NFHS Soccer Officiating

Offside: Shot on goal with goalkeeper out of position

Player A1 rakes a shot on goal. With the goalkeeper out of position, a defender (Player B1) makes a deliberate save and the ball rebounds directly to Player A2 in an offside position. Player A2 received the ball directly from a save, was in active play and gained an advantage by being in that position.

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Not Offside: Defender makes a play on the ball

Player A1 passes the ball and a defender (B1) heads the ball directly to Player A2, who is in an offside position. A2 is not offside, however, because he/she received the ball directly from a defender who deliberately played the ball.

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