Soccer Academy Alliance Canada News
FIFA Law 4 (Player Equipment) - Clarification
Law 4 of the FIFA Laws of the Game states: “A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player (including any type of Jewellery)”
This notice provides clarification of the interpretation of the Law held by SAAC, which is consistent with that of the Canadian Soccer Association and Ontario Soccer Association.
All items of jewellery (necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, leather bands, rubber bands etc.) are strictly forbidden and must be removed. Using tape to cover jewellery is not acceptable.
Loose beaded hair is also not permitted unless tied back or covered by a net.
Eyeglasses are allowed if they are sports spectacles and are safe for the players themselves and for other players.
Hard plaster casts are considered to pose a danger to both the wearer and other players and are not permitted to be worn. The practice of padding a hard plaster cast does not reduce the element of danger.
Players wearing a soft, lightweight, cast will be permitted to play if the cast does not present a danger to the individual or any other player.
OSA Policy: http://www.ontariosoccer.net/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=67jMLZBTeMA%3d&tabid=3896