Summary of Changes to the 2017-18 Laws of the Game: the Official Soccer Rules

Summary of Changes to the 2017-18 Laws of the Game: the Official Soccer Rules

The new 2017-18 IFAB Laws of the Game are now active. We compiled a summary list of the changes and offer a free e-book download of the latest soccer rules.  The 2016-17 revision of the Laws of the Game was probably the most far-reaching and comprehensive in The IFAB's history. The aim was to make the Laws clearer, more accessible and to ensure they reflect the needs of the modern game.  As with any large-scale revision, there is always a second...

3 Soccer Referee Tips to Reduce Verbal Abuse

3 Soccer Referee Tips to Reduce Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse towards referees is an issue that causes more than 7,000 referees to quit every year in the UK. This is a large percentage considering there are only around 50,000 in the country.

What is a Blue Card in Soccer?

What is a Blue Card in Soccer?

I have been asked several times when other referees see my kit and I'm getting ready for a match: "what is that blue card for?" In the world of outdoor soccer, blue is a pretty strange color to associate...

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