After Your Match

Aside from the obvious packing away stuff that needs to be done after each game, the one thing you absolutely have to do after your match day is to submit your match report to the league.

This takes the form of confirmation of the score, sportsmanship scores for the opposition and whether there were any disciplinary issues (hopefully not!). Details on how each league handles this process:

Crowborough League (CL):

For mini soccer age groups (U7 - U10), the Crowborough League still handle this as paper forms that you need to fill in pitchside, get signed by your opposition manager and post back to the league! Information on what exactly you have to do here and by when will be in the Crowborough League handbook that every manager will receieve a copy of. Make sure you read this and stick to it. Fines are easily handed out and can mount up over the course of the season.

From U11 upwards, the Crowborough League requires you to submit your results and match details / sportsmanship scores via FA Full Time and to e-mail your result to the results / fixtures secretary by 6pm on the day of the game. Find out who that is on the "Committee" page on the league's website: http://www.crowboroughleague.co.uk/

Mid Sussex Youth & Minor League (MSYML):

All age groups use a combination of FA Full Time and texting the result to the Full Time text service by 4.30pm on the day of the game. You receive a text from the FA on the morning of the game and simply have to reply to it with the score in H-A format. So if the home team wins 1-0, you just text 1-0 back to the league.

Tandridge League (TYL):

Tandridge do not use FA Full Time - scores are submitted via your own login on their website, which you will be given at the start of the season. TYL teams also have to submit a signed result card via post after each game, which is also used as the form to check registration cards before the match too.

Kent Youth League (KYL):

Everything is done via the KYL website. You will receive login details for this once your team is accepted into the league.

Sportsmanship Scores

Different leagues handle this differently, but you will be expected to give a sportsmanship mark to your opposition (and they for you). This won't be seen by them generally, but will give the league an idea of any teams who are perhaps getting consistently low marks. They may send a random observer along to a game if that's the case. At the end of the season, the team with the highest marks gets an award.