Soccer
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Weekly Announcements

September
30

Open Lines of Communication

Clarifying when and how coaches can communicate with players highlighted the changes approved by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee at its Jan. 21-23 meeting in Indianapolis. The NFHS Board of Directors subsequently approved the changes. Effective with the 2013-14 season, coaches and players can communicate during a stoppage of play for an injury. Rule 3-3-2b(1) still requires a coach or appropriate health-care professional to have the referee’s approval before entering the field; however, teams may now huddle and receive coaching instruction during the stoppage, which previously was prohibited.

Play 1: A7 goes down with an injury in the center circle and the referee stops play and beckons team A’s athletic trainer. Team A’s coach also goes to the center circle, speaks to midfielders A6 and A8 and yells to the bench for A13 to report to the scorer and check in. The referee waits until A13 has checked in and beckons A13 onto the field. The athletic trainer, coach and A7 depart the field. Ruling 1: While that would have been improper last year, starting with the 2013-14 season that is allowable.

Play 2: In addition to all the information in Play 1, team B’s coach calls for all her midfielders and attackers to come to the touchline. The assistant referee asks the players to stay on the field and the substitutes to stay in the team area. Ruling 2: While that would have been improper last season, starting with the 2013-14 season, it is allowable. Fluid bottles may be given to players and returned. << continue >>

 

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