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The SAY Playing Laws Rulebook and SAY Organizational Rules are copyrighted material 2020 Soccer Association for Youth.  All rights reserved.  No part of these publications may be reproduced, printed, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise, without written permission by the Soccer Association for Youth, USA, Cincinnati, OH  TX 1-6090920.

SAY Organizational Rules      

The SAY Soccer Organizational Rules are updated. This version of the rulebook is now a linkable PDF and can easily be searched and downloaded on any mobile device. Using Ctrl+F will bring up a search bar for you to have quick access to any specific information that you are looking for within the Organizational Rules. The online Organizational Rules will always be the most current version of the SAY Organizational Rules.


SAY Playing Laws Rulebook      

The 2020 SAY Soccer online rulebook is updated with the new 2020 rules. This version of the rulebook is now a linkable PDF and can easily be searched and downloaded on any mobile device. Using Ctrl+F will bring up a search bar for you to have quick access to any specific information that you are looking for within the rulebook. The online Rulebook will always be the most current version of the SAY Playing Rules.


SAY Build Out Area Rules      

This presentation is an in depth overview of the build outlines rules and regulations for small sided games.




Condensed SAY Playing Rules - Laws    

 6U (Instructional) -

 14U (Kickers) -

8U (Passers) -

 16U (Minors) -

10U (Wings) -

19U (Seniors) -

 12U (Strikers) -

Small-Sided Build Out Area -


The condensed SAY Playing Rules have been created as a quick reference guide to the SAY Playing Rules - Laws for referees, coaches and parents. These two-page playing rules documents have been divided by age group for fast access. These do not replace the current SAY Rulebook but rather offer a simplistic version of the playing laws. 


Resources                                                             

Refereeing Youth Soccer   

Advice for Referees – A historical document by the late Roland Bedard (former SAY Commissioner) Today the information in this document is relevant, but the Laws of the Game within it are not current and may not be accurate in part.



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