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Laws of the Game 2016/17; Signature League Rules of Play

Laws of the Game

Interested in learning more about the rules in the game of soccer? Click on Laws of the Game to view or download more details regarding each of the Laws, organized as shown below.fifalotg201617

In addition, effective June 2016, the IFAB (International Football Association Board) has “updated the Laws of the Game book to make it far more easy to read, understand and use not just for referees but for anyone interested in the Laws and in football.” Please click on the Revision of The Laws Of The Game to learn more about these changes.

Law 1 – The Field of Play
Law 2 – The Ball
Law 3 – The Players
Law 4 – The Players’ Equipment
Law 5 – The Referee
Law 6 – The Other Match Officials
Law 7 – The Duration of the Match
Law 8 – The Start and Restart of Play
Law 9 – The Ball In and Out of Play
Law 10 – Determining the Outcome of a Match
Law 11 – OffsideLOTG Revisions 2016:17
Law 12 – Fouls and Misconduct
Law 13 – Free Kicks
Law 14 – The Penalty Kick
Law 15 – The Throw-in
Law 16 – The Goal Kick
Law 17 – The Corner Kick

Laws of the Game Made Easy

For a more simple and lighter version of the Laws, U.S. Soccer created a publication to make learning the rules more enjoyable. As stated by the U.S. Soccer Referee Program, “The booklet does not replace the complete Laws of the Game, but works as the perfect starter book to educate young players and referees, as well as coaches or parents.” Please click Laws of the Game Made Easy to begin your education!


Signature League Rules of Play for 2016

Signature LogoWith the new US Soccer initiatives that are being implemented this Fall season, there are some new rules that will be included in Signature for ALL teams and, in particular, for ALL games in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 birth years (meaning U9, U10 and U11).

cal-south-signatureThese rules are incorporated in the revised 2016 Cal South Signature League Rules of Play. They will soon be on the match cards but, it is strongly encouraged that each coach and team manager keep a copy with them to ensure these new rules are followed by all teams and referees during each game. Please click on either Signature image to view the new Rules of Play.

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