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The Technical Area 3/9/2010

Mike Baxter of Berlin, NJ USA asks...

Where can I find info about not being allowed to coach from behind the goal?...

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The Technical Area 11/3/2009

Brent Brady of Westminster, CA USA asks...

I wld assume that the technical area is the same as a Coaches Box from the bottom of one midfield Center to the other side, a distance of about 20 yds max & 3 yds from the touchline, plz confirm?

also, what is the proper way to blow the whis...

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The Technical Area 9/23/2009

Jeffrey of Markham, Ontario Canada asks...

I was reffing a BU10 game a few weeks ago. The coach was not respecting the 'technical area' he was way over on the other team's side giving tactical directions. Since I had requested for the opposing coach earlier to get back on his side, I had to...

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The Technical Area 7/3/2009

Neguse Tekeste of Asmar, Eritrea asks...


The LOTG states clearly that the coach and other officials are occupants of the technical area and must behave in a responsible manner. A player of his team made a foul and the referee awarded a FK to the opposing team and...

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The Technical Area 5/31/2009

Clive Slater of Clare, Ireland asks...

If there is no technical area, the competition rules do not provide for one, and the coach is not interfering with the referee, can the referee instruct the coach(es) where to stand? If so under which Law?...

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The Technical Area 5/22/2009

tom of belleville, ontario Canada asks...

during a recent High school final it was brought to my attention by the H.S convener that the coach of team 'A' was on the cell phone to a adult on the other side of the field and where passing technical advice . at half time my two Ar's confirmed t...

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The Technical Area 10/27/2008

George of Winston Salem, NC USA asks...

At a match recently, Team 'A' was offside during many of the attacking plays. The assistant was right on top of those plays, and even from my vantage point as Center Referee, I could tell that they were offside. Most of these offenses weren't even ...

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The Technical Area 10/17/2008

Roman Nowak of Rockland, Ontario Canada asks...

I am a coach and a new Convenor for our high school soccer league. A quick question about an interpretation I can't seem to find. Does the ejection of a coach during a game have an impact on the game itself? Does the game continue? Is there a substit...

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The Technical Area 9/29/2008

DeAnna Dunn of Solon, Ohio usa asks...

I am a Rec Soccer commissioner and have a question on coaching conduct and interaction between coaches.
We had an issue with two coaches continually throughout the game.
I am looking for rules on conduct of the coaches to one another as well ...

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The Technical Area 9/20/2008

Rachel Sandoval of Modesto, CA united states asks...

Is there a rule that says the coach has to stay within 10ft of the half field? So that she/he can not go up and down field coaching players. ...

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