Instructor: Rich Carman President OSRA Brampton Law 4 - Players Equipment
At the end of this lesson the student will be able to both of the following: list the basic and acceptable equipment that can be used by a player
state the penalty for infringements of Law 4
Players’ equipment shall not be dangerous to themselves or any other player (including any kind of jewelry.) This is your opinion and is final without question. This does not mean you have the right to set a different standard from the world.
Manufacturers check products with authorities before marketing them.
(tucked in, if undergarments are worn, the colour of the sleeve should be the same main colour as the sleeve of the jersey or shirt ) (if undershorts are worn,
they must be same colour as the shorts)
Covered entirely by the socks or stockings Made of suitable material (rubber, plastic, or similar substance)
Provide a reasonable degree of protection
Each team must play in a colour that is distinctly different to their opponent Goalkeepers colours must be different to other players.
All players colours must be different to the referee and assistant referees.
Each players’ shirt must be numbered for identification purposes A team is not permitted to have duplicate numbers
All players must be identified on the game sheet by their shirt number and their name
All items of Jewelry are potentially dangerous. The term “dangerous” can be susceptible to interpretation.
Therefore in order to be uniform and consistent…
Any kind of Jewelry has to be forbidden. Players are not allowed to use tape to cover Jewelry except as noted - C.S.A. Law 4 policy.
Taping Jewelry is not adequate protection.
In order to avoid “last minute” problems, teams should inform their players in advance to remove the following items...
Visible body/ face piercings
In cases of medic alert Jewelry, it is not recommended that the player remove the Jewelry.
In cases of medic alert...
Removing the Jewelry could prove fatal to the player involved, if injury occurs to that player and improper medication is diagnosed.
Players must adequately pad medic alert Jewelry for player safety reasons.
However, the taping should be such that the description of the medical problem be left clearly visible.
Wedding rings must be removed. The only exception is a smooth wedding band which the referee is convinced cannot be removed.
It must be adequately padded.
Braces are not considered to be removable and therefore may be permitted.
Mouth guards are recommended but not enforced.
Modern protective equipment that is made of soft, lightweight, padded material is not considered dangerous and is therefore permitted.
Prescription safety glasses.
Hats are not allowed on the field of play except for the goalkeepers using one as an eyeshade .
The visor must be soft and contain no metal or plastic parts.
Religious headwear should be considered an acceptable non-compulsory item, provided that the item is safe to all players.
Bandanas are not permitted to be used, however…
If for medical reasons and with medical certification or upon satisfactory inspection, the referee determines that it is needed, then it may be used.
New technology has made sports spectacles much safer, both for the players themselves and for other players.
Spectacles made with glass are not acceptable .
Referees are expected to show tolerance when authorizing their use and allow spectacles as long as the basic principles of law 4 have been met…
Particularly to younger players.
Rigid casts may not be worn in any game under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Soccer Association.
This decision must be made prior to the start of play.
Knee braces with mechanical hinges HAVE to be adequately padded to prevent injury to the player and others
For any infringement of this Law: the player at fault is instructed by the referee to leave the field of play to correct his equipment the player leaves the field of play when the ball next ceases to be in play, unless he has already corrected his equipment
any player required to leave the field of play to correct his equipment, does not reenter without the permission of the referee
For any infringement of this Law: the referee checks that the player’s equipment is correct before allowing him to reenter the field of play the player is only allowed to re-enter the field of play when the ball is out of play
A player who has been required to leave the field of play because of an infringement of this Law and who enters (or re-enters) the field of play without the permission of the referee is cautioned and shown the yellow card.
If play is stopped by the referee to administer a caution:
the match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the opposing side, from the place where the ball was when the referee stopped the match
Items of a religious nature are permitted providing they are securely fastened and do not present a danger to the player or another player
Goalkeepers are permitted to wear a cap providing it is made of soft material and the peak must not be made of any material that would render the cap dangerous to other players
Headbands that are made of soft, lightweight, padded material are not considered a danger to other players and are now permitted
Players wearing a soft cast will be allowed to play providing the cast does not present a danger to other players. All casts must be adequately padded.
Knee braces that have mechanical hinges or plastic or metal struts must be padded and covered so that the hard pieces are not a hazard or danger to other players.
Players must not reveal undershirts which contain slogans or advertising. The basic compulsory equipment must not contain any political, religious or personal statements. A player removing his jersey to reveal slogans or advertising will be sanctioned by the competition organiser. The team of a player whose basic compulsory equipment contains political, religious or personal slogans or statements will be sanctioned by the competition organiser or by FIFA.
Jerseys must have sleeves.
What are the 5 pieces of Compulsory equipment? Shirt or jersey, tucked in Shorts, sliding shorts same color Shinguards, 3 requirements? Made of suitable material Provide reasonable degree of protection
What type of equipment is Never Allowed?