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High School 12/7/2019

Tim Haddad of Lancaster, CA USA asks...

If a Goalkeeper in their own PA spouts foul language at an opponent while the ball is at the half-way line, and you decide you need to stop play, then where does the IFK restart for the verbal offense take place? You send off the keeper for insultin...

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High School 11/11/2019

Brian of New York, New York US asks...

Just watched a video of an overtime goal to win a championship. The ball was delivered to a spot about 2-3 feet in front of the goal. The keeper leaped up to catch the ball, and at the same time an opposing player also leaped to head the ball. Frankl...

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High School 10/24/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Piggybacking on his rant. NFHS hasa range of 55-80 yards for the width of the field, but many times fields are constrained due to factors outside of control.

One place I work is fenced in about 2 yards from the touchlines and goal lines, al...

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High School 10/23/2019

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

This is more of a venting statement. Too many high school soccer fields, whether grass or synthetic turf, are too narrow; 60-64 yards. Team's treat their throw-ins deep in their offensive third of the field as corner kicks. That's not how real footba...

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High School 10/23/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Keeper controls the ball with his hands, then drops the ball to the ground, waits 3 seconds for an attacker to pressure him, then picks it up again. I stopped play for the keeper handling the ball a second time, IFK near the penalty mark. Keeper ar...

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High School 10/21/2019

Tony Reis of Sandwich, MA United States asks...

Are high school soccer players allowed to switch their uniform jersey number to a different number in the same season?...

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High School 10/21/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

Two issues I am wondering about - taunting and contact after the play that maybe does or does not rise to the level of VC.

I recently disqualified a HS player for taunting. (NFHS has a special rule covering taunting not found in the IFAB rul...

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High School 10/15/2019

Stephen Swan of Elizabethtown, KY United States asks...

Three responses and two interpretations. The intent of the rule is to allow for the trailing team to have access to the time remaining without a game delay by the lead team substituting. If the training team subs by itself, the clock is not stopped....

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High School 10/14/2019

Stephen Swan of Elizabethtown, KY United States asks...

NFHS rule on stopping the clock in the last 5 minutes of the second half of regulation or overtime. Intent is to eliminate time wasting by team in lead. Is the clock stopped if both teams are subbing in the last 5 minutes?...

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High School 10/10/2019

Bob of Seymour, IN USA asks...

IF a Keeper throws the ball up in the air above his and lets it hit the ground and bounce up...can he/she catch it after it bounces?...

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