Rule 3 – Section 3 – Article 4 – Charged Team Timeouts
e. A player, incoming substitute or head coach may request a head coach’s conference with the referee if the coach believes a rule has been enforced improperly. If the rule enforcement is not changed, the coach’s team will be charged a timeout, or a delay penalty if all timeouts have been used.
- Only the referee may stop the clock for a head coach’s conference.
- A request for a head coach’s conference or video review must be made before the ball is snapped or free-kicked for the next play and before the end of the second or fourth period (Rule 5-2-9).
- After a head coach’s conference or video review, the full team timeout is granted if charged by the referee.