Laws of the Game, Area 1D Rules, Guides to Procedures
These rules shall apply when two (2) or more Under 16 and/or Under 19 teams (regardless of Region) play a combined schedule coordinated by AYSO Area 1-D Beach Cities. The Area 1-D Beach Cities Rules & Regulations supplement the AYSO National Rules and Regulations and Section One Rules and Regulations.
An annotated supplement to the Area 1D U16/U19 Rules and Regulations to carry in your bag.
This is the official version of the AYSO Rules & Regulations, which went into effect on August 1, 2009. This is the version of the Rules & Regulations ratified by the executive members at the 2009 NAGM.
These rules may be amended or supplemented by Section or Area rules.
On 1 July 2009, the new Laws of the Game, modified at the 123rd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Newcastle, Northern Ireland on 28 February 2009, came into force.
El 1º de julio de 2009 entraron en vigor las nuevas Reglas de Juego, modificadas en la 123ª reunión general anual de la International Football Association Board (IFAB) celebrada en Newcastle, Irlanda del Norte, el 28 de febrero de 2009.
2009 Summary of the Changes To the Laws of the Game
The 123rd Annual General Meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) took place in Northern Ireland on 28 February 2009. The amendments to the Laws of the Game approved at this meeting and the various instructions and directives issued are listed in this USSF Memorandum. The amendments to the Laws of the Game and decisions of the IFAB become mandatory from 1 July.
The AYSO National Referee Advisory Commission has published an interpretation of these changes as they apply to AYSO.
Back online by popular demand. An indispensible companion to the LOTG. This book of Advice to Referees is specifically intended to give USSF referees, assistant referees and fourth officials a reliable compilation of those international and national Guidelines remaining in force modified or updated. It is not a replacement for the Laws of the Game, nor is it a "how to" book on refereeing: it is an official statement of Federation interpretations of the Laws.
The United States Soccer Federation adopts the procedures outlined in this pamphlet in order to standardize officiating techniques, signals and mechanics at all levels of play. They have been recommended by a panel of senior referees and instructors and have been thoroughly tested at international, professional, adult and youth levels of competition.
Update for 2009-2010 are given here.
This Supplemental Memorandum identifies matters related to the Laws of the Game which might need further clarification for officials in the United States.
Various AYSO documents for referees and of interest to coaches, spectators, and players with a need to know: "Where in the Law does it say that?".
A guide to frequently asked questions about AYSO.
The official collection of USSF position papers on the application of the Laws of the Game
USSF Cautions and Cautionable Offenses
The Laws of the Game identify seven cautionable offenses for which players may be cautioned (Law 12). These include fairly specific actions (leaving the field without the permission of the referee), very general actions (unsporting behavior), and highly judgmental areas (dissent). In all cases, the referee is expected to evaluate a player’s behavior based on several factors:
• Does the act meet the generally accepted and understood meaning of the offense?
• Was the act, even if an offense, trifling?
• Would the issuance of a caution for this misconduct likely have desirable results
for game and/or player management?
Learn how to best apply the answers to these questions and more in your next game.
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