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Published on Friday, 22 June 2012 14:48
Small Sided Rules
It seems that after several years after the introduction of Small Sided Football FFNC are still receiving some complaints about the variation of teams interpretation of the rules.
FFNC have received various communications from member clubs concerned that “some” coaches are not adhering to the rules of Small Sided Football (SSF). There are three matters that appear to be causing most angst:-
- The number of players being allowed on the field per team.
- Apparent instruction to allocate a goalie in Grade 6 & 7 games.
- Gr8-11 goal keepers cannot kick the ball from out of their hands.
- Parents (and coaches) creating a “how many goals are scored or a must win” environment.
We are asking SSF coaches/parents to make sure you have a general understanding of the appropriate rules. These are available on the FFNC website or FFNC handbook. They have been designed for a sound purpose and should be respected. The perennial “win at all cost” attitude should be discouraged.
We all recognise children who possess extra talent and the excitement created (for adults) when these youngsters amaze us with their exploits on the sporting field. Enthusiasm, pride and encouragement are all part of the sporting experience, but most importantly we should rejoice about the clean, healthy FUN that they are having.
Thanks for your appreciation of helping to promote the appropriate “spirit of competition” and development for our kids.