Passing back to the goalkeeper is discourage. Given the ages of the players we tend not to always enforce this. It is left the the referee if they believe it is a tactical action or an oversight.
Pre-printed match cards with names are next to the field, the only admin is to put a tick next to your child's name
Results will be recorded by the referee.
Parents can take it in turn to manage player interchange or appoint one person.
Opposition players should be 3 metres back from a kick in and free kick.
-There are no goal kicks, the goalie must always throw the ball
-When thrown, the ball cannot pass over the halfway line on the full
-Must be touched by another player before touched by the golie again
The purpose of these Primary Soccer is the game not the competition. Should a team fail to arrive or forfeit we will form a composite team of players from games just finished. This ensure your team gets a game. With games only lasting 28 minutes, we need to act quickly to get replacements so if your team is 5 minutes late it will be replaced. GAMES CANNOT RUN PAST ALLOTTED TIME as it delays all games following.
The draw will be published on the Primary Soccer web site.
On the ground we will have a referee for each field plus a ground controller.
Should a regular referee call in sick, a replacement will be arranged.
Should there be a late absence, the Ground Controller will act as referee.
Two late absences may require a parent to act until a replacement can arrive. (our experience is this occurs 1 in 300 games)
Teams need to have the same coloured top. This could be anything from $5 T-shirts to school sports uniforms or professional jerseys. Bibs will be available at the grounds. These bibs can be used if there are two teams with similar colours or if the team has not decided on a colour. No numbers required.
We play from the weakest/youngest teams through to the older ages over the afternoon.
Any player from an earlier game can fill in for a later game, this is like a player from the "C" team playing up and filling in for the "A" team.
A player from a game with a later kick-off is playing in a stronger division. This is like an "A" player helping out the "C" team and doing so will mean the result is recorded as a forfeit but the game may go ahead.