RULES

Referee Training

 

Laws of the Game
Coaches, parents, and players should all have a good understanding of the laws of soccer! We have provided a basic understanding of the laws. 
The rules of soccer are maintained by the international soccer organization FIFA (F餩ration Internationale de Football Association) and consist of 17 Laws of the game. 


Summary of the Laws of Soccer

* Law 1 - The Field of Play
* Law 2 - The Ball
* Law 3 - The Number of Players
* Law 4 - The Players Equipment 
* Law 5 - The Referee
* Law 6 - The Assistant Referees
* 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 - The Method of Scoring
* Law 11 - Offside
* Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct
* Law 13 - Free Kicks
* Law 14- The Penalty Kick 
* Law 15 - The Throw-In
* Law 16 - The Goal Clearance
* Law 17 - The Corner Kick

Law 1  The Field dimensions are adapted to age of players.
Law 2  Regulation is circumference 27-28", weight 14-16oz. In youth soccer, ball size is adapted by age group (size 3 for U6-U8, size 4 for U9-12, and size 5 for U13 and up).
Law 3 Number of Players Normally 11. Short-sided teams have been adapted for players' age (9 for U10, 7 for U8, 6 for U6).
Law 4 Player Equipment - Shin guards, shirt, shorts, socks and shoes. Shin guards are required. Shoes may not contain metal spikes/cleats. Goalkeeper must wear a different color shirt.
Law 5  Referees controls the game. All referee decisions are final.
Law 6 Two linesmen assist referee by indicating offsides, which team receives possession when ball is out of play, and which team is entitled to a corner kick. Linesmen are not used in recreational soccer.
Law 7 A regulation game consists of two 45-minute halves. In Youth Soccer the game times are adapted by age and played in quarters.
Law 8 A flip of a coin decides which team will choose which goal to defend. The team that loses the coin flip kicks off. Each team must be in its own half of the field during kickoff and defending players must be at least ten yards from ball (outside of center circle) until it is kicked. After a goal, the team scored upon kicks off. After halftime (quarter), teams change ends and the kickoff is taken by the team that did not kick off at the start of the game. A goal can be scored directly from a kickoff, i.e., kickoffs are direct kicks.
Law 9 A flip of a coin decides which team will choose which goal to defend. The team that loses the coin flip kicks off. Each team must be in its own half of the field during kickoff and defending players must be at least ten yards from ball (outside of center circle) until it is kicked. After a goal, the team scored upon kicks off. After halftime (quarter), teams change ends and the kickoff is taken by the team that did not kick off at the start of the game. A goal can be scored directly from a kickoff, i.e., kickoffs are direct kicks.
Law 10 A goal is scored when the whole ball has completely crossed the goal line between the goal posts and under the cross bar.
Law 11 A player is offside when they are nearer the opponent৯al line than the ball unless: a) the player is in their own half of the field, or b) there are at least two opponents (including the goalkeeper) between them and the opposing team৯al. If a player is declared offside, the referee will award an indirect free kick (see Rule 13) to the opposing team at the point where the infraction occurred.
Law 12 A player who intentionally attempts to, or actually: a) kicks, b) trips, c) jumps at, d) charges violently, e) charges from behind, f) strikes, g) holds, h) pushes, or i) intentionally touches the ball with their hands or arms shall be penalized by the awarding of a direct free kick (see Rule 13) to the opposing team. Any one of these nine offenses committed in the penalty area will result in a penalty kick (see Rule 14) being awarded. Less flagrant offenses, such as offsides, dangerous play, obstruction, or unsportsmanlike conduct, will result in an indirect free kick.
Law 13 Free kicks are awarded for violations cited in rule 12. They are classified in two categories: a) Direct Free Kicks, from which a goal can be scored directly against the offending team, and b) Indirect Free Kicks, from which the ball must touch another player other than the kicker before entering the goal. The offending team must be at least 10 yards from the ball on all free kicks.
Law 14 A direct free kick is taken at the penalty mark in front of the goal. It is a one-on-one situation with the kick against the goalkeeper. Everyone else must stay outside the penalty area and at least 10 yards from the ball (the reason for the arc at the top of the penalty area) until it is kicked. The goalkeeper must remain on the goal line facing the kicker until the ball is touched, although the goalkeeper may move sideways along the goal line prior to the kick.
Law 15 When the ball has wholly crossed the touchline, it is put back into play at the spot it crossed by a player from the opposite team that last touched the ball. The player throws the ball over their head, with equal force from both hands. The player must have both feet touching the ground, and be on or behind the touchline. When throwing the ball in, the thrower must loft the ball in the air (not spike it). A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. There is no offsides on a throw-in.
Law 16 When the ball has wholly crossed the goal line after last being touched by a player from the attacking team, it is put back into play by a kick from the goal area of the defending team. The attacking team must stay outside of the penalty area before the kick. The ball may not be touched by another player until it has exited the penalty area, or it will be rekicked.
Law 17 When the ball has wholly crossed the goal line after last being touched by a player from the defending team, it is put back into play by a kick by the attacking team from the corner on the side that the ball went out. The ball is placed on the ground anywhere over or within the corner-arc, and the kick is taken by a member of the attacking team. The defending team must be at least 10 yards from the ball until it is kicked. There is no offsides on a corner kick.
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