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Question Number: 24159

The Technical Area 10/14/2010

RE: competitive Under 10

rose of wallingford, ct us asks...

After a coach is ejected from the game, should he be allowed to walk across the field or should he walk around the outer edge of the field?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Rose
The game cannot restart until the ejected player or coach has fully left the field of play and surrounds. If the quickest way to leave the area is across the field of play then I personally don't have a problem with that. The decision also depends on the layout of the field and where the referee wants the person to go to.
My only concern would be the danger of the person getting involved with players. Hopefully that would not be an issue with U10s

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Voshol

Does it matter? You want him gone - let him leave the quickest way possible.

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