Soccer Rule Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login


Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules

Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site. Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999...

To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left . NEW YOU CALL IT for MAY is up. Sorry about the delay becoming hard to come up with new scenarios
Those who have ideas or articles please feel free to email mrrref@asktheref.com with suggestions.
Over the past 18 years we have amassed tens of thousands of questions and answers but the LOTG have changed and/or portions no longer apply. Be SURE to reread the latest version IFAB 2017 - 2018 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from 1st June 2017
http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game


You Call It!

After two years and many request - You Call It is back! Now it's your turn to test your knowledge in a scenario created by our panel of referees. If your answer is spot on we will publish it on our site! Good luck click here!

Law 11 - Offside 6/22/2017

RE: high school/travel High School

richard hawkins of seaford, new york usa asks...

1. is it possible to be offsides on a goal kick?
2. is it possible to be offsides on a goalie punt?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2017

RE: Amateur Adult

Amy Lloyd of Santa Cruz, California USofA asks...

In a match report filed 2 years ago by a referee I have now found 'alternate facts.' To be blunt, this referee has lied about incidents and anyone reading the description will not find anything wrong as it would appear justifiable. One incident is de...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 6/21/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Peter Cox of London, Ontario Canada asks...

Two attacking players have beat the last defender and are approaching the goalkeeper. Player A wants to pass to Player B. Can Player A provide a FORWARD pass for Player B to receive, provided Player B is level with, or behind, the ball at the time of...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/21/2017

RE: Adult

Jeff Braun of Strathroy, Ontario Canada asks...

If a penalty kick rebounds of the crossbar or post and the kicker takes another kick or in any way touches the ball, Is it offside?...

Read The Full Q & A

Mechanics 6/20/2017

RE: rec, select Under 17

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What is the best position for the center ref to be in , in order, to assess field player encroachment during the penalty. Also, what us the restart if the kicker feints, how about if the ball goes backward at first touch? ...

Read The Full Q & A

Mechanics 6/20/2017

RE: rec, select Under 17

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During an assessment as a center, my assessor said I should be at the drop zone during free kicks, can anyone elaborate on this term? I always felt as long as I could see the ar and stay about ten yards away from the players , I was fine....

Read The Full Q & A

Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/20/2017

RE: Mixed, competitive Adult

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

With a goal to staying sharp, I had two situations in a recent game and I'd like feedback on my responses:

1.) Green team, offensive direct free kick was awarded, 25 yards from the net. 10 yards was asked for and I paced it out. On the kick,...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 6/19/2017

RE: Select Professional

Larry Kap of MIDDLETOWN, PA United States asks...

Where is the restart for an offside call? It was always where the player was originally offside. Has that changed? Is it now where he/she actually touches the ball like I've been told by some partners?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/18/2017

RE: Under 19

Gregory R Walker of Germantown, MD United States asks...

Pentaly is kicked and rebounds off the keeper a second player kicks the ball into the net, but came into the box as the ball after the ball was kicked and rebounded off the keeper.

What's the restart on this? Was the goal valid?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/17/2017

RE: fan College

Mazen of LA , california usa asks...

Is it allowed in soccer for a player to give his teammate a shoulder ride during a corner kick to head the ball into the net ? has it ever been done ?
...

Read The Full Q & A

AskTheref.com Educating and Amusing The Soccer Referee Since October 11, 1999

Soccer Referee Extras
Friday, June 23, 2017

Recent Questions



Click Go to view all recently posted questions

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef


Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.


Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer