Post by time2retire on Aug 18, 2019 13:40:19 GMT -6
To me, the biggest issue is that NFHS has their national meeting for soccer rules for the next year in late January. So a January 2019 meeting adopts rules that take effect August 2019.
IFAB puts out new laws for club typically in March 2019 that take effect June 2019.
So a change that club soccer accepts for this season won't even be considered until January 2020 for NFHS, with earliest implementation August 2020. This can be resolved if NFHS changes their annual soccer meeting to April, with all changes coming into effect around the same time (within 2 months).
Some areas will probably allow some of the club changes into HS soccer, either by ignorance or by contempt. When we do not follow NFHS Rules as written we risk sanction by NFHS. There are plenty of states who are not part of NFHS who follow IFAB Law who don't have a problem, and would not have to wait an additional year for changes that may or may not come.
Personally I don't care if we go by IFAB or NFHS as long as it applies to every equally across the board.