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2019-2020 Law Changes

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Dropped ball

Changes

  • A dropped ball no longer involves members from both teams.  The ball will be dropped for the team that last touched it when play was stopped.  To prevent a team gaining an unfair advantage, all players of both teams, except the recipient of the dropped ball, must be at least 4.5 yards away.
  • If the ball touches the referee (or other match official) and goes into the goal, team possession changes or a promising attack starts, a dropped ball is awarded.  It can be very unfair if a team gains an advantage or scores a goal because the ball has hit a match official, especially the referee.

Free Kicks

Changes

  • When there is a ‘wall’ of 3 or more defenders, the attackers are not allowed within 1 yard of the wall..
  • When the defending team takes ANY kick (including goal kicks) from within their own penalty area, the ball is in play once the kick is taken and no longer has to clear the penalty box to be played.  This only applies to leagues that do NOT have a build out line.

Goal Celebrations

Changes

  • A yellow card for illegal celebration (e.g. removing their shirt) remains even if the goal is disallowed.

Handball

Changes

  • Deliberate handball remains an offence
  • The following ‘handball’ situations, even if accidental, will be a free kick:
    • The ball goes into the goal after touching an attacker’s hand/arm.
    • A player gains control of the ball after touching their hand/arm and then scores or creates a goal scoring opportunity.
    • The ball touches a player’s arm/hand which has made their body unnaturally bigger.
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm when it is above their shoulder (unless the player deliberately played the ball which then touches their hand/arm)
    • The following will not usually be a free kick  unless they meet the previous criteria
    • The ball touches a player’s arm/hand directly from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player who is close/near.
    • The ball touches a player’s hand/arm which is close to their body and has not made their body unnaturally bigger.
    • If a player is falling and the ball touches their arm/hand when it is between their body and the ground to support the body.
    • If the goalkeeper attempts to ‘clear’ the ball by kick or throw or deliberate kick from a teammate, but the clearance fails, the goalkeeper can then handle the ball.

Kick-Off

Changes

  • The team that wins the kickoff may now choose to take the kickoff or pick which end to defend in the first half

Penalty Kick

Changes

  • The team’s penalty taker can have treatment and then take the kick.
  • The goalkeeper cannot be touching the goalposts/crossbar/nets to prevent the goalposts/crossbar/nets from moving before the taking of the kick.
  • The goalkeeper must have at least a part of one foot on/inline with the goal line when the kick is taken and cannot stand behind the line.

Player’s Equipment

Changes

  • Multi colored/patterned undershirts are allowed if they are the same as the sleeve of the main shirt.
  • Manufacturers are now making undershirts whose sleeves are the same as the main shirt sleeve.  These should be allowed as they help match official’s decision making.

Quick restarts and Yellow/Red Cards

Changes

  • If the referee is about to issue a YC/RC, but the non offending team takes the free kick quickly and creates a goal scoring opportunity, the referee can delay the YC/RC until the next stoppage if the offending team was not distracted by the referee.

Substitutes

Changes

    • A player who is being substituted must leave the field by the nearest point on the touchline or goal line (unless otherwise directed by the referee).
    • This will not apply to all of NOKC’s in-house leagues, but only the highest levels of play.

Team Officials

Changes

  • A team official guilty of misconduct will be shown a Yellow card or Red card.  If the offender cannot be identified, the senior coach in the technical area will receive the card

TOPSoccer Program For Special Needs Community

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Registration

North OKC Soccer Club, in association with U.S. Youth Soccer, is hosting a TOPSoccer Advantage Program for children with special needs. The program will be held on Oct. 6, 20 and 27 from 4-5:30 p.m. at Cameron Park.

TOPSoccer Advantage is a community-based training program for any athlete with intellectual, emotional and/or physical disabilities. It strives to provide opportunities for players to develop soccer experience at their own pace in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.

Children aged 4-12 years old are welcome to attend. Registration will start Aug. 1 and costs $25. A T-shirt will be provided. Cameron Park is located 11711 Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City.

TOPSoccer bolsters U.S. Youth Soccer’s mission statement, “to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America’s youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.”

Volunteers are needed to help with the program. If interested, email Erin Trussell at etrussell@nokcsoccer.com.

About North OKC Soccer Club: The NOKC Soccer Club is proud to offer a comprehensive youth soccer development program. We attempt to teach children about character, sportsmanship, fair play, team work, competitiveness, winning with humility, losing with dignity and the value of “giving it your all” every time he or she steps on the field.

NOKC Board Members Needed

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

We are currently looking for additional volunteers to help us on our board! We are in need of an Age Group Commissioner and someone over Marketing / Sponsorships. Please reach out to admin@nokcsoccer.com if interested!

Central OEFC Meeting

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There will be a Central OEFC meeting for any players in the 2009 age group who are interested in playing competitive soccer. Players will have the opportunity to learn about the program and ask any of their questions during the Q&A with the Director of Coaching for the club.

  • Date & Time: March 29th, at 6:30pm.
  • Location: Edmond Soccer Club (ESC) – at the North concession stand

Spring Break Advantage Camp

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Details

  • Date: 3/18 – 3/21
  • Ages: 5-11, Boys & Girls
  • Time: 1pm-4pm
  • Cost $100
  • Location: NOKC Fields (11711 N Portland Ave)

Advanced Camp with NOKC staff

To sign up please email camps@nokcsoccer.com with your player’s name, date of birth, and shirt size.

Academy Evaluations – Spring ’19

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Evals: Monday, February 11 & Tuesday, February 12
AGE GROUP TIME FIELD
2009 Boys 7-8pm C & B (2/11) & D (2/12)
2009 Girls 5:30-6:30pm 17
2010 Boys 5:30-6:30pm 12 & 13 West
2010 Girls 5:30-6:30pm 14 & 13 East
2011 Boys 5:30-6:30pm 8 East & 8 West
2011 Girls 5:30-6:30pm 7 East & 7 West
2012 Boys 5:30-6:30pm 9 East & 9 West
2012 Girls 5:30-6:30pm 10 East & 10 West

Dick’s Spring Discount Shop Dates

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Our Dicks Sporting Goods will be hosting a discount shop event for NOKC! You will receive 20% off your purchase on most items in the store. Our discount shop event will be on Saturday 2/23 and Sunday 2/24 at the Quail Springs Dick’s Sporting Goods. You will also be able to place online orders, in store only and receive 20% off. This will include free shipping and receive product in 3-6 business days.

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YMCA of Greater OKC and NOKC Soccer Partnership

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

It is with great excitement that we announce a new partnership between YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and NOKC Soccer. YMCA locations including the North Side Y, Rockwell Plaza Y, Bethany Y, Earlywine Park Y and Midwest City Y will play their 10U and 12U soccer games at NOKC Soccer fields this fall. This partnership allows Y soccer teams to have a central location for their games in a beautiful sports complex.

The Y is focused on nurturing the potential of every child and teen. Through the Y’s youth sports program, we help children improve their skills, make new friends and be active with other kids while learning sportsmanship. Y sports balance the development of physical skills with other important aspects of sports, such as leadership, teamwork and cooperation.

Dick’s Club Discount Announcement

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Our partner, Dicks Sporting Goods, will be hosting a discount shop day for North OKC Soccer Club. Our discount shop event will be on Saturday 8/25 and Sunday 8/26 at the Quail Springs Dick’s Sporting Goods. The leagues will also be able to place online orders, in store only and receive 20% off. This will include free shipping receive product in 3-6 business days.

August 25th and 26th 20% off coupon

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