Post by nextgenref on May 23, 2011 13:26:19 GMT 10
was refereeing granville metro (u 11) in their game against the 13 age group of the girls project 22, then the u12 boys metro and 14 girls P22. at the younger age u have the short coner and smaller ball size, the question is when 12's are playing 14s whos rules do you use ? in the specific game i gave the boys short corners but the girls long corners, also used a smaller size ball (4 i think) as this is wht the metro boys use where as the P22 girls use a larger size, was a little confusing and we were put on the spot about it as we didnt know beforehand that the teams were of different age groups
Post by nextgenref on May 23, 2011 19:18:29 GMT 10
thats good to hear, if i could extend the question (without creating a new thread) when would you find yourself appling different rules (laws decisions wteva u wanna call it) to different teams in the same game ( besides allowing the younger girls to cross their arms over their chest in order to "chest" the ball ? are their any other circumstances ?
All games have FIFA Laws. Granville have modified Laws for certain age groups, or sexes, or both. Adjustments need to be made for players with disabilities, or other factors.
The listing above covers most circumstances. As you found out, it doesn't cover everything. I've see U14 boys play an international against U12 girls from Japan. Sometimes, the good book fails to cover all eventualities. Then, common sense has to come into it. Adjust the game Laws to the younger side, shorten the game period to what the younger team is used to, use their size ball etc. As you did, make the older ones take full corners but the younger ones short corners.
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