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High School 12/17/2017

Abby Stapleton of Charlotte, NC USA asks...

Why don't they make goalkeeper gloves with the sticky material of football gloves/is it allowed?...

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High School 12/13/2017

Jeff Reiner of Captain Cook, Hawaii USA asks...

An attacker is NOT in an offside position when his teammate touches/kicks the ball toward the goal. The attacker runs in an offside position before the ball arrives. Is it an offside foul?...

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High School 12/5/2017

Richard Duncan of Frostburg, MD USA asks...

My daughters and I were watching the NCAA women's semi-final game between Duke and UCLA. The match went to penalty kicks after regulation and OT. The announcer said that any team member was available to make the PK and in fact one girl who did not ...

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High School 11/6/2017

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

Is it mandatory in Massachusetts high school games that fans must watch from the other side of the field, where the team benches are not?...

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High School 11/6/2017

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

What is the NFHS ruling of what the correct retart is when a goalkeeper has possession of the ball and play stops due to an injury?...

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High School 11/2/2017

Dawn Latham of Amissville, VA USA asks...

In a recent high school game in the Delaney Athletic Conference (Virginia) tournament the following happened:

A player on the white team fouled a player on the black team (outside the box). At the same time the ref was told (by the white tea...

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High School 11/2/2017

Steve Bryan of Clemmons, NC USA asks...

I was keeping the time clock and the home team kept instructing to restart the clock on the whistle after a stoppage for injury or a card. I have been told that you start the clock when the ball is put in play not on the whistle-what does the rule sa...

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High School 10/27/2017

Ted Campbell of Springfield, Illinois United States asks...

If there is a freekick and the opponent is about 3-4 feet from the spot of the ball, the offendws attempts to take a quick kick and the offending team attempts and deflects the ball as it's being kicked. What should the referee do?...

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High School 10/5/2017

Bob Healy of whitman, MA United States asks...

Can a keeper punt a ball into the opposing net and score...

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High School 9/30/2017

Carl of St.Peters, United states asks...

I am a goalkeeper and the other day in are game the ball was shot and I knocked it away but another player slid in grabbed the ball with his legs and rolled in the goal. The ref called it a goal even after I told him that he grabbed it with his legs....

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