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High School 10/15/2018

Iain Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

What constitutes possession by the goalkeeper....

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High School 10/8/2018

K Turner of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

In our region we dont have an official high school timekeeper so we basically follow IFAB Laws with CR keeping time. Before accounting for any extra time (including an injury stop) the first half could have ended right at 40 minutes as a team was o...

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High School 9/29/2018

Lionel Heinold of Ephrata, WA United States asks...

Match is tied after two overtime periods. Shots are to be taken from the mark. One entire team leaves the field, can they take shots?...

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High School 9/22/2018

Billy Ofe of Bluefield, Virginia USA asks...

Should a soccer official step off 10 yards in order for the defense to set a wall? ...

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High School 9/18/2018

Mark Brodis of CASTLE ROCK, CO United States asks...

At a recent game there was no public visible clock, the refs kept time themselves (which is not uncommon at this level). It was near the end of regulation time, game was tied, the visiting team made a goal and as the team was celebrating the ref wav...

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High School 9/12/2018

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I had a coach who thinks he knows the rules. Not uncommon, but it got to a point where he was downright obsessed with reminding us about a specific nuance of the rules.
Every set piece, mostly DFKs outside the PA, he would yell several times, 'I...

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High School 9/11/2018

Derek Maple of Cary, IL USA asks...

High School Varsity game using NFHS rules.

Attacker A10 runs to the goal line just outside the goal area to collect a long ball. He chips the ball up toward the 6 yard line as he stumbles over the goal line. Defender D2 attempts a slide ta...

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High School 9/7/2018

Moshe of WASHINGTON, DC United States asks...

We all know that if the defender deliberately play the ball to the attacker in an offside position,
the attacker in question is not in an offside position.

A situation I had in a high school game today. I was working as an AR.
Team A...

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High School 9/3/2018

Maureen Parker of Grafton, Vermont asks...

Can you wear pre wrap in your hair. To keep the hair out of your face. ...

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High School 8/30/2018

Mike of Chicago , Illinois USA asks...

So a player in possession of the ball commits an offense (Dissent) while ball is still in play and team in clear possession, the center referee stops play to issue a YC to team in possession. What is the correct restart?...

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