Small-Sided and Tournaments

Small Sided Leagues or Tournaments (Small Sided football is not to be confused with Mini-Soccer or Futsal which have their own specific laws which are also available from The FA.)

If you are organising a Small Sided League, or a Tournament or One off Competition, you are now able to download the relevant forms and information that are required.

We would suggest that you also read the Organisers Guide to Affiliating a Small-Sided Football Competition or League, with The FA or the Sussex County FA.

If you wish to affiliate a Small Sided League, you will need to complete and return the following forms: 
Heads of Agreement Form
Small Sided Football Competition -  Form D

If you wish to affiliate a tournament or one off competition you will need to complete and return the following:
Tournament or Competition Sanction Form.pdf
Tournament or Competition Sanction Form D.pdf
Payment of £16.00
Confirmation as to which format is being played (Mini Soccer or Small Sided)

For under-7s to under-10s Mini Soccer Age Groups, Tournament Organisers must ensure that their Competition Rules are updated to include the Youth Development Review implementation i.e. 5v5 for under-7s from 2013/14 and also under-8s from 2014/15 whilst still playing to the Laws of Mini Soccer. These Booklets can be found below for your information with the Laws included. Any competitions from under-7s to under-10s MUST play by these Laws of Mini Soccer.

For under-11s Age Groups and upwards please use the Small Sided Rules template below and ensure that pitches are marked in accordance with the Competition Rules for Small Sided Football. You must also ensure that if playing by Small Sided Rules, where a player is shown a Blue Card (if not available a yellow card) that player is sin binned as per the rules and a caution is NOT sent to the Sussex County FA to deal with. Likewise a player dismissed for a Standard Offence is dealt with by the Competition and suspended for the relevant number of matches.

The following information is also available to assist you with your competition organising:
Small Sided Administration Rules
Guidance on Discipline Procedures for Small Sided Football League’s
Laws of the Game for Small Sided Football (Not to be confused with Mini-Soccer or Futsal)
Team Sheet 1
Team Sheet 2

If you have any queries regarding the above please contact Football Services:

Football Services
T: 01903 753547

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