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By Don Dennison
Not all referees are fortunate enough to be assigned to post-season matches, conference tournaments or NCAA tournament matches. If you are one of the lucky ones, it is imperative that you commit to memory the proper procedures for handling such matches when there is no winner after the regulation 90 minutes of the match plus two 10 minute sudden victory overtime periods.
In such circumstances it is necessary to determine a winner by means of kicks from the penalty spot (or line) as proscribed in NCAA Rule 7.1 . On a personal note, please don’t refer to these as “penalty kicks” as used by the uninformed press and media. There has been no penalty assessed, they are kicks that are taken from the penalty mark.
Allowable Substitution Times:
-Team’s own throw-in (if the team in possession chooses to substitute the opposing team may also substitute)
-Team’s own corner kick (if the team in possession chooses to substitute the opposing team may also substitute)
-After a goal
-When a player has been cautioned (sub may occur for the player(s) cautioned; if such sub is made the opponent may sub an equal number of players)
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