Laws of the Game

Coaches, parents, and players should all have a good understanding of the laws of soccer!  Many web sites and books (many  listed on this page) are readily available that can provide both a basic understanding of the laws as well as explanations of more complex situations that sometimes occur during the soccer match. 


The rules of soccer are maintained by the international soccer organization FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and consist of 17 Laws of the game.  


Summary of the Laws of Soccer

Other web sites that provide useful information concerning the Laws of Soccer are:

A short summary of the  "most commonly misunderstood" rules by recreational soccer parents:

Laws of Soccer Condensed