Rules & Operating Procedures

Rules and Operating procedures for 2017 Season

  1. a) All the Rules and Regulations of the F.I.F.A. and the Constitution of the League including the “Disciplinary Measures” are applicable.
  2. b) Any school / party who refers a matter to the Appeals Committee must lodge a fee of $1,000.00. Such fee shall be refunded if the Appeal is successful
  3. Schools and ultimately the Principals are responsible for the accuracy of information supplied to the League Officials. Therefore, they must familiarize themselves with the Constitution of the League
  4. All players in the Premier and Tobago Championship Division winner must have a pass available for inspection in order to take part in the game. This pass must have a recent picture of the player not more than six months old and other relevant information as required by the League.
  5. Sponsorship markings should not obscure the School’s Logo
  6. Schools must abide by contractual arrangements made between the League and Sponsors.
  7. Premier and Championship Schools, for all designated Home Games, must have a stretcher and persons designated to carry it on and off the field. Also a designated vehicle for Medical emergencies must be provided

Penalty for Non-Compliance

1st Offence            Fine of $1,000.00

2nd Offence            Fine of $2,000.00

3rd Offence            Fine of $5,000.00

And the Offending school to be summoned before the Disciplinary Committee to determine whether additional / further sanctions are necessary

  1. Premier and Championship Schools, for all Home Games must have a minimum of three (3) security personnel one which must be precepted & one assigned to the Match Officials.

Penalty for Non-Compliance

1st Offence            Fine of $1,000.00

2nd Offence            Fine of $2,000.00

3rd Offence            Fine of $5,000.00

And the Offending school to be summoned before the Disciplinary Committee to determine whether additional / further sanctions are necessary

  1. School must make every effort to provide secure, adequate changing rooms for the visiting teams and Match Officials.
  2. Home teams are responsible for the preparation of the field and all the necessary equipment required for the game. The necessary equipment includes mandatory six (6) match balls. Schools are required to provide six (6) ball Attendants

Penalty for Non-Compliance re: non provision of mandatory match balls and the requisite ball attendants

1st Offence                      Warning Letter

2nd Offence                     $1,000.00

3rd Offence                      $2,000.00

And the offending school to be summoned before the Disciplinary Committee to determine whether additional / further sanctions are necessary.

  1. In the event that there is a clash of colors the away team will change colors. The first named team on the official fixtures is the Home Team.
  1. All teams must have a Teacher in charge present for a game to take place, Girls teams must have an adult female designated by the Principal present for the duration of the game.
  1. Players are eligible to play only when the relevant Secretary and the Credentials Committee signify this. Submission of the documents does not constitute an automatic acceptance of registration of the player.
  1. No changes can be made to fixtures without the permission of the General Secretary.
  1. The cutoff date for age eligibility is the 31st of December of the given year.
  1. Size 5 balls are to be used in all divisions except Form 1 or 13 and under and must be FIFA Approved, FIFA Inspected. Size 4 will be used for the Form 1 age group.
  1. Unless it presents a satisfactory explanation to the appropriate Committee or Sub-Committee, within three days in writing to the League (excluding weekends and Public Holidays) a team that does not appear on the field of play to carry out a fixture match shall be deemed to have lost the match and it shall be suspended for the remainder of the season. As well as whatever action, the Disciplinary Committee may take.
  1. The League reserves the right to change, modify or add to these rules.