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127-3-25. Soccer (Boys and Girls).

25.1. Rules: Soccer rules published by the National Federation of State High School Associations are the official rules for all interscholastic competition unless otherwise provided by Commission modifications.

25.2. Organized Team Practice: Organized team practice will begin on Monday of Week 5 and the first contest may be played on Friday of Week 7.

25.3. Length of Season: The soccer season will end for each team by WVSSAC tournament elimination.

25.4. Maximum Team Contests: A soccer team will be permitted to play no more than 20 matches exclusive of sectional, regional, and state tournaments.

25.4.1. The maximum number of quarters for a student in one season will be 80, exclusive of sectional, regional, and state tournaments.

25.4.2. A student shall not be permitted to participate in more than four quarters during any one day. Any part of a quarter counts as one quarter. In an overtime game, the overtime shall be considered an extension of the fourth quarter.

25.5. A high school soccer team is permitted to participate in a soccer-o-rama and one (1) preseason scrimmage or two (2) preseason scrimmages See Glossary.

25.6. Individual students of a team must have practiced on 14 SEPARATE days, exclusive of the day of a contest, before participating in an interscholastic contest.

25.7. A student may not play or practice on a non-school soccer team while a member of the school team.

25.8. A student may accept awards only in WVSSAC sanctioned events during the season of that sport. These awards must be consistent with the items specified in the Awards Rule. Students may accept only this same type of award in non-sanctioned events outside the sport season.

25.9. Junior High Schools - The above will apply for junior high schools with the following adaptations:

25.9.1. Junior high teams may play 14 matches including tournaments sanctioned by the WVSSAC.

25.9.2. Organized team practice will begin on Monday of Week 6 and the first contest may be played on Monday of Week 10.

25.9.3. Junior high season will be completed by Saturday of Week 17.

25.9.4. The maximum number of quarters for a student in one season will be 56.

25.9.5. Junior high teams are permitted one (1) scrimmage. See Glossary.

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