7/30/20115 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 3-1-3: Team Rosters –Now must include first and last name and numbers of all players, all bench personnel and all coaches on rosters –Goalkeepers may have two numbers listed on the roster Goalkeeper’s number Field player’s number –Still required at least five minutes prior to start –Players, bench personnel, and coaches can still be added to the roster after the start of play
7/30/20116 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 4-1-1i3: Goalkeeper’s Uniform –The jersey of the goalkeeper shall be distinctly different from that of any teammate or opponent, except the other goalkeeper –The shorts or pants and socks of the goalkeeper are not required to be the same color as his/her teammates –Goalkeeper’s uniform must comply with 4-1-1f (manufacture’s logo/trademark)
7/30/20117 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 4-1-3 (new): Substitute Attire – It is recommended that substitutes wear distinguishing pinnies when warming up outside of the team area.
7/30/20118 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 4-3: Each head coach shall be responsible for ensuring that each of his/her players is properly and legally equipped. –The head coach shall receive the first caution issued for an illegally equipped player. –All subsequent cautions for illegally equipped player(s) shall be issued directly to the player(s) and not to the head coach. –Illegally equipped player(s) shall be instructed to leave the field of play when the ball next ceases to be in play.
7/30/20119 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 4-3: Con’t –The player(s) must be removed and may be replaced at the time of the caution to the coach or player(s). –The removed player(s) may re-enter at the next legal substitution opportunity only after reporting to an official who shall be satisfied the player’s equipment and uniform are in order.
7/30/201110 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 12-8-1f(10,11,12) (new): Misconduct –10. player who displays reckless play –11. illegally equipped player, per 4.3 –12. any delayed, excessive or prolonged act(s) by which a player(s) attempts to focus attention upon himself/herself and/or prohibits a timely restart of the game PENALTY: An official shall administer a caution (yellow card) for unsporting conduct
7/30/201111 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 18-1-1ff (new): RECKLESS PLAY –the player has acted with complete disregard of the danger to, or consequences for, the opponent. A player who displays reckless play shall be cautioned.
7/30/201112 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 NFHS Official Soccer Signals: –Added a ninth Official Soccer Signal – Goal (the number 20 signal in the 2009-10 rule book) –Signal #8 – Corner Kick editorial change from “Point to Spot” to “Point to Corner”
7/30/201114 Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012 4-1-1b: Implementation Delayed –Beginning with the 2013 fall season, the home team shall wear solid white jerseys and solid white socks, and the visiting team shall wear dark jerseys and socks. Delayed by the NFHS Board of Directors for one year (was due to go into effect in 2012)
16 Illegal Home Team Uniforms Starting Fall 2013 Color Side Panels and Color Piping
7/30/201117 Legal Home Team Uniforms Starting Fall 2013
7/30/201118 Major Editorial Changes for 2011-2012 can be found on (pages 5-6) Major Editorial Changes
1-4-1: If used on a football field, the front of the portable goals should be, at least 2 yards in front of the base of the existing football goalposts. 3-3-1c2: A player, including the goalkeeper, who is injured and attended to on the field or who is deemed injured by the referee shall leave the field and may be replaced. 3-6-1: Change Section 6 title to “Excessive Player Changes” 7/30/201119
Major Editorial Changes 4-2-1: Illegal Equipment –4-2-1(f): Now states that unaltered knee braces are legal and do not require additional padding –4-2-1(g) (new): Non-metal ankle braces that are unaltered are legal and may be worn outside a sock. Ankle braces of metal or unyielding material that are unaltered are legal if covered by a sock. 7/30/201121
Major Editorial Changes 4-2-5: Artificial Limbs –Complete re-write of this rule –Now allows each State Association to authorize exceptions to the NFHS rules to accommodate individuals with: Disabilities, Special needs, or Unique and extenuating circumstances 7/30/201122
7/30/201123 Points of Emphasis for 2011-2012 (Refer to page 69 of Rule Book)
7/30/201124 Points of Emphasis Concussion Management: –If the player is determined to be unconscious or apparently unconscious by game officials, the player cannot return to the game until they are medically cleared by medical professionals. Common symptoms of concussions include: –headache, fogginess, confusion, difficult with memory, nausea, tired, dizziness, blurred vision, mood changes Please see NFHS Suggested Guidelines for Management of Concussion on page 106 and nfhs.org.
7/30/201125 Points of Emphasis Elbows: –Need to monitor dangerous and illegal use of elbows if Striking opponents –Using the elbow could lead to serious injury –If allowed, could threaten the integrity of the game
7/30/201126 Points of Emphasis Player Equipment: –Coaches need to work with players and officials to ensure player equipment is safe and legal –Officials must emphasize player safety and legal equipment through out the match
7/30/201127 Points of Emphasis Online Education: –Visit www.nfhs.org for online educational opportunities for both coaches and officials –These include: Rule changes Situational videos Tactical and technical instructions, and Management skills
7/30/201128 Points of Emphasis Handling :Handling –Inadvertent Handling, No Intent; no foul –Hand or arm in natural position; no foul even if player gains possession of the ball –Hand or arm not in a natural position; foul Regardless of where it happened on the field Be consistent (midfield vs. penalty area) –Moving hand to protect one’s self; foul –Don’t allow coach’s or player’s actions to influence your call or non-call
7/30/201129 Questions? Coaches or Officials ? Ted Kitsis, NHSOA Rules Interpreter –Contact Information E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail. Phone : 603-624-8175 Cell : 603-540-4179 Remember, No calls at work please