Soccer Rule Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field
The Ball
Number of Players
Players Equipment
The Referee
Assistant Referee
Duration of Play
Start / Restart
The Ball In/Out of Play
Method of Scoring
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login


Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules

Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site.

Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999.
Please join us, welcoming to the site 3 new panel members
Joe Manjone, Mark Block, James Sowa
PLEASE NOTE! Due to a technical glitch, the YOU CALL IT SECTION is being worked on. While one can still answer the latest, no one can yet access the old ones to see the answers. We apologise for the inconvenience.
If you really want to see one of the older ones send a request to mrref@asktheref.com we will try to accommodate via an email of the text.
Cheers
Richard Dawson editor


You Call It!

After two years and many request - You Call It is back! Now it's your turn to test your knowledge in a scenario created by our panel of referees. If your answer is spot on we will publish it on our site! Good luck click here!

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2014

RE: ex referee Adult

Crocodile of Thessaloniki, Greece asks...

A usual situation:
The attacker faces the goalkeeper inside the penalty area, and he (the attacker) forwards the ball behind the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper then makes a dive to try to catch the ball but he fails and he does not even touc...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 15 - Throw In 10/28/2014

RE: Rec Under 14

Yo Mama of Ridgefield, WASHINGTON United States asks...

Greetings:

I have been enjoying your site for a few years now.

Recently I was AR at my daughter's game(due to a shortage of refs) on the coaches' side. Our center was a teenage boy. Her coach was very rude and disruptive through the...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2014

RE: Competitive Adult

Waynne of Randburg, Gauteng South Africa asks...

Law 17, a defender tackles a stricker by sliding in on the ball, off both his feet no studs up, he gets the ball first and then his trailing leg catches the stricker and brings him down before the ball goes out of play, as I understand this this woul...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/27/2014

RE: Competitive Adult

Duncan Ford of High Wycombe, Bucks UK asks...

As a player is running up to take a penalty, an opposition player shouts obscenities to put him off and the penalty is saved. Should the referee a) instruct the penalty to be retaken or b) award a free kick outside the penalty area where the opposing...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: Rec Under 10

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

I was refereeing a U8 game. In the opinion of the referee (me) the goalie had possession of the ball when another player kicked the ball out of the goalie's possession.

I whistled for play to stop and then called for an IFK out for 'Prevent...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: Rec Under 12

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

I was ARing for my assignor. There was a kick-off, and one of the defending players encroached after the whistle, prior to the kick. The center ref blew the whistle to stop play and then restarted with an IFK from the spot of the encroachment.
...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: competitive Under 12

david davis of Evansville, Indiana USA asks...

a goalie comes out of the penalty area to get a ball, kicks it back into the penalty area so it can be picked up. Pretty much kicking it to herself. According to back kick rules, the ball must be headed or kicked by the other team for the goalie to p...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: Rec Under 12

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

There's been a couple of questions about this, but I'm not sure they're necessarily on point.

I was reffing a GU10 game. That's important. A girl in the penalty area knocked a ball down using her arms crossed over her chest. I blew it for...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: Rec Under 13

Alex of LA, California USA asks...

Hi all.
So this past weekend had a peculiar situation. Player from team A was in the penalty area and took a shot , player from team B put her hand up deliberately and it hit her hand . It then went into the goal. I signalled for a goal .
Sh...

Read The Full Q & A

10/27/2014

RE: competitive High School

John of Madrid, NY USA asks...

-A ball is lofted into Team B's penalty area.
-Striker A is standing stationary in the
penalty area.
-Keeper B jumps and with extended arms gains
possession of the lofted ball.
As Keeper B lands with extended arms, th...

Read The Full Q & A

AskTheref.com Educating and Amusing The Soccer Referee Since October 11, 1999

Soccer Referee Extras
Friday, October 31, 2014

Recent Questions



Click Go to view all recently posted questions

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer, Former Editor AskTheRef


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