Laws of the Game & Resources

Click on the links below to download the latest releases of the following official U.S. Soccer Federation books & documents:


 
Grade 8 Course Books  

Laws of the Game (U.S. Soccer Version) 2013-14 
Guide To Procedures

 

 
Grade 9 Recreational Course  

Laws of the Game Made Easy
Offside Made Easy

 

 
Libros en Español  

Reglas de Juego (Version de USSF) 2013-14
Guia de Procedimientos

 

 
Resources  

 Cal South Welcome
 Information for New Referees

 

Laws of the Game - FIFA  

FIFA Laws of the Game 2013-14
Amendments to the FIFA Laws of the Game 2013-14

FIFA Reglas de Juego 2013-14

 

Futsal  

Futsal Laws of the Game
Amendments to the Futsal Laws of the Game

 


Beach Soccer  

Beach Soccer Laws of the Game
Amendments to the Beach Soccer Laws of the Game

 

   
Modifications  

Subject to the agreement of the member association concerned and provided the principles of these Laws are maintained, the Laws may be modified in their application for matches for players of under 16 years of age, for women footballers, for veteran footballers (over 35 years of age) and for players with disabilities.

Any or all of the following modifications are permissible:

• size of the field of play
• size, weight and material of the ball
• width between the goalposts and height of the crossbar from the ground
• duration of the periods of play
• substitutions

Further modifications are only allowed with the consent of the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

 
   
Male and Female  
References to the male gender in the Laws of the Game in respect of referees, assistant referees, players and officials are for simplification and apply to both men and women.  

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