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Law 11 - Offside 1/25/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Offside question. As proof of my interest in getting it right, I even DREAM of reffing, LOL!

This morning, I woke from a dream where a player in an offside position in the penalty area slips and falls on his face.

While the PIOP is ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/18/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Really! It would seem to me that if the ball bounced with enough force to reach the edge of the penalty area and then the wind blew it back without touching the floor [I assume ground] from the edge of the penalty area, I would strongly consider aba...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/2/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Happy New Year & a belated Happy Holidays!

I've ref'd younger ages for AYSO for about 10 years (I don't think that I'll ever be center reffing older ages, as my speed & endurance declines with age-:)) All during that time, I've never had to...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/1/2018

Douglas MacIntyre of Rockville , Maryland USA asks...

If player A commits a cautionable foul on an opponent, but the referee plays advantage, and then during the advantage, player A commits a 2nd cautionable offense, can the referee give 2 cautions followed by a red card?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/28/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I guess we are being to technical if we say that there was a denial of a goal from the specific shot taken - and it's just circumstance that the follow up sequence of play resulted in a goal.

Technically, even with the follow up goal, a goal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/24/2017

Andrew of Wilmington, North Carolina USA asks...

Merry Christmas,
I just found your site and really appreciate your work. I'm a new referee and wanted to know if there are any guidelines on using cards at lower age groups. I know at extreme youth levels, the players don't understand what the ca...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/24/2017

Martin Gorrie of Glasgow, US Residents Only United Kingdom asks...

How long should an advantage be played?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 12/19/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Regarding a penalty kick. Am I correct in saying if the keeper makes a save and the ball bounces out any of the attacking team can score from the rebound? The ball strikes directly onto the woodwork, the kicker can't score from the rebound.If the kee...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/17/2017

Eugene of San Jose, CALIFORNIA United States asks...

If a defender is temporarily off the field of play behind the goal line, and the play goes the other way, resetting the offside, does the player have an implicit permission to re-enter?

How should the AR line up in this case? Would he have t...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 12/14/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Ive always been troubled by the trick corner kick (especially at young ages). I can think of 3 scenarios & only the 3rd gives me trouble, but what do you think?

1. A1 walks to the corner. A2 yells "Ill take the kick". A1 nonchalantly rol...

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