Laws of the Game & Resources

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Laws of the Game

Laws of the Game 2018-2019    Reglas del Juego 2018-2019

Modifications to the LOTG | Small-Sided Games 7v7       

Modifications to the LOTG | Small-Sided Games 9v9 

Referee Pocket Guide

Cal South Supplemental Referee Report

Cautionable & Sending-off Offenses Codes

FIFA Updated Considerations

Sanctioned Tournaments use of International Referees


Libros en Español

Guia de Procedimientos


 Cal South Welcome
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   Guide to Procedures

• Cal South Referee Starter Gear

  Referee Program Standards of Dress

US Soccer Recognize to Recover
  Injury Prevention, Head & Brain Conditions, Emergency Action Plans, Cardiac Conditions, Environmental Conditions, Nutrition & Hydration




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


National Associations now have the option to modify all or some of the following organizational areas of the Laws of the Game for football for which they are responsible:

For youth, veterans, disability and grassroots football:

  • 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 two halves of the game (and two equal halves of extra time)
  • The use of return substitutesThe use of temporary dismissal for some/all cautions (YCs)

No other modifications are allowed without the permission 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.