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High School 9/21/2019

Teague Cameron of Southampton, New York uSA asks...

In my daughters High school game yesterday our defense cleared a ball across the front of the goal and the one referee was standing about a foot outside the post and foot inside the field. The ball cleared the goal frame only to hit the referee in th...

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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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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


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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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High School 9/9/2019

Derek R Maple of Cary, IL United States asks...

If a careless or reckless charging foul is called inside the PA, and DOGSO criteria have been met, could a case be made that the player was not 'playing the ball' and therefore warrants a disqualification?

I haven't had to call a DOGSO sinc...

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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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High School 9/2/2019

Mike Fricano of Aiea, Hawaii USA asks...

NFHS Rules 2019-20 define illegally equipped as '...not wearing equipment required by rule or wearing in item/items not allowed by rule.' Rule 4-2 is fairly specific in listing items NOT allowed. However, Rule 4-1 is less specific in defining requi...

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High School 7/30/2019

George of Boonton, New Jersey USA asks...

When a coach is disqualified from the game and refuses to leave the playing area, the following can occur:

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