Training, Tips & Resources
Laws of the Game
The International Football Association Board (IFAB) establishes and publishes the official "Laws of the Game." These laws cover the game from youth all the way to adults. You can find the most current Laws of the Game
League’s standings will not be recorded for 4U -8U divisions. Players in these divisions will receive participation awards.
Referees are USSF registered. All infractions will briefly be explain to players and to the coaches, if necessary.
Explanation of infractions to coaches shall not interrupt the flow or spirit of the game.
Players, parents, coaches, and spectators should shake hands after each game.
Coaches, non-players team members, parents/spectators should be located not less than one yard from the touchline and refrain from getting any closer to the goal line. No one can run the length of the field except the participants in the game.
Click the box below to get the modified playing rules.
Concussion Awareness/Safe Sport
It is mandated by NTSSA for coaches to complete the CDC Heads Up/Concussion Course and Safe Sport Course. Both are available through your coaches’ account. These short courses cover how to identify and handle concussions and to have a safe and respectful environment. You can find step-by-step instructions here.
We ask all coaches to follow the rule of "when in doubt, sit them out" for the safety of our players. Please report any suspected concussions to the DSA board so, we can follow up with their parents. Remember our ultimate goal is to keep everyone safe.
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NTSSA/DeSoto Soccer Code of Ethics for Coaches
The code of ethics has been developed to clarify and distinguish approved and accepted professional, ethical, and moral behavior from that which is detrimental to the development of the sport of soccer. DeSoto Soccer Association holds all coaches, assistant coaches, and team officials to the standards of this code. Click on the box below to sign and return the form to your coordinator.