Leixlip United AFC

Founded 1969

Co. Kildare

Mini Leagues 2024 Manager information


We are holding a meeting for Mini League Managers this Wednesday 29th of May at the Club Coffee Shop:

19:00 Boys Meeting

19:30 Girls Meeting

and on
Thursday 30th May

19:00 for anyone who can't make the meetings on Wednesday evening.

All managers are expected  to attend as we’ll be going over the following important information:

  • Competition Rules
  • Manager Rules
  • Team Allocations

We have a large group of boys managing teams this year so there may be 2 - 4 per team.  We are short a few managers for girls teams, so if any girls from our older teams would like to manage, please let us know at minileaguesleixliputd@gmail.com

We’ll be asking all our managers to take a photo of the rules so they will have them on their phones.

RULES FOR MANAGERS

• Managers to ensure teams are ready to kick off at the allotted times.
• All matches will be 10 minutes per half and will start at the same time under the instruction of Ciarain  on the mic.
• The referee will have a chat to each team and manager before the start of the match to ensure the game will be played in good spirit and to remind the players that dirty tackles, abuse, and consistent fouling will not be tolerated. With that, a referee can book players or may
ask you to sub a player off should the referee feel that that’s the appropriate course of
action.
• Do not, under any circumstances, give the referee abuse. If it happens, you will be reported
and most likely removed from your manager's position.
• Matches will be at least 7-a-side but, should space and squad numbers allow, this can be
pushed to 8-a-side or even 9-a-side. This will be decided by the referee at the start of each
match.
• Managers are to ensure ALL children get an EQUAL opportunity to play
Ensure that you are fair with your Substitutions and don't keep subbing the same 2 or 3
weak players. The referee will guide you on when it’s time to rotate your players.
Important: If the referee feels you are making unfair substitutions, he can stop the game
and force you to change.
• Opposition players must retreat(circa 1/3 of the pitch) and cannot touch the ball within the
retreat area before someone from the other team touches it. This applies to all age groups!
• Each coordinator will have a team list with the names of players & managers. So, only those
names listed on a sheet are allowed on the sideline (no extra friends are permitted!)
Managers will be provided with a ‘Manager Lanyard’ which must be worn, so they are easily identified
• If a team goes 3 goals up, the other team is allowed to bring on an extra player. (If they don't
have an extra player then get the winning to take someone off). This player is then
withdrawn should the team get back to 2 goals down.
• To help the children identify their managers, all managers will need to wear a lanyard.These can be collected at the club house on Friday between 5pm - 5:30pm.  Managers will need to wear these at all times. Managers will not be permitted on the sideline without their lanyard.
• Should a spectator/parent/manager give you abuse or argues with you, please report it
straight away to your coordinator or referee so it can be dealt with. You do not have to put
up with that.

COMPETITION RULES

● Matches will be 10 minutes per half with a quick turnaround break. (Academy games will be 10 minutes each.)
● Opposition players must retreat(circa 1/3 of the pitch) and cannot touch the ball within the
retreat area before someone from the other team touches it. This applies to all age groups!
● Roll on, roll off substitutions. EVERY child must get equal gametime and the referees will instruct managers when it is time to sub on/off.
● 3 Points for a win, 1 point for a draw.
● If a team goes 3 goals up, the other team is allowed to bring on an extra player. (If they don't
have an extra player then the winning side need to take someone off). This player is then
withdrawn should the team get back to 2 goals down.
● In the case of 2 teams ending up with the same number of points in the table, league position will be based on head-to-head. If head-to-head can’t separate them and their final position would result in a team not qualifying for the semi-finals (eg. 4th & 5th), then a penalty shootout will take place. (Goal difference will not be used at all)
●Should it only be for position within the 4 qualified teams eg. 3rd & 4th, then a coin flick will
determine the final position)
● Semi Finals will take place on Saturday afternoon with 1st playing 4th and 2nd playing 3rd.
● The Finals will all take place on Sunday morning from 10am.

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