2018-2019 Laws of the Game Changes

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  1. Surfref

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    There are not many changes to the Laws of the Game for 2018-2019. The first link is to the IFAB page that has links to the changes and LOTG. The second link is to the changes, reasoning and interpretation. I have included some of the changes that will effect the youth game. It will take coaches and players a while to learn the changes and spectators will be losing their minds for a few years until they learn the changes.

    http://www.theifab.com/news/laws-of-the-game-201819-coming-into-force-1-june
    http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/docume...the_Game_2018_19_Law_Changes_explained_EN.pdf

    Changes to the LOTG
    Modifications
    • There is no limit on the number of substitutes that can be used in youth football
    Law 3
    • Competition rules may permit the use of an additional substitute in extra time (even if not all permitted substitutes have been used)
    Law 4
    • Player who has left the field because of an equipment issue and returns without permission and interferes is penalised with a direct free kick (or penalty kick)
    Law 7
    • Drinks breaks should not exceed one minute
    • Allowance must be made for time ‘lost’ for drinks breaks and VAR checks/ reviews
    Law 10
    • Kicks from the penalty mark – a replacement for a goalkeeper cannot take a kick in that ‘round’ if the goalkeeper has already taken a kick
    Law 12
    • Biting is included as a direct free kick and sending-off offence
    • If the referee plays advantage for a DOGSO the offender is cautioned (YC) whether or not a goal is scored
    • Where 2 separate cautionable (YC) offences are committed in close proximity, both cautions (YCs) must be issued-off offense; same principle if one is a sending-off offense
    • If a player commits an offence outside the field of play (ball in play) against someone from
    their own team (including a team official) it is an indirect free kick on the boundary line
    Law 15
    • A player must stand to take a throw-in (kneeling, sitting etc. not permitted)
     
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    I read somewhere that it's a straight yellow if a player does the VAR symbol ( making the square box with their hands ). Should be no problem with the U-littles but I can see some teenage kids doing that thinking it's funny.
     
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    That is funny. I had my 2012's last night, they were making that symbol for every ball on the line for a shot or any foul and I said play on. It was a riot, but I am happy as it means they were all watching the games. We spent 15 minutes at practice watching the Neymar memes. He is getting destroyed on twitter, thank goodness.
     
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    I think it would be funny if a player or coach in a youth game gave me the VAR symbol. And, I went over to the parent video taping and took a look at their video then told them no change in the call. I am just not sure everyone would understand my warped sense of humor.
     
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    I think it would be funnier if you changed your call.
     
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    I will act like I don't know you if you want to look at my camera.
     
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    With regard to this change:
    There is no limit on the number of substitutes that can be used in youth football

    Does anyone know if this will be adopted by Cal-South/SCDSL?
    What about DA? DA is youth football. Clearly the smart people at IFAB realize that kids don't need to be playing a full game like adults. Will the USSF believe them?
     
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    The actual words from FIFA/IFAB are "Youth football competitions have freedom to decide on the number of substitutes'.

    http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/682/132133_310518_Law_by_Law_summary.pdf
     
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    At least it's not confusing. This appears to be a document with more detail: http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/docume...the_Game_2018_19_Law_Changes_explained_EN.pdf

    It says: For any level except competitions involving the 1st team of clubs in the top division or ‘A’ international teams: •
    - the number of substitutes each team is permitted to use up to a maximum of five, except in youth football where the maximum will be determined by the national association, confederation or FIFA.

    Explanation:
    The 2017 AGM approved a major revision of the Modifications to the Laws of the Game which aimed to increase participation but unintendedly reduced participation in some countries which already allowed 7 substitutes in youth football; this clarification therefore enables more than 5 substitutes to be used in youth football.


    Regardless - Does anyone know if SCDSL will allow for more subs in the 05 and older brackets this year than they did last year? Or if there is any impact on DA or ECNL?
     
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    The SCDSL has no limits on the number of subs, subject only to the size of the roster. So generally about 7. The limitation is returning to the field and this is really just preventing unnecessary delay tactics. The one rentry rule is fair. Thus, a player can come off, talk to coach, take a break, and then go back in. If that player comes off again, he/she has to wait for the next half at the younger age.

    SCDSL
    • 2005 and 2004 One re-entry per half, per player. Each half stands on its own
    • 2003 and older No re-entry in the first half and one re-entry in the second half, per player. Each half stands on its own.
     
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    I’d argue that it only makes sense with regard to trying to stop coaches from wasting time.

    03 girls play 40 minute halves. If a kid gets slightl hurt in the 1st 5 minutes of a half and subs off, she can’t get back on the field for 35 minutes.
    If a kid is coming back from an injury and isn’t match fit for 40 non-stop minutes, then coming off and going back on will help her.

    What are we preparing these girls for?
    High school play= unlimited subs
    College play = unlimited subs

    How many kids will make a national team roster? Those kids are on DA teams. Their sub rules suck even more, but at least it makes sense because of the next step on those player’s “pathways”.

    There are certainly teams out there that run a constant heavy press and would sub every 3 minutes to keep fresh legs. But at least girls are getting playing time that way.
     
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    Who keeps track?
     
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    Colledge play is not unlimited subs, but it does allow essentially unlimited rosters.
     
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    Sorry about that. You are right. One re-entry per player in college, right?

    But 8th graders arent the same as college kids.
     
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    Different in first and second half (and in first and second overtime periods).
     
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    I thought I had added more details to this, but it's not here, so try again --

    From NCAA 2018 and 2019 Soccer Rules, pp 20-21.

    3.6 Re-entry Conditions, Restrictions, Exceptions

    3.6.1 Field Players. With reference to periods of play, substitutions are permitted as follows:

    First half: no re-entry.
    Second half: one re-entry.
    First overtime period: no re-entry.
    Second overtime period: no re-entry.

    3.6.2 Goalkeepers. With reference to periods of play, substitutions are permitted as follows:

    First half: One re-entry.
    Second half: One re-entry.
    First overtime period: One re-entry.
    Second overtime period: One re-entry.
     
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    These both seem like huge rule changes to me. A player who recklessly tackles an opponent and then stands up and kicks the ball away to waste time. That is essentially a double yellow=red straight off the bat. Seems a little heavy handed, especially if we view card giving as a game management tool. Usually a single yellow is enough to stop those shenanigans in its tracks. With the extreme case exception of 5 minutes left in the game and the player does both on purpose. That is potentially tournament changing for the next game, but not necessarily game changing.

    And the DOGSO yellow after advantage. That doesn't seem fair to me at all. You are telling me that if the girl in the below video misses, then the girl that brought her down would only receive a yellow? Just because the attacker had the stones to fight through the red card offense?


    Also, that makes calling advantage after a DOGSO foul a huge judgement call. I am potentially giving a yellow card + low percentage free kick or red card - 10 men for rest of match, game changing decision. I'm not really being coherent I think. Also, when do these changes go into effect again? If it was within last 2 weeks, then I know an assessor who owes someone an apology for the DOGSO advantage yellow thingy.
     
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    It’s kind of funny that they finally included “biting” in TLOTG, seeing that the famous Suárez biting incident happened 4 years ago...
     
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    Completely agree with you. I can see some referees no using common sense and being too quick to issue the double yellows. For instance if a players gets a yellow for a reckless tackle them gets mouthy with the ref and the ref issues the second yellow for dissent.

    I don't think the DOGSO will be that big of a deal since only the referee really knows if the advantage was for DOGSO related. If the foul occurs in the penalty area I always wait and see if the ball goes into the goal before I blow the whistle. The last thing I want to do is blow the whistle for a DOGSO and PK too quickly and have the ball roll into the goal as the whistle is blown.
     
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    I actually would like to see more instances where yellows are issued for getting mouthy even at the cost of having to give the red. We talk about the lack of respect towards refs yet we condone this behavior.
     
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