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League Rules

High School Soccer Rules


All High School soccer matches within Oregon abide by the current publication of the NFHS Soccer Rules with special modifications specific to Oregon. (To view the NFHS online rules publications, you must login with your ArbiterSports user name and password.)

Read the current NFHS Soccer Rules »


For additional information regarding OSAA Soccer and special modifications, refer to the OSAA Soccer Central Hub or the OSAA Website:

OSAA Soccer Central Hub »

OSAA Soccer Information »

Tie-Breaking Procedures

OSAA State Play-Off Overtime Procedures

For all OSAA post-season play, the OSAA State Play-Off Overtime Procedures shall be used.


The game of soccer is internationally governed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA.) FIFA annually publishes updated Laws of the Game. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) meets annually and makes decisions on changes to the Laws of the Game and creates recommendations, decisions, and interpertations on game scenarios.

Check out the current FIFA Laws of the Game »


As the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States, the Unites States Soccer Federation (USSF or U.S. Soccer,) has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for almost 100 years. USSF maintains another version of the Laws of the Game, similar to FIFA. USSF also provides referee training materials, weekly reviews with video segments, and a Q&A forum for referee development.

All club soccer matches in Oregon use the USSF Laws of the Game.

Check out the current USSF Laws of the Game »

Browse the available USSF referee resources »


The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a National Association of the United States Soccer Federation. AYSO develops a separate referee training program than USSF and uses another modifed version of the FIFA Laws of the Game. AYSO also has helpful resources for referee development.

Browse the available AYSO referee resources »

KidSports Rules

For srping leagues, differnt clubs use different rules. KidSports spring league rules can be found at the following links. Each team must present a roster to the officials, no player cards are needed. The roster can be in any format, even hand-written. Rosters must list every player and substitute with his/her name and jersey number.

Games with misconduct (yellow/red cards) need a game report completed in Arbiter and e-mailed to Hal Williams.

Kid Sports Rules: Klassic Soccer (4th-12th Grade) »

Kid Sports Rules: Rec Soccer (K-3rd Grade) »

General Kid Sports Rules »