BALLYMENA INVITATIONAL
MINI SOCCER LEAGUE

2014 Tournament Organisation

Ballymena Invitational Mini-Soccer League 2014

 

Organisation of 2014 Tournament

1. Insurance is compulsory for each team entering. All clubs are to provide a copy of their current insurance to the secretary as soon as possible and at the latest by the 7th May 2014. Insurance forms can be downloaded from the NIBFA website,    www.nibfa.org

2. Any new club invited and joining the tournament for the first time must pay a £50.00 registration fee to show their commitment to participating. This will be returned at the end of the tournament.

3. BIMSL will be played on the 3G at the Ballymena Utd grounds, from 14:00 to 16:00.

All teams participating must be accompanied by 2 coaches.

Only 2 coaches will be allowed in the playing arena with the team. Any others must remain behind the barrier.

A £1 entrance fee will be lifted from all adult spectators entering the 3G, except for the 2 adult coaches accompanying their team. This fee will go towards referee costs.

4. All information relating to the tournament including the match schedules will be posted on the league website www.ballymenaminisoccer.webs.com

5. Communication of information will be by electronic media, thus reducing the need for numerous meetings.

6. Competition rules are printed in the league rule book. There is no change to this from last year.

7. Closing dates for notification by clubs of the number of teams they are entering in an age is the week before the competition date. See dates below. This is to enable a match schedule to be published.

8. Age groups are by School class, not year of birth. Age groups are P2-P7. Play is one day per age group.

9. A club registration form must be completed as soon as possible. This is the IFA one. It has been emailed to clubs. Called McDonalds Tournament Small–sided Games Registration Form.

10. A player’s registration form MUST be completed for each team, signed by player and parents and submitted to the event organiser before the start of play. No form, no game. This can be handed in on arrival at the pitch. This form has also been emailed to participating clubs.

 

AGE GROUPS, DATES AND COSTS

P2 - play Saturday 17 May 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G. This is 5-aside. Cost £25.00 per team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 09 May 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 5 players and up to 3 subs.         

P3 - play Saturday 24 May 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G. This is 5-aside. Cost £25.00 per team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 16 May 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 5 players and up to 3 subs.

 

P4 – play Saturday 7 June 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G. This is 7-aside. Cost £35.00 per team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 30 May 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 7 players and up to 3 subs.      

P5 – play Saturday 14 June 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G. This is 7-aside. Cost £35.00 per team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 6 June 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 7 players and up to 3 subs.

P6 – play Saturday 21 June 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G and grass. This is 9-aside. Cost £35.00 per team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 13 June 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 9 players and up to 3 subs.

P7 – play Saturday 21 June 2014 @ 2.00pm on 3G and grass. This is 9-aside. Cost £35.00 per   team.

  Closing date for team application is Friday 13 June 2014 @ 8.00pm.  

  Teams: 2 coaches, 9 players and up to 3 subs.

 

Note: P6 and P7 will play on the same day. Both surface types are listed for these age groups.

If there are not sufficient P7 teams then this may be a joint age group. Details TBC when teams submit interest.