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Law 15 - Throw In 9/27/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I've noticed that, in AYSO, a player goes to chase a ball & then tends to go back perpendicular to the touchline, even though the ball was traveling diagonally. As a CR, I usually point to the approximate location of the exit, but the coach is usual...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/26/2015

Jay Leibowitz of Los Alamitos , CA USA asks...

several of us had a difference of opinion w/ re to whether a throw-in must be taken within one meter of the line... assuming that it is properly taken where the ball went out of play, can the thrower throw from as far back as they would like or must ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/8/2015

Al Sinopoli of Friendswood, Texas USA asks...

Myself and my AR discussed a U19 match where a team had a 'flip' throw-in specialist. The opposing team placed a single defender the required 2 yards away. When the player threw the ball in, the defender attempted to jump (once) to block the throw as...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/22/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The Canada-Swiss womens' WC game got me wondering about a tactic to stop the thrower from walking the ball down the sideline, as the Swiss were often doing in that game.

We know the defender has to give the thrower 2 yards of space -- but 2 ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/9/2015

Dave Jones of Johnstown, Pennsylvania United States asks...

The ball goes out of touch, last touched by orange. White #8 picks up the ball, to throw it back in. The CR points to a location 10-12 yards further up the field where the throw in is to be taken. White #9 states he will take the throw in. White ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 5/19/2015

Patrick of Detroit, United States asks...

Law 15 specifies that the throw in be taken within one yard of where the ball leaves the field of play. Does this solely refer to vertical distance along the field of play? In other words, can a player perform a legal thrown in indefinitely far 'widt...

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Law 15 - Throw In 4/23/2015

Jason of Wylie, TX US asks...

How strict should we be when it comes to throw-in procedures? More specifically with a foot coming up during the throw. It seems like I see a lot of refs in my area being over critical with this. To the point of telling me during the pre-game 'I'll w...

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Law 15 - Throw In 1/27/2015

Amy Lloyd of Santa Cruz, California USofA asks...

Failure to move at least 2 yards from the point of a throw-in, is required by opponents. And a good referee will become pro-active and get the encroacher away before the throw-in. When an opponent who was less than 2 yards away deflects the thrown ba...

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Law 15 - Throw In 1/26/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I've been involved in an interesting discussion at a British site, regarding throw-ins.

Scene: player throws the ball... but it never comes into the field of play. The ref notices that the thrower jumped off the ground when he was throwing i...

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Law 15 - Throw In 1/14/2015

Brian Auer of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

The answer to You Call It #35 [foul throw because thrower never completed the substitution procedure] includes the following:

'A substitution problem like this should never occur because the AR should have the flag held horizontal above the ...

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