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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/25/2016

RE: Rec Under 6

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

There was a restart with a dropped ball in penalty area. I instruct the goalie to pick up the ball and continue play (fair play). As soon as the goalie picks up the ball, there were several confusing instructions yelled at him by parents and coaches....

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Law 11 - Offside 7/25/2016

RE: Competive Under 12

James Kane of N.Wildwood, Nj USA asks...

A ref called off sides, and then explained why and no parents or Coaches heard of this! Our striker was at mid field on our side waiting for the ball to be kicked to him his body was on our side he was standing still but he leaned his head forward th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/24/2016

RE: Adult

Sergio of Fay, Ak Usa asks...

#8 Red was fouled by Purple 5. Red8 places the ball looking to play. 5 Purple stands 2 yards away in front of ball. Red8 kicks hard and directly to Purple 5. What is the call and restart. ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/23/2016

RE: Adult

christopher fernandes of Farwaniya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

When a referee awards a penalty during the match, can a player replace the goalkeeper for that penalty only? if yes does he change his jersey....

Please explain.


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League Specific 7/23/2016

RE: REC Under 13

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 ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: rec and select Under 13

PJ of Florence, KY usa asks...

I am a referee and a player...isnt the goalie allowed to knock a olayer out of the way to get the ball on a corner kick when the player is blocking the goalie from getting the ball....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: Rec Under 16

Vaughan Robertson of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

We had an interesting scenario in the weekend - deliberate pass back to the goalie who picked it up. Ref adjudged an indirect free kick... all good, but after the game the goalie (15 years old... an expert!) maintained that he had stopped it with his...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2016

RE: Select Under 14

Manato of Roswell, GA usa asks...

During or son's U13 game last night, he was verbally warned at halftime and a few times during the second half to lower his hands when marking and/or defending a corner kick on an opposing player. I reviewed law 12, touching (light touch)or simply p...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 7/21/2016

RE: REC High School

Howard Knight of Windsor, Ontario Canada asks...

if a goalie catches the ball and then his momentum takes him past the end line but not into the net. Goalie kick or corner kick?
Co-ed Recreational ages 16-21...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/20/2016

RE: Competive Adult

Cindy Verne of Placentia, CA usa asks...

After a foul when does the referee have to restart the game with there whistle and when can you that the kick without the referee blowing there whistle...

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