Soccer Rules for Youth Soccer Coaches
Soccer rules can be complicated and confusing. This website simplifies the official soccer rules, which are called the "Laws of the Game". For example, terms such as "hand ball", "linesman" and "obstruction" are used in normal discussion but are not defined in the official rules. We define those terms and dozens more.
There are also extensive explanations of soccer rules for fouls, cards, soccer age rules, rules for kickoffs, corner kicks, offside, goal kicks and many more topics.
Following are links to simplified soccer rules and over 70 different soccer rules. The official soccer rules are often modified by youth, indoor and recreational soccer leagues to make matches more fun (e.g., smaller fields), safer (e.g., no slide tackling), more evenly matched or to promote a better learning environment (for example, by playing "small sided"). Check with your league for a copy of their rules.
Simplified Soccer Rules are at www.soccerhelp.com/Soccer_Rules_Rules_Of_Soccer.shtml
Soccer Rules - Soccer fouls
Soccer Rules - Soccer cards
Soccer age rules (soccer age 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 Adult and U4, U6, U8, U10, U12 soccer)
There are detailed explanations of all the soccer rules and regulations on SoccerHelp, including the variations for youth leagues, women's leagues and indoor leagues. There are hundreds of internal links so you can go from one topic to another. This makes it easy to find the rules you are looking for and to answer your questions. The rules are simplified and explained in an easy to understand way.
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