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(G) A club may at its discretion and in accordance with the laws of the game use 5 substitute players in any match in this competition from Under 11 age upwards who may be selected from 5 players.

Subject to the provisions set out.

For Mini Soccer

Any number of substitutions from the registered squad of either 10 players for 5 v 5 football or 12 players for 7 v 7 football may be used at any time with the permission of the referee. Entry onto the field of play will only be allowed during a stoppage in play. A player who has been replaced may return to the play as a substitute for another player. A Team must not have a squad greater than double the size of its team in an age group.


For teams in the Under 11 age and upwards, a player who has been substituted becomes a substitute and may replace another player at any time subject to the substitution being carried out in accordance with Law 3 of the Laws of Association Football. Signed players include 14 maximum for 9v9 football and 11aside is 17 players. For teams in the under 17 age bracket a maximum of 20 players can be signed.


The referee shall be informed of the names of the substitutes not later than 5 minutes before the start of the match.


(H) The half time interval for mini soccer matches shall be 5 minutes and youth matches shall be of 10 minutes duration, but it shall not exceed 15 minutes. The half time interval may only be altered with the consent of the referee.


The League shall require all players and Club officials to have signed the FA Respect Codes of Conduct and produce these if so requested by the League management committee. Prior to each match the participating teams and officials shall conduct the Respect handshake and/or participating teams to offer three cheers and handshakes to the opposing team after the match.


The participating Clubs taking part in the fixture shall identify a team captain designated with a captains armband who has a responsibility to offer support in the management of the on field discipline of his/her team mates. If the participating players are considered to be too young to take on this role a member of the team coaching staff should provide this support.


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