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Laws of the Game, Rules and other Guidance

2022 Area 1D 16U/19U Rules and Regulations

These rules apply when 16U or 19U teams (regardless of Region) play a scheduled match coordinated by AYSO Area 1D Beach Cities. The Area 1D Beach Cities Rules & Regulations supplement the AYSO National Rules and Regulations and Section 1 Rules and Regulations.

2022-2023 Area 1D Referee Guide

This guide summarizes what you need to know to effectively officiate upper division matches this season.

2022 AYSO National Rules and Regulations

This is the official version of the AYSO National Rules & Regulations. These Rules describe how AYSO conducts age specific programs and games including expectations for participation, details on team formation and registration requirements.

These rules may be amended or supplemented by Section and/or Area rules.

2022 AYSO Addendum to the IFAB Laws of the Game

The AYSO addendum to the current IFAB Laws of the Game is no longer published as a separate document.  Details regarding those changes which are approved within FIFA’s authorization that allows Federations to make changes in the following five (5) areas may be found in the Appendix of the AYSO Referee Guideline:

  • Size of the field of play
  • Width between the goalposts and height of the crossbar from the ground
  • Size, weight and material of the ball
  • Duration of the periods of play
  • Substitutions

2022-2023 IFAB Laws of the Game

The 136th AGM of The IFAB took place via videoconference.  The 2022-23 Laws of the Game are available for download.  Details and video replay of the AGM are available at

The IFAB LOTG App for iOS or Android is updated for 2022-23.

Details of the law changes may be viewed at  For AYSO, these changes come into force 1 August 2022.

Details of the AGM’s main decisions and discussions are in the minutes of the meeting are available on

Report Codes for Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses

The updated Codes for Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses are posted for use when supplemental Referee Reports are required.

In all cases, the referee is expected to evaluate a player’s behavior based on several factors:

  • Does the act meet the generally accepted and understood meaning of the offense?
  • Was the act, even if an offense, trifling?
  • Would the issuance of a caution for this misconduct likely have desirable results for game and/or player management?

Learn how to best apply the answers to these questions and more in your next game.

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