NFHS Rules for the 2023-24 school year

Discussion in 'Referee' started by Kit, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. Law5

    Law5 Member+

    Mar 24, 2005
    Beaverton OR
    I understand. But a quicker restart can't trump game control. I'm probably a bit hyper about this kind of thing today. We had a referee assaulted last night by a high school player, even after his coach had been red carded in an earlier incident. Eleven cautions, two reds. And, in another game, actually involving the same school, a JV2 player yelled insulting language at the referee, from the bench. Before the referee got to the bench, he had somehow disappeared and his shirt number was not on the roster.
  2. soccerref69420

    soccerref69420 Member+

    President of the Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz fan cub
    Mar 14, 2020
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea DPR
    High school soccer is psychopathic
  3. socal lurker

    socal lurker Member+

    May 30, 2009
    I don’t think you need to over think this. For better or worse, NFHS has decided they don’t want kids lying down behind the wall, and made a clear point about it. So just stop them if they do and move on. It may be stupid, but it’s not a big deal as a ref.
  4. Pittsburgh Ref

    Pittsburgh Ref Member+

    Oct 7, 2014
    da 'Burgh
    "It works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

    Brass tacks-wise, yes you are spot-on. More ethereally, I guess this is just another of those drafting calamities that lurk for us all, like Scylla and Charybdis.
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  5. Chaik

    Chaik Member

    Oct 18, 2001
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Just stop the clock. The few times this is match critical AND NFHS doesn't already dictate a stoppage (i.e. the kid being subbed is on the team leading in the last five minutes), you have the authority to stop the clock if you feel that there's undue time wasting.

    I'd point out in your scenario, though, if it's a corner the attacking team by rule has to be substituting if there are any subs, and if that team is winning the clock is going to stop in the last 5 minutes. If that team is tied or is losing, well, they are only wasting their own time.

    Outside the last 5 minutes of the second half, how often are those extra 15 seconds really match critical?
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