2014 - 2015 NFHS SOCCER RULES REVISIONS
1. If the referee stops the clock for an apparent injury to a field player or goalkeeper, the field player or goalkeeper will have to leave the field. The field player may be replaced, and the goalkeeper must be replaced.
The jurisdiction of the officials shall begin on their arrival at the field of play and its immediate surroundings, which shall be no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the game.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
Sportsmanship: Players, coaches, game officials and spectators must use appropriate language and refrain from insulting, offensive and/or abusive language or gestures.
Communication: Game officials are encouraged to effectively communicate with one another as well as with players and coaches throughout the game.
Penalty Kick: Once the approach to the ball has started, the kicker’s movement may not be interrupted. A continuous forward motion throughout the approach is necessary. If continuous forward motion does not occur, the restart is a retake of the penalty kid regardless of whether a goal is scored or not.
Goalkeepers: Goalkeepers can wear the same-colored socks as their teammates but not their opponents. Goalkeepers must have a number on the front of their jerseys or shorts/pants and on the back of their jerseys.