Soccer Referee Resources
Ask a Question
Recent Questions

Previous You-Call-It's

VAR (Video Assistant Referee)

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Determining the Outcome of a Match
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick

Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School

Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef

Soccer Rules Changes 1580-2000

Panel Login

Questions & Answers for "League Specific"

11 - 20 of 1058

[Previous] [Next]

League Specific 8/31/2019

Paul Walsh of Estero, Florida USA asks...

What are the rules for U8 four versus four?...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 8/27/2019

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

I believe I understand the Build-Out-Line for goal kicks and Keeper possession, but what about a free kick for the defense? Say you call offside at the edge of the goal area, so other than being an IDFK it is basically a goal kick, yet the opposing t...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 7/17/2019

Andre of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

I am a convenor for a soccer league. I had a player make a racial comment to an Asian player on another team. He referred to him a couple of times as Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid which almost sparked a brawl. The player was eventually red carded f...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 6/9/2019

Megan of Gary, Indiana United States asks...

Hi! I'm reffing my first head ref job for the u10 age group. I'm fairly inexperienced, so I have a few questions. Firstly, Do the refs still call captains over at this age level? If not, how do we decide who gets the ball first? How long are the halv...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 5/25/2019

Jorge Moreno of Thornton , Co United states asks...

I had a match today and this guy kicked me and I got a red card for retailation. I only pushed the player and I got suspended for 2 games. Is that right because I feel like it shouldve only been 1 game....

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 5/15/2019

Jim of Hollywood, MD USA asks...

We have issued a red card and informed the player that they are suspended for next weeks game.

The game was postponed due to weather.

Is the player to sit the next available game or can he claim that he sat the one week and that i...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 4/30/2019

Lauren of Adel, Iowa United States of America asks...

How do you fill out a scorecard?...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 4/9/2019

Pandea Radu-Mihnea of Munich, Germany asks...

What are the current rules when awarding an own goal.

For years a shot going on goal which was deflected by a defender was always considered a goal for the striker but in recent years many Governing Bodies have adopted a rule of awarding an ...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 3/28/2019

maukudi abdullahi of lokoja, kogi nigeria asks...

Good day to every body in the house. please I just want to know. Is the VAR officials are retired referees or still active?...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 3/13/2019

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Can a water break be used for game management purposes? I had a fairly chippy game and stopped the match for a player who had been 'kicked' in the nether regions. Neither myself nor my ARs saw a foul (as discussed post-match). Coach enters field p...

Read The Full Q & A

[Previous] [Next]

Soccer Referee Extras

Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.

Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef

This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.