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Big 4 Conference (Collettsville, Happy Valley, Kings Creek, Oak Hill)

Catawba Valley Middle School Conference (Arndt, Grandview, Jacobs Fork, Maiden, Mill Creek, Northview, River Bend)

Corvian Community School

Iredell County Athletic Conference (Brawley Middle, East Iredell, Lakeshore, North Iredell, Statesville, Troutman, West Iredell)

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Please click on the individual school pages below to learn more about the rules for each specific conference.

Alleghany

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Arndt

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Ashe County

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Brawley Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Central Wilkes

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Collettsville

Start of Match

Games start at 4:00

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with a running clock.

Overtime

If tied after regulation, two 5-minute periods (Golden Goal) will be played. If tied after Overtime period, shots from the mark will be taken. When possible, 4 boys and 4 girls will be chosen.

Goal Keeper

The Goalkeeper can be either gender.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-20 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Corvian Community School

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted by Corvian Community School.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5 minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Middle SChool tournament

Will be played in two 30-minute halves with an 8-minute intermission.

Overtime Procedure:

  • Two (2) 5-minute overtime halves will be allowed. Both full 5 minutes will be played with a 1-minute intermission, regardless of whether either team has scored.
  • If tied after both overtimes, best of 3 shot penalty kicks, then one-to-one penalty kicks.
  • Players involved in penalty kick situations must have been on the field at the end of the last period played, including but not limited to overtime play, and may include the goalie.
  • No player may be involved in kicking more than one penalty kick.
  • Clock will be stopped on injury warranted by official to stop play, and on goal.

Overtime

If tied at the end of regulation, kicks from the mark will be used to detrermine a winner.

  • All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area.
  • The referee will determine which goal will be used for the kicks.
  • Both coaches will select 5 players from their team.
  • All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shootout.
  • The referee will determine by coin toss which team will shoot first, the winner of the coin toss will decide who kicks first.
  • Five rounds of kicks will be taken
  • In the envent a winner is not determined after 5 kicks, coaches select the order of 5 of the remaining players on the roster.
  • Sudden Victory will follow in the event a winner is still not determined.
  • The coach will select any 1 player with “Sudden Victory” rules in effect.
  • A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-2020 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

East Alexander

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

East Burke

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

East Iredell Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

East McDowell

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

East Wilkes

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Elkin

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Forbush

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Gamewell

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Grandview

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Granite Falls

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Grey Stone Day

Officiating Guidelines for Gray Stone Day Middle School Conference

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

The technical area will be marked.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shin guards.  Home teams to wear dark jerseys.  Socks for all events must match jersey color. (unless an agreement has been made by the participating teams)

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with an 8-minute intermission.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

2– 5-minute overtimes will be allowed. Both full 5 minutes will be played with a 1-minute intermission, regardless if either team has scored.  If still tied after both overtimes, best of 3 shot penalty kicks, then one-to-one penalty kicks.

Players involved in penalty kick situations must have been on the field at the end of the last period played,

including but not limited to overtime play, this may include the goalie.

No player may be involved in kicking more than one penalty kick.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Happy Valley

Start of Match

Games start at 4:00

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with a running clock.

Overtime

If tied after regulation, two 5-minute periods (Golden Goal) will be played. If tied after Overtime period, shots from the mark will be taken. When possible, 4 boys and 4 girls will be chosen.

Goal Keeper

The Goalkeeper can be either gender.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-20 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Heritage

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Hudson

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Jacobs Fork

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Kings Creek

Start of Match

Games start at 4:00

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with a running clock.

Overtime

If tied after regulation, two 5-minute periods (Golden Goal) will be played. If tied after Overtime period, shots from the mark will be taken. When possible, 4 boys and 4 girls will be chosen.

Goal Keeper

The Goalkeeper can be either gender.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-20 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Lakeshore Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Liberty

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Maiden

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Mill Creek

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

North Iredell Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Northview
These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

North Wilkes

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Oak Hill

Start of Match

Games start at 4:00

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with a running clock.

Overtime

If tied after regulation, two 5-minute periods (Golden Goal) will be played. If tied after Overtime period, shots from the mark will be taken. When possible, 4 boys and 4 girls will be chosen.

Goal Keeper

The Goalkeeper can be either gender.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-20 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Riverbend
These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were adopted at the Catawba Valley Middle School Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of September 6, 2019

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.
Team Bench and Technical Area
Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘15’ to ‘15’ from each side of the bench. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys maybe of any color or color combination as-long-as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match. Escort must be provided to the officials after the match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections. For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced. For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match. Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. The clock will be stopped for injuries, goals, Penalty kicks and water breaks if they are used.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured player is removed from the field. If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime If tied at the end of regulation, Kicks from the mark will be used to determine a winner. All players, except the kicker and the opposing goalkeeper shall be within the field of play but outside the penalty area. Referee will determine the goal to be used. Both coaches will select 5 players from their team. All players on the roster are eligible to participate in the penalty shoot-out. Referee will determine by coin toss of which team shoots first the winner will decide who kicks first and the referee will choose which goal will be used. Five rounds of kicks will be taken. In the event a winner is not determined the coach will select any 1 player with “sudden victory” rules in effect. A player may not shoot a second time until all players have shot once. When one team has scored one more goal than the other team both having an equal number of shots, the winner is determined.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’. The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee. If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.
Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2020-21 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas and the technical area will be marked. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards. Home teams to wear dark jerseys. Socks for all events must match the jersey color (unless an agreement has been made by the participating teams).

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves with an 8-minute intermission.  The 5th and 6th grade matches will consist of two 25-minute halves. Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries, and goals.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Two 5-minute overtime periods will bne allowed. Both full 5 minutes will be played with a 1-minute inermission, regardless if either team has scored.

  • If still tied after both overtimes, best of 3 shot penalty kicks, then one-to-one penalty kicks.
  • Players involved in penalty kick situations must have been on the field at the end of the last period played, including but not limited to overtime play, this may include the goalie.
  • No player may be involved in kicking more than one penalty kick.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2019-2020 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Starmount

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Statesville Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Table Rock

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Troutman Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

Walter Johnson

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

West Alexander

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

West Iredell Middle
 All matches through March 8th will be ct to 25 minute halves with no overtime. After daylight savings time begins, they will return to normal times. Until March 9th, all games will begin at 4:00. 

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of Jan 29th and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. One five-minute ‘Golden Goal’ overtime period. If the score is still tied at the end of the overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Playoff overtime– If tied at the end of regulation they receive a 5-minute break. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide which end of the field to defend. A 5-minute “Golden Goal” overtime period will take place. If there is no score, they will receive a 2-minute break and resume with a second 5-minute “Golden Goal” period. If still tied, they will complete shots from the mark to determine a winner. A coin flip will take place and the winner will decide if they wish to kick first or second.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

West McDowell

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Foothill Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of August 31, 2018.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’.  Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination as long as distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players.  Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match and the clock

Duration of the match is two twenty-five-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee.  It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals.

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break.  It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

In the last 5-minutes of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal.  A full five (5) minute period will be played.  If one team is ahead at the end of this period, the match ends.  If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period, a second full five (5) minute period will be played.  At the end of the second overtime period, the match is over.  It may end in a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

West Wilkes

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable.  If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match.  If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other.  The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform.  Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required.  If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.

William Lenoir

These procedures and amendments to the NCHSAA Rules were developed at the Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Athletic Director’s meeting of June 6, 2019 and subsequent discussion.

Profanity

Profanity in any form by any individual is unacceptable. If a player, coach or individual in the technical area uses profanity, they are to be sent from the match. If a spectator uses profanity, the match administrator is to be notified and the individual sent from the match.

Team Bench and Technical Area

Team areas will be on opposite sides of the field, diagonally across from each other. The technical area will be marked but may be from ‘25’ to ‘25’. Coaches are expected to stay in their technical area.

Player Equipment

Player equipment will consist of a numbered jersey, shorts, socks, shoes and shinguards. Jerseys may be of any color or color combination if distinguishable from the opponent’s uniform. Keeper jerseys should be distinguishable from field players. Socks must cover the shinguards.

Administrators

Administrator or administrator designee from the home team will be present at every match.

Send offs

Send offs (Red Cards) will be for both Disqualifications and Ejections.  For a disqualification, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and may not be replaced.  For an ejection, the player will sit out the remainder of the match and not be replaced during that match.  Additionally, the player will be ineligible for the next match.

Duration of the Match

Duration of the match is two Thirty-minute halves.  Time will be kept on the field by the referee. It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, and injuries.

Water Breaks

It will be a ‘running clock’ except for water breaks, if water breaks are used, injuries and goals. Coaches and officials will decide prior to the start of the match if water breaks are required. If used, the referee is to stop the clock, and allow 2-3 minutes for the water break. It is not a ‘coaching’ opportunity.

The Clock

The clock will be stopped for all injuries until the injured played is removed from the field.  If removal may be a prolonged period, the ‘home’ AD may choose to consider the match as complete.

At the end of the match, if, in the opinion of the referee, a coach has changed his/her pattern of substitution to apparently waste time, the referee may stop the clock, warn the offending coach that a continuation of the new pattern will result in the clock being stopped on each occurrence and may result in the coach receiving a caution (yellow card).

Overtime

Overtime will be used to decide a winner if the score is tied at the end of regulation play.  A coin flip will decide which team has the kickoff and which team will defend which goal. Two full five (5) minute periods will be played.  If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period, the match is over and is recorded as a tie.

Weather Suspension

Weather Suspension after the start of the match will be for either thunder or lightening as determined by the referee or a designated ‘weather official’.  The suspension will be for thirty (30) minutes and will continue in thirty (30) minute increments for each subsequent occurrence unless match continuation is deemed safe by the referee.  If the delay becomes a total of one (1) hour from the initial stoppage, the match will be considered complete.

NOTE: at any point after the start of the match, the ‘home’ athletic direct may terminate the match.

Any Rules not specifically addressed above will be the NFHS Rules as amended by NCHSAA for the 2018-19 school year.

Questions should be addressed to David Whitman at david@blueridgesoccer.org.