Laying Down the New Laws

BC Soccer provides one page summary of new FIFA Law changes, along with links to IFAB resources

August 26, 2019 - Vancouver BC

With the new coastal season about to kick off, BC Soccer would like to offer coaches, parents, referees and team officials some helpful resources in understanding the new FIFA law amendments for 2019.  

What's most important to note, is that the changes instituted this summer DO NOT APPLY TO SMALL SIDED (U12 and Under) age groups, (as per Canada Soccer guidelines).

You'll find a very simple, one page summary of the new Law changes HERE:

If you'd like in-depth descriptions with video support and examples, click the link to IFAB's official PDF presentation HERE:  (Note: this will take a few minutes to download)

Alternatively, the IFAB slide presentation with video can be found HERE:  

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BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer-specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues, and districts.

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators, and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to an active, healthy and involved lifestyle.