WE’VE GOT YOUR TEAM COVERED

From North Derbyshire to South Leicestershire and West Derbyshire to Mid Lincolnshire – we’ve got your team covered!

Regionalised football across over 2,000 sq. miles – YEL – the East Midlands based league for your team.

Applications from new clubs for season 2024-25

Open March 1st 2024 & will close May 31st 2024

All applications must be made following the process below

– U7s & U8s results are closely monitored and groups regularly updated to ensure close competitive games for all to enjoy

– Home and away fixtures format for all age groups – U7s to U14s

– Matches organised virtually every weekend throughout the season – no wondering when your next game is

…youth football at its best

“A warm welcome to all new clubs considering joining the YEL. Close competitive games at all age groups with split seasons – Winter & Spring leagues – is what we are renowned for.” – Rob Harwood CEO

DEADLINES FOR NEWLY APPROVED AND EXISTING YEL MEMBER CLUBS


Applications for new U9-U14 teams from clubs newly approved at the June 2024 AGM & existing YEL member clubs will be accepted until Monday 1st July 2024


Applications for new U9 to U14 teams from clubs newly approved at the June 2024 AGM & existing YEL member clubs will still be considered after the 1st July deadline but acceptance will not be guaranteed

Applications for new U7 and U8 teams from clubs, newly approved at the June 2024 AGM,  and existing YEL member clubs will be accepted up until Friday 6th December 2024

– Creating special memories for players, parents and managers at our twice yearly presentation days at prestigious E. Mids locations

– YEL Community Fund – providing much needed support to clubs through grants from the league

…youth football at its best

INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO JOIN THE YEL

ALL NEW CLUBS WILL NEED TO FOLLOW THESE STEPS…

  • The Club Secretary:
    • should create an account on Scoreline by visiting yelscoreline.com and clicking ‘Sign Up’. (Takes approx. two minutes and free of charge).
    • clicks on the ‘Clubs/Teams/Contacts’ option in the main menu and clicks on ‘My Clubs’.
    • then clicks on ‘Add Club’.
    • completes the required fields for Club application and clicks save.
    • will be set up automatically with limited privileges until the YEL approve the account which will unlock the directory, finance area and other features.
  • The YEL approves the account and permissions are provided to the Club Secretary.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO CREATE NEW TEAMS…

  • Once the club application has been submitted, a team application must be completed for each team being entered (only one club application is required regardless of how many teams you wish to enter). Existing clubs wishing to enter a new team (one that has not been previously entered for season 2023/24) must do this also:
    • Select the ‘Clubs/Teams/Contacts’ option from the main menu and choose ‘My Clubs’ scroll down to the ‘Teams within Club’ card and click on ‘Add Team’. Complete the required fields and click save. Repeat for each team being entered.
    • Select the ‘Clubs/Teams/Contacts’ option from the main menu and choose ‘My Clubs’ scroll down to the ‘Teams within Club’ card and click on ‘Add Team’. Complete the required fields and click save. Repeat for each team being entered.
    • An automated invoice will be raised by Scoreline (after June 1st) for each team entered. This will be found on Scoreline in the left hand menu bar under ‘Finance/Invoices’ from June 1st onwards.

– YEL Saturday and YEL Sunday leagues available for all age groups – the choice is yours or, better still, why not play both days?

– Qualified referees for U9 to U14 games – wherever possible

– Strong Discipline and Respect Policy to make the playing environment as safe and enjoyable as possible for all participants

…youth football at its best

COST OF JOINING THE YEL


League fees for joining either YEL Saturday or YEL Sunday Leagues season 2024/25 are as follows:

U7s & U8s – £99 per team
U9s & U10s – £111 per team
U11s & U12s – £133 per team
U13s & U14s – £145 per team

These inclusive league fees – see terms below – will be issued on application (from June 1st onwards) and are payable no later than 24th July.

  • The fees for all teams wishing to join the Winter league, MUST be paid in full by 24th July in order for the team to be allowed to compete – other criteria must also be met by this date
  • The fees cover entry team entry into both seasons – Winter & Spring leagues (No refunds for any team that does not take part in the post Christmas Spring season). The full fees are applicable to all teams regardless of when they join during the season
  • The fees cover entry into the U9-U14 YEL Cup competitions (a separate ‘one off’ charge may be made for any YEL organised festivals as these are voluntary additional events)
  • The fees include all player registrations and transfer fees

There are no additional payments in order for teams to play football in the YEL other than the following:

Payments to qualified referees on match days which are paid by the home team

  • Payments to qualified referees on match days which are paid by the home team
  • Possible exceptional circumstance payments where 3G surfaces are used by the league to complete a season or cup games if competition is behind – shared cost between teams – OR where highlighted in the rules and regulations.
  • YEL Awards – payments for attendees and their guests at the YEL Awards ceremonies at hired venues for Champions and Runners-Up. Payment per attendee.
  • Entry charge for spectators at YEL Cup Finals to support the host club in staging the event

– Innovative TWO seasons in one! – Winter & Spring league (promotion and relegation) – giving more opportunities for players to enjoy success

– Over 50 ability based Cup competitions across the U9 to U14 age groups to give every player the opportunity to taste success and play in a Cup Final!

…youth football at its best

NEW CLUBS & TEAMS INFORMATION


All new clubs and teams applying for membership of YEL (Saturday) and YEL (Sunday) will need to be voted in at the YEL AGM which is scheduled for Thursday 13th June 2024.

“All of us here at the YEL look forward to welcoming your teams into the league for this upcoming 2023/24 season” – Rob Harwood CEO