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2017 AYSO National Bylaw Changes

AYSO has adopted some bylaw changes starting with the 2017 fall season. These will be covered in more detail at a coaches' meeting. The PDF files below contains the changes. The smaller file contains a one-page description. The larger file contains a more in-depth description and explanation of the changes and how they are being implemented in Section 2, which our region is a part of. 

For our region, we do have a few modifications to the standard AYSO National rules:
  • for the U06 and U08 divisions, we will still teach the players the throw-in technique. The referee or coach will instruct the player on the proper technique prior to each throw-in. Play will continue even if the proper throw-in technique was not used - let them play. The defending players must be at least two yards away until the ball enters play.
  • for the U08 division, we play 5v5 and our teams do use a goalkeeper (other regions don't do this), so the no punting/drop-kicking rule is in effect. If a player does punt/drop-kick the ball, play is stopped and the ball is returned to the goalkeeper so they can properly distribute the ball. We will have a build-out line which the defending team must stay behind for a goal kick or when the goalkeeper is releasing the ball. There is no off-side for U08, so ignore that portion of the rule changes.
  • For U08, the maximum number of players on a team is eight.

JustAl Gm,
Sep 8, 2017, 11:38 PM
JustAl Gm,
Aug 1, 2017, 8:50 AM