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High School 9/18/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

What is the proper procedure for booking someone after the match has ended?

Had a kid give me the middle finger, so I verbally told him and his coach he was red carded....

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The Technical Area 9/16/2019

Jim Wood of Whippany, NJ United States asks...

Guys,

What are the rules for player behavior on the bench? Are players supposed to sit? Are they allowed to stand? Are they allowed to stand on the bench? Should they always wear neutral color top to stop contrast with players on the field? ...

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High School 9/14/2019

Peter Thompson of Indianapolis, IN United States asks...

When we are taking a corner kick we had a player standing in front of the keeper and the ref made them move. I have been looking through the NFHS rules and cannot find what the issue is?

Can someone clarify this for me

Thanks...

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High School 9/13/2019

Lawrence (Laurie) Judd of Lovettsville, VA United States asks...

Defending team gets a goal kick. The keeper waits until all players have left the penalty area and then shapes up to take the GK. As he attempts to kick the ball, he slips and plays the ball just a few yards toward the penalty spot. Realizing that an...

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High School 9/11/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

Quick follow up that you don't have to post - in response to Ref McHugh's question about the restart, NFHS changed this for 2019. No more IDFK on injury restarts unless the ball is in the possession of the keeper. Everything else is a contested drop ...

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High School 9/10/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

There was the following sequence of events in a local high school game: a violent collision between an attacking player and the keeper in which there was no foul committed - the ref said it was a 50/50 ball, a rebound after the players went down inju...

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Other 9/8/2019

Corinna of Del Mar, CA United States asks...

Are referees held to the same standards as players, coaches, and parents regarding use of profanity and abusive behavior (ie, using profanity and screaming at a 10 year old player and pointing fingers in the player's face because he disagrees with he...

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High School 9/6/2019

Brian Meyer of Dayton, OH United States asks...

During a high school game I watched last night, the AR called a PK after a foul in the box. The players lined up, the ball was placed, the kicker and keeper all took their positions -- not quickly, at least 45 seconds or so elapsed. The referee signa...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/17/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If a team/player is unaware if a restart is DFK or IDFK despite your use/absence of the raised hand IDFK signal and they ask you what the restart is, should you tell the player? Or what if the coach tells them incorrect information regarding the rest...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2019

Bob of New york, Ny Usa asks...

Shoulder to shoulder vs charging. I have always seen it that if a player runs in at an angle to the player and knocks them off the ball, even if its with their shoulder vs the ball carriers shoulder, that is a charge. Shoulder to shoulder should be i...

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