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High School 11/11/2021

Will of Madison, Ct USA asks...

The goalie is holding the ball in the box when a player on the other team bumps into him. There is a confrontation that results in the goalie pushing the player as he walks away. Though the goalie only uses one hand the player goes fling in the air. ...

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High School 11/2/2021

JC of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Had an incident recently where a player put his head at waist height, maybe a little lower, to get a touch on a bouncing ball. At the same moment, maybe a little before or a little after, an opposing player kicked the ball and made slight contact wit...

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High School 10/30/2021

David Reiss of Gibbsboro, NJ United States asks...

Where in NFHS book does it indicate placement of ball when a player on the field is cautioned. I am trying to show another referee, but can't find it inwriting. (should be spot where offense took place no matter where the ball was....

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Mechanics 9/29/2021

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN USA asks...

U14 Middle School Girls soccer game

Two incidents I want to ask about.

First, blue team gets a DFK on red half of the field. Most of the red team heads back to protect their goal. However one red player is lurking off to the s...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/25/2021

James of Memphis, Tn USA asks...

On throw-ins when is a player too far over the touchline? I only have this problem in rec leagues....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/11/2021

Jeremy of houston, tx usa asks...

An attacker with ball running up their attacking third sideline, puts a touch a bit (maybe 5 yards) in front of themselves. Defender lunges in late after the touch and doesn't make contact, but the attacking player has to jump over the lunging defend...

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High School 6/23/2021

Mark Krawiec of Rocklin, CA USA asks...

Is this a fair challenge? It runs at normal playback speed first, then at slow mo 40%.

Ref called it DFK no caution.


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High School 6/7/2021

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

White player is controlling the ball at midfield. Blue player is behind, takes a couple steps and drops down, sweeps her legs around and slide tackles the ball away. One leg is in the air, about a foot above her other leg. White player falls over ...

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High School 5/21/2021

LD Maya of San Mateo, CA USA asks...

Must a player be cautioned for moving a corner flag? why?

My perception was players must be cautioned, after all Law 17 states "The corner flagpost must not be moved," and Law 12 shows "a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/11/2021

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN United States asks...

In dual reffing a middle school boys tournament, white team kicked the ball out of bounds. Red team gets the ball and moves several yards down the field from the spot to throw it back in. I didn't notice the red player advancing several yards down ...

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