National Federation of State High School Associations cont. NFHS Web site - www.nfhs.orgwww.nfhs.org
State of High School Soccer Nationally Soccer is the fifth-most popular sport for boys and girls at the high school level. According to the 2008-09 High School Athletics Participation Survey which is listed in the 2009-10 NFHS Handbook: 383,824 – H.S. Boys participate in the sport 344,534 – H.S. Girls participate in the sport 11,139 – H.S. Boys programs participate throughout the country 10,548 – H.S. Girls programs participate throughout the country
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Current Team Uniform Requirements Front Front of Uniform Options 1 manufacturer’s logo 2¼ square inches is permitted on each item (visible anywhere on the uniform) Home team shall wear white or light jerseys and socks Visiting team shall wear dark jerseys and socks All jersey’s (except goalkeepers) shall be numbered on the front with a different Arabic number at least 4 inches in height This number must be placed on the jersey or short Page: 21-22
Shoes must be worn by all participants Back of Uniform Current Team Uniform Requirements Back All jersey’s (except goalkeepers) shall be numbered on the back with a different Arabic number at least 6 inches in height Both socks shall be the same color, with a single dominant color, but not necessarily the color of the jersey Page: 21-22
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 23 REGULAR SEASON Overtime Two 5-minute OT periods Teams change ends between first and second OT period If still tied after 2 nd OT period, game is recorded as a tie.
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 24 POST Season Overtime Two 5-minute OT periods (teams change ends after 1 st OT) If still tied, 5-minute “sudden victory” OT If still tied, teams change ends and play another 5-minute sudden victory OT
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 25 POST Season Overtime If still tied, teams will take 5 PKs in alternating fashion If still tied, PKs are repeated adding “sudden victory” element SV penalty kick procedure is repeated until the tie is broken
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 26 Interrupted/Suspended Post- Season Games If 1 st half is complete and one team is ahead, game over. If 1 st half (or more) is complete and score is tied, resume at point of interruption If 1 st half is not complete, resume at point of interruption
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 27 Eight-Goal Rule Shall be in effect for ALL REGULAR SEASON games AND District Tournament matches UNLESS, prior to the start of the season, a district council elects not to use the 8-goal rule. 8-Goal rule provides that if, at anytime after the mid-point of the second half of play, one team leads by 8 or more goals, the match shall be terminated.
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 28 Eight-Goal Rule When schools play outside their district, the home school’s district policy applies.
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens 29 RESOURCES CHECK THE WEBSITE Look under “News” and “Resources” for up-to-date information.
Lightning What is the local school policy? Are there responsible school personnel on site? If so, they may require that play be stopped. What is the criteria for suspension and resumption of play?
Lightning (Cont.) Where will you go if play is suspended? How long should officials wait? Officials, coaches and school personnel must communicate Work together for the best solution
Lightning (Cont.) 30-seconds/30-minutes NFHS Rule Book National Weather Service National Athletic Trainer ’ s Assn.
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VHSL “Play for a Cure” VHSL Play for a Cure is an invitation to all teams in all member schools to plan and participate in an event designed to increase awareness about breast cancer among high school students, faculty and staff, and the school community at large. May 2-21, 2011 has been designated for events that raise awareness about breast cancer. Toolkit on the website
State Event Passes Officials may purchase through association commissioner. Cost is $15.00 Admittance to ALL VHSL state tournament level events in all sports.
OFFICIAL CALL is the EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER of officials gear at VHSL-sponsored rules clinics OFFICIAL CALL is the only vendor permitted at VHSL- sponsored clinics. Other vendors may arrange with associations to sell at regular association meetings.
QUESTIONS? Call or email Joyce Sisson ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, VHSL email@example.com George Grzenda VHSL SOCCER RULES CLINICIAN firstname.lastname@example.org
41 MAKE SURE YOU TURN IN YOUR ATTENDANCE CARD! Clinic Cards
Virginia High School League Building Better Citizens Clinic Cards Please PRINT legibly – if we can’t decipher it, you weren’t here! One card per person – fill out both sides if you officiate and coach
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