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Code of Conduct

Junior sport is about having fun, engaging in fair and healthy competition and learning about the game. It is through junior sport that a love of the game is fostered abd skills developed. Please familiarise yourself with the Code of Conduct for players, spectators, coaches and officials.

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FIFA Laws Of Football

On 1 July 2009, the new Laws of the Game, modified at the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Newcastle, Northern Ireland on 28 February 2009, came into force. Please familarise yourself with the OFFside Rule in our simple to follow demonstration{rokbox text=|Offside Multimedia Domonstration|}http://lnjsa.com/football-rules/offside.html{/rokbox}

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MiniRoos

Small Sided Football MiniRoos has been a huge success in the LNJSA community with more young players than ever before and everyone having loads of fun and learning about the game. Here are the rules and infromation for each level of MiniRoos.

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LNJSA Disciplinary Table.

Infringements as per Law 12 in the Laws of the Game 2010/2011, not withstanding additions and deletions incorporated by the LNJSA. Sanctions adopted as per Law 12 in the Laws of the Game 2010/2011, not withstanding additions and deletions incorporated by the LNJSA. Adaptions and/or deletions incorporated were by majority…

Player Code of Conduct

Play by the rules.Never argue with an official.Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team's performance will benefit... so will you.Be a good…

Coaching Code of Conduct

Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake. Be reasonable in your demands on player's time, energy and enthusiasm. Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players…

Code of Conduct for Referees

Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play come first.Study and learn the laws of the Game and understand the "spirit" of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.Encourage and enforce the Philosophies of "Everyone Plays," "Positive Coaching" and "Good Sportsmanship".Respect other referees'…

Parent Code of Conduct

Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.Encourage children to participate, do not force them.Focus on the child's effort and performance rather than winning or losing.Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.Never ridicule or yell…

GUIDELINES FOR REFEREES

Positioning with ball in play  Recommendations  The play should be between the referee and the lead assistant referee.  The lead assistant referee should be within the referee's field of vision. The referee should use a wide diagonal system.  Staying towards the outside of the play makes it easier to keep play and the…

Off Side Explained

Offside is one of the most controversial rules in the game with much debate over decisions - mainly due to the fact that a player caught offside is often denied a clear goal scoring opportunity. In many cases, only the assistant referee is in a position to see the offside…

LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY

Field surface Dimensions The field of play must be rectangular. The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of the goal line. Length: minimum 90 m (100 yds) maximum 120 m (130 yds) Width: minimum 45 m (50 yds) maximum 90 m (100 yds) Field Markings…

LAW 2 – THE BALL

Qualities and Measurements The ball is: spherical of a pressure equal to 0.6 – 1.1 atmosphere (600 – 1100 g/cm2) at sea level (8.5 lbs/sq in 15.6 lbs/sq in) Replacement of a Defective Ball If the ball bursts or becomes defective during the course of a match: the match is…

LAW 3 – THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS

Players A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than seven players. Official Competitions Up to a maximum of four substitutes may be listed on the…

Local FIFA Rules & Process

LOCAL ASSOCIATION RULES & RESPONSIBILITIES - 11'S/U, 13'S AND YOUTHFIFA RULES APPLY TO:11s/u 11 players 2 x 30 minute halves with a ten minute break, size 4 ball13s/u 11 players 2 x 30 minute halves with a ten minute break, size 4 ballYouth 11 players 2 x 35 minute halves…

LAW 4 - THE PLAYERS' EQUIPMENT

Safety A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewellery). Basic Equipment The basic compulsory equipment of a player comprises the following separate items: a jersey or shirt - if undergarments are worn, the colour of the …

LAW 5 - THE REFEREE

The Authority of the Referee Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed. Powers and Duties The Referee: enforces the Laws of the Game controls the match in co-operation…

LAW 6 - THE ASSISTANT REFEREE

Duties Assistance Two assistant referees are appointed whose duties, subject to the decision of the referee, are to indicate: when the whole of the ball has passed out of the field of play which side is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-in when a player may be…

LAW 7 - THE DURATION OF THE MATCH

Periods of Play The match lasts two equal periods of times as defined per Age Group. Any agreement to alter the periods of play (for example to reduce each half because of insufficient light) must be made before the start of play and must comply with competition rules. Half-Time Interval…

LAW 8 - THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY

Preliminaries Kick-off Procedure A coin is tossed and the team that wins the toss decides which goal it will attack in the first half of the match. The other team takes the kick-off to start the match. The team that wins the toss takes the kick-off to start the second…

LAW 9 - THE BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY

Ball Out of Play The ball is out of play when: it has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line whether on the ground or in the air play has been stopped by the referee Ball In Play The ball is in play at all other times, including when:…

LAW 10 - THE METHOD OF SCORING LAW

Goal Scored A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal. Winning Team The team scoring the…

LAW 11 - OFFSIDE LAW

Offside Position Offence No Offence It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position. A player is in an offside position if: he is nearer to his opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent A player is not in an offside…

LAW 12 - FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

Fouls and misconduct are penalised as follows: Direct Free Kick A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: kicks or attempts to kick…