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JAYL Super Series 2019

The JAYL Super Series aims to bring academies, parent-run teams and professional teams from all over the UAE to compete in a competitive grass roots football tournament. The goal is to provide a group stage and cup competition environment to develop and aid with player development at a top facility in the Middle East.


We believe in the importance of young payers participating in competitive games within structured age groups to help assist the natural progression from small-sided games to senior 11 aside Football.

Our emphasis is placed upon creating an atmosphere where enjoyment for all is paramount and where players are continually challenged and able to express themselves in an environment, which is free from external pressure.

JAYL Super Series Format

U7 U9 U11 U13 U15
Playing Format 5 v 5 7 v 7 9 v 9 11 v 11 11 v 11
Match day Squad 9 11 13 16 16
Max. Registered Players 12 14 16 20 20
Match Duration 12 mins 12 mins 15 mins 15 mins 18 mins
Offside Ruling Edge of Penalty Box Edge of Penalty Box Final Third Halfway Line Halfway Line
Pitch Size 40 (L) x 30 (W) 40 (L) x 30 (W) 60 (L) x 40 (W) 90 (L) x 44 (W) 100 (L) x 60 (W)

All players participating in the JAYL Super Series must be under the age specified in their respective age group as of September 1st 2018.

Each team must bring full squad documentation to all of the Series days. Failure to show documentation on request will lead to forfeiting the games.

In case of any changes to the squads, Team managers MUST have a Passport copy or Emirates ID of the new player available to officials. Failure to provide this information will result in the player NOT being allowed to participate.

Players are allowed to participate in two separate age groups, providing they are of or under the age group they’re competing in. Players will not be allowed to play for 2 or more teams in the same age group.

Documentation Required:

  • Emirates ID
  • Passport Copy

Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence

Over the past two years, the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence has redeveloped and improved its facilities. The addition of a new grass pitch as well as extended food and beverage areas means it is the ideal place for the whole family.

With 5 pitches and the possibility of 10 games being played at once, the JAYL Super Series promises to be one of the highlights of the football calendar

The players will be playing on the same pitches that International and Champions League players have trained on days before the Super Series begins. Needless to say that the JA Centre of Excellence is one of the best facilities in the Middle East to play football.

Competition Format

The maximum number of teams allowed to enter in each age group is 16.
  • 16 teams will be broken down into 4 groups of 4 teams (groups will be selected at random for the first week)
  • Every team will play 6 games per tournament day including 3 x group games and then 3 x playoff games.
  • In the result of a draw, playoff games will be decided by a sudden death penalty shootout.

The Tournament point system will be as below –

  • 3 Points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss

If a team does not show for any matches, the opposition team will receive a 3-0 win as a walkover and 3 points will be awarded. The final group positions will be determined by the total points accumulated over the course of the tournament.

If any of the positions are to be equal, the following methods will be applied to decide the positions:

  • The team with higher goal difference
  • The team with most goals scored
  • The team with least goals conceded
  • The accumulated result of the fixtures between both teams
  • If in any case, the result is not determined. A toss of a coin will be held. 

Teams must be present at the field of play 5 minutes before the scheduled time of kick-off. Failure to turn up on time will result in the team forfeiting the match.

JAYL Super Series Format

After each game week, teams will be awarded a number of points, dependent on where they have finished in the tournament.

The team that finishes winner of the Cup competition, will be awarded 16 points, and this will decrease to 1 point for the team that finishes last in the Shield competition.

These points will then determine the groups for the next two game weeks.

The team with the most points at the end of the three game weeks will be crowned winners of the JA Super Series.

Code of Conduct

The Rule The Description The Why
Calmer & Safer Encouragement Rule Spectators are encouraged to applaud both teams but must not excessively shout or call out to players Spectators are not always aware of coaches instructions and constant calling out may cause confusion for the player
Spectators Rule Parents must remain in the stands and are not allowed to stand beside the pitch, behind the goals or enter the field of play at any time We want to ensure we create a match day environment when players feel free to express themselves and only have the coach on the sidelines will help encourage the players to do this.
Faster Development Interventions Rule Coaches are encouraged to ask questions that prompt players to think for themselves, rather than commentate and constantly instruct players on what to do Players must learn to become effective decision makers and learn from their mistakes. Half time talks can be used for instructions and direction
Power Play Rule IF any team goes 4 goals ahead, the other team may field an extra player until the goal difference is reduced to a 3 goal deficit To provide a greater challenge for the dominating team while also ensuring the integrity of the game
Better Environment Respect Handshake Rule Prior to the start of the game, all players must participate in shaking hands with the opposition and referee To promote an environment of sportsmanship and good conduct within the game
Respect Marks Rule After every match, referees will award marks to players, coaches and spectators from both teams. Grading will be - Green, Yellow or Red. Coaches, and parents act as role models to young players and respect marks rule will ensure we highlight & recognize the teams that are demonstrating the appropriate positive behaviors. Two red glades will result in your team being deducted 3 points.

Pricing & Dates


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We are happy to hear any comments or feedback you may have. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if there is anything we can do to assist your team before, during or even after the series!