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2023 Laws and Guidance

2023 AYSO National Rules and Regulations

This is the official version of the AYSO Rules & Regulations. The National Rules & Regulations 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.

2023-2024 AYSO Addendum to the IFAB Laws of the Game

The addendum to the 2022-2023 IFAB Laws of the Game, detailing those changes which are approved within IFAB’S authorization, that allows Federations to make changes in the following five areas are included in 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

2023-2024 Changes to Laws of the Game

Details of the law changes for 2023-2024 season may be viewed at here.  

2023-2024 IFAB Laws of the Game

The 137th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The International Football Association Board (The IFAB).  The 2023-2024 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 2023-2024.

Details of the law changes may be viewed at  For AYSO, these changes come into force 1 August 2023.

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