Changes To The Laws of The Game – Delayed Implementation

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The 2016-2017 version of the Laws of the Game reflect what has been described as the most comprehensive revision of the Laws in 130 years. Those changes take time to digest. The “summary” is 65 pages. BAYS has voted not to implement those changes until the Spring 2017 season which will provide the Massachusetts State Referee Committee an opportunity to educate referees on the latest changes during their winter referee recertification classes. The 2015-2016 version of the Laws will be used until then. So, sorry, no backward kickoffs until the spring.