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Other 11/25/2011

Fred Landau of Harrisburg, PA USA asks...

In the USSF Grade 9 Course there are a series of 3 role play scripts for the young referee to practice with a parent or other adult. They deal with pre-game intros, dealing with a problem coach and dealing with a problem parent. You can download th...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/26/2011

Michael Pratt of Naperville, IL USA asks...

Scenario-
Doing a US Soccer sanctioned youth tournament and during the pre-game inspection the referee instructs all the female players to remove their jewelry as required by Law 4, tournament rules, etc. He also tells them that if they step on ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 7/6/2011

Todd Wendorf of Harrisburg, PA United States asks...

Alright...I will bring up the elephant in the room. On July 3rd, during the Australia-Equatorial Guinea women's match, a defender from Equatorial Guinea appeared to have intentionally handled the ball in the Penalty Area. After holding the ball for...

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Character, Attitude and Control 7/5/2011

Mike of , Ontario Canada asks...

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I have a very big game in 5 days time. I am refereeing as a centre referee in a Women's First Division game after a long time. My assistants will be my evaluators and I was wondering what assessors look for from referees that would impre...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/20/2011

Jared Sperling of Corpus Christi, TX USA asks...

I was asked a question from a youth Referee the other day that I wasn't quite sure how to answer. I explained in my pre-game to ensure that on an Offside call, to make sure that the Player in an Offside position actually plays the ball before calling...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/27/2011

aw of ridgefield, ct usa asks...

If I had a nickel for each time you have responded to a question with, 'this should be covered in your pre-game meeting with your assistants,' I would be an extremely wealthy man. Given the fact that I do not want my AR's to arrive 10 hours before g...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 12/12/2010

Julie of San Jose, California USA asks...

Bad calls and bad parents experience from a fairly new referee
Today I was Assistant Referee for a BU12 game at the CYSA Founders Cup. Now, I am a fairly new referee (this is only my second season) but I was feeling pretty confident about myse...

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Pre-Game 10/11/2010

Kevin Dyer of Newbury Park, CA USA asks...

If an CR while officiating a match, becomes ill or injured (twist his/her ankle) would it be correct for the next highest level AR to take over the match and assign a club linesman to take his place and then continue. Of course, after making sure you...

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Pre-Game 6/4/2010

Mike of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

By the time I reached the bottom of the instructions, I had forgot the preamble. LOL, I guess that proves the theory about 'three things' :-) No question this time, just thanks for the replies. The pregame article is a useful guide that I will tai...

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Pre-Game 6/1/2010

Mike Suarez of Chino Hills, CA USA asks...

I just read the article by Gil Weber on the pre-game chat with the ARs. Frankly, I think it is way too much stuff. Personally, I like the advice that an instructor once gave to me after observing my pre-game chat. He said that ARs only retain thre...

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