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Question Number: 25319

The Technical Area 8/18/2011

RE: Adult

Craig Greenstock of Pontypridd, United Kingdom asks...

How many individuals are allowed to stand in the Technical Area at anyone time issuing instructions to players?

Answer provided by Referee Dennis Wickham

Only one person at a time may convey instructions from the technical area.



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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Craig
Only one person is allowed to stand to convey instructions in the TA. In the sitautions where there is no 4th official, the referee and assistants have greater priorities than managing precisely the technical area.



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Answer provided by Referee Michelle Maloney

One hopes it is only one for common sense's sake. The players have enough to focus on without having to try and listen to more than one coach or trainer yelling instructions.

And then there is the restriction on doing so in the LOTG - which makes common sense official.



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