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									Combined East Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire Developmental League

             Contents
Contents ............................................................................................................. 1

Introduction ....................................................................................................... 2

THE ASSOCIATION .......................................................................................... 3

The Aims ............................................................................................................ 3

CONSTITUTION ................................................................................................. 4

Committee Meetings ........................................................................................ 5

Code of Conduct ............................................................................................... 6

Adult Code of Conduct .................................................................................... 6

Player Code of Conduct .................................................................................. 6

Touchline Behaviour (i.e. Coaches, players, parents & supporters) ............ 7

In Case of Emergency... ................................................................................... 7

Correspondence Address for CERNAL ........................................................ 7

Dealing with Problems ..................................................................................... 8

Age Groups and Players ................................................................................. 9

The Rules – 14s ...............................................................................................10

Match Day Routines – 14s.............................................................................11

Match Day Routines – Match Supervisors 14s .........................................12

Discipline ..........................................................................................................13

The Young Player's Guide to the Laws.......................................................17

USEFUL 14s CONTACTS ..............................................................................20

CLUB CONTACTS 14s ...................................................................................21

Travel Guide.....................................................................................................22

Forms ................................................................................................................25

Fixtures .............................................................................................................25




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Introduction


By Jim Sinclair
The Scottish Football Association
Director of Football Development




Developmental Eleven-a-side Football
All research into how young people learn about sport, confirms that the well-being of the child,
and the good of the game, are served best by the use of modified games and a sensible
approach to competition.

Appropriate sizes of ball, and playing field, allied to simple rules and tactics, allow for improved
development within the game.

Too often, the focus within youth football has been the result of the game and the inning of the
tournament, cup or medal. An ethos which promotes encouragement, cooperation, fair play and
learning, and measures success in terms of enjoyment as well as the fostering of skill
development, is more likely to interest and motivate a young player and enhance his/her
progress.

The main objectives of this initiative are
Development of eleven-a-side football by the playing of a modified game;
The fostering of fair play and participation for all;
Encouragement of cooperation, respect for others and loyalty;
Teaching the acceptance of decisions and rules;
Promotion of personal responsibility, self-discipline and teamwork.

Coaches
The Association seeks to attract coaches who have the players’ best interests at heart, and who
are committed to the above objectives.

Initially, it is expected that coaches will have attended up to Level 2 of the SFA Youth Structure
by the end of one year of joining the Association.

Coaches joining in subsequent years will be expected to have attended these courses within six
months of joining.




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       THE ASSOCIATION

The North Ayrshire Soccer Association and the East Renfrewshire Soccer
Development Association amalgamated to form an 11-a-side development league in
June 2000. There are a number of reasons why the two associations decided that
amalgamation was the best way forward in terms of the development of 11-a side
soccer.

These include:
      Changing Youth Football.
      Preventing the loss of players and coaches.
      Producing challenging sustainable leagues.
      Creating an environment that facilitates continued development.

In March 2003 the partner associations agreed to form a new association to
oversee and manage the developmental league. The new association is The Combined
East Renfrewshire and North Ayrshire Developmental League, hereafter referred
to as CERNAL.

This booklet is produced as part of CERNAL‟S strategy to ensure that you have an
awareness and knowledge of the league's aims, ethos, code of conduct and match
rules.

       The Aims

The aims of the joint associations are as follows:

      To encourage the participation in and enjoyment of youth football for all,
       irrespective of race, colour, or religion.
      To promote the ethos of co-operation, respect for others, loyalty, self-discipline and
       the need for teamwork.
      To develop the skills and fitness of youths playing football, irrespective of ability,
       through a modified game.
      To provide a positive developmental environment for youths to play football.
      To promote sportsmanship and fair play in youth footballers.
      To foster personal responsibility by all players, coaches and parents.

The Development League shall endeavour to promote these values and will work
closely with any other organisations who have similar aims.




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        CONSTITUTION
The name of the Association shall be called “The Combined East Renfrew & North
Ayrshire League” hereinafter referred to as “CERNAL.”

1.   ASSOCIATIONS
     CERNAL is supported by:
                   The Scottish Football Association
                   North Ayrshire Council/Leisure
                   East Renfrewshire Council
                   North Ayrshire Soccer Association
                   East Renfrewshire Soccer Development Association
                   The Football Development Committee
2.   OBJECTIVE
     To promote the enjoyment and development of football for boys and girls, in an
     environment that fosters fair play and participation for all, irrespective of race, colour
     or religion and shall encourage co-operation, respect for others, loyalty, acceptance of
     rules and decisions, personal responsibility, self-discipline and the need for teamwork.
     CERNAL shall endeavour to promote these values and will work closely with any other
     allied professions or agencies that have similar aims.
3.   MEMBERSHIP
     Membership of CERNAL is open to boys and girls clubs, youth clubs and other such
     organisations who have the common interest in promoting football and uphold the
     objectives of the Football Development Committee.
4.   FEES
     Membership fees shall be as agreed by each Annual General Meeting (AGM) or
     Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).
5.   OFFICE BEARERS
     Committee members of CERNAL shall be those office bearers listed below, each having
     the entitlement to one vote except the chairman who will hold a casting vote.
     Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and any other member co-opted by the
     committee. The Management Committee must always consist of two members of the
     NASA and two members of the ERSDA committee‟s




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6.   MANAGEMENT
     The committee shall have the power to deal with all matters affecting the
     administration, development and general well being of CERNAL
7.   MEETINGS
     The post of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary shall be subject to
     election annually at the AGM.
     Any proposal to change the constitution, which must be approved by both the NASA and
     ERSDA committee‟s will require a two thirds majority of those present and eligible to
     vote at the AGM. Any such amendment shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary at
     least 10 days prior to the AGM. The AGM shall be held on a date between 1st May and
     the 1st July in each year for the purpose of electing the Office Bearers, considering any
     changes to the Constitution and to deal with any other relevant business.
8.   FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS
     The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of the annual accounts, which
     should be audited by an independent person.
9.   DISSOLUTION
     In the event of the dissolution of CERNAL for whatever reason, any assets thereof
     shall be donated to a registered charity or sports group to be nominated by a simple
     majority of the outgoing Committee.



         Committee Meetings

General Committee Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month during the
season. The venue of the meeting will be determined by the execuitve committee.

The Disciplinary Committee will meet on the same date and in advance of the General
Committee to consider the following:
        Match Supervisor Weekly Monitoring Forms
        Team Monitoring/Complaints Forms
        Appeals
All correspondence for consideration at General or Disciplinary meetings should be
delivered to the Administration Secretary no later than the Wednesday preceding the
meeting.




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         Code of Conduct
One of the key elements crucial to the success of CERNAL's league and festivals is the
conduct of players, coaches, adults and others associated with the teams. Players are
accustomed to playing in a non-threatening environment so therefore it is essential that
there is no complacency. Clubs are instructed to ensure that all individuals associated with
their teams are aware of the high expectations of CERNAL in terms of personal conduct.
This league is about the education of all players, coaches and adults in football
development. Please be patient.

         Adult Code of Conduct
DO
        Be patient and supportive.
        Highlight good play from both teams.
        Emphasise good behaviour.
        Exercise self-control when a goal is scored or lost
DO NOT
        Emphasise results.
        Criticise mistakes.
        Complain about the referee.
        Use technical terms when issuing instruction.

         Player Code of Conduct
DO
        Have fun.
        Shake hands after the game.
        Use your skills.
        Play fairly and encourage your team-mates.
        Behave well at all times.
        Accept the decisions of the Supervisor.
DO NOT
        Make fun of your opponents.
        Argue with the referee.
        Criticise other players when they make a mistake.
        Use bad language on team-mates or opponents.
        Be unsporting when you celebrate goals.




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       Touchline Behaviour (i.e. Coaches, players, parents & supporters)
      Never address opposing teams players or management in a negative or aggressive
       manner.
      Never criticise match supervisor or speak to him/her in a negative or aggressive
       manner.
      Never berate your own players
      Match supervisors are instructed to note inappropriate touchline behaviour and to
       include incidents in the match report.


At the end of each game, the Match Supervisor should complete in full the revised
monitoring form and details of any bookings/sendings off should be provided in the
available space. Match supervisors should not be challenged under any
circumstances.



       In Case of Emergency...

      Every club at each venue is expected to carry a first aid kit with them at all times.
       Know also where the first aid kit and telephone are located at each venue.
      Carry emergency contact numbers for the children at all matches.




Correspondence Address for CERNAL

Cernal Administration Secretary:

                    John Grant

                    11 Killermont Place

                    Kilwinning

                    Ayrshire KA13 6QA

                    Home Tel 01294 551593

                    Mob Tel 07713 209266




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       Dealing with Problems
Most CERNAL events will pass without any incidents. However, it is inevitable that there
can be problems. CERNAL offers the following guidelines to deal with situations that may
arise:

Problems with council facilities and staff…
    Keep calm, stick to the facts and do not become involved in heated arguments with
      council staff.
      Advise match secretary if it is urgent and they will contact the council by telephone
       and/or by letter.

Problems with opposing coaches…
    Keep calm and make a polite request for moderation of behaviour.
      Do not become involved in any form of abusive behaviour.

Problems with parents from your own club…
    Keep calm and make a polite request for moderation of behaviour.
      If this is not successful ask the parent to leave the playing fields.
      Do not become involved in any form of abusive behaviour.

Problems with parents from your opponent’s club…
    Keep calm and make a polite request for moderation of behaviour to the opposing
      coach.
      Do not become involved in any form of abusive behaviour.

Problems with your players…
    Issue a firm but controlled warning to the offending player.
      If the player persists then he/she should be immediately substituted and take no
       further part in the match/ session depending on the severity of the offence. Take
       action from within your own club.
      Do not become involved in any form of abusive behaviour.

Problems with players from opposing teams…
    Issue a firm but controlled warning to the offending player. Advise the opposing
      coach/ match supervisor of the problem.

Unresolved problems …
    If the recommended action is not successful, calmly end the game and take the
      children away from the pitch. The match supervisor will advise the match secretary
      Do not become involved in any form of abusive behaviour.
THE POLICE SHOULD BE CALLED IF ANY PERSON PERSISTS WITH ABUSIVE OR
THREATENING BEHAVIOUR IN SPITE OF APPEALS FROM OTHERS PRESENT.




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       Age Groups and Players

CERNAL recommends that all youths play at an appropriate age group as determined
by the criteria set down by the Scottish Youth Football Association.

The following instructions are given by the association on age groups for season
2004/05:

Teams will be formed according to the players' year of birth
      13‟s players born on or after 1 January 1992
      14‟s players born on or after 1 January 1991
      15‟s players born on or after 1 January 1990
      16‟s players born on or after 1 January 1989



Teams must register as Full Member Clubs with the Scottish Youth Football
Association and should complete player registrations in accordance with SYFA
procedures using Form „Y‟.

A player shall not be eligible to play for a member club in a cup-tie unless he signs
the relevant official Registration Form provided by the Association before playing.
In any other match a player shall not be eligible to play on a fifth occasion for the
same club without having signed the relevant official Registration Form before
playing, and a club may not play more than 4 unsigned players in any such match.
Unsigned players must be marked as trialists on the teamline.

Form „Y‟ registration shall be binding on the player and the club until 15th July of
the season for which the player is registered unless cancelled at an earlier date.

A player shall only play for the club for which he is registered, except as otherwise
permitted by rules 85 & 95. A player having signed any Official Registration Form
or playing in a match for a member club shall be subject to the Constitution and
Rules of the Association and to the Articles, Rules and Regulations of the Scottish
Football Association.




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        The Rules – 14s
      The designated match day is Sunday afternoon with a 2.00pm kick off. This may be
       varied subject to the agreement of both teams and the supervisor. The team
       requesting the change will be responsible for notifying all parties. In the event of
       failure to agree an alternative day/kick-off, the designated match day/kick off must
       be adhered to.
      Where Local Authorities/Facilities Managers have allocated priority bookings for
       times other than the designated match day, the home team should try to arrange
       the match for the designated time. In the event that facilities are not available the
       priority allocated day/time must be adhered to and the home team will be
       responsible for notifying all parties.
      Each game shall consist of 3 twenty five minute periods. In the event of weather or
       pitch conditions providing an advantage, two 35 minute halves may be played.
       Agreement should be reached, where possible, before the start of the match. The
       community coach's decision is final.
      In the event of significant deterioration of conditions during a match the match
       supervisor will make a decision on how many periods should be played. His or her
       decision is final.
      All team squad members must be involved at some stage for at least twenty-five
       minutes. Each player should receive equal playing time over the course of a season.
      A size 5 ball will be used.
      Coaches of both teams will stand on the same side of the pitch.
      The only adult permitted on the field will be the referee.
      In the event of the ball going out of play, a throw in is awarded.
      Team coaches will substitute players demonstrating unacceptable behaviour.
      At the end of each game, both teams and coaches will line up in the centre of the
       pitch and shake hands with all opposition players and coaches.
      The code of conduct issued by the Association must be adhered to at all times.
      With the exception of the above, the rules of regulation eleven-a-side football will
       apply.




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       Match Day Routines – Club Coach 14s
Team coaches are asked to ensure that the following procedures are followed at all
Development Association league games:
      Contact your opponents and supervisor in plenty of time to arrange your game
      If you cannot fulfil a fixture ensure you give opponents plenty of notice.
      The opposing team should arrive in good time for the fixture and if necessary help
       the home team with the setting out of cones, erection of goalposts etc.
      All portable goals should be firmly anchored using the pins supplied for this purpose.
      Inspect pitch and remove hazardous objects
      Games are played with the recognised ball size and type for that age group.
      Ensure all equipment is properly dismantled and stored and that changing facilities
       are cleared.
      The match supervisor's fee is £16.00 to be paid on match day and the cost of the
       supervisor shall be divided evenly between the teams. Payment should be made within
       the confines of the changing facilities and before the match.
      The Home team/ first named team is responsible for pitch booking and payment
       pitch fees to the appropriate Local Authority.
      Where a match is postponed or cancelled it is the responsibility of the home team or
       the first team noted in the fixture to inform the match supervisor. Any home team
       failing to inform the match supervisor will pay him or her £8.00 to cover cost of
       transport.
      In the event of the away team being responsible for cancellation without adequate
       notice, the away team will be liable for the referees expenses and pitch fee.
      Match in doubt. Check pitch availability as early as possible.
      East Renfrewshire pitches are inspected by the council on match days. Phone 0141
       577 3918 between 8.30am and 9.30am to confirm pitch availability.
      North Ayrshire pitches are inspected on Friday afternoons. Phone 01294 316472
       after 2pm to check availability.
      Kilwinning Sports Club pitch availability is determined by the Facilities Coordinator
       following Council inspection. Phone 01294 556444 to check availability.
      Team coaches should carry out an early match day inspection if the weather has
       deteriorated overnight.
      Common sense should be applied if after starting a game the weather becomes
       inclement (game abandoned or shortened).
      Community coaches who are unable to make a match will re-arrange the supervisor
       themselves and inform the home team or the East Renfrewshire team that appears
       on the left column.




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       Match Day Routines – Match Supervisors 14s

Match Supervisors are asked to ensure that the following procedures are followed
at all Development Association league games:
      If in doubt about the fixture being on, please phone the coach responsible for the
       team in the left hand column of the fixtures to confirm.
      Ensure that you arrive at the venue no later than 15 minutes before kick off.
      Assemble the players, coaches and spectators and remind them of their
       responsibility for good behaviour.
      Collect the team lines from each team prior to the kick off.
      Each team should pay you £8.00 per match for supervisor fees.
      If you become unavailable for a match contact Craig Hamilton on 07788 150583
      If a club fails to notify you of a postponement or cancellation, which is not due to
       the weather then they should reimburse you for £8.00.
      Ensure that games are played with the recognised ball size and type for that age
       group.
      Common sense should be applied if after starting a game the weather becomes
       inclement (game abandoned or shortened).
      Ensure that the all players and coaches of both teams line up in the centre of the
       pitch and exchange handshakes.
      Complete the Match Supervisor Weekly Monitoring Form and send it with the Team
       Sheet and any Misconduct Report Forms to the address given.
   Perhaps the most crucial task you will carry out out as a match supervisor is the
   monitoring of the games in terms of the attitudes of the players, coaches and adults. It
   is very important that the monitoring forms are completed for all games and equally
   important that an accurate anaysis of the game is recorded.
   If certain teams, individuals, coaches, etc fall foul of the rules, guidelines and code of
   conduct then this must be recorded in the fields provided. It may be that coaches are
   not using all team members in the manner prescribed, for example some players only
   playing for a few minute sduring the course of the game or the shouts from the
   touchline are not acceptable. You must highlight these failings on the Monitoring
   Form.


   All Forms should be sent no more than 3 days after the match to:
              Craig Hamilton
              20 Darg Road
              Stevenston
              Ayrshire KA20 3AY




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        Discipline

The following Disciplinary Procedures shall apply to all football which is played under the
jurisdiction of the Association involving a member club.

Match reports received relating to the participation of any member league, association,
club, player or official in any other match shall be dealt with as considered appropriate in
accordance with the Disciplinary Procedures of the SYFA.

These procedures will apply not just to reports by match officials relating to incidents
and/or acts of misconduct occurring at a match but also to investigations of such incidents
and acts which may be considered liable to bring the Scottish Youth FA into disrepute.

The following principles will be applied in relation to the penalties imposed for misconduct
at matches: -
    A. Standard Offences:- Suspensions for a number of matches
(Match Suspensions) will be imposed based on the Association‟s Fixed Penalty Guidelines detailed in
Appendix 1. These suspensions will apply until such times as a player‟s team has completed the
requisite number of matches played in competitions which are scheduled by the relevant National,
Regional, Association or League Secretary.

For all offences misconduct report forms will be forwarded by the relevant match official(s) in the
first instance to the appropriate league or association, which shall be determined by the competition,
in order that the appropriate suspension may be determined.

Match Suspensions cover all competitive games played by the club but do not include trial matches,
friendly matches, tournaments, regional or national trial matches or schools football. Matches
included under this suspension must be fixtures issued by either league, regional or national match
secretaries. A match which is abandoned does not count as a completed match in terms of a player
serving a suspension.

All Leagues and associations must keep records of match suspensions for accumulation purposes only.
Refer to Appendix 1.

    B. Serious Offences:- Suspensions for a period of time
(Dated Suspensions) will be imposed based on the Association‟s Guidelines for Serious Offences
detailed in Appendix 2. These suspensions will be forwarded to the Scottish Football Association for
confirmation to all football.

For all offences misconduct report forms will be forwarded by the relevant match official(s) in the
first instance to the appropriate league or association, which shall be determined by the competition,
in order that the appropriate suspension may be determined. A report of all suspensions for a period
of time (Dated Suspensions) will be made to the National Secretary of the Scottish Youth Football
Association. The National Secretary will then refer all dated suspensions to the S. F.A. for
confirmation and effect to all football.

Dated Suspensions imposed are from all football including trial matches, friendly matches,
tournaments, regional or national trial matches or schools football.

                                             APPENDIX 1




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   FIXED PENALTY GUIDELINES FOR STANDARD OFFENCES
   Code Offence                                             Suspension
   A1     Serious Foul Play                                 3 Games
   A2     Violent Conduct
          Adopting a threatening or aggressive attitude     3 Games
          Punching an opponent / attempting to punch        4 Games
          Kicking an opponent / attempting to kick          4 Games
          Pushing an opponent                               3 Games
          Striking an opponent / attempting to strike       4 Games
   A4     Denies a goal or goal scoring opportunity         1 Game
          by deliberately handling the ball
   A5     Denies a goal or goal scoring opportunity         1 Game
          to an opponent moving towards the
          player‟s goal by an offence punishable by
          a free kick or penalty kick
   A6     Offensive, insulting or abusive language          2 Games
   A7     Receiving a second caution in the same match      1 Game


   Note: Any player who has accumulated suspensions of 10 or more games in the current
    season will not be offered the option of the Fixed Penalty Suspensions but will be
    called before the relevant committee for any subsequent referee reports.
   Please note – In addition to the above guidelines the secretaries of local
     leagues/associations will record single cautions incurred by players during matches. A
     player will be subject to the application of the following suspensions for every set of
     four cautions accumulated during the course of the playing season. The record will be
     maintained on a seasonal basis only. Cautions for one playing season will not be carried
     forward to the next season.
   Accumulation of cautions:       4 cautions     2 Games
                     second        4 cautions     4 Games
                     third         4 cautions     6 Games




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                                             APPENDIX 2
GUIDELINES FOR SERIOUS OFFENCES
Although these guidelines should be applied where applicable it should be appreciated that they are
guidelines and cases of indiscipline should be dealt with through the discretion of the committee
considering a particular case. In cases of a serious nature where Associations or Leagues choose not
to implement the guidelines they must include a letter of explanation containing the reasons why
they have reached their decision, with their suspension sheets.
Please note that when submitting dated suspensions it is necessary to include a copy of the referee‟s
report relevant to the suspension and that the nature of the offence “violent conduct” must be
detailed to indicate punching or kicking opponent etc.
Should you require any further advice or information on the Guidelines for Serious Offences or the
submission of suspension sheets please contact the –
CODE OFFENCE PLAYERS
SO1    Referee assault
       Players up to and including 17 level - Must be a date suspension with a maximum suspension of
       2 years
SO2    Physically threatening the referee – attempting to lay hands on the referee
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 6 months
SO3    Verbally threatening the referee
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 2 months
SO4    Physical assault on club officials
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 6 months
SO5    Serious violent conduct e.g. – when a player is seriously injured, can take no further
       part in the game and requires specialist / medical treatment
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 1 year
SO6    Headbutting
       Committees should use their discretion after considering all evidence in such cases as
       “Attempted Headbutting” or “Head to Head confrontation” or “Eyeball to Eyeball stance”
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 12 months
SO7    Spitting
       Spitting on or at a referee to be considered as referee assault, refer to S01
       In all other cases involving a player Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension
       6 months
SO8    Deliberately playing while under suspension, using an assumed name
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 6 months
SO9    Deliberately playing or participating while under suspension
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 3 months
SO10 Deliberately and knowingly playing as an overage player
       Players up to and including 17 level - Maximum suspension 12 months
All players who are suspended may make application in writing to the National Secretary to have the
remainder of their suspension reviewed. This will only be considered after serving two thirds of
their suspension. All applications must clearly state their reasons for having the suspension reviewed
and must be accompanied by a non-returnable administration fee of £20.00 inclusive of VAT.




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CODE OFFENCE OFFICIALS
SO20 Referee assault
       Must be a date suspension with a maximum suspension of 10 years
SO21 Physically threatening the referee – attempting to lay hands on the referee
        Maximum suspension 2 years
SO22 Verbally threatening the referee
        Maximum suspension 6 months
SO23 Physical assault on any official
        Maximum suspension 5 Years
SO24 Spitting
        Spitting on or at a referee to be considered as referee assault, refer to S020
        In all other cases involving an official - Maximum suspension 2 years
SO25 Deliberately and knowingly playing a player under an assumed name
        Maximum sentence expulsion from membership of the Association
SO26 Deliberately and knowingly playing a suspended player
        Maximum suspension 2 years
SO27 Deliberately participating while under suspension
        Maximum suspension 2 years
SO28 Deliberately and knowingly playing overage player/s
        Maximum sentence expulsion from membership of the Association
S029    Physical assault on a player by an adult
        Physical assault on a player up to and including 17 level


For breach of the Player and Official Protection Policy of the Association the Official will be
expelled from membership
All officials who are suspended may make application in writing to the National Secretary to have the
remainder of their suspension reviewed. This will only be considered after serving two thirds of
their suspension. All applications must clearly state their reasons for having the suspension reviewed
and must be accompanied by a non-returnable administration fee of £20.00 inclusive of VAT.

All officials who are expelled from membership may make application in writing to the National
Secretary after a period of 5 years to have their expulsion reviewed. All applications must clearly
state their reasons for having the suspension reviewed and must be accompanied by a non-returnable
administration fee of £20.00 inclusive of VAT.




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       The Young Player's Guide to the Laws

Young players should be aware of the rules of football.

These rules apply to all Association Football matches worldwide, and are known as
"The Laws of the Game". They are laid down by the International Football
Associations Board (IFAB), and are generally reviewed every year. Many avid
followers of the game do not actually know the rules accurately, particularly those
which have been changed slightly over the past few seasons. In this section of the
Handbook, we focus on Laws 11 and 12 - the one which causes the Disciplinary
Committee much work every season. For the purposes of this feature, we have
printed in bold type the parts of Law 12 which are not known, or misunderstood by
many young players. References made to male gender are for simplicity and apply to
girls and boys.

Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct

Direct Free Kick

A direct free-kick is awarded if the referee decides that any of the following six
offences is committed by a player in a manner which the referee considers careless,
reckless, or using excessive force.

(Notice, here, that there is no mention of "deliberate" or "intentional".)
      kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
      trips or attempts to trip an opponent
      jumps at an opponent (e.g. a "two-footed tackle')
      charges an opponent
      strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
      pushes an opponent

The following four additional offences, still punished by a direct free-kick, are
often not appreciated by young players.

Again, pay attention to the phrase in bold print!
      tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before
       touching the ball.
      holds an opponent
      spits at an opponent
      handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper in penalty box)




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The Indirect Free-Kick

An indirect free-kick is awarded if a player, in the referee's opinion,
      plays in a dangerous manner
      impedes the progress of an opponent ("obstruction')
      prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from hand

In addition, an indirect free-kick will be awarded against goalkeepers for
      taking more than six seconds while controlling the ball with their hands before releasing it
       from their possession
      touching the ball with their hands after having released it from hand
      touching the ball with their hands after it has been deliberately kicked to them by a team-
       mate
      touching the ball with their hands after it has been thrown to them by a team-mate
       taking a throw-in
      wasting time

Cautions and Orderings-Off

Now that you have learned the reasons for the referee awarding free-kicks, you should
study carefully why you must be booked or sent off.

Yellow Card Offences                                 Red Card Offences
      unsporting behaviour                                 serious foul play
      dissent by word or action                            violent conduct
      persistent infringement of the Laws                  spitting at an opponent or any other
      delaying the start of play                            person

      failing to move back at a free-kick or               denying the opposing team a goal or an
       corner                                                obvious    scoring   opportunity    by
                                                             deliberately    handling   the    ball
      entering or re-entering the        pitch
                                                             (goalkeepers may do so within the
       without referee's permission
                                                             penalty box)
      deliberately leaving the pitch without
                                                            denying an obvious scoring opportunity
       referee's permission
                                                             to an opponent moving towards your
                                                             goal by an offence punishable by a
                                                             free-kick or penalty
                                                            using offensive, insulting or abusive
                                                             language and or gestures
                                                            receiving a second yellow card




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Law 11: Offside

Offside position

It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.
A player is in an offside position if:
He is nearer to his opponents' goalline than both the ball and the second last opponent
A player is not in an offside position if:
       he is in his own half of the field of play
       or
       he is level with the second last opponent
       or
       he is level with the last two opponents
Offence
A player in an offside position is only penalised if, at the moment the ball touches or is
played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play by:
       interfering with play
       or
       interfering with an opponent
       or
       gaining an advantage by being in that position
No offence
There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from:
       a goal kick
       or
       a throw-in
       or
       a corner kick
lnfringements/Sanctions
For any offside offence, the referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team to
be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.




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      USEFUL 14s CONTACTS

                         Match Supervisors / Referees
                               Home/Office Tel Mobile Telephone
         Nicola Barbour        0141 577 3922                    Youth Development Officer
    BT   Brian Togher          0141 649 6291   07879 605032     Referee
    PH   Paul Higgins          0141 886 7132   07946 495357     Referee
         (Neilston/Crookfur)
    ID   Ian Douglas           0141 885 0986                     Referee




         Craig Hamilton        07788 150583    07747 851514      Sports Development Officer
    HM   Henry McKissock       01563 543698                      Referee
    JM   James McKillop        01505 320165    07900 084815      Referee




                       Local Authority Contact Numbers

    North Ayrshire Pitch Bookings    01294 316471
    North Ayrshire Hotline           01294 316472     Friday 2 p.m.
    Comments on
       NAC Pavilions                 01294 316473     Barry Fulton
       NAC Grounds Maintenance       01294 485326     Bobby Kirk
    East Renfrewshire Hotline        0141 577 3918    Saturday 8.30-9.0 a.m.




                                CERNAL COMMITTEE

    Chairman                         Barry     Halsman    0141 563 9109
    Vice Chair                       Peter     Shand      0141 571 3136
    Secretary                        John      Grant      07713 209266
    Treasurer                        Gilly     Cannan     01294 552620
    Minute Secretary                 Alan      Maxwell    0141 589 4458
    Member                           Ian       Cashmore   01294 554391
    Member                           Vacant    NA
    Member                           Vacant    ER
    Match Secretary                  Craig     Hamilton   07788 150583




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CLUB CONTACTS 14s

 Teamname                 Coach     Name       Contact Tel.    Team Colours
 3 Towns No1              Steven    Glen       07769 917976    Black/White
 3 Towns No1              John      Watson     01294 603296
 Beith Juniors FC         John      Welsh      01505 506955    Purple/Blue
 Beith Juniors FC         Adam      Miller     01505 504385
 Beith Juniors FC Colts   Ian       Stirrat    01505 506028    Black/White
 Beith Juniors FC Colts   George    Beattie    01505 5503945
 Eastwood Juveniles FC    Allan     Maxwell    0141 589 4458   Red
 Eastwood Juveniles FC    Jim       Kyle       0141 639 9631
 Giffnock FC Inter        Peter     Shand      0141 571 3136   Tangerine/Black
 Giffnock FC Inter        Ken       Gray       0141 637 9719
 Gretna Colts             David     Henry      07795 323076    Black/White
 Gretna Colts             Michael   O'Hare     01294 462028
 Gretna FC                Colin     Moultrie   01294 603028    Black/White (Hoops)
 Gretna FC                Suzanne   Moultrie   01294 603028
 Gretna Colts             Mark      Halliday   01294 602382    Black/White
 Gretna Colts             David     Henry      07788 532222
 Kilbirnie Ladeside       Malcolm   Hood       01505 683706    Black/Yellow
 Kilbirnie Ladeside       Paul      Harkin     01505 685376
 KSC United               Ian       Cashmore   01294 554391    Blue /White
 KSC United               Jackie    Weir       01294 551274
 Largs Colts              Willie    Nicol      01475 673816    Red/White/Black
 Largs Colts              Willie    Nicol      07736 211279
 Mearns Saints            John      Roberts    0141 616 3262   Blue
 Mearns Saints            Jim       McArthur   0141 577 6173
 Mearns United            Barry     Halsman    0141 563 9109   Maroon
 Mearns United            Timothy   Love       0141 616 0668
 Neilston BC              John      McMahon    0141 580 5844   Navy/White
 Neilston BC              Allan     McLellan   0141 571 5911
 Stamperland Saints       Stephen   Watters    0141 571 8464   Royal Blue
 Stamperland Saints       Michael   Doyle      0141 638 5049




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        Travel Guide



      Kilwinning Sports Club

From Barrhead: Continue through Barrhead and past the Dalmeny Park Hotel.
Travel 12 miles to Auchentiber going through Lugton on the way. Kilwinning is
signposted to the right immediately before Auchentiber. Follow this road for about
5 miles until you arrive at a T- junction soon after you arrive in Kilwinning. Turn
right and follow the town centre by-pass road until you come to a second set of
traffic lights (not the pelican crossing) and turn right. Straight through at the next
set of lights and then continue until you see Kilwinning Station and Claremont Hotel.
At the station turn left into Pennyburn Road. Kilwinning Sports club is about half a
mile down this road on your left.


      Valefield Park, Kilbirnie

From Barrhead: Continue through Barrhead and past the Dalmeny Park Hotel.
Travel 7 miles to Lugton and turn right at the Paraffin Lamp. Continue for a further
four miles, through the village of Gateside and turn left at the crossroads. About 1
mile down the Beith by-pass is a large roundabout where you turn right. Follow this
road for about 4 miles passing Glengarnock station on the way. There is a set of
traffic lights at a narrow bridge, turn first right after these lights at Kilbirnie
Ladeside Junior Football Club ground.


      Bowen Craig Park, Largs

From the Haley Brae: Turn left at the lights at the foot of the Haley Brae. After
about half a mile you will see the parks on your right just before the Largs Yacht
Haven.




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      Laighdykes Pavilion, Saltcoats

From Barrhead: see Kilwinning directions.

From Kilwinning Station: Go straight through at the lights and continue towards
Ardeer and Stevenston. Pass the Fire Station on your right as you leave Kilwinning
and go straight through at the roundabout. Keep left at the next roundabout which
gives access to a large Safeway. At the next roundabout turn right into Stevenston
then right at the next (passing petrol station entrance) and continue on Glencairn
Street which becomes High Road as the hill steepens. There is a major junction with
traffic lights at Sharphill Road. Go straight through, and Jacks Road is 4th on the
left, Laighdykes Pavilion is on your right a short way along Jacks Road.

      Kingston Playing Fields, Neilston

From Beith: travel to Gateside and on to the Paraffin Lamp in Lugton. Turn left at
the Paraffin Lamp and travel five miles until you see an old mill on your right hand
side. Turn right up the steep hill past the mill. At the top of the hill is a junction.
Turn right and then immediate left into Double Hedges Road. Kingston Playing Fields
are a couple of hundred metres on your left.

      Huntly Playing Fields, Giffnock

From Barrhead: On arriving in Barrhead via Beith and Lugton you will soon pass the
Dalmeny Park Hotel on your left. Go straight through the first roundabout along the
dual carriageway and straight through the second roundabout and past some
building works on your left. Follow this road to Nitshill (1.5 miles). NB as you enter
Nitshill there is a speed camera; it is always on, watch your speed. Pass the
pelican crossing and turn right at the next set of lights. There is then a series of
lights over about 3 miles, go straight through them all until you arrive at a
roundabout next to an industrial estate. Go straight through this roundabout and
continue again through more sets of lights (ignore signs for Woodfarm Sports
Centre) until you arrive at Eastwood Toll which is another major roundabout (The
MacDonald Hotel is located next to this roundabout (or used to be). Turn left at the
Eastwood Toll roundabout. Continue down Fenwick Road until and take the fifth road
on your right which is Church Road. Continue along Church Road and take the fifth
road on your right into Huntly Avenue. The playing fields are at the end of this
short road.




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      Recreation Park, Irvine

From Barrhead: See Kilwinning directions to Auchentiber. Continue on A736 passing
the Blair Tavern on your right. Follow this road until you enter Irvine at Littlestane
roundabout turning right here. This leads past the housing estates to Hill
roundabout where you take the second exit past the Esso Filling Station. You should
now be on Long drive taking you to the Stanecastle roundabout. Your exit here is
the fifth to the town centre. This road carries you over the dual carriageway and
second right takes you into Woodlands Avenue. The parks are just after Woodlands
Primary School on the left. Limited parking is available at the pavilion and its easier
to park on the street.

From Kilwinning: Either (1) At Eglinton Interchange take slip road but keep left
heading for Girdle Toll to Hill roundabout taking third exit and then follow
instructions from Barrhead. (2) At Eglinton Interchange take third exit to Redburn
roundabout then second exit onto Kilwinning Road passing Ayrshire Central Hospital.
Keep straight through three sets of traffic lights turning left at the „Turf‟ mini-
roundabout. First left again will take you onto Quarry Road where the parks will be
on your right. Turn first right into Woodlands Avenue where the changing rooms are
just after the General Store.

      Annick Parks

From Barrhead and Kilwinning: See Kilwinning directions to Stanecastle
roundabout. Take the third exit to join dual carriage way and keeping in the
lefthand lane filter left before the mini-roundabout into Towerlands Road. Third on
the right should be signposted for Annick Pavillion. Then its first right, first left
following Pladda Wynd (take care crossing Broomlands Busway), then next left and
you reach the small car park.

      Cowan Park Playing Fields, Barrhead

From Barrhead: On arriving in Barrhead via Beith and Lugton you will soon pass the
Dalmeny Park Hotel on your left. Go straight through the first roundabout/Lights
along the dual carriageway and take the third exit at the second roundabout onto
Aurs Road. Continue past Barrhead High School and take first left into Cowan Park.




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        Forms

The following pages include copies of the forms that will be in operation for Season
2004/05.
   1. Fixtures for Phase 1 of Season 2004-05
   2. Match Supervisor Weekly Monitoring Form. For use of Match supervisors only.
   3. Misconduct Report Form. For use of Referees.
   4. Team Monitoring/Complaints Form. For use by Coaches/ Teams to comment on the
      observance of CERNAL Code of Conduct by all persons attending games.
   5. Team Sheet. Two copies to be completed and handed to match supervisor before the
      start of each match.
   6. Emergency Contacts Form. For team internal use. Please complete and have available
      at all games/training sessions.
   7. Player Register. For teams that have opted out of SYFA Registration. This form
      should be completed with details of all squad members and returned to Admin
      Secretary by 12th September 2004.



       Fixtures

The season commences on Sunday 29th August 2004 with a series of developmental
games running through to Sunday 21st November 2004. Thereafter the competitive
phase of the league will begin. The provisional format is noted after the fixtures
list but this will be confirmed once the format and dates for the National
Competition are finalised.

At least two teams from the amalgamated league will qualify for entry into the
national tournament which will take place in mid to late May.

There will be a break in the competitive phase from mid December 2004 through to
February 2005. All ties must be palyed/completed before the scheduled
commencement of the next round.

Teams involved in SYFA Scottish Youth Cup ties should be aware that the cup
match takes precedence over all other matches. It is therefore the responsibility
of the coach to inform opponents and supervisors about cancellations due to cup
commitments and to make alternative arrangements for the CERNAL match to be
played.




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