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Other 9/19/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Years ago, I was at a high school basketball game and a dad was in the stands, yelling instructions to his son.

The coach and referees surely heard the noise but let it go.

At one point, the son turned to his dad and very clearly mi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2018

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 asks...

I was the center referee on a U15 boys game. Late in the first half, a red team attacker was dribbling down the left side of the field. A blue defender came in with a legal shoulder challenge. The red attacker stumbled, fell, and landed on the bal...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/13/2018

Paul of Gold Coast, Queensland Australia asks...

Hi
Can the referee make a decision regarding offside with out the assistant ref raising their flag...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/7/2018

Ajmal of Toronto, On Canada asks...

Hello,

I applied advantage to a foul committed, but during the advantage the ball was directly passed to a teammate who was declared offside.

Is the restart the initial foul, or the subsequent offside?

Thanks....

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League Specific 8/25/2018

tony of minneapolis, mn usa asks...

Had an unfortunate situation in a tournament this weekend that I don't think I handled correctly but would like your advice.

In youth tournaments, frequently there is typically a 'mercy rule' where if a team scores over a certain goal differ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/17/2018

Sam of El Dorado Hills, CA USA asks...

While I agree that the ball must leave the penalty area to be in play, the real question for me is must the ball be in play for a goal kick to be 'complete'? LOTG do not make such a distinction. In this scenario, the ball HAS left the penalty area ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 8/10/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I agree completely with the responses to this question.

When my daughter played in both junior high & high school, we had coaches that were disrespectful to the referees. Most of the spectators (parents), didn't know the rules & when ...

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High School 8/10/2018

Henry Tomer of Allison Park, PA United States asks...

Girl's High School game. Team on offense took a shot on goal. Goalkeeper easily caught the ball. The player who shot the ball kept her momentum going forward - to probably to see if there was going to be a rebound. The offensive player slowed dow...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 7/19/2018

Ramadas MR of Cochin, Kerala India asks...

I came across a situation where referee blown whistle near penalty box in a futsal match for a foul/handball in favour of attacking team. Without stopping the play(running ball) attacking team scored goal in 1-2 secs after whistle. The goal should be...

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Law 1- The Field 7/18/2018

Ron of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA asks...

The goal posts are positioned 6 inches behind the goal line, and can not be moved to the correct position on the goal line. For a penalty kick under these circumstances, should the goalkeeper be required to remain on a line between the goal posts, o...

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