2017 WHSAA Soccer Coaches Rules Exam
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1. During an inspection of the field, the referees note that the team areas are not marked. What should be the referee's response?
2. During inspection of the field, the referees note that there is no spot or other suitable mark in the center of the field. What should be the referee's response?
3. During their inspection of the field, the referees note that the portable goals are not secured, anchored or counterweighted. The home team’s head coach says that this is the first time all year that this has been considered a problem. What should be the referee's response?
4. If opposing teams choose to be on opposite sides of the field, they:
5. The home team has painted the goals in its school colors, green and gold. The referee should:
6. When inspecting the game balls, the official determines that the home team has only one satisfactory game ball. The official may choose two additional game balls offered by the opposing team.
7. During inspection of the game balls supplied by the home team, the referees note that the balls do not have the NFHS Authenticating Mark.
8. A game that must have a winner remains tied after overtime played under the NFHS Sample Tie-Breaking Procedure. The game will now proceed to a penalty kick tie-breaker. The team B coach informs the referee that he now wishes to add a player to his team’s roster, a junior varsity team player who has been sitting in the stands during the game. The coach reports that this player is legally and properly equipped.
9. A team with fewer than 11 players, but at least 7 players, may have an additional player enter the game:
10. A22 receives a first caution and is required to leave the field. Team A can substitute for A22 with a player from the bench.
11. An unlimited number of players may be substituted from the bench except in which of the following situations:
12. B10 is apparently injured. The referee has stopped play and summoned the Team B trainer onto the field of play.
13. During play, a field player is injured and removed from the field.
14. During the game, the referee notices that B30 has tape on her ear lobes. Closer observation indicates that there are earrings underneath the tape. The referee should:
15. Goalkeepers are required to:
16. It is recommended that substitutes:
17. Prior to the start of the game, the referee or assistant referee should check all players' shinguards to make certain that they have the NOCSAE stamp of approval and are worn with the bottom edge no higher than 2 inches above the ankle.
18. Team A is the home team and Team B is the visiting Team. Before the game the referee notices that the home team is wearing a yellow jersey. The referee shall:
19. Team A’s head coach has confirmed that all of her players are legally and properly equipped. However, before the game begins, the referee notices that A4 has shinguards that appear to be too small. The referee should:
20. Team B’s head coach was cautioned earlier in the game after the referee discovered B5 was wearing an earring while playing in the game. Twenty-seven minutes later, the referee discovers that B1 is not wearing shinguards.
21. Which of the following are considered legal equipment for players?
22. Player A from the visiting team enters the game wearing two different colored socks.
23. An identifiable supporter of the home team seated in the designated spectator area is screaming profanities at the nearest assistant referee in disagreement with a decision about offside made by the assistant referee. The referee should:
24. During the pre-game conference, the head referee asks the visiting team’s head coach if all of his/her players are legally and properly equipped. The referee may accept which of the following answers:
25. Spectators enter the field and disrupt play. What does the referee have the authority to do?
26. Team B’s head coach receives a second caution and is disqualified for receiving a second caution. The referee shall:
27. The jurisdiction of the officials shall begin:
28. The referee observes a foul, but does not penalize it because she perceives an advantage; however, the advantage does not develop.
29. The referees are wearing yellow jerseys. The visiting team is wearing yellow jerseys. The referee shall:
30. Since there is no visible clock available at the game site, the referee shall:
31. The home team shall provide ball holders for the game.
32. Due to inclement weather, both coaches agree to shorten the periods of the game. This may be done:
33. During play a referee awards a drop ball.
34. The referee inadvertently sounds the whistle.
35. When the ball is out of play or for a foul, the referee should:
36. The referee has awarded Team B a free kick just outside its own penalty area. B3 takes the free kick and passes back to the goalkeeper, who misplays the pass and has the ball carom off his foot and into the goal. The referee shall award a corner kick.
37. The ball goes directly into the opponent's goal from a corner kick. The referee should:
38. A10 is in an offside position. After receiving a pass from B7, B9 accidentally passes the ball to A10. A10 should be:
39. A2, in an offside position, receives a goal kick taken by B1. The referee shall:
40. A3 receives the ball directly from a corner kick taken by A5, while A3 is standing in an offside position. A3 should be:
41. B19 is standing in an offside position. B12 kicks the ball forward but the ball deflects off A11 to B19. B19 should be:
42. Player A of the attacking team is clearly in an offside position when her teammate delivers the ball to her with a throw-in. She collects the ball and kicks it into the goal. The referee should:
43. Player A2 is in an offside position when player A3 takes a shot on goal which the goalkeeper attempts to save and rebounds from the goalkeeper to A2. A2 shoots and scores. Ruling:
44. A player shall be disqualified, without caution, by the official when he or she has completed the following action:
45. A player shall be penalized for the following action of the hand and arm:
46. A player shall be disqualified (red card) for:
47. A12 has been cautioned by the referee for unsporting behavior. While A12 is still on the field and before substitute A9 is beckoned onto the field by the referee, A12 directs insulting language to the referee.
48. A7 and A9 have both fallen to the ground in the vicinity of the ball. While still on the ground, A9 attempts to kick the ball to A13. His foot also strikes A7.
49. A9 believes that he has been fouled by B4. The referee allows play to continue. A9 tells his teammate that the referee is “an idiot.”
50. A9 scores a goal to make the score 1-0 with 1:30 left in the game. He runs toward the portion of the spectators dominated by his school’s supporters, removes his shirt and waves it above his head.
51. A9 scores a goal to make the score 1-0 with 1:30 left in the game. He runs towards the portion of the spectators dominated by the opposing team’s supporters, where he faces the spectators and points repeatedly to the name of his school on his jersey.
52. B3 is moving toward the goal with an opportunity to score. Goalkeeper A1 comes out of the penalty area and handles the ball in an attempt to prevent the goal; however, a goal is scored. What action should the referee take?
53. B9 runs towards the ball, which is rolling on the ground near the right goal post. A3 faces B9, with the ball behind her, and extends her arms wide to prevent B9 from running past her to get the ball. A3 does not make physical contact with B9. The ball rolls over the goal line for a goal kick.
54. For 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:
55. Goalkeeper B1 deflects a hard shot. B1 bends over and picks up the ball before it is touched by an opposing player in the penalty area. The referee should award an indirect kick to Team A, which is:
56. Player B4 is disqualified for receiving a second caution. The referee should:
57. Which of these is true about taunting?
58. The head coach of Team A reaches onto the field to knock down a mid-air pass to B8, who is unmarked but still 45 yards away from the goal.
59. Which of the following is considered unsporting conduct and will result in a caution?
60. An indirect free kick is awarded to Team B. A player from Team A refuses to move the required 10 yards and then kicks the ball away.
61. While A10 is dribbling towards goal, a substitute in the bench area, B17, throws a water bottle at A5, striking him in the head. The referee stops play, determines that A5 is able to continue to play and disqualifies B17.
62. During the taking of a penalty kick:
63. At the taking of a tie-breaking kick from the penalty mark, goalkeeper A1 deflects the kicked ball. As he celebrates, the ball’s momentum causes it to strike the ground and spin into the goal. The referee should:
64. If during a penalty kick the kick goes directly over the goal line and there is a violation by the attacking team, the restart is:
65. If on a penalty kick there is a deflection over the goal line by the goalkeeper and no violation by either team, the restart is a:
66. The referee has awarded Team B a penalty kick. As B4 runs toward the ball to take the kick, A5 enters the penalty area before B4 kicks the ball. The referee should:
67. Player A2, in taking a penalty kick, approaches the ball and then stops abruptly. The goalkeeper dives to the side. A2 then kicks the ball and scores.
68. The referee has awarded Team B a penalty kick. The goalkeeper, A1, stands with his back to the ball. The referee shall:
69. A player has a physical impairment which limits him/her to use only one hand.
70. On a throw-in, the ball is in play:
71. Player A’s throw-in lands completely outside the touchline, without having broken the plane of the touchline, and bounds into the field of play.
72. If the ball goes in the goal directly from a throw-in from the touchline, the goal is:
73. Which of the following is the defender permitted to do during the throw-in?
74. An opposing player plays the ball before the ball clears the penalty area on a goal kick.
75. Team A takes a shot on goal, which deflects off the referee and goes across the goal line just to the right of the goal.
76. The goalkeeper, before taking a goal kick, moves the spotted ball from the right side of the goal area to the left side of the goal area.
77. At the taking of a corner kick, the defending players must be:
78. The defending team kicks the ball across the goal line near the corner flag. The corner area on that side of the field is very muddy.
79. B17 is being replaced on a legal substitution opportunity for her team. What should happen next?
80. The official signal for a goal scored is:
81. Which of the following is an NFHS Official Soccer Signal?
82. During play, A1, the goalkeeper, is injured in a collision with B5, who is also injured. The referee stops play and calls the coach or trainer from both teams onto the field to attend to their players. What should happen next?
83. During the penalty kick, a player is found bleeding and is required to leave the field.
84. If bench personnel are cautioned or disqualified:
85. Team A has only seven eligible players. One of Team A's players has blood on his or her uniform. The referee should:
86. Team A is winning and repeatedly substitutes to consume time. The official should:
87. The ball has gone out for a throw-in by Team A. While A9 is retrieving the ball, the Team A coach says “Sub ref!” and instructs A5, who is sitting on the bench, to enter the game for A13. What should be the referee's response?
88. Prior to the game, whether the field is unsafe for play and the game should be canceled is the responsibility of:
89. Pads on soccer goals:
90. During their inspection of the field, the referees note that the field has multiple lines of different color and the soccer field areas contrast in color to the other markings. The referees should:
91. During inspection of the field, the referees note that the corner flags are not orange. What should be the referee's response?
92. A dark jersey is defined as:
93. A player who is illegally equipped and whose coach is cautioned for the misconduct:
94. A tooth and mouth protector is allowed but not mandatory. It is recommended that the protector be:
95. All permissible artificial limbs must be:
96. Before the game, the referee observes that all Team B players are wearing pink rubber bands on their wrists. The referee should:
97. During the pregame inspection, the official notes that the home team's players are wearing white socks with visible black electrical tape around the top of their socks in honor of a schoolmate who has died. The official should:
98. Each head coach shall ensure that each of his/her players will be legally and properly equipped.
99. Goalkeepers shall wear socks that:
100. B14 takes a shot on goal, with goalkeeper A1 out of position. A3, however, extends her arm into the path of the ball, deflecting it to B9. B9 shoots and the ball enters the goal.
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