The FA has published Essential Information for Players for the 2021-22 Season

2021-22 Season Guide

Essential Information For Players
Information for Players on Disciplinary Procedures

The FA has created some helpful guidance to address all the essentials that a player will need to be aware of during the 2021-22 Season.

This guidance is available in both booklet and app versions in 7 different languages. The app includes exclusive FATV video content (all video content is in English).

These app and booklets cover the following topics and more:

If I am sent off, how many games will the suspension be?
How many yellow cards can I receive before being automatically suspended?
What am I allowed to say in post match interviews or on social media?
How does the drug testing process work and how do I submit my whereabouts?
Who is authorised to act as a player agent?
What are The FA's rules on betting and match fixing?
How do I report discrimination?

The app can be downloaded from both the Apple and Google Play stores at the links below:

FA Player Essentials - ITunes version

FA Player Essentials - Android version

There are several versions of the guides available:

Premier League, Football League, The National League, The FA Women's Super League, The FA Women's Championship, The National League North and South, Isthmian League, Northern Premier League and Southern League - Available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Youth Guide for players of Premier League, Football League, The National League, The FA Women's Super League and The FA Women's Championship clubs - Available in English (booklet only).

This guidance does not alter or replace the actual FA Rules and Regulations which should be referred to for the full provisions relating to disciplinary matters.

In the event of any inconsistency between this guidance and the Rules and Regulations, the Rules and Regulations shall take precedence.

Download these guides from the resources section below.