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2019 NCAA SOCCER RULES FACTS

PENALTY AREA 

ADDITIONAL FIELD MARKINGS ARE PERMITTED IN THE PENALTY AREA

Field Markings (Rules 1.3.5). NCAA, team or conference logos, names or abbreviations, and non - commercial logos ARE permitted in the penalty area provided they do not
obscure any required field markings.

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1.3.6 Two commercial logos (one in each half of the field), not larger than
15-foot-by-15-foot square, are permitted on the field provided they are not
in the penalty area and do not obscure any required field markings.

HOLDING AN OPPONENT BY HIS OR HER

CLOTHING IS A CAUTIONABLE OFFENSE...

A.R. 12.1.9.a. A player holds an opponent by grabbing his or her clothing.

RULING: Caution the offending player and award a direct free kick or penalty kick
if the offense occurs in the penalty area.

...ATTEMPTING TO IMPEDE AN OPPONENT... 

IS AN INDIRECT FREE KICK OFFENSE

12.2.13.1 Obstruction is the deliberate act of impeding or attempting to
impede an opponent from access to a ball that is not within playing
distance of either player.

THE TEAM CAPTAIN 

CAN APPROACH OR SPEAK TO THE CENTER REFEREE

DURING AN INTERVAL BETWEEN PERIODS 

1.12.7 No coach, player or team representative other than the team captain shall
approach or speak to the center referee during an interval between periods,
unless summoned by the center referee.
Note: This does not prohibit the coach from approaching an assistant referee or the
fourth official on the sideline in a sporting and timely manner.

PENALTY—(1.12.5 to 1.12.7)—Warn, caution or eject as appropriate.

4.1.9 Goalkeepers shall wear jerseys that distinguish them from all field players
and stockings that distinguish them from their opponent's field players.

INDIRECT FREE KICK 

IF THE REFEREE FAILS TO SIGNAL A KICK

IS INDIRECT AND THE BALL IS KICKED

DIRECTLY  INTO THE OPPONENT'S GOAL,

THE INDIRECT FREE KICK MUST BE RETAKEN

13.1.3 Indirect free kick. An indirect free kick is one from which a goal cannot
be scored unless the ball has been touched by a player other than the kicker
before going into the goal.

A.R. 13.1.3.d. A foul is called for which the restart is an indirect free kick, but the

referee failed to give the appropriate hand/arm signal. The kick is taken and the ball
goes directly into the goal.

RULING: No goal. The kick shall be retaken since the
referee failed to give the correct signal indicating an indirect free kick.

VIDEO REVIEW 

IF VIDEO REVIEW EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE

VIDEO REVIEW MUST BE USED.

5.7 Video Review
5.7.1
Video review will be used if the referee confirms with host game
management that video review equipment is available. (See Rule 5.5.1.10.)
During the game, video review can be initiated by the referee only.

 

GOALKEEPERS 

MUST WEAR STOCKINGS THAT DISTINGUISH

THEM ONLY FROM THE OPPONENT'S FIELD PLAYERS

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