A player may only enter the opposition’s penalty area when the ball is in the same half of the field.
iv) The game is started with a kick off at halfway. The ball must be passed forward to a team mate (no dribbling). All players must be within their own half of play. Opponents must be at least five (5) metres away from the ball until the ball is in play. The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored.
v) The team kicking off will be determined by the “game leader” using the “which hand is the whistle, rock etc. in” method.
vi) The team taking a restart has three (3) seconds to recommence play. Opposition players must stand the required distance from the kicker until the ball is played or the “Game Leader” has finished his countdown and has called "Go".
vii) When the ball crosses the goal line and is last played by a defending player a corner kick is awarded. A player from the attacking team places the ball in the corner nearest to the point where the ball crossed the line. Opponents must be at least five (5) metres away from the ball until it is play. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves. A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick.
viii) When the ball crosses the goal line (and no goal has been scored) and is last played by an attacking player a goal kick is awarded. Goal kicks are taken from anywhere within the penalty area. Opponents must remain the correct distance away until the ball is in play and has been touched by a team mate of the player taking the kick. The ball is in play when it has left the penalty area. The correct distance for each age group is: - BOD 02/2016 o Under 8 and Under 9 – opponents must remain behind the halfway line; BOD 02/2016 o Under 10, Under 11 and Girls’ Under 12 - opponents must remain fifteen (15) meters from the penalty area. BOD 02/2016
ix) When the ball goes over the sideline and out of play, play is restarted with a throw in. The player taking the throw in must face the field of play, have part of each foot either on or behind the side line, use both hands and deliver the ball from behind and over the head. Opposition players must be at least five (5) meters away from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play when it enters the field of play. The thrower may not touch the ball a second time until another player has touched it.
x) All free kicks are indirect free kicks, except in the circumstances outlined in Section 3.12.7 b) ix) of these Regulations. Indirect free kicks are taken from the point where the offence occurred and must be kicked into play (no dribbling). Opponents must remain at least five (5) metres away from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves. A goal can only be scored if the ball subsequently touches any other player before it enters the goal.
xi) A Penalty kick shall be awarded if a player deliberately commits any of the following offences in his own penalty area: -
  • 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;
  • Tackles an opponent in a careless, reckless or dangerous manner;
  • Holds or otherwise impedes an opponent; Competition Regulations 10 Regulation 3 – MiniRoos Football
  • Spits at an opponent;
  • Handles the ball, except if he/she is the nominated goalkeeper.
xii) The penalty kick is taken from the centre of the field, at a point eight (8) metres from the goal line, with a goalkeeper in position. All other players must be outside the penalty area and be at least five (5) metres behind the penalty mark.
xiii) All players must take a penalty kick before any player can take a second penalty kick in a game.
xiv) The ball must touch a team mate before a goal can be scored from any restart other than an indirect free kick, where the ball can touch any player (team mate or opposing) before a goal can be scored xv) Goalkeepers may only release the ball into play by throwing it or placing it on the ground and kicking it. Goalkeepers must throw or kick the ball within six (6) seconds of catching it. Punt kicks and drop kicks are not allowed. Opponents must be at least five (5) metres outside the penalty area and cannot move forward until the Goalkeeper has made a pass to a team mate and the teammate has touched the ball - at that time the opposition team can move forward. BOD 02/2016
NOTE: It is not in the spirit of the game to have a player permanently stationed in the goal area as an attacker or defender. The “game leader”, coaches and managers should continually discourage players from standing in front of the goal.
 
3.13 ON-FIELD COACHING
a) On-field coaching is NOT PERMITTED.
b) Standing near the goal line by coaches or spectators is NOT PERMITTED.
c) One parent is permitted to stand behind the goal line at each end to retrieve the ball.

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