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Mechanics 7/22/2014

RE: Grade 8 USSF Under 19

Darren of Missoula , MT USA asks...

Law 13 Free Kicks- All oponents mus be 10 yards away from the ball.

Why do referees need to walk this off? I cannot find anywhere that states that a referee must do this. When did this start? Many of us have been referees for many years and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2014

RE: High School

Rob Gosman of Galloway, NJ USA asks...

Could you pleae clarify 'playing the ball while on the ground'. We have all seen players on the ground playing or attempting to play the ball while down. Everyone yells 'you can't play the ball while on the ground' obviously this could be a danger...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/20/2014

RE: Adult

Alex of Oslo, Outside US Norway asks...

Hello. I refereed a game yesterday when I awarded a throw-in. The player from the team that won the throw ended up sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch.

The player picked up the ball and threw it otherwis...

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League Specific 7/20/2014

RE: Competitive Under 14

Mark of Jericho, New York USA asks...

Corner kick deflects off a defenseman into the goal, does the kicker get credit for the goal??...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/18/2014

RE: Rec Under 18

Rebecca Dempster of Melrose, MA United States asks...

Are unconventional methods for moving a ball down the field against the rules? For example, could two players trap the ball between them and run down the field? Could a player balance a ball on his back or on top of his head and run with it? Could a ...

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Other 7/17/2014

RE: College

Aquib of Srinagar, J&k India asks...

Can players play if the ball rebounds from goalkeeper?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2014

RE: Rec Adult

Thomas Adler of Frankfurt, Germany asks...

Regarding the Law 12...
A player (A) is having the ball and opponent (B) comes from behind and kicks the ball. After that there is a leg contact, legs touched and A steps on ankle of B. Foul committed by A, foul committed by B or nothing above?
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2014

RE: Under 17

Alex of Fort Worth, TX USA asks...

I got red card that I do not feel I deserved.

I always follow up any time the ball heads towards the goalkeeper. I run right at him and stop just inches short just in case he drops the ball, or makes a mistake playing the ball. I want to ...

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Mechanics 7/16/2014

RE: Rec, Select, Competitive Under 15

Mark Yelavich of Roseville, CA USA asks...

I am an experienced referee who mentors other referees acquiring experience. Often I run lines while they center. Recently, a young center referee was being badgered by coaches and the touchline and asked me at halftime if I could center and he cou...

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