FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game. August 1, 2017 marked the official rollout of US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives (PDIs). This presentation is available in English and Spanish, which serves as a resource for parents, coaches and referees supporting the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer.
The Federation is recommending, and US Club Soccer is requiring immediately, new rules as it relates to heading, as follows: Players in 11-U programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. Limited heading in practice for players in 12-U and 13-U programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week.
You can read the US Soccer statement here. Since this lawsuit was finalized, U.S. Soccer has issued a mandate on heading the ball in training and competitions for several age groups. The mandate applies to players 12 years of age and younger and became effective January 1, 2016. According to the mandate, players 10 years old or younger cannot be taught the skill of heading and cannot intentionally head the ball in a competitive game.
FYSA Heading Guidelines. In conjunction with US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, Florida Youth Soccer Association will be instituting a heading ban for players age 10 and younger. In accordance with the recent U.S. Soccer recommendations on concussion risk management. FYSA has eliminated heading in matches for player’s age 10-years-old and younger (2006-11u and younger), per the new calendar year registration guidelines.
A State Association may permit variances in Rules 104 and 205 of this policy in the best interest of developing the sport within the jurisdiction of the State Association. Those variances do not apply to the state level of US Youth Soccer National Championship or Regional or National League competitions. Rule 106. GAME PLAY WITH NON-MEMBERS ...
US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues; US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program; Heading Restriction Implementation Recommendations. The 11-U play group, formerly referred to as U-11, is the group most affected by players age 10 and younger because players turn 11 years old over the range of a year. Therefore, deliberate heading is not allowed in 11-U games.
The U.S. Soccer Federation has issued new guidelines banning children 10 and under from heading the ball in practice or games. The days of kids 10 years old or younger heading the ball in a soccer...
New safety regulations were announced by the United States Soccer Federation in an effort to reduce the number of head injuries. These include the specific policy that restricts players under age 10 from heading the ball and reducing headers during practice for players aged 11 to 13.