07/29/13 – Rule 4-1-1c Socks and Things Applied

July 29, 2013 Soccer Blog Updates

The season is officially under way with two more weeks of practice before contests can begin! We just completed the Officials Advanced camp in conjunction with the Bluegrass State Games. What a great weekend for Soccer, a touch of rain for the first game Saturday gave way to a beautiful weekend. I saw a lot of good play for this time of preseason and the Referees were on top of their game too. One issue that came up  was players adding tape to their socks. As you will read in the rule book and hear me cover in the rules clinic, it must be of SIMILAR color to the sock to which it is applied. A few coaches tried to explain that they felt it was not “tape” and/or was made by “Nike” so the rule did not apply. The KHSAA interpretation of this rule as well as the NFHS is that regardless of the manufacture or type of tape, rubber, or plastic band. It MUST be of SIMILAR color to the sock to which it is applied.
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