Differences in Rulings

2011 season

The NHSC uses the NCAA rulings with the following modifications:

 

JEWELRY

 

 

There will be no jewelry worn during NHSC matches.  Referees should enforce this rule as you would any other match you are officiating.

 

TIME KEEPING

  • referee keeps the official time
  • no stoppage of time on substitutions
  • NO OVERTIME during the regular season
  • Regulation game- Regular Season: 45 minutes (halftime). Post Season: 70 minutes.

SUBSTITUTIONS

Either team can substitute an unlimited amount of players at each of these times:

  • After a goal
  • Issue of a card for either team
  • If there's an injury on the field
  • Goal kick
  • Corner kick- Team's own or if both teams are wishing to make a substitution
  • Throw-in- Team's own or if both teams are wishing to make a substitution

YELLOW CARDS

when issued, players DO NOT have to leave the field, but shall if the team wishes

 

SPECIFIC TO WOMEN'S D3
There is a NO SLIDE TACKLING rule. A player would still be allowed to slide to the ground, when an opponent is not within playing distance of the ball. As with other rules of the game, it would be the judgment of the referee to determine whether an opponent is within playing distance of the ball. Why would a player want to slide to the ground to get a ball? Could be to stop a ball from going across the goal line or side line.

 

TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE (excluding the championship match)

If the match is tied after regulation time it goes straight to Penalty Kicks.

1. Referee decides goal to be used.

2. Coin toss to decide order (kicking first or last).

3. The Team Representative of each team writes down the 10 DIFFERENT players (in order of taking the kick) to the referee before the kicks are taken.

4. Goalkeepers can be assigned to take a kick.

5. Players sent off during the match are not eligible to take these kicks.

6. Five kicks to be taken by both teams unless the goal differential is greater than the number of kicks remaining.

7. If the two teams are still tied after 5 kicks, the teams will then begin with additional kicks. The remaining players on the list will take these kicks on a sudden-death basis.

8. After the 10th kick, the Team Representative will again make another list of 10 players for the next 10 kicks. The players can be the same as the first list and can be rearranged in any order before taking the 11th kick.

9. Any eligible player may change places with his goalkeeper.

10. While the penalty shoot-out is in progress, players will remain on the opposite half of the pitch.

 

Comparison of US College (NCAA), High School (NFHSA) and Youth Soccer (USYSA)

Directly from AskTheRef.com (TM) MrRef@AskTheRef.com

Substitutions:

 


USYSA

NFHSA

NCAA

On goal-kicks:

Yes

Yes

Yes

On corner-kicks:

No

Yes, by team with ball. Also allowed by team without ball if the team with the ball is also substituting.

Yes, by team with ball. Also allowed by team without ball if the team with the ball is also substituting.

On throw-ins:

Yes, by team with ball

Yes, by team with ball. Also allowed by team without ball if the team with the ball is also substituting.

Yes, by team with ball. Also allowed by team without ball if the team with the ball is also substituting.

After goal:

Yes

Yes

Yes

At half time:

Yes

Yes

Yes

Injuries:

Yes. An unlimited number of substitution is allowed by either team.

Yes, injured player only. Opposing team may also substitute one player.

Yes, injured player only. Opposing team may also substitute one player.

On yellow cards:

No.

Yes. Cautioned player must leave field. Opposing team may also substitute one player.

Yes. Team may substitute cautioned player. If player is substituted, opposing team may also substitute one player.

Number of Subs:

Unlimited

Unlimited

Limited substitution. Players leaving the field in the first half may not reenter in that half. Players leaving the field in the second half may reenter once.

Duration of Game:

Length of half:

25-45 minutes depending on age.

40 minutes

45 minutes

Half-time length:

5 minutes

10 minutes

15 minutes

Overtime:

As per state or league rules.

2x10 minute "golden goal"during regular season. Post-season varies by tournament.

2x10 minute "golden goal"during regular season. Post-season varies by tournament.

Clock stops:

Never. Time may be added by the referee as necessary.

- After goals.

- When issuing a card.

- During penalty kicks.

- Any other time at the discretion of the referee.

- After goals.

- When issuing a card.

- During penalty kicks.

- Any other time at the discretion of the referee.

Other Modifications:

Restart after injury or other stoppage

Drop-ball

- Drop ball if no team was in clear possession when play was stopped.

- Indirect Free-Kick if one team was in clear possession when play was stopped.

- Drop ball if no team was in clear possession when play was stopped.


2nd yellow card to single player

Player is sent from the field and may not be replaced.

Player is sent from the field but may be replaced.

Player is sent from the field and may not be replaced.

Incidental foul language

Caution permitted.

Caution required

Caution required

Taunting

Caution permitted.

Player is sent-off but may be replaced by another player.

Caution permitted.

Casts and splints

Permitted at discretion of referee.

Permitted at discretion of referee with signed doctor’s approval.

Permitted at discretion of referee.

This chart is NOT a complete listing of the differences. It only highlights a few major differences. In addition, this chart does not include modifications for small-sided games commonly played by the youngest age groups in USYSA. This chart is provided as a resource by AskTheRef™ permission is granted to reproduce this chart provided the entire chart including this disclaimer is printed. For more info see http://www.asktheref.com or email mrref@asktheref.com Printable Form

 

 

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