15 in Navan, Co. Meath
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NERL COACHING LEAGUE RULES and FORMATS

AGE GROUPS 7 Boys & 8 Girls on MDL Small Sided Pitches
Eligibility Age Group 7 Boys

Age Group 8 Girls

Format 5 v 5

GK and 4 outfield players

Playing Time 75%
Facilitator 6.50 euro per team
Ball Size 5 (290 gms)
Match Duration 2 x 12.50
Footwear Molded studs molded blades only
Spectacles No ordinary spectacles allowed for Health & Safety reasons
Pitch Divided into thirds with retreat lines
Retreat Line When ball goes wide and hits the boards opposition retreats beyond retreat line

When a goal is scored opposition retreats beyond retreat line

Restart after a goal is scored or a wide Play resumes with player either dribbling or passing ball to a team mate with-in retreat line

Opponents can advance beyond retreat line once player commences the dribble or when team mate receives the ball

Ball out of play If ball goes out of play at the sideline the nearest player will recommence play as quickly as possible by dribbling or passing ball into play

Opponent must retreat 3 meters

Scoring Normal rules apply

All players allowed enter  and play the ball inside small box

Corners Opponent must be 3 meters away
Free Kicks All indirect and opponent must be 3 meters away
Penalty Kicks Not applicable
 

 

NERL COACHING LEAGUE RULES & FORMATS

AGE GROUPS 8 Boys 9 Boys 10 Girls on MDL Small Sided Pitches
Eligibility Age Group 8 Boys

Age Group 8 Girls

Age Group 9 Boys

Age Group 9 Girls

Age Group 10 Girls

Format 5 v 5
Facilitator 6.50 euro per team
Playing Time 75%
Ball Size 8 Boys 5 (290 gms)

9 Boys 5 (320 gms)

10 Girls 5 (320 gms)

Match Duration 2 x 12.50
Footwear Molded studs molded blades only
Spectacles No ordinary spectacles allowed for Health & Safety reasons
Pitch Divided into thirds with retreat lines
Retreat Line When ball goes wide and hits the boards opposition retreats beyond retreat line

When a goal is scored opposition retreats beyond retreat line

Restart after a goal is scored or a wide Play resumes with GK throwing or passing ball to a team mate who is inside the retreat line

Opponents can advance beyond retreat line once player receiving ball touches the ball

Ball out of play If ball goes out of play at the sideline the nearest player will recommence play as quickly as possible by dribbling or passing ball into play

Opponent must retreat 3 meters

Scoring Normal rules apply

All players allowed enter  and play the ball inside small box

Corners Opponent must be 3 meters away
Free Kicks All indirect and opponent must be 3 meters away
Penalty Kicks Not applicable
Back Pass GK not allowed handle ball from a back pass

If it happens coach must remind GK that it is not allowed

GK not allowed kick out ball from hands down the pitch

 

NERL COACHING LEAGUE RULES & FORMATS 2018

 

AGE GROUPS 10 Boys MDL Grounds
11 Boys St. Patrick’s Classical School Navan
Eligibility Age Group 10 Boys

Age Group 11 Boys

Format 7 v 7
Referee 10 Boys 6.50 euro per team

11 Boys 7.50 euro per team

Playing Time 50%
Ball Size 5 (320 gms)
Match Duration 10 Boys 2 x 22.50 minutes

11 Boys 2 x 25 minutes

Footwear Molded studs, Molded blades only

NO STEEL STUDS NO STEEL BLADES

Spectacles No ordinary spectacles allowed for Health & Safety reasons
Pitch Divided into thirds with retreat lines
Retreat Line When ball goes wide one opponent is allowed inside retreat line

GK can resume play by throwing the ball out to a team mate and remaining opponents cannot enter retreat line until player receiving ball touches it

GK can also resume by passing long to a team mate from the ground (not out of hands) but emphasis should be on playing out from the back

Restart after a goal is scored Kick off center circle
Ball out of play If ball goes out of play at the sideline restart with throw in
Scoring Normal rules apply

All players allowed enter  and play the ball inside the box

Corners Opponent must be 5 meters away
Free Kicks Normal rules apply opponent must be 5 meters from the ball
Penalty Kicks Applicable 8 meters from goal
Back Pass GK not allowed handle ball from a back pass

If they do then indirect free is awarded

Off Side Not applicable
 

NERL COACHING LEAGUE RULES & FORMATS

AGE GROUP 12 Girls
Eligibility Age Group 12 Girls
Format 9 v 9
Referee Yes
Ball Size 5 (370 gms)
Match Duration 2 x 30 minutes
Pitch 6 yard box to 6 yard box OR 18 yard box to 18 yard box

70m to 80m in length and 50m to 55m in width

Goal Size 2m x 5m
Spectacles No ordinary spectacles allowed for Health & Safety reasons
Rules Normal rules apply
 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Calculate the unders

The term Under 7 under 8 is regularly used in Football and can cause confusion.

 

The “Under” is based on the year the player was born minus the year the competition ends, this is why in  national cup games the “under” is always a year ahead.

 

The following table is based on 2024 being the year that the competition ends and in our case that the competition takes place

Year Born Age
2006 18
2007 17
2008 16
2009 15
2010 14
2011 13
2012 12
2013 11
2014 10
2015 9
2016 8
2017 7

 

In this example an under & player born in 2017 will turn 7 during the year.  But the import bit is the competions ends in 2024 and Year of bith

 

2024-2017=7 Therefore Under 7