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The Technical Area 9/3/2015

Den Nelson of Auburn, IN USA asks...

What is the ruling on a Coach screaming at the top of his lungs 'instructions' to his HS Girls Varsity Team while they are playing?...

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The Technical Area 11/17/2014

David Lovett of Royal Palm Beach, FL United States asks...

My wife and I are coaching our grandsons U8 rec soccer team. I get very much into our games and do a lot of constructive yelling. ie: go up, go back, set up for a goal kick, etc.. otherwise the kids will be lost as their attention span is nill. I do...

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The Technical Area 10/11/2014

SocDefendcer of Portland, OR U.S.A. asks...

A player is dribbling the ball down the sideline and is running on the out of bounds line with the ball still in play. He loses possession of the ball when he collides with the opposing team's coach who is standing on the sideline just off the field....

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The Technical Area 8/9/2014

Gary of Culpeper, VA USA asks...

In regards to the coach becoming involved in the 'verbal deception' during the corner-kick 'trick...' I can't find where in the USSF docs, ATR, etc, that this is mentioned, specifically. Maybe I am just not looking in the right places. Could you p...

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The Technical Area 6/10/2014

ED of Woodbury, CT USA asks...

A visiting coach was berating three high school freshman girl officials during a U9 game recently. The AR on the touch line in front of his bench was a particular target. Eventually, the center ref, although unsure of herself and worried about the co...

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The Technical Area 4/26/2013

Michael White of Woburn, Ma U.S. asks...

Hi Ask Ref,
I was recntly disqualified from a match for not being in a technical area. I would like to get your opinion of the situation? There were no lines on the field to outline a technical area, or was it established before the game with th...

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The Technical Area 4/7/2013

Darren of Missoula, MT USA asks...

Hello, Is there any LOTG stating anything about a coach coaching from the sideline during a U14 state league game? My son's coach was recently asked to 'stop coaching.' I could not find anything about this in the LOTG. He is not loud, obnoxious or de...

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The Technical Area 10/24/2012

Brian H of Kent, Washington USA asks...

I'm sure that my league coordinator and officials' supervisor would take my side on this one, but this was the first time I have ever ejected someone and so I'd like some opinions from more experienced referees as to whether I handled this situation ...

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The Technical Area 8/30/2012

Kurauone of harare, harare zimbabwe asks...

I need clarity on occupants of the technical area. Let's say four members of the technical team are standing but only one is conveying tactical instructions, is it allowed? This person who is giving instructions is clearliy standing a distant from t...

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The Technical Area 8/18/2011

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?...

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