1a. What kind of hearing aids are permitted by players with hearing disabilities? b. Can a mini-receiver with a short, flexible antenna be worn, with or without headware that could hold the device in place?
2. A player kicks a ball while the ball is in play. His/her shoe comes off, but doesn’t go near or hit anyone. The player kicks the ball again, into the goal. While shoes are required equipment, may a goal be allowed?
USSF answer (September 24, 2008):
1, The referee is the sole judge of the safety and suitability of any player equipment. Something that is permitted in one game may not be permitted in the next.
2. The player is expected to replace the lost shoe as quickly as possible. If the amount of time between loss of shoe and shot on goal is minimal, then the goal should be allowed.