History of the Laws of the Game
Ever since it was founded in the 19th century, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has played a vital role in international football. It acts as the guardian of the Laws of the Game and is responsible for studying, modifying and overseeing any changes to it. This history of the changes to the Laws of the Game from 1863 to the present day makes for very interesting reading.
All play within Section 1 will be in accordance with to the current FIFA Laws of the Game, AYSO National Rules and Regulations and these Section 1 Rules and Regulations.
UPDATE: By direction of the Section 1 Board of Directors, effective 12 Mar 2018, heading is not permitted in 12U for all Programs (Core, Extra and All-Star).
Additional guidance for all Playoff games in Section 1. This guidance is in addition to the current FIFA Laws of the Game, AYSO National Rules and Regulations and Section 1 Rules and Regulations.
AYSO National Rules and Regulations of EXTRA Program Play for a competitive youth soccer program within AYSO.
The Player Development Initiative and Heading implementation for Section 1 Playoffs follows the AYSO National Rules & Regulations in effect at the beginning of each competition. Additionally, our own Area 1P staff has created a video presentation of the implementation of the Build-Out Line for Coaches & Referees.
On those rare occasions where scheduled Section 1 matches cannot be completed due to elements beyond anyone’s control, the outcomes of these matches are determined by this Section 1 policy.
Certain weather conditions can pose risk proper planning assures that potential emergency situations are appropriately addressed. This document provides basic guidelines for AYSO volunteers and organizers in dealing with severe weather conditions.
This is the official version of the AYSO Rules & Regulations. The National Rules & Regulations describe how AYSO conducts age specific programs and games including expectations for participation, details on team formation and registration requirements.
These rules may be amended or supplemented by Section and/or Area rules.
This addendum to the IFAB Laws of the Game defines the AYSO changes that are approved within FIFA’s authorization that allows Federations to modify:
- Size of the field of play
- Width between the goalposts and height of the crossbar from the ground
- Size, weight and material of the ball
- Duration of the periods of play
The updated Codes for Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses according to the 2018-2019 LOTG are posted. Note that this tool is no longer referred to as 7v7 given the increase in the LOTG of players’ cautionable offenses as well as the inclusion of the cautionable offenses by substitutes.
La 132ª Reunión General Anual (AGM) de IFAB se celebró en la sede de la FIFA en Zurich, Suiza, el sábado 3 de marzo de 2018. Estas enmiendas a las Reglas de Juego aprobadas en esta reunión entran en vigor el 1 de junio de 2018.