Soccer Referee Resources
Ask a Question
Recent Questions

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick

Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School

Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login
[Previous] [Next]

League Specific 9/17/2016

Terence Farrell of ALTRINCHAM, Greater Manchester England asks...

In relation to Referees, are they allowed to officiate in matches that involve the City or town in which they were born?
The reason that I ask is that Anthony Taylor who was born in Manchester(Wikipedia website)and resides in Trafford the same b...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 9/15/2016

Henry Gray of Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA United States asks...

regarding new build out line guidelines from US Soccer for 7v7 games for birth year 2008 ... when goalie picks up ball from flow of play, is he required to hold on to the ball until all offensive players have cleared out past the build out line? or c...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 8/7/2016

mahyoub of nablus, nablus pa;estine asks...

could you provide me with videos r clips showing the offences and fouls take place off the pitch? also offside incidents??? according to the up-to-date changes
many thanks in advance...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/27/2016

Smiffy of Harwich , Essex UK asks...

I am a bit confused as to who the new "not approaching" the referee applies to. Is it Premiership only or all levels as its going to be very difficult to explain something they have seen on tv is different on a Saturday afternoon amateur match...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/23/2016

David of A Michigan city, Usa asks...

I coach in a somewhat competitive rec league. The league is sanctioned by ussf. And follows most of there rules. Except the league president assigns referees and almost all the time they are not certified and never wear a referee uniform and I don't ...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/17/2016

John Godfrry of San Diego, CA United States asks...

After appealing a decision from the commissioner of the UPSL - I'm hoping you can help.

My team arrived to a match in Scottsdale. This is adult league UPSL soccer. The field didn't have lines painted.

I called the commissioner who...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/17/2016

John of FT Wayne, Indiana USA asks...

I currently referee in a league that is sanctioned by US club soccer and they do not use USSF referees or follow the new heading rule. My questions are can I where my USSF referee badge here? and is this league legal by not having USSF referees?...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/8/2016

dean of adelaide, south australia australia asks...

at the end match you find a player who has scored 2 goals is not on the match card what do you do next...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/5/2016

anon of altadena, us asks...

The AYSO rule that Phil mentioned is not an AYSO rule. It may be a local expectation in Phil's Region/Area. AYSO's philosophies include good sportsmanship, positive coaching, and player development. Those philosphies should dictate coaching behavi...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/4/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

In AYSO, for U10 (& possibly U12), there is a 'no slaughter rule'. Depending upon the age, if a team was up by 3 goals at the youngest ages (5 at slightly older ages), the team would either put their stronger players on defense (there are no substit...

Read The Full Q & A

[Previous] [Next]

Soccer Referee Extras

Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.

Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef

This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.