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REVISED DIARY JAN - JUNE 2022
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LIST OF LEAGUE OFFICIALS
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LEAGUE DIVISIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (LDR)
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FIXTURES
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LIST OF CLUB SECRETARIES
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CODE OF CONDUCT
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DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE PROCESS 2020/21
How the Development League will operate
 
 
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HISTORY OF THE TESTWAY YFL
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FULL TIME INSTRUCTIONS
Full Time Statistics information
 
 
MANAGERS INSTRUCTIONS
This includes details regarding the arrangement of games
 
 

MANAGERS INSTRUCTIONS

A GUIDE FOR CLUB MANAGERS

The Club Manager acts on behalf of the Club Secretary at matches and is responsible to the Club Secretary for the good behaviour of players, officials and spectators both on and off the field of play.

AGE GROUPS

ARRANGING GAMES (KICK OFFS, DURATION OF GAME, BALL SIZES AND ASSISTANT REFEREES & SUBSTITUTIONS.

·        Kick Off between 9.30 and 11.59 on a Saturday Morning unless otherwise agreed by all Parties. (RULE 10B).

·        Please refer to rules for playing times and ball sizes.

·        Arrange game at least 4 days in advance.

  • Home team must supply 2 match balls.
  • Home Team to provide Referee if not appointed by the league – Should not be Manager. 
  • Home team must notify the Leagues Referee Appointments Secretary of kick off time and location 2 weeks before the game is played.
  • Each Club to provide an Assistant Referee over 16 years of age unless qualified or 2 years older than the age group.
  • Substitutions – 5 from 5 Rolling except under 11’s and below unlimited substitutes

·        Fixtures will be despatched to Clubs as soon as possible after AGM. Clubs then have 2 weeks to consider schedules and advise of any changes they require – exceptional circumstances only to be agreed by Management Committee. Once the fixtures have been confirmed all Games must be played as scheduled unless the club gives 4 weeks’ notice or are involved in a County Cup Match due to be played on a Saturday. Games may be brought forward though with the agreement of the LDR and opposition.

·        Even though no fixture has been scheduled for a date, one maybe in the future, there are no free Saturdays.

·        Completed Player Registration Form online through the Whole Game System. Maximum Numbers to be registered 20 for 11 a side and 16 for 7 a side. No limit to under 18’s.

  • Do not telephone any league official after 9pm, unless you have been invited to do so.
  • Do not call at any league official’s home unless a prior agreement has been made.
  • Attend Managers Meeting as and when scheduled.
  • Home team managers must contact away team with details of game (i.e. time, venue) 4 days before the match. If the away team has not received communication by this time, they must ensure the LDR has been advised by 9pm on the Thursday.
  • On match days ensure that the result is texted to FULL TIME and that the necessary details are completed online.
  • If you are the home team, provide 2 match balls, 2 assistance referee flags, a whistle, an adequate first aid kit and should have a qualified first aider in attendance. Also, that nets, corner flags and pitch markings are adequate.
  • All managers must ensure that player’s equipment is not dangerous.
  • All managers must make sure that statistics are completed on Full Time no later than Monday following the game.
  • Ensure that substitutes that have played in a match are entered on the team sheet as having played. 
  • Where Assistant Referees are not appointed, each team must provide a competent person to run the line. This person must not coach whilst acting as a match official.
  • All teams should be ready to start 15 minutes prior to kick off.
  • Do not contact the Referees Representative direct, asks your club secretary to do so.
  • A game cannot be postponed without the Management Committee approval (except in the case of weather conditions or the 4 week notice rule is applied)
  • If you are dealing with a transfer, ensure you follow the transfer rules very carefully.
  • If you require further clarification of the League Rules, seek guidance from your Club Secretary or your LDR.
  • League Diary at front of Handbook is a quick reference of deadlines and dates; the rule book then expands on requirements and instructions
  • Consider Covid19 risk assessment rules at all times.

 

Above all remember that the League or Trophy Event Co=ordinators is a person to help you and not somebody to whinge at. They all have their own lives and football commitments so please be respectful when contacting them

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