Timeline 2018

Timing: 10 am - 3 pm

On Match Days: Generally one team will not have more than 1 match (30 mins - 45 mins duration)

Tentative Age Group Wise - Match Timing: U-13 : Between 10 am- 12.15 pm; U-11 : Between 11.45 - 1.30 pm ; U-9: Between 12.45 - 2.30 pm & U-7 : Between 1.30 - 3 pm

* Timings subject to change only due to unforeseen circumstances or directives from ground authorities

January 2018

Day Date Activity
Wed-Sun 3-7 Skill Assessment: For players participating for the first time in the league * Kindly drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after registration to enable us to schedule your assessment
Saturday 13 Warm Up Match
Orientation - Parent Coaches and Managers
Sunday 14 Warm Up Match
Sunday 21 Warm Up Match
Sunday 28 Match Day

February 2018

Day Date Activity
Saturday 03 Match Day
Sunday 04 Match Day
Sunday 11 Match Day
Saturday 17 Match Day
Sunday 18 Match Day
Sunday 25 Match Day

Rules and Regulations

Association rules of football will be applied with the following exceptions:


    • Players must dress in proper football attire - Jersey & Shorts (RFL Kits provided )
    • Shin guards and stockings should be worn at all times, players will not be allowed on the pitch otherwise.
    • Footwear – Rubber studs or sports shoes only.
    • Watches, Rings, Necklaces, bracelets, earrings etc. will not be allowed during matches

    Each match will be played in 4 equal quarters
    Age Category Game Format Match Duration Half Time Interval Ball Size
    Under 13 5-a-side 40 mins 2 mins 5
    Under 11 6 a side 30 mins 2 mins 4
    Under 9 6 a side 24 mins 2 mins 4
    Under 7 4 a side 20 mins 2 mins 3
    *Game format and match duration subject to confirmed participants in each age category
  3. TEAM

    A team can only play with the Registered players.


    • The match is divided into 4 quarters.
    • Substitutions can only be made at the start of each quarter.
    • Minimum playing condition: It is mandatory for every player in a team to play at least 2 quarters of the match. Rolling substitutions can be made in the 4 th quarter; if all the players have played the mandatory 2 quarters by the end of the 3 rd quarter.
    • If case of an injury due to which a player can no longer be part of the match, a substitution is allowed for the injured player.

    No offside rule.


    • No goal kick, instead the goalkeeper throws the ball into play from inside the penalty area.
    • Goalkeeper cannot touch a back pass/ kick-in from his team mate with his hands (indirect kick from outside 'D' area)

    All infringements by goalkeeper - an indirect free kick will be awarded to opponent.


    • Winner 3 points; Draw 1 point; Loss 0 point.
    • If a walkover is awarded to any team, the team will get 3 points and 2 goals.
    • Positions in the group will be based on points.
    • In case of a tie for points, the winner will be decided in the following order:
      • Goal Difference
      • Goals "For"
      • Goals " Against"
      • Tie breaker

    • Any requests for postponement or change of match timings will not be entertained.
    • The League coordinator or organizers may at their discretion, postpone /alter the time of a match/change the venue due to unavoidable circumstances.
    • Teams should report 30 minutes before scheduled start of their match.
    • Organizers are not responsible for any loss of personal belongings of participants. Every individual should take precautionary measures for the safety of their personal belongings.
    • The decision of the referee will be final in all matters during the match.
    • The Match Committee shall take appropriate action against any player misconduct or unfair play during the tournament.
    • In matters of doubt not covered by the tournament rules, the decision of the match committee/ League coordinator will be final and binding upon all concerned as per the standard rules
    • The Match Committee reserves the right to amend these Rules at any time if it considers such an action to be in the best interests of the competition.


Roots Football League (RFL) is an initiative of Game On Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. ( to encourage more children to play football and provide them an opportunity to play matches against other children of same age group.

  • Platform:The League is a platform for junior football players to participate in an organized playing environment
  • Parents Involvement:Played during weekends to encourage parents’ active involvement – parent coaches/ parent managers
  • League Format:The League is conducted over a three month period (season), giving maximum exposure to participants.
  • Football Movement:Encourage more and more children in the age-group to take up football as their preferred Sports, thus broadening the base of football in our community
  • Opportunity for Individuals to play a team Sport:Allows any individual players who is interested in football but does not have a team to play with, to be part of the movement

Age Categories:

Under 13
Born on or after 1/6/2004 and on or before 31/12/2006
Under 11
Born on or after 1/1/2007 and on or before 31/12/2008
Under 9
Born on or after 1/1/2009 and on or before 31/12/2010
Under 7
Born on or after 1/1/2011 and on or before 31/12/2013

Format:League Format (around 6-8 teams in each category, with each team playing around 5-7 matches)

Duration:January 2018 – February 2018 (on weekends)

Venue:TurfPark, No. 236, 3rd Cross Rd, Jakkasandra Extension, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034


Registration Fee: Rs. 3500/- per person (inclusive of GST @ 18%) Complimentary Kit: (1 set jersey and shorts)

Additional Convenience Fee of ~2% charged by payment partner .

Team Formation: Players will be distributed to different teams based on skill

Last Date for Registration: 7 January, 2018

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Early Bird Offer:

Register by 24, December 2017 and get 2 complimentary coaching sessions by Roots FS coaches

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