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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/3/2020

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT USA asks...

What is the appropriate punishment under Law 4 if a player is found on the field of play wearing illegal equipment?

During my pre-game check in, I always remind players "no necklaces, earings, wristbands, braclets, watches, fitness track...

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League Specific 6/4/2016

Barry Walker of Ottawa, ON Canada asks...

As a followup to the question in becoming a referee in Ontario, the original poster should be aware that the Ontario Soccer Association requires each referee to pass a test annually. This test covers the laws of the game and includes video clips to ...

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Fitness 5/28/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd agree that an active centre ref would be close to an active player in distance covered in a game. According to my Fitbit, I cover about 12,000 steps or around 10 km as a player or ref in a full game.

As an AR, it's often less than half t...

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Fitness 5/26/2016

David Carter of Osage, MN USA asks...

I have a friendly wager with another coach.
Does the referee cover more miles during a typical game or does the average player? assuming he is not subbed out.

Thanks Dave...

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Other 2/13/2014

Brian H of Seattle, Washington USA asks...

Hello again,

I am now the proud holder of a USSF referee badge, and have already worked as an AR for a couple of games. I'll have my first center assignment in a couple of weeks in a youth league that's especially set up for development of r...

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Other 12/9/2013

Brian H of Seattle, Washington USA asks...

After two seasons officiating 11-per-side U10 through U12 in the closed-loop referee system of my local recreational league, and with over 30 games as an essentially solo referee under my belt, I am finally going to take the USSF Grade 8 training, an...

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Fitness 10/22/2013

Antonio Ortiz of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

How many games are too many to be assigned to a referee in one day before performance is affected? ...

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Fitness 9/19/2013

Al Sinopoli of Friendswood, Texas USA asks...

I was recently told by a local adult league assignor that according to some new US Soccer directive, that my plans to upgrade to grade 5 (from my current grade 6) would not receive much support due to my age (47). The statement was worded as if there...

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Fitness 6/11/2011

elsa of kahrtum, sudan asks...

i am women international assistant referee and my main problem is fitness teast so how can i solve that problem if it's possible please i need your help please thank you

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/14/2010

Al Sinopoli of Covington, LA USA asks...

Many states have referee academies that are meant to offer training and advancement opportunities to referees. While there is no rule against it, the ones I have seen seem to target younger referees (under 25 or 30) moreso than those over 30. Many as...

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