EDJSA Coaching Course Questionnaire

(Created October 2013)




Age Group:


When complete email to: bazzalaptop@hotmail.com

Prerequisite to complete and pass with minimum 90% before commencing practical sessions. All answers are contained in the EDJSA yearbook or on the EDJSA web Site.


1. What is the prime objective that the EDJSA is trying to provide for junior football players?

  1. Get fit

  2. Make friends

  3. Enjoy themselves in a safe controlled environment

  4. All of the above


2. What is the EDJSA vision correction policy?

  1. They don't have one

  2. Require a letter from an optometrist stating that the glasses are sports safe

  3. Any glasses are ok as long as they are tapped to their head and can't fall off


3. What are the player’s responsibilities on game day if wearing glasses?

    1. Produce optometrist’s letter for the referee to see

    2. Ensure glasses are secured to their head

    3. Only need to show letter at beginning of season so don't need to do anything.


4. What jewellery is allowed to be worn during any EDJSA sanctioned game or training?

    1. Any as long as it not dangerous

    2. As above but tapped down

    3. Only medical alert bracelets or necklaces may be worn but must be tapped down


5. When does a player have to wear shin guards?

  1. Shin pads are not compulsory

  2. During all training sessions and games

  3. Not if they are wearing track pants


6. If a player is wearing bicycle tights under their shorts what colour should they be?

    1. Any colour

    2. Skin colour

    3. Same colour as shorts


7. When and where can alcohol be consumed at a sanctioned EDJSA event?

a. O.K. as long as it is 10 meters from the players

b. Only in licensed premises

c. O.K. for Sunday games only


8. Whose responsibility is it to police this policy?

a. Everybody

b. The ground Marshal and coach

c. The referee


9. Briefly describe the EDJSA hot weather policy?

a. Can train in hot weather as long as it’s in the shade

b. Go to the beach or swimming pool

c. Cannot train if predicted temperature is 32c or above on channel 9 news the previous night

d. Can train if temperature drops below 32c if confirmed by remote electronic device i.e. Mobile Phone, even if predicted temperature is 32c or above


10. What actions should be taken during hail and thunder storms?

a. All training and games must be cancelled immediately

b. Shelter under trees until storm passes

c. If no lightening visible and hail is only light continue playing


11. What procedures should be followed if postponing a game due to extreme wet weather u/6-u/7?

  1. a. If extreme wet weather is forecast for the following day inform the league secretary before 6.30pm the day before and inform the opposition coach.

  2. b. Play the game as a friendly with a parent or coach as the referee

  3. c. It’s up to the coach’s discretion if the game is to be played


12. Who is allowed to coach or assist in coaching an EDJSA sanctioned team?

a. The manager or parent

b. Only sanctioned EDJSA coaches

c. Anybody as long as they know what they are doing


13. What permission must be obtained before photographing or videoing any EDJSA sanctioned game?

a. The referee and ground marshal

b. There are no restrictions on photographing or videoing games

c. You are allowed to video or photograph until you are asked to stop by a parent or guardian


14. What briefly is contained in the EDJSA fair play policy?

a. All decisions made by the clubs and coaches must have the child’s and team mates best interests and welfare as their main priority

b. Grade players into teams so that all players are of equal ability

c. When and if necessary if a player’s skill level or behaviour needs to be discussed it should be done with the player present


15. What are the major responsibilities of a team ground marshal?

a. To site themselves in the clubrooms or canteen so everybody knows where they are

b. To put on the jacket and stay with their team and help the coach and manager

c. To act as a liaison with the referee, ensure that all spectators remain behind the honour line and ensure that all spectators behave in a responsible manner

d. Act as assistant referee (linesperson)


16. How many games can a player play for another team within their club and within their age restrictions before being bound to that team?

a. 4

b. 3

c. Unlimited


17. Is it permissible for a player to play with a cast on their arm?

a. Yes as long as it’s covered in protective coating i.e foam

b. No

c. Up to the referees discretion


18. At what age group do players have to have I.D cards? When do these cards have to be produced?

a. U/9, if the referee asks to see them

b. U/9, if an EDJSA official asks to see them

c. U/10, if an EDJSA official asks to see them


19. Can a player who has played for 1 team in a cup round be eligible to play for another team in a future cup round?

a. Yes as long as they have been transferred to that team by the registrar

b. Yes as long as it’s within the same club and in their registered age group

c. No


20. Is the coach allowed to approach and question the referee at any stage before, during or after a game?

a. No

b. Yes to ascertain if they are the referee for that game

c. Yes as long as it’s done in a non confrontational manner


21. If when checking the match card a player has been booked or the score is incorrect what is the correct procedure to follow?

a. Tell the referee and he will change it, and then sign the card

b. Sign the card then inform the club secretary who will contact the association

c. Don’t sign the card and then inform the club secretary who will contact the association


22. During a game is the assistant coach allowed to coach?

a. Yes as long as the senior coach is not coaching at the same time and is behind the honour line

b. Yes as long as they are on opposite sides of the pitch

c. No


23. Up to and including what age group are coaches allowed on the field of play to coach?

a. U/6 – U/9

b. U/6 – U/8

c. U/6 – U/10


24. When coaching these age groups what areas are you not permitted to enter?

a. Anywhere past a line drawn across the pitch at the top of the penalty area

b. In the penalty area

c. In the penalty area when the ball is in play and where you may interfere with play in general play


25. At what age group is the coach restricted to the technical area?

a. U/14

b. U/10

c. U/13


26. How many interchanges are allowed during a game?

a. 4

b. Referees discretion

c. Unlimited


27. When are these interchanges changes allowed?

a. Any time

b. Halftime

c. When the ball is out of play


28. Who gives permission for the interchanges?

a. The referee

b. The assistant referee (lines person)

c. No permission required


29. Where does the interchange occur?

a. From the side line closest to where the player coming off is

b. From the half way line on either side

c. Through the interchange box on the half way line


30. What is the penalty if a player enters the field of play before the substituted player leaves or the change is done without the referee’s permission?

a. The player entering the field of play is yellow carded and an indirect free kick awarded

b. Indirect free kick from the half way line

c. No penalty applied


31. Who is responsible for providing the change strip if required?

a. The home team

b. The away team

c. Just use bibs


32. What colour does the goalkeeper’s top have to be?

a. A distinguishable colour to that of both teams

b. Green or yellow

c. Doesn’t matter as long as the referee approves


33. When substituting the goalkeeper at half time what must be done before play recommences?

a. Change their top

b. Inform the opposition coach

c. Inform the referee of the change and the player’s numbers and change their top


34. What is the minimum playing time a player must have each game (cup rounds exempt)?

a. Up to the discretion of the coach

b. 50%

c. No designated limit


35. How many players are allowed in a U/6, U/7, and U/8 squads respectively?

a. U/6 – U/7; 10 players

b. U/6 – U/8; 10 players

c. U/6 – U/8; 12 players


36. How many players are allowed in u/9 to colts squads?

a. 12 players

b. 15 players

c. 16 players


37. What size balls are used on the mini pitch?

a. Size 4

b. Size 3

c. Size 5


38. What size balls are used on the full pitch and what ages do they apply?

a. Size 4 all age groups

b. Size 4 U/9 – U/12; Size 5 U/13 - Colts

c. Size 4 U/9 – U/13; Size 5 U/14 - Colts


39. From whom do you gain permission to hold a friendly game within the confines of EDJSA and how much notice is required?

a. No permission required just make sure pitch is free

b. The club secretary of the home and away team 48hrs before the game

c. The league secretary at least 48hrs before the scheduled game


40. Where is the offside rule applied from on a modified rules pitch?

a. Inside the penalty area

b. From a line drawn across the pitch level with the top of the penalty area

c. From the half way line


41. Who is responsible for ensuring all home-modified U6-U8 games have an official referee?

a. The home club




42. Under what set of rules does the u/9 to colts operate under?



c. Modified


43. During the game who has the duty of care of the players?

a. The coach

b. The referee

c. Both


44. During a game a player goes down injured and requires removing from the pitch for treatments do you?

a. Tell the player to get up and walk them off

b. Pick the player up and carry them off

c. Ask the player if they can walk unassisted, if not inform them that you are going to pick them up and how you intend to pick them up ie an arm under their legs and one around their shoulders and ask if this is o.k. Ensure that you have another responsible person with you i.e your manager or assistant coach to ensure no claims of inappropriate behaviour can be levelled at you from either the player or spectators.


45. A player presents themselves for training, before or during a game with an obvious injury what do you do?

a. Ask them if they are o.k to train or play if they say yes you let them

b. Ask the parent if they are o.k to train or play and be guided by them

c. It is your duty of care and if in your opinion they are unfit to play or train they remain on the sideline