Law Changes 2016-2017

On Monday, our instructor Wayne Merrick started a multi-part series on the changes to the Laws of the Game for 2016-2017.  A PDF copy of Wayne’s Powerpoint presentation is available here.  It includes a summary of the changes to the 17 laws along with detailed analysis of the changes to Laws 1 through 4.  Changes to the remaining Laws will be covered in future monthly classes.

One major change is that the Laws are now published by the IFAB, not FIFA.  The IFAB is the organization responsible for maintaining the Laws so the publications are now branded with the IFAB designation.

An electronic version of the 2016-2017 Laws booklet, along with a publication covering analysis of the changes is available at