This document contains the Standard Code of Rules developed by The Football Association for Mini Soccer and Youth Football Competitions (the “Standard Code”).
The Standard Code is mandatory for all Mini Soccer and Youth Football Competitions.
Competitions seeking sanction must draft their Rules in conformity with the Standard Code, using the same numbering and standard headings.
The mandatory rules are printed in normal text and the optional rules in italics.
It should be noted that in many cases rules are so printed because they are alternatives and the procedure to apply should be retained and the others omitted.
In all cases where a [ ] is shown the necessary name, address, number or wording to complete that rule must be inserted.
Competitions may add to the core of the Standard Code, which is mandatory, providing the additions are approved by the Sanctioning Authority and do not conflict with the mandatory rules or any relevant principles and policies established by The FA. Guidance from the Sanctioning Authority should be sought in advance if there is any doubt as to the acceptability of additional rules.