Dave Bartlam Posted April 13, 2017 Report Share Posted April 13, 2017 Listed below are the law changes for the 2017/2018 season. Whilst my Subject title states about sin-bins, these will need to be adopted by the National FA before it becomes a "thing". Sin-bins were requested quite often when i attended the various Respect meetings with clubs, referees etc with the Cornwall FA. What are your thoughts on that idea (sin-bin) possibly becoming a reality? Outline summary of Law changes 2017/18 Herewith a simple outline of the main changes/clarifications. ALL LAWS • Replace ‘infringement/infringe’ etc. with ‘offence/offend’ etc. LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY • Artificial turf may be used for the lines on a grass field if not dangerous LAW 3 – THE PLAYERS • National FAs can allow a maximum of five substitutions (except at the top level) • National FAs can now allow return substitutions in youth, veterans and disability football • Clearer wording for the substitution procedure • A substitution made at half-time without informing referee is not a caution (YC) offence • Changing the goalkeeper at half-time without informing the referee is not a caution (YC) • Player who enters the field of play without the referee’s permission (if it is required) and interferes is punished with a direct free kick (FK) • Team scoring a goal with an extra person on the field is punished with a direct FK LAW 4 – THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT • Goalkeeper caps are not included in the list of restrictions on head covers • Players are not permitted to wear/use any electronic or communication equipment, except electronic performance and tracking systems/EPTS); technical staff may only use communication equipment for safety/welfare issues • All EPTS equipment must bear a minimum safety standard mark LAW 5 – THE REFEREE • Important statement that decisions made by match officials must always be respected • National FAs can allow temporary dismissals (sin bins) for some/all cautions (YC) in youth, veterans, disability and grassroots football (Guidelines for both systems will be published) • A medical official guilty of a dismissible offence may stay/treat players if no other medical person is available for the team LAW 7 – THE DURATION OF THE MATCH • A short drinks break is permitted at half-time of extra time LAW 8 – THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY • Kicker can stand in the opponents’ half at the kick-off LAW 10 – DETERMINING THE OUTCOME OF A MATCH • Extra time must be two equal periods, maximum 15 minutes each Kicks from the penalty mark (KFPM): • Corrected wording for goalkeeper who is unable to continue • Excluded player may replace a goalkeeper even if team has used all its permitted substitutes • Kicker may not play the ball a second time • A goalkeeper who offends and the penalty has to be retaken must be cautioned (YC) • If the kicker offends the kick is forfeited (recorded as ‘missed’) • If the goalkeeper and kicker offend at the same time: * retake and two cautions (YCs) if no goal is scored * if a goal is scored the kicker is cautioned (YC) and kick recorded as ‘missed’ LAW 11 – OFFSIDE • An offside player can be penalised if the ball rebounds/deflects off a match official • Addition of ‘attempts to’ to the definition of a ‘save’ • Offside guidance: * player in offside position who impedes an opponent must be penalised * player in offside position who is fouled before committing an offside offence – foul penalised * player in offside position who is fouled when already committing an offside offence – offside penalised LAW 12 – FOULS AND MISCONDUCT • Verbal offences are punished with an indirect FK • If an advantage is played for a sending-off (RC) and the player commits another offence, that offence is penalised • A player ‘stopping a promising attack’ in the penalty area is not cautioned (YC) if the offence was an attempt to play the ball • Addition to list of cautions (YCs) for a ‘denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity’ (DOGSO) offence in the penalty area which was an attempt to play the ball • Caution (YC) for goal celebration which causes safety/ security issue • If player moves diagonally to pass the last defender/goalkeeper this can still be a DOGSO • Clearer DOGSO wording for a penalty area offence which is an attempt to play the ball • Entering the field of play without permission and stopping a goal or DOGSO is a sending off • Off-field offence by/against a player involving opposing player/substitute/team official (or against a match official) is penalised by FK on the boundary line if the ball is in play • Direct FK for throwing or kicking ball/object onto the field to interfere with play/someone • Direct FK on boundary line for throwing or kicking ball/object at someone off the field LAW 13 – FREE KICKS • Attacker in or entering the penalty area before a defensive FK has left the area cannot play or challenge for the ball until it has been touched by another player LAW 14 – THE PENALTY KICK • Kicker must be clearly identified • If the goalkeeper and kicker offend at the same time: * retake and two cautions (YCs) if no goal is scored * if a goal is scored the kicker is cautioned (YC) and kick recorded as ‘missed’ (see Law 10) • Goal can be awarded after outside interference if the ball still goes in the goal LAW 16 – THE GOAL KICK • Attacker entering the penalty area cannot play or challenge for the bafit is touched by another player Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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