Primary Festivals and Progression 2017-11-08T19:33:31+00:00

PRIMARY FOOTBALL FESTIVALS AND PROGRESSION

All SSFA events provide participating schools and Associations with the opportunity to

progress to subsequent stage(s) of those events. Progression is considered an integral part

of involvement in sporting activity and, in the case of the Scottish Schools’ FA, is based on

sporting merit.

In schools football, sporting merit is considered to have three strands:

1. CONDUCT AND ATTITUDE OF THE PLAYERS –

  • Respect for opponents
  • Respect for match officials
  • Respect for coaches
  • Sporting conduct during play – at free kicks, throw-ins, goals for and against
  • Exercising self control – for example, no retaliation
  • Accepting victory modestly
  • Accepting defeat graciously

2. CONDUCT AND ATTITUDE OF THE COACHES –

  • Respect for match officials
  • Respect for other coaches
  • Respect for the festival organisers
  • Promoting the view that fun and skill be given higher priority than winning
  • Showing concern for the wellbeing of players

3. PERFORMANCE –

Consideration of a team’s performance on a given day will include:

  • Level of skill
  • Team work
  • Team spirit
  • Level of fitness
  • Level of progress

Festival organisers will invite a team or teams to the next stage based on the above criteria.