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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/10/2011

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'd like to know if I made the right decision as an AR in a BU12 game.

Red team is attacking on the Blue side of the field & ball is kicked high in the air, near my side of the touchline.

Red1, Red2, & Blue1 all race toward it, with...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/23/2011

Dimitris Spanos of Karpathos , Dodecanesse Greece asks...

What if the goalkeeper while blocking the ball slides over the lines , the linesman holds up his flag but is not being noticed by the ref. The play continues in the over side of the field , the ball goes out over rge line the game restarts but the li...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 6/9/2011

Liam Mc Guirk of Finglas, Dublin Ireland asks...

Not a question just a comment, i have just read the Gil Weber article on instructions to the ARs and while i found them interesting i would have one observation with regard to the offside instructions,with regard to the instruction to leave the flag ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 6/8/2011

Mike of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

Thanks, both of your perspectives were quite helpful. No question, just some insight into Referee Wright's question as to how parents could block the view of the AR. I initially wondered the same thing myself. Then I remembered that the AR was on...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 6/6/2011

francis of montreal, quebec canada asks...

i was an assistant referee for the first time last game and the other assit. ref was not there so i did my part and the ref was very nice. though i rose my flag for an offside because it was a direct free kick and one of the the attacking players mov...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 6/6/2011

Ed of Bowmanville, On, Canada asks...

As an assistant referee, if I am unsure which team caused the ball to cross the touch line or goal line, should I raise the flag straight up and hold that position regardless as opposed to signalling for throw in, goal kick or corner kick?...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/23/2011

Ken of Redding, CA USA asks...

In his question, Michael asked how he could position himself as AR to see the fouls that happen 'right in front of him' while also watching for offside.

Many ARs have the habit of standing right on the touch line. By standing a step or two ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/12/2011

Todd Wendorf of Harrisburg, PA US asks...

A bit of advice from a fellow referee. A bit of levity can go a long way. I am not a small person so I will normally let a coach or player standing in my way know that they might not want to be there because they are liable to lose that collision. ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/19/2011

C Cook of Midland, GA USA asks...

If an assistant ref calls a penalty in the box, raises his flag,yet the center referee does not acknowledge the side refs flag, A)should the side ref continue to hold the flag up, and eventually the center will see it? B) if the center ref allows the...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/8/2011

katie soup of pembroke, massachusetts usa asks...

i am refereeing my fist u12 game and the rules are drsticly differant from my former u7 and u8 games, i am assistant reffereeing so besides offsides and throw ins are there any major rule changes from u7s\u8s that i should be aware of?...

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