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High School 4/4/2021

Jason C. of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Question pertaining to NFHS rule 12, section 7 but I would also be interested to know the IFAB rule as well.

A shot comes in at the far edge of the penalty area. The keeper runs over and grabs the ball inside the penalty area with one han...

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High School 3/22/2021

ML of Virginia, VA USA asks...

Situation in game this weekend where opponent was awarded a direct kick outside the penalty area. Play was put on the whistle by referee to set up wall, etc.

2 players were on ball. Referee blew whistle to put in play. one player ran ove...

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High School 2/24/2021

DEVERY A HARPER of Naples, FL United States asks...

I was at a high school boys regional final the other day as a spectator. I witnessed a series of events that made me question the call. I would like to know your opinions on the matter.

On a corner kick the keeper does a great job of contr...

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High School 2/18/2021

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

NFHS rules, 5 seconds left in the half, red team clears the ball toward the goal and the red striker runs from midfield to collect and shoot. Blue team defender comes from behind and fouls red striker, clear DOGSO. After the foul, but before the cl...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/5/2021

Devery H. of Naples, Florida United States asks...

Situation 1:
I had a game tonight where looking back I wondered if I did the right thing. A defender and an attacker were shoulder to shoulder, top of the area, running toward the goal line. The defender kicked the ball and a millisecond later ...

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Mechanics 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In reviewing the LotG, I find the signals in Law 6 are coded for a left diagonal. Does this mean that the right diagonal is "phased out?" I don't know a referee who does that anymore (though I have heard stories), but I feel it could be an option, ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/17/2020

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

As an AR, can I require spectators/coaches to stay 6ft away from the touchline? I always see them creep up as close as possible, and with COVID-19 I would like to "socially distance" them from me....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/12/2020

Bob Romano of Falls Church , Virginia USA asks...

The goalie commits a serious foul play off the field on an opponent’s attack and goalkeeper red carded. What is the restart considering the foul happened off the field of play...

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High School 11/7/2020

Bruce Moore of SF Bay Area, California USA asks...

First great site.

I'm trying to get a better understanding of defenders reaching in front of attackers to get and or take the ball away. Any insight from your team is Greatly Appreciated !

I have a youtube video that does a bett...

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High School 11/1/2020

Ronald A Reed of High Bridge, New Jersey United States asks...

NFHS recently changed the drop rule. When dropping the ball to the defending goalie in the penalty area, can he/she pick up the ball???...

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