A match consists of two 45 minutes halves with a 15 minute rest period in between.

Each team can have a minimum off 11 players (including 1 goalkeeper who is the only player allowed to handle the ball in the 18 yard box) 

Safety

 

Safety will cover the correct use of equipment rules and regulations that must be followed when participating in Football

Equipment:

  • Gumshields for all players

  • Shin pads for all players as aswell

  • Goal keeper's protective clothing 

 Rules and Regulations

  • Each team can have up to 7 substitute players. Substitutions can be made whenever during the match with each team being able to have up to 3 substitutions per side. If all three substitutes being made and a player having to leave the field for injury the team will be forced to play without a replacement for that player.

  • Each game must include one referee and two assistant referee’s (linesmen). It’s the job of the referee to act as time keeper and make any decisions which may need to be made such as fouls, free kicks, throw ins, penalties and added on time at the end of each half. The referee may consult the assistant referees at any time in the match regarding a decision. It’s the assistant referee’s job to spot offside’s in the match (see below), throw ins for either team and also assist the referee in all decision making processes where appropriate.

  • If the game needs to head to extra time as a result of both teams being level in a match then 30 minutes will be added in the form of two 15 minute halves after the allotted 90 minutes.

  • If teams are still level after extra time then a penalty shootout must take place.

  • The whole ball must cross the goal line for it to constitute as a goal.

  • For fouls committed a player could receive either a yellow or red card depending on the severity of the foul; this comes down to the referee’s discretion. The yellow is a warning and a red card is a dismissal of that player. Two yellow cards will equal one red. Once a player is sent off then they cannot be replaced.

  • If a ball goes out of play off an opponent in either of the side lines then it is given as a throw in. If it goes out of play off an attacking player on the base line then it is a goal kick. If it comes off a defending player it is a corner kick.

Performance Assessment Criteria

For football, you'll get assessed on skills in isolation and in game situations. For your skills in isolation, you will be given a mark out of 10 and a mark out of 25 for skills in a game.

Skills in Isolation

If playing in the outfield, in isolation, you must show very good skills of: 

• passing (short passes - push pass, instep)

• running with the ball (dribbling, feints, step overs)

• tackling (block, slide)

• heading (attack/defence)

• turning with the ball – recycling (Cruyff, drag back)

• striking the ball (free kicks, shooting - dominant foot).

 

 

OR Goalkeeping (if player’s chosen position):

• shot stopping – angles, off line/down line, free kicks

• dealing with crosses – high/low

• dealing with back passes (keeping possession, long clearances)

• kicking (punt, goal kicking)

• 1 v. 1, attacker v. keeper – denying space, body position

• handling (catching, parry)

• distribution (throws, short passes). 

 

Skills in Game Situations

If playing in the outfield, in game situations, you must show very good skills of: 

• interception (pass, shot)

• restarts (attack, defence, corners, free hits)

• contribution to open play (keeping possession, regaining possession, support in attack and defence)

• contribution to set play/moves (free-hits, corners, sideline hit in attack and defence)

• demonstrating communication and influence on team performance

• applying the team strategy in open play and set play

• decision making

• ability to adapt to the environment and changing circumstances  (e.g. weather, loss of a player)

• following rules, health and safety guidelines, and considering appropriate risk management strategies. 

 

OR Goalkeeping (if player’s chosen position):

• restarts (attack, defence, corners, free hits)

• demonstrating communication and influence on team performance

• applying the team strategy in open play and set play

• contribution to set play/moves

• decision making  

• ability to adapt to the environment and changing circumstances  (e.g. weather, loss of a player)

• following rules, health and safety guidelines, and considering appropriate risk management strategies  

In order to get 30-35 marks (9-10 in isolation and 21-25 in competitive situations)
You must be able to:

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For the rest of the Practical Performance Assessment Criteria for Football click here

Positions of Play

This is a field labelled with the positions of play:

Here are the roles of each player

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