The official FIFA Rules of soccer is a 136 page document full of in-depth coverage of every rule in soccer. Rather than diving straight in at the deep end of the rules, your first step in mastering soccer is to learn the key fundamentals. The most basic rules that are central to understanding the game of soccer. Now I’m sure that the league that you are coaching in doesn’t have as many rules as FIFA, but there are rules that you need to know. Before you start soccer coaching make sure that you look over your league rules and make sure that you read them carefully. Here are some rules that are often overlooked in youth leagues.

How many players have to be on the roster?

How much playing time does each player have to play per game?

Do yellow cards carry over to the next game?

What do I have to do if a player gets a red card?