2013 NFHS High School Soccer Referee Exam

1. During their inspection of the field, the referees note that the portable goals are not secured, anchored or counterweighted. The home team’s head coach says that this is the first time all year that this has been considered a problem.
A. The goals must be secured, anchored or counterweighted before the game may begin.
B. The game may begin without the goals being secured, anchored or counterweighted, but the referees must report this to the appropriate authority.
C. The game may begin without the goals being secured, anchored or counterweighted but the referees should report this to the home team’s head coach and ask that the goals be properly secured for subsequent games
D. Since previous referees have allowed games to be played at this site without the goals being secured, anchored or counterweighted, the referees should take no further action.
2. During inspection of the field, the referees note that there is no spot or other suitable mark in the center of the field.
A. This is not permitted and the game may not begin until a suitable mark is made.
B. This is not permitted but the game may begin without it. The referee should notify the home team to correct the situation for future games.
C. This is permitted.
D. This is not permitted and the referees should create a mark before the game begins.
3. During inspection of the field, the referees note that the corner flags are not orange.
A. This is not permitted and the game may not begin until orange corner flags are provided.
B. This is not permitted but the game may begin with corner flags that are not orange. The referee should notify the home team to correct the situation for future games
C. This is permitted.
D. Since the corner flags are not the proper color, they should be removed before the game begins.
4. During inspection of the field, the referees note that the team areas are not marked.
A. This is not permitted and the game may not begin until the team areas are marked.
B. This is not permitted but the game may begin without the team areas being marked. The referee should notify the home team to correct the situation for future games.
C. This is not permitted but the game may begin without the team areas being marked. The referee should notify the state high school association of this error.
D. This is permitted.
5.The home coach presents a roster to the referee which shows the names of all of the players. The roster does not show the names of the coaches or other bench personnel.
A. The game may not begin until the coach provides a complete roster.
B. The game may begin if the coach promises to provide a complete roster by the end of the game.
C. The game may begin. Inclusion of the coaches’ names on the roster is not required.
D. The game may begin but the referee should remind the coach that a complete roster is required for future games.
6.Besides the substitutes, only the head coach, assistant coaches, manager and trainer may be in the team area during the game.
A. True
B. False
7. After Team A scores a goal, the assistant referee hears the Team A head coach calling one of his players, A15, off the field. The assistant referee counts the Team A players now on the field and realizes that Team A had 12 players on the field when the goal was scored. The assistant referee notifies the referee of this. The referee should:
A. Allow the goal, caution A15 and restart with a kickoff by Team B.
B. Allow the goal and restart with a kickoff by Team B, with no caution to A15.
C. Disallow the goal, caution A15 and restart with a kickoff by Team B.
D. Disallow the goal, caution A15 and restart with a goal kick taken by Team B.
E. Disallow the goal, restart with a goal kick taken by Team B with no caution to A15.
8.During play, A1, the goalkeeper, is injured in a collision with B5, who is also injured. The referee stops play and calls the coach or trainer from both teams onto the field to attend to their players.
A B5 must leave the field and may be replaced.
B. A1 must leave the field and may be replaced.
C. Both B5 and A 1 must leave the field and may be replaced.
D. Since A 1 is the goalkeeper, neither B5 nor A 1 are required to leave the field.
9. B7 is injured and is required to leave the field. Team B has no available substitutes and, therefore, must play short. Two minutes later, B7 has recovered from his injury and his coach has sent him to report in.
A. B7 may enter the game at the next legal substitution opportunity for his team.
B. B7 may enter the game at the next stoppage of play.
C. B7 may enter the game during the run of play.
D. B7 may not enter the game until he has been cleared by a doctor in writing.
10. A22 receives a first caution and is required to leave the field. Team A can substitute for A22 with a player, provided he has checked in.
A. Team B can substitute an unlimited number of players as long as each substitute has reported to the scorer or nearest official prior to being beckoned in as a player.
B. Team B can substitute from the bench an equal number of players as Team A is substituting.
C. Team B can substitute up to 11 players from the bench.
D. Team B may not substitute.
11. B 17 is being replaced on a legal substitution opportunity for her team.
A. B17 is considered to still be a player until she leaves the field of play.
B. B17 is considered to still be a player until her replacement, B12, is beckoned onto the field by the referee.
C. B17 is considered to still be a player until her replacement, B12, steps onto the field.
D. B17 is considered to still be a player until she has left the field and the game has been restarted.
12. A6 has banged heads with an opponent while trying to head a high ball. The referee has stopped play and has determined that A6 has the signs of a possible concussion. The referee requires A6 to leave the field and informs his coach that he may have suffered a concussion. There is no state association rule about concussions beyond that contained in the NFHS rules book.
A. The referee should not allow A6 to return to the game under any circumstances.
B. The referee may allow A6 to return to the game if he sees a doctor’s signed permission slip.
C. The referee should allow A6 to return to the game if his coach has him report in per 3-4-1.
D. The referee should not allow A6 to return until the opponent is able to return.
13. The ball has gone out for a throw-in by Team A. While A9 is retrieving the ball, the Team A coach says “Sub, ref!” and instructs A5, who is sitting on the bench, to enter the game for A13. A5 may enter the game during this stoppage.
A. True
B. False
14. Team A’s head coach has confirmed that all of her players are legally and properly equipped. However, before the game begins, the referee notices that A4 has shinguards that appear to be too small. The referee should:
A. Accept the coach’s confirmation as correct.
B. Ask A4 to show him the NOCSAE seal and height range on her shinguards.
C. Without seeing the NOCSAE seal and height range, tell A4 that she cannot play with those shinguards.
D. Require A4 to change shinguards and caution A4′s head coach.
15. Team A is the home team and Team B is the visiting team. Before the game, the referee notices that both teams’ field players are wearing yellow jerseys. Both coaches claim that they do not have another color jersey. Team A must change jerseys.
A. True
B. False.
16. In the 68th minute, with the score 2-1 for Team A, a confrontation between A5 and B11 escalates into a mass brawl. The referee and coaches eventually end the fight. In the opinion of the referee, A5 started the fight.
A. The referee may terminate the game and declare Team B the winner.
B. The referee may terminate the game and declare Team A the winner.
C. The referee may terminate the game and declare the game “no contest.”
D. The referee may terminate the game and shall report all conditions regarding the incident to the proper authorities in writing.
E. The referee may not terminate the game and should restart with a direct free kick for Team B.
17. A3 receives the ball directly from a corner kick taken by A5, while A3 is standing in an offside position. A3 should be penalized for offside.
A. True
B. False
18. B4 is standing on his own half of the field when B6 kicks the ball over the heads of all Team A players except the goalkeeper. While the ball is in the air, B4 runs into the attacking half of the field and is behind all of the Team A players, except the goalkeeper, when he receives the ball. B4 should be penalized for offside.
A. True
B. False
19. B19 is standing in an offside position. B12 kicks the ball forward but the ball deflects off A11 to B19. B19 should be penalized for offside.
A. True
B. False
20. A 10 is in an offside position. After receiving a pass from B7, B9 accidentally passes the ball to A10. A10 should be penalized for offside.
A. True
B. False
21. B7 is in an offside position. A33 takes a throw-in, attempting to throw the ball to A1. B7 intercepts the throw-in. B7 should be penalized for offside.
A. True
B. False
22. A14 is running towards goal. Her teammate, A12, kicks the ball towards A14. A14 did not see the ball coming and the ball strikes A14 in the back of the arm. A14 is guilty of deliberate handling.
A. True
B. False
23. A2, standing with the ball on his own half of the field and seeing A4 streaking for the goal, kicks the ball over the heads of the Team B defenders between himself and A4. B6 reaches over his hand and knocks down the ball. In the opinion of the referee, A4 would have had an obvious opportunity to score if he had received the ball from A2.
A. B6 is guilty of handling. The referee should award Team A a direct free kick.
B. B6 is guilty of handling. The referee should award Team A a direct free kick and caution B6 for unsporting behavior.
C. B6 is guilty of handling. The referee should award Team A a direct free kick and disqualify B6 for serious foul play.
D. B6 is not guilty of handling.
24. Goalkeeper A1, having just saved a shot on goal, is standing in his own penalty area, holding the ball in the palm of his hand. B9 runs from behind A1 and heads the ball out of A1 ‘s hand. B9 then kicks the ball into the goal.
A. B9 is guilty of an illegal charge. The referee should award Team A an indirect free kick.
B. B9 is guilty of an illegal charge. The referee should award Team A an indirect free kick and caution B9 for unsporting behavior.
C. B9 is guilty of dangerous play. The referee should award Team A an indirect free kick.
D. B9 is not guilty of any offense. The referee should award the goal to Team B.
25. B9 attempts to head the ball, bending at the waist to a 90-degree angle in order to do so. A7, who is also standing there, attempts to volley the ball as it comes down. A7s attempt to kick the ball strikes B9 in the head. B9 is knocked unconscious and an ambulance must be summoned to remove him from the field.
A. A7 is guilty of dangerous play. The referee should award Team B an indirect free kick.
B. A7 is guilty of kicking an opponent. The referee should award Team B a direct free kick. The referee may also caution or disqualify A7.
C. B9 is guilty of dangerous play. The referee should award Team A an indirect free kick.
D. Both players were simply attempting to play the ball and no offense has been committed by either of them.
26. B9 takes a throw-in, which his goalkeeper, B1, traps with his feet. B1 then dribbles the ball into the penalty area and picks it up with his hands in order to punt it up field. B1 has received the ball directly from a teammate’s throw-in. The referee should award an indirect free kick to Team A.
A. True
B. False
27. After a stoppage for an injury, A9 takes a throw-in. Goalkeeper A1 catches the ball while standing in his own penalty area.
A. A1 is guilty of deliberately handling the ball. The referee should award a penalty kick to Team B.
B. A1 has touched the ball directly from a teammate’s throw-in. The referee should award an indirect free kick to Team B
C. A9 is guilty of a “pass back” and the referee should award Team B an indirect free kick.
D. A1 is not guilty of an offense Play should continue.
28. A9 scores a goal to make the score 1-0 with 1 :30 left in the game. He runs towards the portion of the spectators dominated by the opposing team’s supporters, where he faces the spectators and points repeatedly to the name of his school on his jersey.
A. A9 is guilty of an excessive act which focuses attention on himself. The referee should caution A9.
B. A9 is guilty of an excessive act which focuses attention on himself. The referee should disqualify A9.
C. A9 is guilty of taunting. The referee should disqualify A9.
D. A9 is not guilty of an offense. Play should restart with a Team B kickoff.
29. A12 has been cautioned by the referee for unsporting behavior. Before substitute A9 is ready to enter the field, A12 directs insulting language to the referee.
A. A12 should receive a second caution and be disqualified for receiving a second caution. A12 can be replaced by A9.
B. A12 should be disqualified for insulting language. A 12 cannot be replaced by A9.
C. A12 has already been cautioned and cannot be shown a second card in this situation.
D. A12′s actions are all part of the cautioning process and the referee should ignore his language.
30. While inspecting the field before the game, the officials determine that, in their opinion, the field has too much standing water for the game to be played safely The visiting team’s head coach agrees with the officials. The home school’s athletic director, however, believes that the field is suitable for play. The game shall begin.
A. True
B. False
31. B9 is tripped by A6. The referee stops play and awards a free kick to Team B. A6 and other Team A players move slowly to form a defensive wall about 7 yards from the ball. B5 takes the direct free kick while they are still moving and scores. Team A protests that it was not ready for the free kick. The referee should allow the goal to count.
A. True
B. False
32. The referee has awarded Team B a penalty kick. As B4 runs towards the ball to take the kick, B9, B7 and A5 enter the penalty area. The referee allows the kick to proceed.
A. If the ball enters the goal, restart play with a kickoff for Team A.
B. If the ball does not enter the goal, retake the kick.
C. Regardless of the outcome, retake the kick.
D.The referee should not allow the kick to be taken and should caution the Team B players who encroached.
33. The player taking a penalty kick may stop when she reaches the ball and then take the kick after she sees the goalkeeper dive.
E. True
F. False
34. The referee has awarded Team B a penalty kick. As B4 runs toward the ball to take the kick, A5 enters the penalty area before the kick is taken. The referee allows the kick to proceed. If the ball enters the goal, count the goal and restart play with a kickoff for Team A. If the ball does not enter the goal, retake the kick.
A. True
B. False.
35. The referee awards a throw-in to team A less than 20 yards from the goal line defended by team B. A12 takes the throw-in, using a “flip” throw, involving a complete summersault. This should be considered dangerous play and the referee should award an indirect free kick to Team B from the spot on the touch line where A12 took the throw.
A. True
B. False. This is legal, provided that A 12′s feet are properly placed when he releases the ball and the ball comes from behind and over his head.
36. The referee awards a throw-in to Team B. B7 has the ball to take the throw-in. His throw-in technique causes the ball to spin as he releases it. This is not permitted. The referee should award an indirect free kick to Team A.
A. True
B. False. This is legal, provided that both hands are used to throw the ball.
37. The referee awards a throw-in to Team B. B17 runs towards the touchline with the ball, releasing it while she has both feet on the ground, on or behind the touchline. Her momentum, however, causes her to raise her left foot shortly after she releases the ball.
A. Team A should be awarded a throw-in from the same location.
B. Team A should be awarded an indirect free kick from the spot on the touchline where B17 raised her foot.
C. Play should continue.
D. Play should continue unless B17′s momentum causes her to fall.
38. Before the game, the referee observes that A5 is wearing a very large knee brace.
A. A5 may not participate in the game while wearing a knee brace.
B. A5 may participate in the game while wearing a knee brace if it is completely covered with a neoprene sleeve.
C. A5 may participate in the game while wearing a knee brace if it has not been altered from the manufacturer’s original product.
D. A5 may participate in the game while wearing a knee brace if she can show the referee a doctor’s permission slip.
39. At the start of the game, the players from both teams have their shirts tucked into their shorts. Seven minutes into the game, the referee notices that A6′s shirt is no longer tucked in.
A. At the next stoppage, the referee should caution A6′s coach because A6 is now illegally equipped and require A6 to leave the field.
B. At the next stoppage, the referee should require A6 to leave the field to make his equipment proper, but not issue a caution because A6 is improperly equipped.
C. At the next stoppage, the referee should request that A6 tuck in his shirt.
D. The referee should ignore this because he will appear ‘too picky’ by enforcing such a minor rule.
40. Player B2 is disqualified for receiving a second yellow card. The referee shall not allow a substitution for the disqualified player.
A. True
B. False
41. B3 is moving toward the goal with an opportunity to score. Goalkeeper A1 comes out of the penalty area and handles the ball in an attempt to prevent the goal; however, a goal is scored. What action should the referee take?
A. Red Card A1 for serious foul play and award the goal.
B. Red Card A1 for serious foul play and award a direct free kick to Team B at the spot of the foul.
C. Yellow Card A1 for unsporting behavior and award a direct free kick to Team B at the spot of the foul.
D. Caution A1 for unsporting behavior and award the goal.
42. A player may legally have the patch of his or her favorite professional team on the uniform.
A. True
B. False
43. Pads on soccer goals can have both school colors and school logos.
A. True
B. False
44. Hash marks 11 yards from the touchline and located outside the field of play are mandatory for all games.
A. True
B. False
45. Upon measuring, the referee finds that the lines enclosing the penalty area are incorrect. The game should be played and the home school informed that the lines must be corrected before the next contest.
A. True
B. False
46. In the pregame inspection, the referee finds the game balls to be soft or under-inflated. The home team will be required to rectify the problem.
A. True
B. False
47. All game balls must have the NFHS Authenticating Mark.
A. True
B. False
48. An unlimited number of players may be substituted from the bench except which of the following situations:
A. When a goal is scored.
B. At the start of the second period.
C. When a player is injured and removed from the field.
D. When a player is cautioned.
49. Team rosters are not required to contain players’ numbers.
A. True
B. False
50. During the time the coach is permitted on the field by the referee to attend to an injured player, coaching instruction shall not be given to any player on either team.
A. True
B. False
51. A player required by the referee to leave the field for having been cautioned must be replaced.
A. True
B. False
52. Player A is wearing shinquards that are exactly 2 inches above the ankle and have the NOCSAE seal indicating that they are age- and size-appropriate. The shinguards are legal.
A. True
B. False
53. Each shinguard must be permanently marked on the front with the NOCSAE seal and height range.
A. True
B. False
54. Artificial limbs, even when properly padded, are considered dangerous and therefore prohibited.
A. True
B. False
55. All permissible artificial limbs must be:
A. Covered by a cast.
B. Covered by a sleeve.
C. Padded with a minimum of 1/2-inch-thick, closed-cell, slow-recovery foam padding.
D. Covered with a minimum of 1/2-inch-thick soft material.
56. Player A has a broken cheek bone and is wearing a protective face mask made of hard material molded to the face. The player presents the referee a medical release from his MD/DO. The referee may allow Player A to play with the face mask.
A. True
B. False
57. Which of the following items are considered illegal equipment for goalkeepers?
A. Pants.
B. A jersey that is the same color of the official’s uniform.
C. A soft-billed visor.
D. A hockey goalie-type mask.
58. A player who is illegally equipped and whose coach is cautioned for the misconduct does not have to leave the field of play.
A. True
B. False
59. Which of following may not be worn on the team jersey?
A. American flag with state association approval.
B. School emblem.
C. School name.
D. Premier League patch.
60. The numbers on Team B’s jerseys are not clearly visible. Team B has no other jerseys. The game shall be played and the referee shall notify the state association. This is correct procedure.
A. True
B. False
61. Because of inclement weather, both coaches agree before the game to shorten the halftime period to five minutes. The referee shall allow the change.
A. True
B. False
62. The referee awards a penalty kick to Team A with three seconds left in the game. The goalkeeper deflects the ball directly back to the kicker, who then kicks the ball into the goal before time expires. The referee should award a goal.
A. True
B. False
63. Goalkeeper A1 catches a shot on goal by Team B. In preparing to throw the ball to a teammate, Goalkeeper A1 slips and drops the entire ball across the entire goal line and between the goalposts. The referee shall award a goal to Team B.
A. True
B. False
64. While inspecting Team B’s equipment just prior to the start of play, B2 is verbally abusive to the official. The official cannot caution or disqualify B2 until the game has officially begun.
A. True
B. False
65. The referee observes a foul, but does not penalize it because she perceives an advantage; however, the advantage does not develop. The referee shall immediately stop play and penalize the original foul.
A. True
B. False
66. With Team A in control of the ball and nearing Team B’s goal, lightning strikes in a nearby wooded area. The referee cannot stop the game until Team A loses control of the ball.
A. True
B. False
67. The head referee may terminate the game when spectators enter the field and disrupt play. This is correct procedure.
A. True
B. False
68. The head referee shall instruct the timer to correct the clock as necessary.
A. True
B. False
69. Player A of the attacking team is clearly in an offside position when her teammate delivers the ball to her with a throw-in. She collects the ball and kicks it into the goaL The referee should award an indirect free kick to Team B.
A. True
B. False
70. Defender B puts attacking Player A in an offside position by stepping out of bounds. This is permitted by the rules.
A. True
B. False
71. Player A3 may kick off by passing the ball back to teammate A2.
A. True
B. False
72. An official shall sound the whistle to restart the game after a substitution.
A. True
B. False
73. Defender A2 attempts to clear the ball in a crowded goalmouth, but the ball unintentionally strikes opposing Player B2 on the arm. The ball drops to B2′s feet, who shoots and scores. The referee shall allow the goaL
A. True
B. False
74. An official shall disqualify, without caution, any player who flagrantly fouls the goalkeeper in possession of the ball.
A. True
B. False
75. A head coach using a cell phone during the game to communicate with the assistant coach, who is located in the press box, is permissible.
A. True
B. False
76. Which of the following is considered unsporting conduct and will result in a caution?
A. Taunting.
B. Spitting at an opponent.
C. Committing a foul in a reckless manner.
D. Leaving the team area to participate in a fight.
77. While running next to Player B3, Player A4 simulates being pushed by Player B3 and falls to the ground. Player A4 should be given a caution for simulating a foul.
A. True
B. False
78 A player committing serious foul play by using unnecessary force when playing for the ball against an opponent shall be disqualified.
A. True
B. False
79. The coach from Team A is disqualified from the contest. He refuses to leave the area. The referee shall terminate the game.
A. True
B. False
80. The Team A goalkeeper runs up to take a free kick that has been awarded to his team just outside Team B’s penalty area. The referee shall allow this.
A. True
B. False
81. Goalkeeper jerseys do not have to be numbered.
A. True
B. False
82. If a penalty kick is taken after the expiration of time, the ball is in play until its momentum has been spent, goes out of play or is touched a second time by the kicker.
A. True
B. False
83. A pass by Team A hits a referee who is running just outside the touchline. The ball goes completely over the plane of the touchline just for an instant and bounces back to Team B. The referee shall allow a throw-in to Team B. This is correct procedure.
A. True
B. False
84. Player A2 takes a throw-in that goes directly into Team B’s goal. The referee awards a goal to Team A.
A. True
B. False
85. When a throw-in is being taken by Player A, Player B may stand on the touchline at the point of the throw-in.
A. True
B. False
86. Which of the following is the defender permitted to do during the throw-in?
A. Jump to block the throw-in.
B. Stand on the touchline at the point of the throw-in.
C. Stand 2 yards from the throw-in.
D. Impede the throw-in with the arms.
87. Player A3 takes the goal kick for his team. Seeing that the ball is about to be won by the opposing team outside the penalty area, he plays the ball a second time before another player can play it. The referee shall allow play to continue.
A. True
B. False
88. When observing a foul, the assistant referee shall hold the flag vertically until acknowledged by the referee, wave the flag and point the flag in the direction of the free kick.
A. True
B. False
89. Which of the following is an NFHS Official Soccer Signal?
A. Holding.
B. Tripping.
C. Spitting.
D. Starting the clock.
90. The referee must stop the clock and point to the center of the field after a goal is scored.
A. True
B. False
91. Team A has been awarded a corner kick. Players from both teams are at the scorer’s table ready to substitute. Both teams are allowed to substitute.
A. True
B. False
92. Player A takes a corner kick, and the ball travels directly into Team B’s goal. The referee should award a goal.
A. True
B. False
93. The referee shall order the game clock stopped whenever a team repeatedly substitutes to consume time.
A. True
B. False
94. The referee orders the clock stopped while he cautions a player. The official timer restarts the clock when the cautioned player leaves the field and his substitute has entered the field. The official timer is following correct procedure.
A. True
B. False
95. A2 passes the ball forward. B7 inadvertently deflects the ball to A3, who was in an offside position when A2 kicked the ball. Since B7 touched the ball last, the referee should not penalize A3 for offside.
A. True
B. False
96. The correct penalty for a dangerous play is a direct free kick.
A. True
B. False
97. Player A2 takes a corner kick that hits the goal post and rebounds back to A2, who then kicks the ball into the goal. The referee should allow the goal.
A. True
B. False
98. Bench personnel running on the field and preventing a goal would be an example of:
A. Misconduct.
B. Serious foul play.
C. A foul.
D. None of the above.
99. Head coaches are required to attend the pregame conference with captains and the head referee.
A. True
B. False
100. The referee has awarded Team B a free kick just outside its own penalty area. B3 takes the free kick and passes back to the goalkeeper, who misplays the pass and has the ball carom off his foot and into the goal. The referee shall award a corner kick.
A. True
B. False