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Rules and Regulations

LEICESTERSHIRE & RUTLAND FA RULES & REGULATIONS

Want to know the correct pitch dimensions for Mini Soccer?

What do you need to do if you need International Clearance for your new signing?

Read our key guidance below for more information on the following areas; Sine Die Suspensions, FA Pitch & Goalpost Dimensions, International Clearance and Playing Against Foreign Opposition.

It doesn't matter if you are just starting out as a club administrator or you’ve been part of the game for longer than you can remember, we’re here to guide you through the rules and regulations that may come up in the course of running your club.

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SINE DIE SUSPENSIONS

A player is placed under Sine Die suspension when they owe money to either Leicestershire & Rutland FA, to a League or Club that has used the Debt Recovery Scheme.

Before signing a player it is essential that you check to ensure that they are not under any form of suspension. A player under Sine Die suspension is prevented from taking part in any form of football activity.

Any player under Sine Die suspension can have their suspension lifted immediately on payment of the outstanding debt.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

FA PITCH & GOALPOST DIMENSIONS

We often receive questions about the pitch and goalpost sizes recommended for specific age groups in football. Download the handy FA guide below for information on the following formats:

- Mini Soccer (5v5 & 7v7)
- 9v9 Football
- Youth Football
- Adult Football
- Football Pyramid (Steps 1-7)

Disability Girls Team
Youth Futsal

International clearance

FIFA Regulations require National Associations to issue an International Registration Transfer Certificate for any player over the age of 12 who is moving from one National Association to another including across UK borders.

PLAYING AGAINST FOREIGN CLUBS

Every year Clubs go on tours across the World, experiencing different cultures and playing against new teams. Prior to going on such a tour a Club should gain permission from the FA to play against foreign opposition.

Application to play against a non english team

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