Who may participate?
All clubs are welcome to participate in the JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7’s. With the growth of the JSSL 7’s to 450 teams in 2020, our goal is to give as many clubs and teams the opportunity to take part and compete in Asia’s No 1 youth tournament. Teams will be accepted based on previous performance(s) at the JSSL 7s and on merit. The tournament begins with a group play, where teams are divided into groups of seven or eight teams. All teams will play each team in the group once. Following that, the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th placed teams of the group will qualify for “Cup Knock Out”, while the remaining teams in the group will qualify to the “Plate Knock Out” stages. The tournament is played under all applicable FIFA rules. All players must be insured, both for games and leisure time. Arrival for all teams is Thursday 9th April, 2020. Kick-off for the group round games is on Friday 10th April. Group games will continue on Saturday 11th April. Sunday 12th April will be for all knock out games, with all finals being played at OUR TAMPINES HUB, the main venue.
Playing periods for all age groups
Group League Stage – 22mins – No Half Time
Knock Out Stages – 25mins – No Half Time
Age Categories 2019
B16 – Boys born 1/1-04 and later (7-a side)
B15 – Boys born 1/1-05 and later (7-a-side)
B14 – Boys born 1/1-06 and later (7-a-side)
B13 – Boys born 1/1-07 and later (7-a-side)
B12 – Boys born 1/1-08 and later (7-a-side)
B11 – Boys born 1/1-09 and later (7-a-side)
B10 – Boys born 1/1-10 and later (7-a-side)
B 9 – Boys born 1/1-11 and later (7-a-side)
B 8 – Boys born 1/1-12 and later (7-a-side)
B 7 – Boys born 1/1-13 and later (7-a-side)
G16 – Girls born 1/1-04 and later (7-a-side)
G14 – Girls born 1/1-06 and later (7-a-side)
G12 – Girls born 1/1-08 and later (7-a-side)
G10 – Girls born 1/1-10 and later (7-a-side)
Number of players per team & Dispensations
All age groups are 7-aside. Teams are allowed to register a maximum of 12 players per team. Girls are able to play 1 year older in the boys age group. No age dispensations will be given to any players or teams.
Team and player registration & wrist bands
All teams must register with their original passport 1hr before their first game is played on Friday 10 April. All players will receive an age coloured wrist band once they have registered with their original passport. All players must keep their wrist band on for all 3 days and must show their wristband to the match officials before their matches start. If a player loses his/her wrist band then he/she must re-register with their original passport and pay S$10 for the replacement wrist band.
Each player will receive a medal at the venue where they play their final game. Medals can be collected from the administration tent by their Head Coach. For teams reaching the finals, each player will receive a medal at Our TAMPINES HUB the main venue. The winners will receive a specially designed JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7’s Cup trophy.
JSSL Singapore 7’s Paul Parker Trophy
The Paul Parker Trophy is awarded the top club at the tournament, that accumulates points from its top 4 placed team positions. Points are awarded as follows:
Cup Competition – Winner: 12 points /Runner Up: 10 points / Joint 3rd: 8 points
Plate Competition – Winner: 4 points/Runner Up: 3 points / Joint 3rd: 2 points
Live Scoring System
All fixtures and results will be updated immediately after the end of the game. Positions in the table will be updated according to all other results too. The automated system will also allow teams to know their knock out game schedules and timings immediately after the group stage fixtures are done.
Tournament Knock Out Format
In the event where a knock out game ends in a tie, a simplified 3v3 format will take place in extra time. It takes place with the golden goal rule – whereby the team that scores first in the extra time period wins the game. After the first minute of the extra time and when possession has left the field of play, 1 player will be removed from both teams decided by their respective coaches. After the 2nd minute has passed and when possession leaves the field of play, another player is again removed from both teams. In a 1v1 situation, in the event of throw ins and all free kicks – player in possession is allowed to dribble the ball into play. Play will continue in the 1v1 until a goal is scored.
The official JSSL International 7s Mobile App is available for all Apple and android devices. Matches, schedules, results, tournament updates, videos, images, social media can all be accessed through the interactive JSSL 7s App.
Number of teams in the tournament
In recent years we have not been able to accept all teams that wished to join. However, for 2020 we have extended the number of teams to 450 and to 14 age groups. We are hoping to be able to accept as many teams as we can. Once teams have registered online they will be informed within 1 month whether they have been accepted or not. Teams will be accepted based on previous JSSL 7s performance and on merit. Teams can enter up to 2 teams per age group. Once accepted teams will be expected to pay for their team registration within 14 days. Registration counts from the date we receive the registration fee. Please keep in mind that most categories tend to be fully booked very early.
Official hotels & accommodation
JSSL Singapore has appointed 12 Official Hotels for the 2019 JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7’s. All hotels will offer the best rates available with the Carlton Hotel the no 1 Official Hotel where the Professional Clubs will be staying. The Official Hotels provide a range of 3 star to 5 star across different price ranges to accommodate all teams needs and price ranges.
July 2019: Online registration for JSSL Singapore Professional Academy 7s 2019 tournament opens
November 2019: Online official hotel accommodation opens
March 1 2020: Online registration of players opens
April 1 Online Registration of players closes
April 9, 2019: Arrival day, no matches are played
April 9, 2019: JSSL Singapore Football Coaching Convention 2 to 7pm at Carlton Hotel for ALL Managers & Coaches
April 10 & 11, 2019: Group Stage Matches
April 12, 2020: Knock Out Games & Finals at OUR TAMPINES HUB
Entry & payments
Please keep in mind that most of the categories are fully booked very early. To secure a spot in the tournament – register early. Once you receive confirmation of your teams you will receive an invoice for payment. The registration fee must be paid within 14 days from when you have been accepted and receive your invoice.
All payments need to be done to the JSSL 7s bank account:
Once we receive the payment of your registration fee, we will confirm your registration.
Note that all bank transaction fees have to be paid for by the teams. You have to pay in the Singapore $ currency.
Make sure that all your players are insured both on and off the playing field. JSSL Singapore does not carry any group insurance protecting participants in case of injury, illness, theft or damage to property. JSSL will not be held liable or responsible for any damage or injury to any player or parent during the JSSL 7’s.
Cancelation of the tournament and Force Majeure
In the event that the tournament can’t be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the tournament organisers (force majeure*) or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence or the tournament organisers, the tournament organisers cannot be held liable by the delegations for any damages, costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses etc. Under these circumstances, the tournament organisers reserve the right to either retain the entire registration fee and to use it for a future tournament, or to reimburse the delegations after deducting costs already incurred for the organization of the tournament and which could not be recovered from third parties.
**JSSL Singapore is in no way responsible for injury or economic loss which may arise in the case of acts of terror, war, warlike events, civil war, revolution or civil disturbances or because of the actions of the authorities, strikes, lockouts, blockades or similar events.**