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Rule Changes

(Updated May 2017)

International Football Association Board (IFAB) Official Documentation

Laws of the Game (2017 - 2018)

Latest Changes - 1

Latest Changes - 2

Laws of the Game (2016 - 2017)

Latest Changes

Summary for Players, Coaches & Media

Many thanks to Ohio South State Referee Committee (OSSRC) and Referee State Director of Instruction for their work in summarizing the Rule changes passed by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) - the branch of FIFA that deals with changes in the Laws of the Game.

If anyone has additional questions on any of the new rules or interpretations, please contact;

Charlie Keaney - OSSRC State Director of Instruction

Laws of the Game Rule Changes (OSSRC) (effective July 1, 2017)

Build Out Area Rules for 7v7 (U9 & U10)

15 Slide Summary of main rule changes for coaches..... The bare bones version for coaches that just want to know what the main bullet points are
24 Slide Summary of main rule changes for coaches and referees..... An expanded version of above that is aimed at the main rule changes for coaches and the main points of emphasis/application for referees in the upcoming seasons. This aims to assist coaches on how referees are being instructed to interpret the new rule changes
45 Slide Presentation of ALL rule changes ...... For those of you who want to know what EVERY rules change is - including administrative rules those that have limited impact on the game

U.S Youth Soccer - Small Sided Game (SSG) Playing Rules

For information on U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives that deal with playing rules, field sizes, roster sizes, etc - see link below from our Olympic Development Program (ODP) page;

U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives (Updated September 2016)