GAME DAY EXPECATIONS AND RULES FOR PARENTS AND COACHES
GAME DAY PROCEDURES REFEREES
YOUTH STANDARDS CHART PDF
IFAB 2019/2020 LAW CHANGES
COMPLETE AGE CHART
U9/10 rule: Attacking players will need to retreat to behind the build out line on a goal kick, but they may cross back over the line as soon as the ball is kicked. They do not have to wait for the ball to clear the penalty area. Also, during a goal kick, the defending team is able to play the ball to a teammate within the penalty area.
Training Resources for Coaches
U6 Player Development & Coaching Curriculum
U8 Player Development & Coaching Curriculum
Other helpful websites
FIFA - This is the governing board of soccer worldwide. If you want a thorough explanation of all the soccer rules and regulations this is the place.
WASHINGTON STATE YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION - This is a good resource for finding relevant information to soccer within our state such as statewide tournaments, rules and regulations, etc.
Disputes And Complaints
Unfortunately, every season there are disagreements regarding rules, calls (or lack of calls), other parents and/or coaches conduct or behavior. First and foremost, don't compound the problem by becoming part of the problem. Second, you are responsible for your parents. Under no circumstances are coaches, players, or parents to question a ref's call or be confrontational with an opposing coach or parent. If you know you lost your composure, please apologize to the referee, other coach, or parent. After the game please email [email protected], so we can resolve the matter.
Important Documents & Forms For Coaches