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How The Season Will Look For 2013/2014

posted 28 Mar 2013, 01:42 by Handsworth Boys
The rough format for next season for U7 to U9 will look something like this:

The rough overview is that the traditional long season will be split into three parts, taking into account the weather and the need to offer different versions of football to aid player development and enjoyment. This will allow new teams to join at the various parts of the season, so for example a club has more players joining them in Part 1 of the season, come Part 2 they may be in a position to create another team to make sure more players are playing.

PART 1
U7 & U8: 5v5, home and away fixtures ( you will not necessarily play the same teams both home and away)
U9: 7v7, home and away fixtures ( you will not necessarily play the same teams both home and away)
September to November

PART 2 – Futsal (indoors)
U7, U8 & U9

Regionalised with a central venue, cost of venue hire to shared out between the clubs. Allows players to develop new skills and play in warm environment out of the cold etc. A Futsal one-day mini-festival will take place as the curtain raiser to the end of this part.
December to February

The central venue will be different for each geographical area. The idea of the central venue is that clubs can block book the facility say every Sunday from 10 to 2, so that they should benefit from any block booking rates etc. Clubs in that regionalised area will need to pay and source the venue between themsleves.

PART 3

U7 & U8: 5v5, home and away fixtures ( you will not necessarily play the same teams both home and away)
U9: 7v7, home and away fixtures ( you will not necessarily play the same teams both home and away)

Teams grouped based on performance in Part 1. This allows the league time to re-align the groups with the aim of making sure teams of equal ability are grouped together to again aid development and enjoyment.
Season ends with a one day festival.

U10 to U16 have the choices available in the Your League Your Choice or keep as they are with one long traditional season.

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