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USSF New Heading Mandate

  • U11 and younger: No intentional heading for all players in matches or games
    • Infractions in a match will result in an indirect free kick
  • U12 to U14: Heading is allowed in games and limited heading training in training 
    • No more than 30 minutes or 20 headers in practice, whichever comes first
  • U14 and older: no limitations on heading
    • Remember at ALL AGES: When in doubt, sit them out
  • For more information check out the Referee Page or Coaches' Corner Page