DDSL SSG LEAGUE GUIDELINES:

 

 

U10 Division

  • Non-competition football.
  • Play 7-a-side….Roll on/off basis.
  • Referees… if available. Given the number of teams & available referees…most fixtures will not be allocated a referee.
  • Please ensure the home team appoints a referee.
  • League to set fixtures every week.
  • Play 25 mins each way.
  • Size 5 Ball…U10 (weight 320 grams)
  • Shin-Pads must be worn at all times.
  • It is recommended that the U10 teams shall consist of a panel of 10 players (7 players & 3 subs). However it is agreed that teams are permitted to sign up to a maximum of 12 players.
  • All players must be played during the game…unless injured/sick.
  • Teams will be allocated to the different divisions from U9’s based on our own official feedback….our monitoring of games, together with the return of the survey forms from Clubs.
  • Re-grading if deemed necessary…based on returned survey forms & our own monitoring.
  • No league tables are kept & no results to be posted to league.

Other Measures:

  • Retreat Line: Opposing players must retreat six meters outside the box when the goalkeeper is taking a kick-out or rolling the ball out. Opposing players cannot advance until the ball is received by the full backs etc. However ONE opponent will be allowed to remain inside the retreat line so as to introduce an element of pressure while all others must move outside the retreat line.
  • Retreat Lines should be marked out with ‘Disc Yellow Cones.
  • Goal-keeper cannot kick the ball from his hands… & is not allowed handle the ball from a back pass.
  • System will be monitored on a regular basis.
  • Clubs must ensure the pitch is roped off – all parents &spectators must be at least 5 feet away from side-line.
  • All spectators follow ‘behind the line’ concept.
  • Coaches/players only – from both teams to stay on one side of the pitch.

Pitch Dimensions:

 

  • Minimum: 60m x 35m…..Maximum: 65m x 40m.
  • Penalty kick, normal rules to apply, penalty spot to be 8 metres from the centre of goal.

 

U11 Division 

  • For the coming season the league will be competition football.
  • Play 7-a-side….Roll on/off basis.
  • Official referees to be appointed by League – Fee per match will be €20 per match.
  • League to set fixtures every week.
  • Play 25 mins each way.
  • Size 5 Ball…U11 (weight 320 grams) Same Guidelines as u10.
  • Shin-Pads must be worn at all times.
  • It is recommended that the U11 teams shall consist of a panel of 10 players (7 players & 3 subs). However it is agreed that teams are permitted to sign up to a maximum of 12 players.
  • All players must be played during the game…unless injured/sick.
  • Promotion to u12 Premier Sat and so on…11 team league.

Allocation of the 5 top teams in 11A Sat & 5 top teams in 11A Sun…Plus play off for final place between 6th team from both 11A Sat & 11A Sun…Thereby forming an 11 team league for u12 Premier for the season 2015/2016…Further details on the u12 Division section.

  • Any club who finishes in the top 5 on either Sat & Sun or the play off… can only have 1 team promoted to the higher divisions.
  • Teams will be re-graded at Christmas…two up/two down…. This will a guideline only…not be a rule and will be at the discretion of the SSG…taking all factors into consideration.
  • Important Note: The first half of the season… will be the only time teams from u11a/a1 Sat & u11a/a1 Sun will be in the position to compete for u12 Premier Sat for the following season i.e. 2015/2016. Re-grading takes place at Christmas for the second half of the season. This applies in the same way for u12 Major and the remaining lower leagues. Therefore, allocation to the U12 League will be based on the u11 Divisions, after Xmas.

Other Measures:

  • Goal-keeper cannot kick the ball from his hands… & is not allowed handle the ball from a back pass.
  • Clubs must ensure the pitch is roped off so parents etc have to be at least 5 ft. away from side-line….All spectators follow ‘behind the line’ concept.
  • Coaches/players only… from both teams to stay on one side of the pitch.

Pitch Dimensions:

  • Minimum : 60m x 35m…..Maximum : 65m x 40m.
  • Penalty Kick…normal rules apply….penalty spot to be 8 metres from the centre of goal.

 

SSG Updates: U10

There is some confusion over the retreat line.

Retreat Line:

This must be adhere to under the new system…as stipulated in the guidelines from the DDSL & FAI Player Development Plan. It is important that all teams are aware of the system & games are consistent. The retreat line has been introduced to allow players play the ball out from the back & gain confidence. Opposing players must move outside the retreat line when the goal-keeper is taking a kick out or rolling the ball out. Opposing players cannot advance until the ball is received by the full backs etc. However..ONE (1)opponent will be allowed to remain inside the retreat line so as to introduce an element of pressure while others remain outside the retreat line.

The Retreat Line for U10 should be signified by cones & placed 1/3 distance of the field from each end…See page 8 of the FAI development plan booklet…which was issued to all clubs.

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