Soccer Coach Responsibility - Players Being Properly Equipped by pengtt


									       National Federation of State High School Associations

      Coach Responsibility
Players Being Properly Equipped

           July 16, 2007
         Haig Nighohossian

                                             Take Part. Get Set For
         Purpose of Rule
 Enforce adherence of wearing proper and
  legal equipment to minimize risk of
 Relegate responsibility for adherence of
  “properly equipped” to the coaches.
 Enforcement by officials
     Methods - Preventative
 Officials:
   • Take precursory view during warm-ups/bring to
     attention of the coach.
   • Reinforce in pre-game to captains and coaches
     importance of adherence of wearing proper
 Coaches:
   • Check players before game.
   • Inform players of consequences.
   • Enforce at practice every day.
 Pre-game warm ups.
  • Correct and no penalty on coach.
 Discovery on field before kickoff (before
  • Send off for correction
  • Correct on field if not involving the delay of the
    start of game. Such as shirts tucked in etc.
     Situations (Continued)
 After whistle blows to start game.
  • Player enters field/or is on field and is improperly
     • Stop game at appropriate time: send player off to correct –
       issue yellow card to head coach.
     • If more than one player has same or similar problem at same
       time issue only one (1) yellow card.
     • Use common sense in adjudicating situation.
  • Player who is properly equipped intentionally
    removes required equipment.
     • Stop play at appropriate time
     • Issue yellow card to player
     • Send the player off to correct, team may substitute.
  Situations (Continued)
• Player’s equipment becomes illegal through
  course of play, that is, shinguard pops out, shoes
  come off, blood on uniform etc.
   • Stop play at appropriate time.
   • No card.
   • Send the player off to correct or correct during stoppage if
   • No substitutions unless allowed by rule.
 The official observes that player A-1 is
  wearing illegal equipment. The official stops
  the game at the appropriate time, sends the
  player off the field of play, and issues a
  yellow card to the head coach. The Coach
  wants to substitute for A-1 a) from the bench;
  b) from players who had already reported
  before play was stopped.
  • Ruling:
 Should the coach be held responsible for
  body piercing, belly button rings, tongue
  rings, etc.

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