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High School 5/10/2017

JW of Carrollton, GA United States asks...

We were the visiting team in the state semi-finals last night. Our team was up 1-0 at the half. About 7 minutes after the half, one of the opposing team's players was given a red card for spitting at one of our players. Immediately, 2 student fans...

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High School 5/6/2017

Billy Will of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

The AR moved the corner flag during a free kick to make is easier for the player to kick the ball. Is this legal. I know during a corner kick the flag can not be moved. I don't know about a free kick and an AR bending the flag out of the way so the p...

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High School 5/5/2017

Nate Eis of Peoria, IL USA asks...

To clarify... in the opinion of the referee, if a team (A) only says 'i got it' whenever the ball is played to Team B and with Team B's back to team A's player; then I would say that is unsporting and after multiple infraction the next player deserv...

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High School 4/27/2017

Lionel Heinold of Ephrata, washington United States asks...

During a throw in, on foot is clearly in touch and the other over the line on the field (not touching the line). Is this a correct throw in?...

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High School 4/27/2017

Lexus Jaramillo of Fairbanks, Alaska USA asks...

Are NFHS refs allowed to deny substitutions even if there is no quick restart, both AR's have their flags up, and coaches are yelling at the referee for subtitutions? What are the reprecussions for that? ...

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High School 4/26/2017

Mike Kirkmn of Kennewick, Washington USA asks...

While working a U-13 boys' match, a player committed a reckless foul for which i issued a caution, showed a yellow card. The player's teammates celebrated the card. I thought that this action by the team mates was a show of poor sportsmanship and c...

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High School 4/9/2017

Rob Ford of Stafford, Va USA asks...

Both teams started with 11 and the error occurred after a large substitution for Team A. After play resumed the AR counted and alerted Team A that they didn't put enough subs back on the field.
If I read your answers, if Player A1 was originally...

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High School 4/8/2017

Rob Ford of Stafford , VA USA asks...

In a recent HS game team A was alerted by the AR that they only had 10 on the pitch. The ball was in play. At the next stoppage, Team B had possession. The AR believed Team A should be allowed to put the 11th player in the field and the CR believed ...

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High School 3/23/2017

Rick Barns of Birmingham, AL USA asks...

a corner kick was awarded. The corner flag was in an upright vertical position and there was no wind and thereby stationary.

The AR held the top of the flag and pulled/leaned it over the end line and away from the kicker taking the kick. Th...

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High School 3/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I am glad that I don't have to ref under the rules for U.S. high school soccer. I have real trouble with a deliberate handling call for a player who covers their privates or their face just as a hard blast is directed their way from a short distance....

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