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League Specific 10/22/2016

RE: Rec Under 12

Dave of Liverpool, Merseyside UK asks...

Are coaches and parents expected to confirm to laws around verbal advantage. In my son's under 12 league screams of ' he doesn't want it' are common when a child of 12 is attempting to develop composure on the ball. Understandably such shouts create ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/22/2016

RE: Under 17

Steve of Derby, England asks...

If a goalie gets booked for time-wasting what is the outcome ie drop ball, free kick or he just retains the ball and gets a card?

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/22/2016

RE: rec Under 13

Erin Johnson of Oroville , wa usa asks...

During a throw in, can the player twist the body? Even if he throws directly over head, it kind of goes side ways from behind the head. Should reg call bad throw in?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2016

RE: Competitive Adult

Jack of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

In the video posted (I actually was watching the match on TV when it happened) my initial gut feeling was yellow, as it appeared to fall just short of a mandatory sending-off for serious foul play. The reason I came to this conclusion, was that I was...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 10/21/2016

RE: Under 19

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Re penalty kicks.

I understand that all players must be behind the ball i.e not closer to the goal line but do they have to be behind the 18 yard line (as if it extended the full width of the field)? Can any player stand 10 yards away (outsi...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/21/2016

RE: Under 19

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Re free kicks.

Is the team that has been awarded the free kick permitted to take the kick further back (say,to widen the angle)from the spot marked by the referee?If yes,does this mean that the wall can move forward but still remain 10 yards...

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Mechanics 10/20/2016

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Good points that both Ref's McHugh and Dawson make re 'Pro game' with a four person crew and their collective views of what else is/maybe happening around the incident.

Thinking about this now, certainly if I was a lone official in a Rec mat...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/20/2016

Stewart of Livermore, CA USA asks...

Thanks for your responses. Much appreciated. Now continuing this theme. What is the appropriate procedure for an AR to follow on the long ball where there is a question if the pursuing offensive player is on side or not? Say there is a long ball o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2016

RE: High School

Iain of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

Where in the LOTG does it address trickery...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/19/2016

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Red or yellow?

Yellow was issued.

Appreciate your thoughts on this.

Looks very red to me.

Also, each situation is different, however, the mechanics of the ref in the imme...

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