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Law 15 - Throw In 8/20/2014

Steve of Maidstone, Kent UK asks...

Thanks for your replies to my question. So in summary, once a player has stolen more ground than the referee deems trivial (should be 1 yd), the referee should blow and move the player back. A turnover would only usually be awarded if a player or t...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/18/2014

Steve of Maidstone, Kent UK asks...

If a player steals ground at a throw in, what is the correct course of action for the ref? I've seen the ref blow before the throw and wave the player back, blow after the throw and order the throw to be taken further back and also to award a foul t...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/17/2014

Vince Klingler of Moosic, Pennsylvania United States asks...

Situation: one player grabs the ball to make a thow-in and then decides to let another player make the throw-in. I can find no rule that says that the player must drop the ball and let the other player come over and pick it to throw it in. If the p...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/29/2014

James of St. Paul, MN United States asks...

On a follow up to Question 28625, I have a question to when the ball enters the field of play. Maybe I misinterpreted Richard's answer, but if I am correct Richard is saying that if, during a throw-in, any of the ball crosses the touchline then the b...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/29/2014


I refereed a match on our local league, a player threw the ball a long the touch line, the ball wholy curved/enters the field of play on air and finaly went out through the touch line minus touching any player, both teams began fighting for the rethr...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/23/2014

Charles A. O'Reilly of Vienna, VA United States asks...

Given that the referee stated that the player took the thow in 'sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch' I do not follow why you state that the throw in was illegal. Law 15 requires that the player faces the ´Čeld of ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/20/2014

Alex of Oslo, Outside US Norway asks...

Hello. I refereed a game yesterday when I awarded a throw-in. The player from the team that won the throw ended up sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch.

The player picked up the ball and threw it otherwis...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/29/2014

Scott of Chesapeake, Virginia United States asks...

I witnessed on many occasions during the season, a single player that appeared to deliver the ball during a throw in from over her shoulder. The benefit in her technique gave her an exceptionally long delivery of a spinning ball and, in my personal ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/27/2014

mike kelly of KELOWNA, British Columbia canada asks...

Law 15 throw-in, must be facing field with both feet ON or Behind the line? If the heels are on the line and the feet are on the field, you state this is legal, I disagree. If that is the case, then if a player has his heels on the center line and h...

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Law 15 - Throw In 6/11/2014

Russell montgomery of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

Often with throw ins the ball is delivered rather softly and travels only around 4-5 yards/metres, whereby the opposition call for a foul.
I dismiss the request advising the mechanics of the throw was good - irrespective of the distance it trave...

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