Rules

All games and matches played in the AirAsia KL Junior League adhere to the following rules, as set out by the League Committee.

1. League Format

Under 8
  • Will play 7 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 3 x 15 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 46L x 26W
Under 9
  • Will play 7 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 3 x 15 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 49L x 28W
Under 10
  • Will play 7 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 3 x 15 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 49L x 28W
Under 11
  • Will play 9 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 22 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 59L x 50W
  • Offside rules apply
Under 12
  • Will play 9 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 22 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 59L x 50W
  • Offside rules apply
Girls Under 13
  • Will play 5 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 3 x 12 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 46L x 26W
Under 14, Under 16 & Under 18
  • Will play 11 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 25 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 100L x 59W
  • Offside rules apply
Girls Under 15
  • Will play 7 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 3 x 15 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 49L x 28W
Girls Under 18
  • Will play 9 a side football
  • The duration of each match will be 2 x 22 minutes.
  • The pitch size will be approx 59L x 50W
  • Offside rules apply

2. Draw for League

  • The League Committee will conduct a draw for groups in all age-groups. A fixture list will then be circulated to all participating teams and published on our website at www.kljuniorleague.my

3. Players

Player Eligibility:  
a) Under 8: Born 2012 and later | Maximum 18 players
b) Under 9: Born 2011 and later | Maximum 18 players
c) Under 10: Born 2010 and later | Maximum 18 players
d) Under 11: Born 2009 and later | Maximum 20 players
e) Under 12: Born 2008 and later | Maximum 20 players
f) Girls Under 13: Born 2007 and later | Maximum 18 players
g) Under 14: Born 2006 and later | Maximum 25 players
h) Girls Under 15: Born 2005 and later | Maximum 18 players
i) Under 16: Born 2004 and later (with a maximum of 2 players born 2003 and later)  | Maximum 25 players
j) Under 18: Born 2002 and later | Maximum 25 players
k) Girls Under 18: Born 2002 and later | Maximum 18 players

  • All players must abide strictly to the age categories as listed above, with the exception of female players playing in the Boys League, who may be 1 year older in the U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 categories, and 2 years older in the U14, U16 and U18 categories. If a team has not maxed out their squad they may register players throughout the season.
  • Teams are required to complete the registration form and submit a photocopy of birth certificate/identity card or passport to the League Committee.

4. Pitch and Footwear

  • Playing area is an artificial turf pitch.
  • Players may wear studded soccer shoes with plastic studs (metal studs soccer boots are not allowed).
  • Players must wear shin-guards throughout the course of the league.

5. Balls

  • U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 & Girls U13 will use size 4 match balls.
  • U14, Girls U15, U16, Girls U18 & U18 will use size 5 match balls.

6. Red and Yellow cards

  • Players shown a Red card are sent-off immediately and banned from play for one (1) full match

7. Offside

  • The offside rule will not be used in the U8, U9, U10, Girls U13 & Girls U15 age groups. The offside rule will apply in the U11, U12, U14, U16, Girls U18 & U18 age groups.

8. GOAL KICKS AND KICK-OFFS

  • U8, U9, U10 and Girls U13 teams cannot score directly from goal kicks or kick-offs. The ball must be passed to a teammate.

9. Substitutions

  • Substitutions may happen at any time during the match given the referee has given consent.
  • The substitute must wait for the player to leave the pitch before entering.
  • When substituting goalkeepers, the team must notify the referee when the ball is out-of-bounds for the substitution to happen.
  • Substituted players shall be allowed to re-enter during the same match (rolling substitutions).

10. Minimum number of players

  • The minimum number of players to start each half varies with age-group.
  • If a team fails to field the minimum number of players a walkover shall be awarded to the opponents with full points and a registered score of 3–0 or the actual score at the time of stopping play, whichever is the higher.

a) Under 8 – minimum players: 4
b) Under 9 – minimum players: 4
c) Under 10 – minimum players: 4
d) Under 11 – minimum players: 6
e) Under 12 – minimum players: 6
f) Girls Under 13 – minimum players: 4
g) Under 14 – minimum players: 7
h) Girls Under 15 – minimum players: 4
i) Under 16 – minimum players: 7
j) Under 18 – minimum players: 7
k) Girls Under 18 – minimum players: 6


11. Time allowance

  • A maximum of five (5) minutes allowance shall be allowed after the starting whistle by the referee, after which a walkover shall be awarded to the opponents with full points and a registered score of 3-0.

12. Points system

  • Win: 3 points
  • Draw: 1 point
  • Loss: 0 points

13. Teams tied in the League

  • In the event that two or more teams are tied on points at the end of the league, goal difference shall be used to settle the tie. If the teams are still level the team that has the greatest number of goals scored will advance. If the teams are still level the result between the teams when they played each other will decide their order. Failing a distinction, penalty kicks will be used to settle the matter.

14. Act of God

  • If the field becomes unsuitable for play due to heavy rain, lightning or for any other reasons, the League Committee reserves the right to decide on the event or change the format of the event.

15. Jurisdiction

  • In the event of a protest or dispute, the League Committee shall have sole jurisdiction in settling the matter.

16. INSURANCE

  • It is highly recommended that teams obtain their own insurance cover before play. Maxim Events is not responsible for any accident, injury or death that may occur during this league, and all teams enter at their own risk.

 

BY ORDER
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
KUALA LUMPUR JUNIOR LEAGUE