Many High School officials officiate soccer matches using Rules and Laws of soccer organizations and rule- making bodies other than the NFHS. As is to be expected, officials on occasion have some confusion regarding a specific rule or interpretation. For these reasons a study guide is needed for the officials to have easy references to the differences between NFHS, NCAA and FIFA Laws and Rules.
Over the past twenty-five years the more significant rules have been brought generally into conformity by the three groups. Nevertheless, there are distinct differences in language and interpretation that still exist and each group has adopted specific rules that are believed to be more appropriate for their players and their ages.
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