Summer 6s Competition Rules

COMPETITION RULES

The 2018 Summer 6s competition commences Tuesday 16th October and finishes Tuesday 18th December 2018. Rosters are available via this link [Insert Link to 2018 Summer 6s rosters]

Points will be awarded as follows:

Win: 3 points

Draw: 1 point

Loss: 0 points

Ranking will be based on goal difference, followed by most goals scored.

KICK OFF TIMES:

TEAMS MUST START PLAY AT THEIR SCHEDULED KICK OFF TIMES.

The Junior roster will kick-off at 4pm

The Youth roster will kick-off at 5pm

The Adults Mixed roster will kick-off at 6pm

The Men’s roster will kick-off at either 6pm or 7pm (please check roster)

 

GAME RULES

DURATION:

Each game will start on or within 10 minutes of the scheduled time, any delays will result in a shortened game length or a forfeit by the team not in attendance. Each game is 40 minutes in duration with 20 minutes played in each half. Half-time consists of a 5-minute break.

GAME/HALF COMMENCEMENT:

The first & second halves of the game start with a kick off from the centre spot by the selected team. Both teams should be in their own half and the opposition should not enter the centre circle. The ball does not have to go forward from the kick off.

FREE KICKS:

All free kicks are indirect free kicks! Opposing players must be 5m back from the ball

A PENALTY:

Shall be awarded as per normal rules for a foul in ‘THE GOALKEEPER/THE GOAL AREA’ section.

SLIDE TACKLES:

Slide tackles are forbidden. A free kick is awarded against players for slide tackles.

THE GOALKEEPER/THE GOAL AREA:

  • The goalie may roll the ball out to themselves and play on
  • AFL or Drop-kicks are NOT permitted. The referee will require the ball returned to the goalie in these instances
  • If a team makes a change of goalkeeper during the match the change must be made when the ball is out of play and the referee must be notified before the change is made.

RESTARTS AFTER A GOAL IS SCORED:

  • In the Adult & Mixed competitions after a goal is scored, the goalkeeper rolls/throws the ball out to restart play.
  • In the Junior & Youth competitions after a goal is scored, the game restarts with a kick off from the centre spot by the selected team. Both teams should be in their own half and the opposition should not enter the centre circle. The ball does not have to go forward from the kick off.

GOAL KICKS:

No goals kicks! Goalie must roll/throw the ball back in and opposition must be at least 5m away.

BACK PASSES: When an outfield player passes the ball back to the goalkeeper the goal keeper may NOT pick up the ball. The referee will award an indirect free kick to the opposing team from the nearest point on the goal area semi-circle.

KICK INS: The ball will be kicked in from the side lines. The ball must be stationary and on or behind the line. Opposition must be 2m from the ball before it has been kicked in.

CORNERS: Corners will be awarded as per FIFA rules. Opposition must be 5m away.

The Referees discretion and decision is final in any instance.

OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE:

Families are usually present, so we do not tolerate offensive language used in our competitions. Teams and their spectators who continue to use excessive offensive language will not be accepted back into the competition. Referees will caution players for using excessive offensive language. Referees will report team’s spectators who continue to use offensive language. Teams will lose points if they or their spectators use inappropriate or offensive language.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

All players, coaches and spectators associated with a team must read and at all times conduct themselves in line with Football Federation Tasmania’s code of conduct. If teams are guilty of conducting themselves in a manner that contravenes the code of conduct the team could be suspended or expelled from the competition without refund.

Please be aware that we have been flexible with age ranges in some divisions to accommodate players and strengthen the competition. Given the fun and social nature of the competition and the diversity of ages and genders please be mindful of the relative physicality of opposition players and consider the strength of tackles and intensity of your play.

YELLOW CARDS, RED CARDS:

Players will receive yellow and red cards as per regular FIFA rules (including dangerous or reckless tackling, foul and abusive language, professional fouls, persistent fouls or any violence directed at players or officials).

If a player accumulates more than 4 yellow cards during the competition, they miss the next game and their tally reverts to zero cards. This includes semi-finals and finals, should they be applicable.

If a player receives a red card the Summer 6s disciplinary committee will notify the player of the length of their suspension. This will depend on the report and the nature of the incident. All red card recipients will have a 1 week min suspension.

Teams accumulating more than 10 yellow cards will be deducted 2 points and entry into future Summer 6 competitions may not be permitted.

PITCH:

Size of pitch is approximately 60m x 30m. Goal area semi-circle of 6m diameter.

REFEREES:

Referees will be provided.

Verbal or physical abuse, intimidation, threats of violence or the persistent questioning of decisions of a referee by players, coaches or spectators, will not be tolerated and is unacceptable in this competition. Suspensions and/or team expulsions will occur if players or team supporters are found guilty of any of the above behaviour. Any player behaving in this manner stated above will be sent off and suspended and the entire team risks expulsion.

That player’s team may, at the competition manager’s discretion, get points deducted for the behaviour and risk team expulsion from the competition.

Team’s spectators who verbally abuse, intimidate, threaten or question referee decisions will result in a 3-point deduction for the team and at the discretion of the competition manager risk having the team being expelled from the competition. The spectators found guilty of this behaviour will be asked to stop and if they don’t will be asked to leave the ground and not to return. If a team’s spectators behave in the manner described above they risk expulsion from the competition, never to return.

REGISTRATION CHECKS:

The referee or a roaming official may undertake registration checks using the original registration sheet received by the competition manager. Teams/team captains must cooperate with officials by helping with this process.

UNREGISTERED PLAYERS/PLAYERS USED FROM OTHER TEAMS:

Teams cannot play an unregistered player or a player from another team without permission from the opposing team. You can register new players, up to the 10 allowable, at any time. If a team should require to register more than 10 players at any time during the competition an additional $30 fee is payable and that player may participate in the remainder of the competition. This option will not be available

If senior teams use players from another team without permission and are found guilty they risk losing any points received for that game.

If a team has less than 6 players it can ask the opposing team if it can use a player from another team. The team being asked can elect to give permission or refuse permission.

BORROWING OF OTHER REGISTERED PLAYERS:

If a team has 3 or less players the game is declared a forfeit. The game can still be played with the borrowing of other players, and will be played as a friendly.

If a team has 4 players ready to play, the game is ‘live’ and will count. In this case the team with the 4 players can ask permission from the opposing team to borrow players from other teams from the same or lower age/league category or from its own team.

Once permission is granted the game will play and the result will stand. The opposing team has every right to say no at the beginning of the game.

Please note players can register and play for more than 1 team.

PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE & DISCLAIMER:

Please note that all participants registered with Football Federation Tasmania/Australia and Eastern, Central and Northern Suburbs Junior Associations in 2018 are covered for insurance purposes.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: THOSE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE ABOVE IN 2018 PLAY AT THEIR OWN RISK AND WILL NOT BE COVERED BY THIS COMPETITION’S or FFA’s INSURANCE SHOULD INJURY OCCUR. SOUTH EAST UNITED ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INJURY OR LOSS.

FORFEIT:

Forfeited games result in 3 points being credited to the non-forfeiting team in the form of a 3 nil win.

Teams forfeiting 3 times may be expelled from the competition. No refunds will be paid to teams expelled or withdraw from the competition.

EXPULSION/WITHDRAWAL:

Summer 6s reserves the right to expel or suspend players or teams or team spectators involved in any sort of on or off field violence, including verbal abuse, intimidation (including excessive questioning of decisions) or assault of officials, without refund of match payment or registration/administration fees paid by the team or individual. Serious violence will be reported to the police. Players or teams expelled will not be allowed back into the competition.

TEAM WITHDRAWAL:

If a team withdraws from a competition, all previous games played against this team will be nullified (win, lose or draw). No refunds will be paid to teams expelled or withdrawn from the competition.

WET WEATHER:

If it has been or is raining the South East United Football Club Facebook page will be updated by 12pm on the day of the competition to advise of any cancellations due to inclement weather. It is the responsibility of each player and team to check the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/southeastunitedfc) for updates to see if games are still on or cancelled. No refunds or partial refunds of the $300 team registration fee will be payable should rounds be cancelled.

If any of the rounds are cancelled due to wet weather the round/games will not be replayed.

LIGHTNING:

If lightning is too close while games are on we will stop all games and ask all players and spectators to take cover. We ask people to take cover in the dressing rooms or in their cars. Once lightning passes we will make an assessment and either recommence or suspend all remaining games for that round in that division.

TEAMS

PLAYER NUMBERS:

Each squad is to comprise at least 6 players. Teams to field 6 players including a goalkeeper for each game. Goalkeeper is to wear a top coloured different to outfield players. Teams will be permitted to commence play with not less than 4 players and bring on any late arriving players after kick off. Games will not be delayed for teams short of players waiting for their players to turn up.

Mixed League only:

  • Teams must have at least 2 female players on the pitch at all times
  • Every 3rd goal must be scored by a female player or via a header.
    • If a team’s male players score more than 2 goals in a row (if not via the head). The game restarts with the goalie, as per a goal kick
    • This rule ‘resets’ when:
      • A female scores a goal;
      • A male scores a headed goal; or
      • At the resumption of play after half-time

…at which point a team’s male players are free to score again


SUBSTITUTES:

Substitutes are unlimited and may take place during any stoppage in play. Substitutes must not enter the field until the player they are replacing has left the field of play, tagging them at the halfway line. Teams are not to have more than 4 substitutes at any game.

 

 


FOOTWEAR:

Boots with moulded studs only; players with metal studs will not be allowed to play. Touch football trainers or “grass cats” are acceptable. Officials may check footwear before every game.

SHIN PADS:

Must be worn; this is not negotiable. Players will be asked to leave the field if they are found not to be wearing shin pads.

UNIFORM/KIT:

Teams are to field players wearing the same coloured shirts. If teams do not have matching shirts bibs will be provided. Bibs will be provided when colours of the opposing team are similar.


BALLS:

All balls will be supplied – We don’t have ball boys or girls, so it is each team’s responsibility to ensure balls do not go missing. Balls must be retrieved during game time. Balls must be returned to referee at the end of each game.

GOALS:

Goals are erected and pegged into the ground on each field by Summer 6s staff. Teams playing the last games on a field are asked to assist bringing the goals back to the shipping container next to the ground. Each goal contains 3 or 4 metal pegs that must also be brought back.

ENTERING THE PLAYING FIELD:

Spectators, coaches, substitutes or suspended players are not allowed to enter the field of play under any circumstances other than that described below.

A substitute can come onto field to replace another player and must only come on from half way.

A substitute or coach can attend to an injured player after permission is sought from official.

WARM UP AREAS:

If not clear please check with officials or Summer 6s staff. Warm up should not interfere with live games.

ALCOHOL:

Alcohol is not to be consumed by anyone around the assigned playing areas while Summer 6s games are in progress.
 

RUBBISH:

Please take all your rubbish with your or put in the bins provided.