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Laws of The Game (LOTG)

The Laws of the Game are world wide rules for the wonderful game of soccer (football). However some of these laws are adapted locally to the youth levels and tournament play. So as a referee you first have to know the IFAB Laws of the Game but then you also have to know what are the local adaptations for those leagues and tournaments.

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It is always good to review the LOTG as well as the specific rules for each tournament or age bracket before your games. You can either download the free IFAB Mobile app to your phone, dowload a free PDF copy onto your computer or purchase a hard copy book of the latest IFAB 2022 rules in any referee store online.

IFAB Laws Of The Game 2022 (IFAB website)
IFAB Laws Of The Game 2022 (GooglePlay)
IFAB Law Changes & Clarifications 2022-23
IFAB Law Changes & Clarifications 2021-22 (PDF)
IFAB Law Changes & Clarifications 2020-21 (PDF)
IFAB Law Changes & Clarifications 2019-20 (PDF)
FIFA Considerations 2019 (PDF)

FIFA Futsal (Indoor soccer) Rules 2021
FIFA Beasal (Beach soccer) Rules

Plan to arrive at your field no later than 30min to kickoff. Call your fellow crew members if they are not there 20min till kickoff. Have your CalSouth Referee ID handy, in case the team manager or coach asks for your CalSouth ID. **Coach/Manager are the ONLY ones allowed to ask to see your CalSouth Referee ID. And they may only ask BEFORE the game, not after. They are NOT allowed to take a photo of you or your ID.** IF this happens, you are to contact your assignor, Keoni Owens (Director of Assignments), or Dennis Wickham (SDCSRA President) IMMEDIATELY or NO LATER than immediately after the game. We will not tolerate ANY form of Referee Abuse or Harassment. Below is the link for the game durations and rules for each league.

SoCal Rules & Regulations 2022
DPL Rules & Regulations 2022
ECNL Rules & Regulations 2022
CSL Rules & Regulations 2022
SROP Adult Men's Rules & Regulations 2022
SDCSL Adult Men's Rules & Regulations 2022
PWSL Adult Women's Rules & Regulations 2019
Calsouth 7v7 Law Modifications 2022
Calsouth 9v9 Law Modifications 2022
Presidio Gaming Rules 2022

Plan to arrive at your field no later than 30min to kickoff. Call your fellow crew members if they are not there 20min till kickoff. Have your CalSouth Referee ID handy, in case the team manager or coach asks for your CalSouth ID. **Coach/Manager are the ONLY ones allowed to ask to see your CalSouth Referee ID. And they may only ask BEFORE the game, not after. They are NOT allowed to take a photo of you or your ID.** IF this happens, you are to contact your assignor, Keoni Owens (Director of Assignments), or Dennis Wickham (SDCSRA President) IMMEDIATELY or NO LATER than immediately after the game. We will not tolerate ANY form of Referee Abuse or Harassment. Below is the link for the game durations and rules for each tournament.

Current:
Surf College Cup 2022 Rules (Olders)
Surf College Cup 2022 Rules (Youngers)
Nomads Thanksgiving Cup 2022 Rules

Upcoming:
Cardiff Sockers Cup 2022 Rules
Coronado Holiday Cup 2022 Rules
Copa Del Mar Winter Rec Tournament 2022 Rules
SDCS All Star Challenge 2022 Rules
Scripps Ranch All Star Tournament 2022 Rules

Completed/Past:
Rebels Showcase 2022 Rules
US Club Southwest Regional Rules 2022
Manchester City Cup 2022 Rules
State Cup Rules 2022 - (Mayors, Governors, & Presidents)
SD Charity Cup 2022 Rules
Dave Shelton Memorial Cup Rules 2022
GA - Girls Acad Rules 2022
ECNL Rules 2022
Elite Cup Rules 2022
Rise Classic Cup Rules 2022
Albion Cup National Showcase Rules 2022
SD Force Summer Clasico Rules 2022
San Marcos United Cup Rules 2022
Surf Cup Rules 2022
Coronado Crown Classic Rules 2022
SD United Summer Classic Rules 2022
Sporting San Diego Classic Rules 2022
Attack Summer Classic Rules 2022
Copa Revolution Rules 2022
San Diego Premier Classic Rules 2022
Rise Showcase Rules 2022
Albion Pre-Season Elite Showcase Rules 2021 (2022)
Rebels National Showcase 2022 Rules
SoCal Blues Rules 2022






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