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Law 6 - Assistant Referee
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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 10/4/2015

Derek Levesque of Windsor, CT USA asks...

I have 2 questions. The first as an AR what would be the most important call you make all game long? The offside call or calling a goal.
Second could be more of advise to the referee. During the coin toss what is to proper question to ask? Wh...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/6/2015

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

I was watching the MLS match between Portland and San Jose. As the Portland attacker dribbled down the touch line, a defender comes in hard with an elbow to the neck. Commentators criticized the AR heavily for not making the call. As they showed re...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/10/2015

nj of dhaka, bangladesh asks...

I noticed a hand ball but deemed it to be unintentional. i did not blow for stop off play, but was confronted by 3-4 players of the team demanding hand ball due to my assistant flagging for a hand ball, which i had overruled. during the confrontation...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/12/2015

Paul of Milton, Canada asks...

My question is about proper AR positioning and flag technique on unique offside situations.

An attacker in his own half cleared the ball high up in the air. A teammate was in an offside position when the ball was played, about a yard ahead ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/10/2015

Derek of Cary, IL US of A asks...

As a referee in youth competitive leagues I frequently have ARs that are not as helpful as I would like them to be. They are either trained inappropriately or they simply do not have the experience that is needed. These are mostly kids only slightl...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/22/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

This question is more about communication between the officials and the responsibility of the AR.

In this play, #7 white is clearly offsides and the AR on the far side raises his flag, and snaps it to get the referee's attention (spotlighted...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/22/2014

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

I wanted some opinions on how you would handle the situation described as a center and as an AR.

CU14 game. Free kick just outside the penalty box, on the AR side, so I'm standing right there. Everyone is backed away at least 10 yards, and...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/16/2014

adam wallace of sagae, yamagata japan asks...

great info as ever..

again on offside..
i was doing linesman yesterday and momentarily raised the flag on an offside player,and immediately dropped it as an onside player rushed to the ball.
i understand this is my mistake and i shou...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/19/2014

Scott of Santa Rita, Guam USA asks...

As an AR, what is the proper signal to the CR when a player takes a goal kick and they did not place the ball correctly on the line? Thank you. I raised my flag straight up to get the attention of the CR and once he acknowledged my sig...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 1/19/2014

Alex of richmond hill, Ontario Canada asks...

Although it is unusual, I might want to add a situation I experienced when this happened. The CR during the pregame told the ARs (which I am one of): 'Leave the foul in the penalty area to me. Leave the foul in other areas to me. If you see an offsid...

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