A new rule allowing the kicking of the ball in any direction to begin play in high school soccer is among the rules changes approved for the 2017-18 season. The new kickoff procedure is one of eight changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Soccer Rules Committee at its January 24-25 meeting in Indianapolis.
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13-3-4: NEW SECTION 3 HOW TAKEN NEW ART. 4…For indirect kicks, the referee shall signal an indirect kick (using Official NFHS Soccer Signals Rule 5-3-1b) by raising an arm above the head; this signal shall be maintained until the kick is taken and the ball touches another player or goes out of play. If the referee fails to signal the kick is indirect and the ball goes directly into the opponent's goal, the kick shall be retaken.
For indirect kicks, the referee shall signal an indirect kick (using Official NFHS Soccer Signals Rule 5-3-1b) by raising an arm above the head; this signal shall be maintained until the kick is taken and the ball touches another player or goes out of play.
Play Rulings in the Rules book are interpretations approved by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee. Member state associations of the NFHS independently make decisions regarding compliance with or modifications of the playing rules for the student athletes in their respective states. The Rules describe 3 systems of mechanics that may be used;
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NFHS Soccer Rule Book 2019-2020 Soccer Rule Changes a. Stop the clock during the last 5 minutes of the second half or second overtime half when the team in the lead substitutes. b. In case of a temporary suspension due to injury or any unusual situation, play will now be resumed with a
A. The officials should allow the game to start, but caution the head coach before kickoff. B. The visiting team should change to white socks. If unable to correct, the game shall be played and the referee must notify the state association following the game. C. The home team should change to wearing white socks. D.