WAIKATO BAY OF PLENTY FOOTBALL Rotorua Junior Football Coach Handbook FOOTBALL RULES & GUIDELINES 2010 SEASON Useful Websites www.waibopfootball.co.nz www.nzfootball.co.nz www.smallwhites.co.nz PO Box 1230 Hamilton 3240 BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator: Graeme Blake P: 07 843 1368 (ext 3) M: 027 585 9011 E: firstname.lastname@example.org CLUB DELEGATES Greg Moore Central email@example.com Robin Parr Eastlake firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen Bloomfield JPC email@example.com Jo Clark Kaharoa firstname.lastname@example.org Rachel Watchorne Mamaku email@example.com Paul Grocott Ngongotaha firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Robb Ngongotaha email@example.com Allan McKernon Ngongotaha firstname.lastname@example.org Matthew Sherman Reps Ngongotaha email@example.com Mark Buckley Facilities Otonga firstname.lastname@example.org Karl McKnight Competitions Finance Otonga email@example.com Phil Rorason Rotorua City firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Hunter Rotorua United email@example.com Deryck Shaw Rotorua United firstname.lastname@example.org Denis Marriner Finance St Mary's email@example.com Dave Watt St Mary's firstname.lastname@example.org Ian Southgate Valley email@example.com Wendy Applegate Reps Westbrook firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Bowler Westbrook email@example.com Vicki Mahuika Competitions Westbrook firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Wells Life Member email@example.com Football Rules & Guidelines For 2010 Season Welcome to another season of Football. This information brochure has been prepared to help the games and season run as smoothly as possible so that all involved, whether player, coach, official or spectator, has a great time. So have fun, give it your best but remember the Fair Play Code of Conduct: Give it heaps but don’t get ugly! REFEREE: Sadly every season there have been many instances of offensive behaviour from the sidelines (much of this reported from junior games) where the referee has been verbally abused. This is almost always when a coach or parent is acting as the referee and doing his or her best. They should not be harassed! Please note that the following is Rotorua Junior Football Policy for the 2010 season: Each team for 5th – 7th grades are required to referee half a game each. Please encourage both teams to play. Coaching by the referee is allowed Each team from 8th – 12th is required to nominate a trained referee (Junior Referee course minimum) who will be allocated to the home game. This referee has control of the whole game. If a trained referee is not available for that team and the away team has a trained referee, they will officiate the whole game. If both teams do not have a trained referee then the teams will share a half each. Each team 13th – Under 15‟s grades are required to nominate a CBR qualified referee (minimum qualification) who will be allocated to home games as detailed above. Only if the allocated referee is unable to attend can each team referee half a game each Home team is the team listed first in the draw There is to be no coaching while refereeing, except for 5th – 7th grades. The home team referee has sole responsibility for the game. Unless the rules in this guideline state otherwise, FIFA rules apply to games. A laminated copy of the rules is located in the equipment shed for reference purposes only. Coaches, team management, spectators etc are reminded that a referee – whether qualified or not – has the same rights and obligations as an appointed official and any abuse of any referee will be dealt with severely. The absolute authority is vested in any referee of all games and shall be protected from abuse by the FIFA Laws of the Game and NZ Football Rules and Regulations. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT: All coaches are responsible for ensuring their players have the correct equipment to play football. Each player is required to have as a minimum, shin guards and football boots. Shin guards must be worn on the inside of the socks with the socks pulled up to cover. This is a mandatory FIFA requirement and is required for the player’s safety. Failure to have this equipment will result in a player being refused entry onto the field. Shirts shall be tucked into shorts. No peak caps shall be worn by outfield players in any grades. Referees are instructed to check sprigs and shin guards before the start of a game. Referees can refuse entry to the field for any player deemed to have dangerous equipment. The referee must provide an explanation to the player and coach should any player be refused entry to the field. FIELD EQUIPMENT: The duty club will distribute the nets and flags at Puarenga Park and it is the responsibility of the first two teams playing that day to set up the nets and corner flags. A duty team will distribute the nets and flags at Arawa Park and it is the responsibility of the first two teams playing that day to set up the nets and corner flags at each field. The duty team will be separate to the club setting up Puarenga Park and will be designated on the calendar. It is the responsibility of the last 2 teams playing to remove the nets and corners flags and return them to the equipment/storage shed. The Duty club will be responsible for checking the fields and ensuring all equipment is locked away in the equipment shed. An equipment shed key is held by each club/school. In the event of club keys being lost, replacements are obtainable from the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator. (Note: a C1 key is used for gates and toilet block. A numbered key is required for the equipment shed) 5th To 12th GRADES: Grade 5/6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th Field size 30m x 20m. 40m x 30m 40m x 30m. 60m x 40m. 60m x 40m. 70m x 50m. 70m x 50m Goal size 2m x 1m 2m x 1m 2m x 1m 4m x 2m 4m x 2m 5m x 2m 5m x 2m Goal Keeper No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No. of players 5v5 5v5 5v5 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9 Playing time per half 15 15 15 25 25 30 30 Ball size 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 Offside No No No* Yes Yes Yes Yes Throw-ins No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Corner Kicks No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Retreat to halfway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Score card required No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Goal hanging (sea gulling) to be discouraged. 13th To Under 15 GRADES: Grade 13/14th 15th No. of players 11 v 11 11 v 11 Playing time per half 35 40 *The combined 13/14th grade will use size 4 balls Ball size 4* 5 Offside Yes Yes GOALKEEPERS: Goalkeepers are not allowed in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades and players should be encouraged to not stand in front of the goals. In ALL grades it is an offence for an attacking player to deliberately stand in front of, or obstruct the goalkeeper, when the goalkeeper is kicking or throwing the ball from their hands. The goalkeeper is deemed to have control of the ball if he has at least one hand on it. KICK-OFF: A Goal can be scored directly from a „Kick-Off‟. FREE KICKS: The opposition must stand at least 3m away. OFFSIDE: Offside will be refereed in all grades above 8th and FIFA rules apply. This is probably the hardest rule for players and spectators to understand especially in the younger grades, so give feedback during the game if it is apparent they do not understand. In 9th grade the players are starting to get an idea of offside so do not penalise if they are slightly in front during an attacking move. The referee can talk to the players and advise them they are standing offside, then penalise if they do not make an attempt to move back. Penalise the blatant offside but allow the players to be slightly in front of the offside line. THROW-IN: All grades except 5th and 6th have Throw-Ins and FIFA rules apply. In the 5th and 6th Throw-Ins are replaced with Kick-Ins. A goal cannot be scored direct from a Kick-In. GOAL KICKS: For the 10th grade and below, the opposition must retreat to their own half of the field and only encroach once the goal kick has been taken. Goal kicks are taken from the following for each grade: 5th - 10th grades, taken from the edge of the goal box. 11th grades and above, taken from the edge of the goal box and FIFA rules apply. CORNER KICKS: For 7th to 12th grades the opposition must stand at least 5m away. All corner kicks shall be taken from the corner of the field. PENALTY KICKS: Penalty Kicks are to be taken from the Penalty Mark or from midway between goal line and the 9 metre Penalty line. There are no penalty kicks during the game in 8th grade; all penalties are direct free kicks outside the box. If an offence occurs inside the box, bring the penalty to a place outside the box, in line with where the offence occurred. Exceptions to this occur during tournaments, when a penalty is taken from the edge of the box directly in line with the centre of the goal. AGE APPROPRIATE: For players to qualify to play within an age group the player must be the same age as the appropriate grade on or before December 31 of that year i.e. 8th grade players must be 8 or less on or before December 31 of the competition year. For the 2010 competition this means players born 2002 or later will be eligible for the 8th grade. Female footballers qualify automatically to play one year less than their actual age. All applications for dispensation must be received by the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator prior to the player taking part in a match below their age appropriate grade. Waikato Bay of Plenty Football decisions are final. All dispensations to be lodged on the form attached to the 2010 Regulations document with the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator and approved by the Waikato Bay of Plenty Football. Dispensated players must be pointed out to the opposition coach and identified on the team card before play starts. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the forfeiture of the match. TEAM ARRIVAL: Any team not ready to start within 10 minutes of the official kick off time will default the game, unless previously agreed with the opposition coach or manager. Games kicking off late must be completed within the allocated time. The next game has the right to request the immediate end to game if over the allocated starting time for next game. Failure to end the game may result in a Waikato Bay of Plenty Football disciplinary hearing. PLAYER NUMBERS: Player numbers are listed on page 4 and 5 for each of the grades. For the 8th to 12th grades one less player may be played by agreement between coaches. The listed number of players for each grade may not be exceeded. If a team arrives short of player(s) and you have too many, why not lend one or two of your players to make the teams equal. SCORECARDS: Scorecards are required from 8th grade up and must be handed in at the close of play on the day in the box provided secured to the Puarenga Park Equipment Shed door. Player‟s names must be filled in legibly on cards. Teams playing at Arawa Park please text results to the results officer on 021 0241 4700, and then post cards to Waikato Bay of Plenty Football or, if games are still on at Puarenga Park, place cards in results box. Opposition coach at the end of the game must counter sign scorecards. If the opposition is unwilling to sign, please note the scorecard accordingly. Defaulted scorecards must be counter signed before game starts. Failure to fully complete legible scorecards will result in no points being awarded. SUBSTITUTION: For all grades, the referee must be notified before any player enters the field. No substitution may be made until play has been stopped and must take place at the halfway line. Rolling substitutes are permitted and a player may return to field after being substituted. For 8th grade and above, all substitutes must be named on the scorecard prior to kick off. For 11 aside games, teams in the junior league shall be capped at 16 players. If there is a differential of more than three (3) players between teams at a match, then there is a limit of three (3) substitutes per team, as per FIFA rules. INJURIES Grade 10 and under – play will be stopped immediately for any injury or suspected injury. Grade 11 and above – injuries should still be treated quickly, though a few seconds delay to complete a phase of play should be considered acceptable in most circumstances. Head injuries: In the event of a head injury the player must obtain a medical certificate, and if concussion has occurred there will be a mandatory 21 days stand down from playing or training regardless of whether it has been diagnosed as “slight” or otherwise. Therefore, before a player can return to playing, they must first obtain a clearance (medical certificate) to be lodged with the club Secretary. (Refer to the Waikato Bay of Plenty Football “Sideline Concussion Check” - Appendix 3). All injuries will be recorded and reported to the Club Secretary who will forward this information onto the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator on the Waikato Bay of Plenty Football Season Injury Card (Appendix 4 in the Rotorua Junior Football Regulations) TRANSFER OF PLAYERS: Players must only play for the club they are registered with at the start of the season and may not play down a grade or division. Players may play up grades for their own club only. The new club must register the inter-club transfer of any player with the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator before they can play for their new club, using the transfer form in Appendix 7 of the Rotorua Junior Football Regulations document. COMPLAINTS: All judicial-misconduct issues, unless resolved first between the two teams must be in writing, from both teams to the secretaries of the two affected clubs with 5 working days seeking resolution. If, no resolution is forthcoming, both club secretaries of the two affected clubs, are to forward the complaints to the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator who will discuss the issue with Waikato Bay of Plenty Football for a binding outcome. Each application to Waikato Bay of Plenty Football, to be submitted with a payment of $25.00 from the complainant‟s club. BORROWING OF PLAYERS Players may be borrowed from another team, within the same club, with the following proviso‟s: That the borrowing team is genuinely short Up to two (2) players may be borrowed for 11-sided games. One player may be borrowed for small-sided games. Numbers borrowed greater than these constitute a defaulting of the game. Shortened side friendly matches can then take place if both teams consent. That the consent has been given by the opposing teams coach or deputy. There will be no redress on a decision made prior to kickoff. That the players being borrowed are from a lower grade or division. CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations can only be made by the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator. For competitive games, coaches and clubs do not have the right to cancel games except for health and safety concerns. Cancellations will also be posted on the Rotorua Juniors page (tab in left hand menu) at www.waibopfootball.co.nz from 07:30am onwards on Saturday mornings. If games are cancelled keep with the draw. Due to the tight schedule catch up games will not be played. CLUB COLOURS Central: red shirt, red shorts, black socks Eastlake: maroon & white shirt, black shorts and socks John Paul College red & black shirt, black shorts Kaharoa: dark blue & yellow shirt Mamaku royal blue & black shirt, black shorts. Ngongotaha orange shirt, black shorts Otonga: white shirt, blue shorts, blue socks Rotorua City Juniors: royal blue & white striped shirt, white shorts Rotorua United: white shirt & shorts, white socks St Marys: maroon & blue shirt Valley: black & white shirt & shorts Westbrook: gold shirt, black shorts, black socks ARAWA PARK FIELDS Teams playing at Arawa Park will have to enter the course by the designated entrance only. The entrance is from Marguerita Street, see website if unsure. Please do not walk across the course at any other point. No cars are allowed onto the fields, please park in the designated area. We will keep the use of these fields only by respecting the racecourse and its environs. Please dispose of all rubbish in bins provided and keep the area clean. A team will be duty team (refer to Arawa Park Duty Roster on the Rotorua Juniors page of the Waikato Bay of Plenty Football website) and will distribute the nets and flags at Arawa Park and it is the responsibility of the first two teams playing that day to set up the nets and corner flags at each field. The nets and flags will be stored in a locked room of the toilet block at Arawa Park. The last team on each field must return the nets and flags to the storage rooms. An RDC C1 key will open the toilet block. A numbered key will open the storage room. There is a combination padlock on the gate (ask your delegate for the number). HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES As we enter the football season, please be aware that there is a potential for children to injure themselves by misuse of or by playing on football equipment such as goal frames. As a Health & Safety operating procedure at grounds used for RJF games, the following requirements will be strongly enforced. No one is to climb on, pull on, or play on or around any goals, equipment, crowd barriers or fence lines. If a parent or caregiver feels that any piece of equipment may pose a danger, or it has been left or is stored in a manner that it may cause injury if misused or be of danger to children, please move it and store it to a safe position and immediately inform a club or the BOP Junior Competitions/Communications Administrator. Junior players should always be adequately supervised and ultimately this is the responsibility of parent/caregiver. Stay with your children and help provide adequate supervision if there is any doubt in your mind. All geothermal areas are completely out of bounds to children. If a football ball enters these areas then adult help should be sought for retrieval immediately. Children do not try to retrieve on your own. As responsible adults we should be aware and alert to dangers to other people‟s children, supervised or not, and be immediately responsive to preventing a possible accident. Let‟s all have a safe and happy football season.