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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/30/2009

Sarah K of San Antonio, TX USA asks...

Was pondering whether the following would be allowed within letter/spirit of the Law:
An IDFK is awarded in the Penalty Area, within 10 yards of the goal, to the attacking team. Confusion ensues and the ref indicates there will be a ceremonial r...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/30/2009

Peter Simcox of Long Valley, NJ United States asks...

Is it a hand-ball infringement when a player crosses their arms across their chest to control a ball (e.g. from a throw-in), instead of playing the ball on their chest?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/29/2009

Sarah K of San Antonio, TX USA asks...

A question about Impeding: An attacker and a defender are both chasing a ball as it heads toward the goal. The defender gets a step or so ahead and then just STOPS to prevent the attacker from proceeding to the ball as it rolls the next several yar...

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League Specific 8/13/2009

Mike Shepher of Duncanville, Texas USA asks...

This is attached to the Duncanville Soccer Association Web site. I am trying to find the number of the assignor of referees for Duncanville. My son Caleb just passed the Grade 9 test.


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/12/2009

Todd of Houston, TX USA asks...

When Ref Maloney says 'Sometimes we don't, as the ball is making it's way into the back of the net, at the moment the attacker is chopped down. Swallow the whistle, allow the goal, send off the chopper - all is well', would the send off she speaks of...

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Law 5 - The Referee 8/3/2009

Cate of Gig Harbor, WA U.S.A asks...

Im a very new Ref and Im wondering, how do you get over the first game fears. Im so scared to sign up for games because Im scared I wont get the calls right. How do I get over this?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/20/2009

R Johnson of Denison, IA USA asks...

Hand Ball? During a recent game I had a player receive a pass a crossing pass immediately in front of the goal that was shoulder high. With his hands locked down in front of his crotch, the ball went off of his right pectoral into the goal. Howeve...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/19/2009

Peter Snell of south salem, new york usa asks...

Goalkeeper is standing on the top of the penalty box on the line. Opposing player takes a shot. Goalkeeper with his arms out stretched, catches the ball. Ball never was in penalty area. Is this a handball by goalkeeper.


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Law 5 - The Referee 7/14/2009

Remy of Windsor, Ontario Canada asks...

I have received various answers about the wearing of transitional (lenses that get darker with sunlight) perscription eye glasses when I am refereeing. Are they allowed at all levels? Can you tell me the official stand on this issue? Thanx!...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/13/2009

Danelle Muresan of Dubuque, IA USA asks...

I am a female referee and I am trying to advance my referee career. I have just joined NISOA and I am doing increasingly challenging games all the time. I don't usually have problems officiating high school or the men's adult league in my city, how...

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