Frequently Asked Questions

Why would I play JB 6 A-Side?

Different participants have different reasons for playing JB 6 A –Side Summer Soccer. We created the JB 6 A-Side to aid in the ongoing growth and development of the game of football, and in particular, to aid in the natural development of player’s technical skills. You might just want to have fun. You might want to improve or enhance your fitness. All of these reasons are valid at JB 6 A- Side.

How can I register?

You can register and pay for the JB 6 A-Side online on the registration page from the 1st of September 2018. You can also register online and send a cheque to The 6aside Registrar, PO Box 7204, Shenton Park, Western Australia 6008.

I am trying to organise a team but do not have enough players yet. What do I do?

Whether you’re a single player, or a small group trying to get your friends organised, you should register the players that you have ASAP. In order for us to be able to organise kits and prepare the fixtures, we need to have players registered. For example, if you have four players currently, get them all to register using the same team name. As you find more players, you can then get them to register using that same team name. And if you don’t find any more players, we’ll allocate some to you from the individual registrations that we receive. Easy!

What is involved in being a team manager?

Each team will need a team manager nominated. A team manager does not need to know the rules or to coach it is simply someone who passes on important information from the JB 6-A-Side team to their team and are responsible for finding fill ins for their team if they short (as this is the teams responsibility not JB 6-A-Side). They are also responsible for contacting us if their team is unable to play for any reason.

Can the team manager register the players in their team?

As every individual is expected to site and sign off on our terms and conditions it is necessary for all players (or parents on their behalf) to complete the registration process themeslves. Team managers can register their children or themselves as players but should direct all other players on their team to the registration page for the participant's and manager's own safety.

When do registrations close?

Registrations are being accepted from 1st of September 2018 and we expect registrations to close on the 6th of October, as we have only limited fields and, based on the feedback from last season and the phenomenal growth we have experienced, we expect a lot of teams to register early! You should do the same so that you don’t miss out!

When will I receive my team Jersey?

Team managers will be personally contacted close to start of the season via email which will outline a date, time and place where team jerseys may be collected . From past seasons this usually occurs a week before kick off. Your team manager will then be in touch and may arrange collection or decide to hand out jerseys at the first match, which ever option will best suit them. In the case of individuals, you will be contacted and informed as if you were a team manager so as to allow you to attend jersey collection day.

Am I allowed to wear football boots or do I have to wear running shoes?

We have no restrictions on what footwear you play in, so long as you are wearing closed shoes of course. Football boots with moulded soles are fine (not screw in studs) as are running shoes if you prefer (but we don’t recommend them). You are required to wear shin guards for all games.

I don’t have enough players this week.   Can I borrow players instead of forfeiting.

Yes, the maximum number of players you can borrow at any time is 3.  Forfeiting should always be a last resort.  Consider your opponents who will also have to miss a game. A team must field a minimum of 4 players or forfeit their game.

If you cannot field at least 4 players (including 3 borrowed players) please give as much advance notice as possible to your team manager who can let the registrar know. Our priority is to try and let the other team know as soon as possible so they let their team know. In the case of a forfeit a pitch will always be available to have a training session or a friendly scratch match.

  • A team cannot borrow any more players if they already have 7 players available, (including a maximum of 3 borrowed players.)  No team can have borrowed players and more than one substitute.
  • Players cannot be borrowed from a higher division and cannot play for the same team more than two times.
  • All borrowed players must sign a waiver before commencing the game.

Which day will the competition be run?

Competitions are planned for Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings at Rosalie Park, Subiaco. Details of which age groups will have competitions organised on which days is available on our website.

What times will the matches be played?

The fixtures cannot be created until we have closed registrations, however, we plan the draw such that the younger player’s competitions start from the earliest time-slots and the adult player’s competitions are in the later time-slots. Kick-off times are from 5pm.

When does the competition start and finish?

The competition starts on the week beginning of the 23rd of October 2018 and finishes on the 6th of February 2019 with a finals and gala day. There will be a Christmas break from the 20th of December to the 14th of January 2019.

What about the weather.

Rain is not a problem but we still need to be vigilant about lightning. Most lightning storms pass over quickly however if the referee believes the weather is too severe then the games will be called off.  Games generally will not be called off just because it is raining.

Due to the timing of the matches the temperature is usually at a manageable level in the summer. Again if the referee believes the weather to be unmanageable then the game will be called off however in the past we have not yet deemed this necessary.

Why do you want to know the U/6-U/11 scores if they have no competition table.

Football Federation Australia guidelines are that there be no competition tables up to U/11.  The priority for these younger players should be towards improving their ball skills and having fun, not just playing to win.  By continuing to monitor the progress of these teams we gain an added bonus.  Having no competition table gives us the flexibility to amend the draw (if required) to try and minimise the number of one-sided high scoring games. We want all teams, the strong, and the not so strong, to have competitive games and enjoy the tournament.

Can I purchase any food or refreshments at Rosalie Park?

A BBQ will be running every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings selling hotdogs and drinks at a reasonable price.

On Wednesdays the bar will be open in the clubhouse for Opens, Masters and Veterans.

I want to be a referee for this competition, what do I need to do?

In the first instance you need to send an email to the JB 6 A-Side team at jb6asidesoccer@yahoo.com and include the following details:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Refereeing Experience
        

We’ll get in touch with you about what’s involved.

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