Announcements

Announcements

Posted 01/11/2019 - 14:01 by admin

As you may be aware, IFAB has approved and published new Laws of the Game for 2019/2020, which includes many Law Changes. They are now being used at some of the international competitions that are currently ongoing or coming up (i.e. Women's World Cup). These Law Changes will be published on the MSR website (http://marylandreferees.com) on 6/15.

With very few exceptions, the new Laws of the Game are NOT to be used in games you do until the fall season. DO NOT START using them for your games now. This includes rec, EDP, NCSL, CCL, Maryland Majors, WPSL, etc. This also includes all the up upcoming tournaments as well.
If you have questions about when the new laws are being implemented, please contact your assignor for the game.
You are strongly urged to both read the new Laws of the Game and attend a monthly clinic or recert clinic before you start refereeing games with the new laws. They have fundamentally changed a number of things.
The new Laws of the Game can be found at https://theifab.com. In addition, IFAB has published a very good app for both Apple and Android systems. You can find the app at the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Search for "IFAB Laws of the Game".