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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2018

Tim Bedsole of Lithopolis, OH United States asks...

A ball is kicked on goal in the air. The keeper catches the ball firmly, has full control, and has taken two steps forward. Opposing player then runs directly into the keeper full speed and a collision occurs. The force of the impact is so strong tha...

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High School 9/12/2018

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I had a coach who thinks he knows the rules. Not uncommon, but it got to a point where he was downright obsessed with reminding us about a specific nuance of the rules.
Every set piece, mostly DFKs outside the PA, he would yell several times, 'I...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/10/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I agree completely with the responses to this question.

When my daughter played in both junior high & high school, we had coaches that were disrespectful to the referees. Most of the spectators (parents), didn't know the rules & when ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 8/3/2018

gary d of nashua, nh usa asks...

does it state in law 4 that a bandana is not allowed? An assessor mentioned this but I can't find any written clarification; it makes sense because loose ends can be pulled/stepped on....

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Law 1- The Field 7/30/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At least in our area, the gridiron football uprights can be pivoted 180ยบ, so they are not anywhere near the soccer crossbar. Others should check into this option.

I now carry a roll of rope in my ref bag, so it can be be used as a pulling d...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Hello - We have American football goals overhanging on a few of our fields, perhaps 3-4 yards into the goal area, and a few yards above the soccer crossbar. We have a standing league rule that a ball that touches the American football goal is automa...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/26/2018

Jeanne Turner of Mount Shasta, CA United States asks...

My Referee organization has conflicting information about the term 'kicked'.. one instructor says the ball must be 'struck' by the foot an other says the ball my be 'rolled' by the foot.. just so long as the ball moves out of it 'foot print'. We nee...

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High School 5/21/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I am aware that sunglasses are not a part of the uniform and are generally frowned upon wearing as a referee. People generally assume that a hat serves the same function as the glasses, to cut down on sun/glare and that sunglasses may impair vision (...

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High School 4/29/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

What is the restart if the penalty kick rebounds off the goalkeeper into the penalty area and the penalty kick player then kicks the ball into the goal?...

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High School 3/28/2018

Tim Cottongim of Juneau, AK United States asks...

It would appear from the casual observer that the NFHS stamp requirement on high school game balls is nothing more than a way to make money for the national high school association. Assuming we use a high quality FIFA/USSF approved ball, can you pro...

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