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2019 – 2020 Law Changes

IFAB Laws of the Game changes for 2019-2020 went into effect June 1st, 2019. In Maryland, most associations (including MSYSA and MSSA) will be implementing them for their Fall seasons. Leagues starting in Maryland after August 1st should be playing under the new laws. This can be verified by your assignor.

This year’s Law changes are extensive. It is imperative that referees familiarize themselves with all of the changes. Here are links to a summary of the Law changes as well as a complete presentation of all changes and clarifications:

Summary of IFAB main Law changes for 2019-2020

MSR complete presentation of all Law changes and clarifications for 2019-2020