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2011-2012 Soccer Rules


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Title: 2011-2012 Soccer Rules

2011-2012 Soccer Rules Editorial Changes
National Federation of State High School
  • NH Technical Institute
  • Concord, NH
  • July 30, 2011

  • 2011 NHSOA Soccer Rules Interpretation
  • Ted Kitsis, NHSOA Rules Interpreter
  • Contact Information
  • E-mail tjkitsis_at_gmail.com
  • Phone 603-624-8175
  • Cell 603-540-4179
  • No calls at work please!

Topics of Discussion
  • Soccer Rule Changes for 2011-2012
  • Major Editorial Changes for 2011-2012
  • NFHS Points of Emphasis
  • Handling Video
  • New Referee Questions Video
  • Q A Session?

Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012
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
  • Goalkeepers number
  • Field players number
  • Still required at least five minutes prior to
  • Players, bench personnel, and coaches can still
    be added to the roster after the start of play

Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012
  • 4-1-1i3 Goalkeepers 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
  • Goalkeepers uniform must comply with 4-1-1f
    (manufactures logo/trademark)

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.

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.

Soccer Rule Changes 2011-2012
  • 4-3 Cont
  • The player(s) must be removed and may be replaced
    at the time of the caution to the coach or
  • The removed player(s) may re-enter at the next
    legal substitution opportunity only after
    reporting to an official who shall be satisfied
    the players equipment and uniform are in order.

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

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

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

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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)

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Illegal Home Team Uniforms Starting Fall 2013
Color Side Panels and Color Piping
Legal Home Team Uniforms Starting Fall 2013
Major Editorial Changes
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
  • 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

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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.

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

Points of Emphasis for 2011-2012 (Refer to page
69 of Rule Book)
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.

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

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

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

Points of Emphasis
  • 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 ones self foul
  • Dont allow coachs or players actions to
    influence your call or non-call

  • Coaches or Officials ?
  • Ted Kitsis, NHSOA Rules Interpreter
  • Contact Information
  • E-mail tjkitsis_at_gmail.com
  • Phone 603-624-8175
  • Cell 603-540-4179
  • Remember, No calls at work please
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