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High School 1/18/2020

Jeff Kwak of Plantation, FL USA asks...

Thank you for your responses. To be clear, this is the high-school age group in a recreational league.

What I wasn't sure of was the severity of the caution given how flagrant the attempt was to disrupt the break-away play by handling the ba...

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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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Dan of Seattle, Wa United States asks...

After mis-controlling a ball and with an attacker then about to score a goal would a goalie jumping on the ball still be an idfk, not dogso?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/23/2019

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of DAMASCUS, MD United States asks...

I am confused about what constitutes a keeper having possession of a ball such that the opponent is disqualified from playing that ball. Exactly what are the criteria for determining that a goal keeper ' has possession' of the ball so that when the ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Penalty kick or no penalty kick?

I'd like to present a couple of scenarios to get your opinions.

Situation 1:
U16 girls final (local tournament). Blue team is down a goal with 5 minutes to go. I was AR in this game. A shot cam...

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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 10/21/2019

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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Mechanics 10/16/2019

Peter Monks of San Francisco, CA USA asks...

The following scenario was posed to me this past weekend, and I'm still mulling it over. The experienced referee who posed it to me said that this had indeed happened to them; albeit just once in their decades of refereeing.


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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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