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League Specific 7/27/2016

RE: 7 Adult

Smiffy of Harwich , Essex UK asks...

I am a bit confused as to who the new "not approaching" the referee applies to. Is it Premiership only or all levels as its going to be very difficult to explain something they have seen on tv is different on a Saturday afternoon amateur match...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/27/2016

RE: 7 Adult

Smiffy of Harwich , Essex UK asks...

Does the new Offside Law where the free kick is given where the player touched the ball apply only where a player goes back into his own half or is it anywhere they might move to after the pass to them is made and how will the Assistant position him...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/26/2016

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

While I understand Referee McHugh's explanation, I'm wondering why there's no comment as to Red 8's hard kick. I can see the restart & the caution to Purple, but just as a throw-in at an opponent is lawful, throwing with excessive force wouldn't be ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/25/2016

RE: Rec Under 6

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

There was a restart with a dropped ball in penalty area. I instruct the goalie to pick up the ball and continue play (fair play). As soon as the goalie picks up the ball, there were several confusing instructions yelled at him by parents and coaches....

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Law 11 - Offside 7/25/2016

RE: Competive Under 12

James Kane of N.Wildwood, Nj USA asks...

A ref called off sides, and then explained why and no parents or Coaches heard of this! Our striker was at mid field on our side waiting for the ball to be kicked to him his body was on our side he was standing still but he leaned his head forward th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/24/2016

RE: Adult

Sergio of Fay, Ak Usa asks...

#8 Red was fouled by Purple 5. Red8 places the ball looking to play. 5 Purple stands 2 yards away in front of ball. Red8 kicks hard and directly to Purple 5. What is the call and restart. ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/23/2016

RE: Adult

christopher fernandes of Farwaniya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

When a referee awards a penalty during the match, can a player replace the goalkeeper for that penalty only? if yes does he change his jersey....

Please explain.


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League Specific 7/23/2016

RE: REC Under 13

David of A Michigan city, Usa asks...

I coach in a somewhat competitive rec league. The league is sanctioned by ussf. And follows most of there rules. Except the league president assigns referees and almost all the time they are not certified and never wear a referee uniform and I don't ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: rec and select Under 13

PJ of Florence, KY usa asks...

I am a referee and a player...isnt the goalie allowed to knock a olayer out of the way to get the ball on a corner kick when the player is blocking the goalie from getting the ball....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: Rec Under 16

Vaughan Robertson of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

We had an interesting scenario in the weekend - deliberate pass back to the goalie who picked it up. Ref adjudged an indirect free kick... all good, but after the game the goalie (15 years old... an expert!) maintained that he had stopped it with his...

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