MANAGERS

If You Don’t Read This Page,
You Deserve All You Get !

This Page contains Help and Advice to assist you to get past some of the problems encountered by Team Managers.
These notes are to help but MUST NOT be taken as permission.
If you are still in doubt, contact a League Official.

First of all, let’s get something clear.
The rules are not written by some hideous, child eating bureaucrat.
They’re written by your club
YES, YOUR CLUB
Every club in the League decides the rules and votes on them each year.
Every club has the opportunity to change the rules each year.
The League Secretary and Committee do not write the rules,  their job is simply to apply them.
So, if you don’t like the rules, complain to your club – Not the League.


Upon joining the League, you agree to abide by the rules so, Please try to take some time to understand the most common problems encountered by Team Managers during a season.
If you are in any doubt, ask a league Official – DO NOT ASSUME.


PRECEDENT
In order to understand why some rules are imposed, it’s important to understand Precedent.
In a nutshell Precedent means ‘What’s OK for one is OK for all’.
For instance, it’s not uncommon for teams to field an ineligible player in the Cup.
It’s very often an Honest Mistake and the manager has no intention of cheating.
The problem is that, if the League Committee allow the mistake, they are setting a Precedent.
The Precedent would then allow teams to play ineligible players at any time and simply say they made a mistake.


REPORTING PROBLEMS – REFEREE’S RESPONSIBILTY
The Referee, official or non-official, has a duty to report any unsavoury or unpleasant events that happen on or around the pitch before, during and after the game – including any yellow or red cards – directly to the County FA.
The League has little power to take any action unless procedures are followed.
If you are the opposition and the referee takes any action during a game it’s also your responsibility to report to the County FA that the referee was required to take such action.
If you are not sure how to make a report please contact the League Secretary.


PLAYER QUALIFICATION
Team Managers MUST have players I.D cards ready to show the opposition BEFORE the game commences.
FAILURE TO PRODUCE I.D CARDS PRIOR TO THE GAME MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS AND A FINE.


CUP QUALIFICATION
Players must have played at least 1 (one) game for the club this season.
Do not imagine there are any excuses for getting this wrong.
If any one of your players has not played 1 game for the club then your team will be eliminated from the competition.
Please check and double check as there will be
NO EXCEPTIONS !
It’s also important to note that, in the Cup, players can only play for ONE TEAM in any age group


MATCH REPORTS
u7 & u8’s use the Match Report Sheet
Click HERE to download
u9 to u18’s should use the Match Report Book providedd


RETURN OF TROPHIES
Please remember that another team would like to enjoy being presented with the trophy that you won last year so, we need to get them back ready for the next winner
ALL TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED BY THE DECEMBER LEAGUE MEETING AT THE LATEST


 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL EVENTS
28 Days Notice is required to postpone a game due to players on a school trip/event.
School trips are usually arranged months in advance.
Managers are advised to ask your Players & Parents if any school events are planned.
They, very often, will not think tell you until the last minute.


REPORTING RESULTS
Results of ALL games, including goalscorers, must be phoned or e-mailed to the Results Secretary as soon as possible after the game
Scores & Scorers are printed in the Yorkshire Post on Monday & the Huddersfield Examiner on Tuesday


REFEREE APPOINTMENTS
Official Referees are appointed to selected matches in the u16, 17 & 18’s.
It is very important that the Referees Secretary is fully informed of any changes to Handbook details


SHORT OF PLAYERS
If your team is short of players consider borrowing from a younger age group.
An u11 can play u12 etc.,
However, Mini-soccer players cannot play 11-a-side


MATCH DAYS
ALL Sundays throughout the season are Match Days.
TEAMS CANNOT REFUSE TO PLAY ON MATCH DAYS


COUNTY CUPS
Please phone ALL results, including County & District games in to the Results Secretary.
We can’t plan fixtures unless we know if your team is going to be in the next round.
The Counties DO NOT inform the League of their competition details.


POSTPONEMENTS
The League Secretary has no power to postpone games.  Please don’t ask.
Games can only be postponed due to…
County Cup Games
Loss of Pitch
(If no fault of the club)
School Events
(28 days notice required)
Recognised Religious Festivals
(28 days notice required)


ON OR BEFORE
League games can be played on or before the date on the fixture list – But not after.
If you have a problem on a certain date, consider playing at an earlier date


MATCH ARRANGEMENTS
As a matter of courtesy, home Team Managers should inform their opponents of changes to handbook details at least 6 days before a game.
If your opponents don’t ring you, then ring them !