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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/24/2015

RE: Rec Under 10

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

I was doing a GU10 game and a ball was kicked. Watched the player deliberately cross her arms over her chest, wait for the ball, and then used her arms instead of her chest to play the ball, blew the whistle, penalty kick (she was in the box). The ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/24/2015

RE: Intramural College

Danny Bacic of Plano, TX United States asks...

I recently officiated an intramural soccer game at my university. During the game, which was of moderate contest, a foul was called for the attacking team on my side of the field, about 25 yards from the goal (on a small, 7-on-7 field). During the ta...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/23/2015

RE: Retired Adult

Steven Crooks of Limavady, LONDONDERRY United Kingdom asks...

Team A kick the ball high towards the touchline. Team B's goalkeeper, being the only one at that end runs toward the touchline to gather the ball and take throw in, but misjudges and catches the ball, just inside the field of play. Is that a red car...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/23/2015

RE: Rec Under 17

Ann of Las Vegas, NV US asks...

I saw this question on a AYSO Facebook Page
and they said no call. Is this correct?

Blue team offensive player has possession of the ball during a Blue team attack on Red teams goal; inside, but closer to the top of Red teams penalty are...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 3/23/2015

RE: Any Level Under 15

Danny Bacic of Plano, TX United States asks...

What should the decision be regarding players who want to play with cochlear implants? I would expect that the exterior part of the implants could be considered a danger, but it would also seem unfair to force the player to play without them....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/23/2015

RE: Competitive Adult

Jack Smith of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

I watched the video referenced in the other question. I agree that while both were somewhat responsible for the collision, isn't the attacker more to blame here? Moments before the collision, he jumps to challenge for a ball that is at chest height (...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/22/2015

RE: Adult

Diane Patricia Brooks of Bristol, England asks...

What happens when you catch a ball on the field but you are not the goalkeeper...

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Other 3/22/2015

RE: varsity High School

marty hurd of twin falls, idaho usa asks...

I want to know if a pitcher is allowed to wear a slip on compression sleeve any color on either arm since it is not a connected sleeve as part of the uniform. Being connected to a Jersey or under shirt. ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 3/22/2015

RE: jr academy Under 13

Coach Paul of Mt P, SC USA asks...

Greetings - I'm a former coach and now get to just enjoy watching my son play for an academy team now. Today he played in a tournament in which the opposing team had multiple players wearing same jersey numbers -- two #8's, two #9's, two #10's and t...

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Mechanics 3/22/2015

RE: Rec Under 17

Bart Fay of Rather Not Say, CA US asks...

Would you please consider putting up an info post about the danger of lighting.

I got to drive across town to pull my son off the field during a club practice while thunder cracked directly overhead. Lightning had been going off for 20 mins...

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