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Question Number: 33658

High School 9/18/2019

RE: All High School

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.

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Derek
I can tell you that in a FIFA game that a red card is shown on the field of play and surrounds.
Away from the field of play the player (and his team) is informed that he is being reported for a sending off offence.
I suspect that in NFHS both the coach and the player are informed that the player is being reported to the relevant authority for the red card offence.



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Answer provided by Referee Joe Manjone

Derek,
In the high school game, your jurisdiction of the game ends when you leave the field of play and its immediate surroundings.

In order to avoid post game confrontations such as the one that you had, many states now require, as is done in other high school sports, officials to leave the field of play and immediate surroundings as soon as the game ends. Do not shake hands with players and coaches and do not watch the after game interactions between the teams. I recommend this practice as the coaches and game manager, as in other high school sports, are to handle any post-game problems that occur.

As to your question, there is no set procedure in the NFHS rules for post-game disqualifications. However, the norm seems to be the showing of the red card, informing the coach, and then informing your state high school association of the disqualification and the player's actions. The IHSA has an online ejection report form that you are required to complete when disqualifying a player.

I hope that you have a successful fall high school season and you get to work in one of the boys' championship game in November.



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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

Hi Derek
not really up on high school procedures but I think that that could work. If you were still on the pitch, you could show the red card but whether you do or do not the punishment or discipline is going to be applied.

You include it in the match report.

I assume the high school protocols would kick in for whatever the discipline might be as if it occurred during the match. In fact it might create even more repercussions as a unsporting issue. . I would likely inform the opposing coach as well as who ever the school administrator in charge of the match might be.
Cheers



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