1. All matches are to be played under current mini soccer FA rules unless otherwise stated.
  2. All players must be aged 6 or over on 31 August 2018 – i.e. born on or before 31 August 2012.
  3. Each team will consist of 5 players plus up to 2 substitutes per match. Rolling substitutes are allowed.  A player may only play for one team in the same age group. Teams may bring additional players so a squad can contain up to 10 players.
  4. The manager of the first-named team in the schedule provides the match ball, chooses the end and kicks off. In case of shirt colour clashes, the first-named team wears bibs or shirts inside-out.
  5. If, in the opinion of the referee, there is an unfair advantage playing at one end of the pitch (for example, a strong wind), then the referee may decide to play two halves without a rest.
  6. All matches, except Finals, will consist of one 8 minute period.  The Final for each category will consist of one 10 minute match, split into two halves of 5 minutes. Teams will be required to switch ends at half time.
  7. All goalkeepers, in competitions for U13 age groups and older, must not drop kick the ball from their hands. The football must be thrown out keeping the ball below head height.  If the ball goes above head height an indirect free kick outside the penalty area is awarded to the attacking team.
  8. In the league stages, 3 points will be awarded for a win, and 1 point for a draw. In the event of a tie, the league ranking will be decided by the goals scored, then deciding factors will be goal difference and then the result between the two (or more) tied teams. If this still fails to split the teams, a penalty shoot out will decide final league position.
  9. The rankings for best second/third/fourth placed teams will first be determined by percentage of maximum points achieved in group.  If this fails to split teams, the same procedure as in (8) above will be used.
  10. There will be no extra-time in the knock-out stages. If the teams are tied then there will be a penalty shoot-out.
  11. Penalty shoot-outs will consist of three penalty kicks from each team. If the teams are still tied, then penalty kicks will continue one for each side to determine a winner.
  12. All appeals must be accompanied with a £5 deposit (which will be refunded if upheld). Disputes will be resolved by the management and referee.