Under 10’s Notices
WJYL Mini Soccer Covid Briefing 2020/2021 Season
WJYL Mini Soccer Presentation 2020/2021
Buxton u10 Players Wanted
Four Oaks FC Tigers U10’s
We are looking for players to add to our team. This will be our 4th year in the Walsall League and we are looking to add players to an established team. We train on Thursday evenings in Lichfield.
If you are interested or want more info please contact Andy Buxton 07816661104.
Call Andrew on 07816661104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staffs FA Update
Equipment For Sale
Statement From Adam Evans – Staffs FA CEO
Staffs FA CEO Adam Evans Issued the following on 1st June:
I hope that you are all safe and well.
Since my last update there have been a number of developments with the current situation continuing to move at pace. The latest relaxation of the Government restrictions that came into effect on the 1st of June now allows for up to six people to meet outside of the home and the Football Association has had to work quickly to issue guidelines for the game in response to this.
Whilst welcoming the government’s relaxation to allow some form of football activity, we recognise that the nation is still managing this situation and our priority remains to protect the health of our members, volunteers and staff to continue to suppress the spread of Covid-19. Our actions now could ultimately have an impact on how soon we can return to some form of normality with a phased return to the game.
For those of us who love and miss the game the return of the Premier League on the 17th of June I’m sure will be welcomed and will provide optimism for a return for us as well, but to be clear the latest guidance issued by the Football Association is not a return of the grassroots game. At this point there is no further news on when the grassroots game will return and the guidelines are not intended to encourage mass club training sessions and indeed, any kind of activity should only be arranged if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
As outlined in the FA statement, the option to partake in permittable football activity is a personal choice and whilst there are those who will want to return to football activity as soon as possible, there will be those with genuine concerns or personal circumstances that make this difficult. The overriding consideration has to be the safety and wellbeing of all in attendance and if this cannot be guaranteed or have any doubts then we would strongly advise you to err on the side of caution when making a decision. The FA will shortly be issuing advice for facility providers, coaches, safeguarding officers and players which, when available, can be found on our website here along with additional details to help answer any questions you may have at this time. We would urge you to read this guidance before making any further arrangements.
Many of you have contacted us in regard to affiliation / membership for the 2020-2021 season. Firstly I would like to advise you that due to the current circumstances we have arranged for those of you who took out either Public Liability or Personal Accident Insurance with Sportsguard in the 2019 -2020 season that your cover remains valid up until the 1st of July 2020. We have continued to monitor the situation and consulted with key stakeholders in regard to membership. Our stance has been that until we know when the new season will start and how it will look, then we do not think it will be appropriate to add pressure on members, particularly as cash flow will be an issue at the moment. We have our members’ best interest at heart and as such we are putting together a ‘return to football’ package but until we know the full financial impact of Covid-19 on the local game we will not be in a position to release further detail. We have a commitment to provide an appropriate service to our members which you have become accustomed to over the last couple of years and it is a key priority to ensure that this is maintained, particularly to assist in a return to the game.
That said, we have listened to our members who have told us that it would be helpful to allow a ‘soft’ opening of the membership window so that they can begin the administration process and I can confirm this will be available from the 15th of June 2020. It is important to state that we will not be requesting payment and clubs will not receive an affiliation number until there is more detail about how the new season will look. We will invoice for costs at a later date enabling clubs to get back onto their feet following this significant period of downtime.
It’s sometimes difficult to remember what point we are at in the season due to the current situation and I think that it would be remiss of me not to mention the work of our grounds staff at this time of the year. We have moved from a period of continuous rain during the winter to a sustained period of dry weather and whilst this has been welcomed by most of us during lockdown, this has not assisted our grounds staff in their preparation work. June is traditionally the close season and this aligns to the seasonal weather we are used to. This is a period when pitches are being renovated in preparation for the new season with new grass starting to grow. This is specialist work that takes time and costs money and is no different this season. Whilst we are all keen to get back out and partake in whatever format is permitted, we need to remember that the work carried out on the pitches now will affect their condition for the duration of the season when this is decided.
Finally, we are all keen to get back up and running and we will do so as soon as this is permittable within the Government restrictions and above all, safe to do so. Please adhere to Government Restrictions, FA guidance and stay safe, the game will be back but we need to remain patient.
Applications Open For 2020-2021 Season
Applications are open to join Walsall Junior Youth Football League for the 2020/2021 season. We know how difficult last season was for everybody and as such have done our upmost to offer reduced rates for teams from last season. The cost for teams that participated in WJYL 19/20 will be a reduced rate of £25 per team, while the cost for new teams will be £50 per team. Our aim as always is to make our league as inclusive as possible and we’d encourage any teams with specific concerns to contact us.
If you require further information please contact Alberta Wood at email@example.com or telephone 07958 536 532 (after 6pm only).
Obviously there is a lot going on in the football world today and people are concerned about grassroots games. As is correct we’ll be lead by Government and FA guidance which is rapidly changing. Currently there is no advice to suspend grassroots games in England and unless that advice changes we will play this weekends fixtures with a strong emphasis that Govt guidelines on hand washing and fist/elbow bumps be followed. Please check and follow all rules on self isolation and ensure anyone showing symptoms follows NHS advice.
With that said, we know there will be huge strength of feeling and some will not want to play. Our league is created to provide a safe environment for families who want to play football to do so. We think it’s only right that if any team/referee/player/parent decides they would rather stay away then they should have the freedom to make that decision without any negative consequences. As is always the case participation in our games is a choice and as things currently stand we believe the correct thing to do is to make it clear that nobody will face sanction for choosing not to participate. If your team decide they do not wish to play please NOTIFY ALL OF THE FOLLOWING BY MIDDAY ON SATURDAY 14th MARCH AT THE LATEST:
3. Fixture Secretary
4. Age Group Secretary
We can then attempt to rearrange games (where possible) and update the fixtures ASAP (keep an eye on fixtures for late changes). The purpose of any fines is to discourage teams from turning up to find that their opposition hasn’t bothered. This is obviously disrespectful and irresponsible.
We’ll do our very best to keep you all updated via the normal channels (Facebook/Web/Email), please do not inundate us with messages. This situation is changing rapidly so please monitor not only our channels but also the current NHS and Govt advice which is available below.
2020 Cup Finals Announced
We’re pleased to announce our cup final dates and venues for the 2020 season:
Brewood Tournament 2020
Rushall Olympic Football Camp February Half Term
Pelsall Villa Colts Festival Of Football – Junior Football Tournament 22/23 August 2020
Coaches CPD event at Rushall Olympic – How we coach
Hosted on Wednesday 22 January 2020, learners will discover more about how their behaviours influence players, training sessions and their own personal development along the coaching pathway. The course is set to get underway at 6:30pm and is expected to run until 9pm.
Specifically, the workshop will allow coaches to learn how to manage differences between players, cope with mistakes, and how to adapt approaches for players’ individual needs, whilst working closely with Staffordshire FA tutors.
It will also highlight the importance of regularly reflecting on coaching behaviours and how effective they are at installing a positive environment at training and on matchdays.
To book a place on the workshop, please follow the link below.
New Mini Soccer Venue – City of Wolverhampton College Bilston
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
Walsall Junior Youth League Friday Futsal League 2019/20
The Walsall Junior Youth Football League and Staffordshire FA are working in partnership with Birmingham Futsal Club in order to offer opportunities for Grassroots teams within the Walsall Junior Youth Football League and surrounding leagues to play futsal.
We are delighted to join with Birmingham Futsal Club to utilise their expertise and contacts. There will be opportunities for players to engage with Birmingham Futsal Club in a variety of ways during the season.Teams must be a affiliated as a Football Team with a County FA in order to be eligible to play in this league.
Primarily this will be taking place at Oak Park Active Living Centre in Walsall Wood on Friday evenings, however should there be low numbers at an age group then some ages may be relocated to The Sports hall, Walsall Campus, Wolverhampton University, to ensure that there are enough teams to run a competition.The deadline for the expression of interest is Monday 30th September.
An induction evening for coaches (compulsory a representative from the team attends) will be held on Friday 4th October (at Oak Park – time tbc) and the first week of Futsal will be Friday 11th October.
The League for each age group will run for a minimum of 8 weeks and will cost £25 for a 40 minute fixture, there will be 2 kick off times a night, one will be around 6pm, the other around 7pm.
We will be offering a Futsal L1 coaching course – time and date tbc, this will not be a requirement to start playing.
The League has been supported by funding through the Football Foundation.
Simply complete the form below if your team are interested:
Mini Soccer Briefing
Please see below the mini soccer briefing that was presented to teams prior to kick off of the 2019/2020 season:
League Meeting 5th September For All Teams
Mini Soccer Briefing with a Welcome to Football from Staffs FA – Paul Chamberlain has already sent out details on this.
9v9 & 11v11 Briefing together with Respect Marshall Training from Staffs FA at 7.30 p.m.
Assistant Referee training delivered by our Referee Secretary along with Staffs FA. Slots can be booked for this by contacting Alistair our referee secretary at – firstname.lastname@example.org this training will be between 7pm & 9pm.
IFAB Rule Changes 2019-2020 Season
There have been a number of changes to the laws of the game for the 19/20 season. Here’s a look at the main ones ahead of the kick off of the new season:
Tantany Lions Managers Wanted
Holy Name Tournament
Sporting Khalsa Tournament 1st June 2019
Soccer Profile Easter Camp
Tipton Town Summer Tournament
2019-2020 Early Bird Applications Open
Next season represents the 70th anniversary of Walsall Junior Youth Football League.
Applications are now open to teams for our 2019/2020 season starting in September 2019. To celebrate our 70th anniversary we’re offering teams the opportunity to register for 70% off our normal price. All teams registering before the 30th April 2019 will enjoy a discounted rate of just £15 per team for Mini Soccer (U7 – U10) and £20 per team for U11 – U17/18.
You can apply online here.
For any questions regarding joining please contact our League Secretary Alberta Wood here.
Pelsall Villa Colts Festival Of Football Tournament 2019
Friday Futsal League
Brewood Juniors 2019 Football Festival
2019 Football Festival
Sunday 23rd June
After another huge success we are pleased to announce the date of this year’s football tournament and as you applied last year we are giving you the opportunity to apply first. The tournament has built a reputation as one of the best organised tournaments in the midlands with excellent pitches.
Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and only when an application form and payment has been received. Places are limited and fill up quickly so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Entry is frozen at £35 and cheques are to be made payable to Brewood Juniors FC. For payment by Bank transfer, email me for details.
All ages are competitive with individual and team trophies awarded to all winners. NB. There is a maximum of 12 players per team for under 11 and under 12. 10 players for under 8, under 9 and under 10 and 8 Players for under 7. All ages are 7 a side apart from under 7 which are 5 a side. No academy players permitted.
7s, 9s and 11s play in morning session.
8s, 10s, and 12s play in the afternoon session.
Ages as per 2018/19 season
Clubline Open Day
Clubline are giving away £1,000’s of pounds worth of kit and equipment and also giving sponsorship opportunities for the people that attend their event.
The event has been set up to support clubs and also bringing like-minded people together to share ideas that benefit all parties involved.
For further information, please contact Clubline direct by emailing email@example.com – they are based in Aldridge
Long Service Award for David and Julie Anstey
Wyrley Juniors Poppies
Wyrley Juniors FC is again producing stick on poppies for it’s teams to wear during matches on Remembrance Sunday weekend. To matk 100 years of the ending of WW1, the Club has produced special poppies as detailed in the picture below. The club is aiming to raise £2000 towards The Poppy Appeal and has 650 poppies remaining. Wyrley make nothing from this at all but with other teams’ help will contribute to a fantastic cause. If you’d like to place an order for your team, please see their website or facebook page and someone from Wyrley will be in touch. After the weekend, the club will thank all the teams that contributed on their Facebook page and on their website.
Mini Soccer Briefing
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mini Soccer meeting last night. For those unable to attend and those wishing to see it again here is the presentation from it.
As always if you’ve any questions please contact your age secretary Paul Chamberlain.
Cresswell Wanderers Volounteers Wanted
Minutes Applause for Former WJYL Player Tom Jones
Walsall Phoenix U7 Players Wanted
Looking for U7’s (current year 2) players for walsall phoenix. Training is at manor farm on tuesdays at 6-7pm & games will be local on sunday mornings. Get in touch with matt on 07879045760.
Are You Ready For Mini Soccer?
Huge thanks to those that turned out for our Mini Soccer event last night. For those unable to make it here is the presentation which covers many frequently asked questions;
Discount For WJYL Teams at Goals
League sponsor Goals Black Country are offering up to 50% off pitch hire for teams in the WJYL when they book their winter training. For more info call 01902 637700
New Season Fixtures Out
Mini soccer fixtures for September 2018 are now available in the relevant age groups. Remaining fixtures will be published next week.
No meeting Thursday
We’ve had a few questions so just to confirm there’s no meeting Thursday. We’ll confirm meeting dates in due course.
FA Publish Mini Soccer and Futsal Handbook
The FA have released a new handbook designed to benefit young players and coaches involved in Mini Soccer and Futsal. The handbook is available to download below and is designed:
– To update the Mini Soccer laws of the game and add in new optional laws that have been approved via the Leagues Pilot Scheme
– To encourage Mini Soccer and Youth Leagues to embed Futsal into their offer
– To raise awareness of Futsal and the benefits of Futsal to young players and to educate people on the laws of Futsal
– To promote the need to create a player centred environment providing the very best introduction to the game
We hope this compliments our recent welcome to mini soccer event and its of use. For any other Mini Soccer questions our Mini Soccer coordinator Paul Chamberlain will be happy to help.
Wednesbury Sports Union FC
Wednesbury Sports Union FC are looking for a manager for a new U7s team.
Phone Phil 07861 766782 for more details.
Colron FC are looking for players in years 1,2,3 to form new teams for 2018/2019 season. Player Development Soccer have a Saturday morning training camp with qualified coaches to develop players ready for these teams, if you would like more info about what we do and next steps please contact:-
Neil Treen 07834466638
Shenstone Pathfinder U7’s
West Brom all stars U6 & U7s goalkeepers wanted.
Tipton Town U8’s 2018/19
Just a reminder that there are no mini soccer fixtures this bank holiday weekend.
New Players – All Positions
Silverdale Warriors Under 7’s are currently recruiting new players for all positions including goalkeeper & all abilities for the Under 8’s 2018/2019 season.
If your child is in current year 2 (going into year 3 September 2018) We would love to hear from you to join our current great players & parents we have.
Coaches are DBS Checked
Training will be on Friday evening between 7pm – 8pm
If your interested please contact Keith Pritchard on 07971 486681
AFC Willenhall currently u7s brand new team joining league next season as u8s looking for friendly with teams who have goals to give us some experience please ring john 07787 445 481
Essington AFC New Club, New Team.
We are looking currently in the process for under 8’s for next season year 2 going into year 3 September. we are looking for coaches and assistant coaches to join our friendly club.
No coaching qualifications necessary as club will provide FA qualifications, if FA qualified it is an advantage.
If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07931442695
Information about Sundays matches.
All matches that are due to be played on grass pitches are cancelled for this weekend, 4th March 2018.
This includes all ages groups and formats of football from U7s to U16s.
3G pitches will be inspected at 10.30 on Saturday morning and a decision made focussing on the welfare of the children. This will be based on the pitch conditions, safety of the pitch surroundings & roads and the weather forecast for Sunday.
Deadline Day for Registrations and Transfers.
REMINDER: Deadline day for registrations and transfers is this FRIDAY 2nd March.2018
This Friday is the last day for registering or transferring new players. If you wish to add to your squads please contact your age group secretary to arrange a time to complete any transfers or registrations.
Pelsall EDC mini soccer 25 February
Due to the likelihood of frost all kick off times have been put back one hour at Pelsall EDC tomorrow.
Cancellation of WJYFL Fixtures Meeting – 4th January 2018
Please note that the fixtures meeting planned for this Thursday has been cancelled.
The mini soccer fixtures for January have been emailed and are also on the League web site.
Teams who need to register players should contact John Coleman directly and arrange a time to take the paperwork to his house. Please note that this must be done before midday on Friday 5th January 2018. John can be contacted on 01922 866489.
As we enter the second half of the season there were a number of issues that I wanted to pick up with regards to Mini Soccer, and I will raise at the fixtures meeting on the 26th January, however, it is worth listing them now:
It is important to note that Coaches set the example to all. If they are calm and respectful to other coaches, refs etc it has a massive effect on the parents and players. All coaches should be asked to adopt a purely positive attitude to everything that happens and to really see things for what they are – an opportunity for children to play football in a safe environment and have some fun along the way. Please remember the coach is responsible for the behaviour of players and team spectators.
Administration & Organisation:
- Have money and player registration sheet ready on arrival at Centre.
- Even better get a parent to sort it for the Manager each week.
- Arrive on time, ie at least 10 minutes before kick off.
- Remember to hand in the player registration sheet at the end of the game with scores entered in the bottom section and signed off.
- Car Parking – Ask parents to park as requested at all centres. This is for safety reasons and to ensure that the centres do not interfere with residents and other users of facilities.
- Referee abuse – Most Referees are under 18 and Children. Continuous criticism of Referees will not be tolerated.
- Given the number of games the instances of abuse are few, but it is still not acceptable at all.
- Foul throws – All teams need to work on taking legal throw-ins, particularly under 9’s and under 10’s.
- Managers encroaching on the pitch – With Respect barriers in place there is no excuse for Managers to be on the field of play, they spoil the enjoyment of the games for the players and it can be dangerous.
- Make sure team equipment, bags, drinks bottles etc are well clear of the edge of the field of play.
- Make sure your team is ready to kick off at the correct time. Some teams are still having team talks when the Referee and opposition are lined up to play. This is not acceptable.
- Two minutes only for half time.
- After your first game, if you do not have a break, move immediately to your next pitch. There is no time for another team talk.
- After your final game move from the field of play immediately before you give your team talk. There is another games ready to start.
- Warming up – At 3g Centres there is not always room to warm up on the playing surface, so use grassed areas near-by, but make sure boots are cleaned before going on the pitches.
Please make sure all coaches in your club are aware of these points.
WJYFL Mini Soccer Coordinator
SNOW – SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER
The league have made the decision that ALL football this weekend is OFF
It is not necessary to send in postponement forms for the 9 v 9 or 11 v11 matches.
Matches OFF Sunday 10 December Bustleholme Centre
Sunday 10 December. In line with Sandwell Council decision to call off all their council pitches this coming Sunday, the soccer Centre at Bustleholme (both 9v9 and mini soccer) will be OFF this coming weekend.
Silverdale mini soccer Centre OFF 19/11/17
Silverdale mini soccer centre is OFF tomorrow Sunday 19 November due to waterlogged pitches.
FA Respect Presentation from League Meeting 19 October 2017
Please find below a link to the slides from the presentation at the league meeting last week.
AFC Willenhall are looking at starting 2 new teams ages U8 and U7 this season. So if you are looking for a team or new challenge and are in years 2 or 3 please contact Lee.
Also we are looking for a manager /coach for the u7.
Please contact 07973 151760 for more info.
Grace Academy Mini Soccer Centre (and other centres)
All attendees at Grace Academy each Sunday are reminded that a 5mph limit exists. The car park is particularly busy on a Sunday with football, church and school users, mainly children. There is a one way system that is clearly marked and ‘in’ and ‘out, gates. The ‘out’ gates open on approach.
At Grace Academy and all other centres, please can all drivers and walkers be aware of other users of the facilities and take care at all times following instructions and steward directions when given. Given the centres are often very busy it would be useful if teams could car share wherever possible to reduce congestion.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Mini soccer – results and fixtures update 11 October
Sorry everyone, I accidentally sent the half completed email last night, and the distribution list is so large I am not able to send another within a certain time frame.
Please find on the web site revised results & tables from Sunday. They divisions affected are:
- Under 9’s North B & South A
- Under 7’s E & F
- Under8’s L
I have also updated the fixtures for the knockout stages of:
- Under10’s Premier
- Under10’s Major
- Under 10’s Serie
- Under 9’s North
We will endeavour to make the presentations to the group winners of the under 7’s and 8’s on Sunday at the Centres.
Mini Soccer Coordinator
Letter from League Chairman and Committee
Next League Meeting
The next league meeting is Thursday 28 September, 8pm start at Bloxwich Memorial Club.
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Mini Soccer Venue – 10 September
This Sunday at Chelsyn Hay Lesuire Centre we have multiple events on which will mean parking is going to be very busy. We have additional parking available please see picture which explains where to go and the red line indicates where there is a path to get to pitches. But I would advise people to walk or even car share just to make it a little bit easier. Sorry for any inconvenience.
WJYFL Mini Soccer Briefing Session – 2017/18
Please note that the Mini Soccer briefing session is taking place this Thursday:
Date: 7th September 2017
Venue: Bloxwich Memorial Club, 5 Harrison Street, Bloxwich, WS3 3HP
This is for all mini soccer teams.
8:00 PM Fixtures & Briefing Pack
8:10 PM Welcome & Introductions
8:15 PM Briefing
- Season Plan
- Mini Soccer Centres
- Mini Soccer Formats
- Match Day Management
- Any Other Business
9:00 PM Close
WJYFL Mini Soccer Coordinator