FA Licensed Coaches Club

Summer Tournaments

Key Information Regarding Summer Competitions

ALL TOURNAMENTS/GALAS/FESTIVALS

Our website has all the information on this year’s tournaments, please click here to see what’s happening in and around West Riding.

 

If you are hosting an event, it must be sanctioned by the County FA to ensure the event is covered by Public Liability Insurance. A simple document is available for you to download, complete and submit to us on the Summer Tournaments page on our website.

 

Running an event you’d like to promote? Please e-mail the details to info@westridingfa.com and we’ll add it to our website.

 

U6 Football

The lowest age group that is permitted to play organised fixtures is U7, any events that contain U6 fixtures will not be sanctioned. In accordance with The FA’s Standard Code of Rules (Youth):

Rule 18 (C)          A child who has not attained the age of 6 shall not play, and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match of any kind.

 

The relevant age  for  each  Player  is  determined  by  his  or  her  age  as  at  midnight  on 31 August of the relevant Playing Season i.e. children who are aged 6 as at midnight on 31 August in a Playing Season (together with those who attain the age of 6 during the Playing Season) will be classed as Under 7 Players for that Playing Season. Children who are aged 7 as at midnight on 31 August in a Playing Season will be classed as Under 8 Players for that Playing Season, and so on.

Notwithstanding the above, a child is permitted to play up in the age group above his or her chronological age group, irrespective of any changes of format or competition structure, save that a child who attains the age of 6 after 31 August is permitted to play only in the Under 7 age group, and may not play in the Under 8 age group, for that Playing Season.

The age groups that children are eligible to play in are set out in the table below, along with the permitted football formats for each of those age groups. Children shall not play, and shall not be permitted or encouraged to play, in a match between sides of more than the stated number of players, according to their age group:

 

Age on 31 August of the relevant

Playing Season

Eligible Age Groups

Maximum Permitted Format

Minimum Pitch Sizes

Maximum Pitch Sizes

Recommended Goal Sizes

in feet

 

Ball Size

Yards

Metres

Yards

Metres

6

Under 7

5v5

30 x 20

27.45 x 18.3

40 x 30

36.3 x 27.45

12 x 6

3

Under 8

30 x 20

27.45 x 18.3

40 x 30

36.3 x 27.45

12 x 6

7

Under 8

5v5

30 x 20

27.45 x 18.3

40 x 30

36.3 x 27.45

12 x 6

3

Under 9

7v7

50 x 30

45.75 x 27.45

60 x 40

54.9 x 36.6

12 x 6

8

Under 9

7v7

50 x 30

45.75 x 27.45

60 x 40

54.9 x 36.6

12 x 6

3

Under 10

50 x 30

45.75 x 27.45

60 x 40

54.9 x 36.6

12 x 6

4

9

Under 10

7v7

50 x 30

45.75 x 27.45

60 x 40

54.9 x 36.6

12 x 6

4

Under 11

9v9

70 x 40

64 x 36.6

80 x 50

73.15 x 45.75

16 x 7

10

Under 11

9v9

70 x 40

64 x 36.6

80 x 50

73.15 x 45.75

16 x 7

4

Under 12

70 x 40

64 x 36.6

80 x 50

73.15 x 45.75

16 x 7

11

Under 12

9v9

70 x 40

64 x 36.6

80 x 50

73.15 x 45.75

16 x 7

4

Under 13

11v11

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

100 x 60

91.44 x 54.9

21 x 7

12

Under 13

 

11v11

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

100 x 60

91.44 x 54.9

21 x 7

 

4

Under 14

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

100 x 60

91.44 x 54.9

21 x 7

13

Under 14

 

11v11

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

100 x 60

91.44 x 54.9

21 x 7

4

Under 15

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

110 x 70

100.58 x 64

24 x 8

5

14

Under 15

 

11v11

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

110 x 70

100.58 x 64

24 x 8

 

5

Under 16

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

110 x 70

100.58 x 64

24 x 8

 

15

Under 16

 

11v11

90 x 50

82.3 x 45.75

110 x 70

100.58 x 64

24 x 8

 

5

Under 17

100 x 50

91.44 x 45.75

130 x 100

118.87 x 91.44

24 x 8

Under 18

100 x 50

91.44 x 45.75

130 x 100

118.87 x 91.44

24 x 8

 

16

Under 17

 

11v11

100 x 50

91.44 x 45.75

130 x 100

118.87 x 91.44

24 x 8

 

5

Under 18

 

 

100 x 50

91.44 x 45.75

130 x 100

118.87 x 91.44

24 x 8

Open Age

100 x 50

91.44 x 45.75

130 x 100

118.87 x 91.44

24 x 8

 

For any further information or queries, please contact info@westridingfa.com or 01132 821222 (option 1 – Football Services).