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League Specific 12/5/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I've heard the World Cup refs have been advised to allow some extra degree of physicality, but I'm hoping we are advised "Don't try this at home," when we head back to our recreational and league fixtures.

A few examples:

One ...

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League Specific 10/17/2022

Richard evans of Redditch, Eorcs Uk asks...

The league is trialling the no heading rule for the U12.

On Saturday the attacking team won a corner and from the resulting corner a defender jumped and headed the ball which flew into the net.

The rule is that deliberate headin...

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League Specific 5/1/2022

Leonard Jenkins of Middle Island, NY United States asks...

A corner kick is awarded. A player from the attacking team places the ball within the corner arc with his hands and then seems to reposition the ball with his foot moving it a negligible amount (but it is not in the same spot it was prior to the tou...

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League Specific 4/19/2022

mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of Damascus, MD United States asks...

What is the proper restart when the ball hits the head of a player, 10 or younger, both 1)when the contact is inadvertent and 2)
when the player deliberately heads the ball?

Thank you....

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League Specific 11/23/2021

steve of Altadena, CA USA asks...

Three notes with respect to AYSO. First, the current guidelines from AYSO on location of the IFK for deliberate heading are exactly the same as the LOTG: if in the goal area, the IFK is from the edge of the goal area, not the penalty area. (I believe...

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League Specific 11/22/2021

William Joy of FORT WORTH, TX United States asks...

Under the new "no heading" in-play rules, what happens if?

A player heads a ball off his own goal line preventing a goal-scoring opportunity.

What is the call?

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League Specific 5/5/2021

Callum P of Dundee, United KIngdom asks...

Our goalkeeper went out for the ball and ended up outside his box, he went to ground thinking he could kick the ball out. He never got the ball but he did made a genuine attempt for the ball. The referee said he did not and that although he ...

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League Specific 9/26/2020

Carsen Cachelin of Lititz, Pennsylvania USA asks...

I had a coach tell me that there are no penalty kick if a player is fouled inside the box for u10 and that it is supposed to be an indirect free kick. Is this true...

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League Specific 9/14/2020

Hussain Jan Gramkani of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

player is shown Yellow card once in match and second time ib KFPM. Can he play the next match or a suspention...

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League Specific 1/25/2020

Mia vargas of Phoenix, AZ United States asks...

When my team was playing a game in a tournament and she was ahead of the defender. In an attempt to stop her from scoring a goal, the defender chasing her proceeded to push her from behind. She fell forward and fell on her arm. My father, wh...

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