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The Technical Area 6/10/2014

ED of Woodbury, CT USA asks...

A visiting coach was berating three high school freshman girl officials during a U9 game recently. The AR on the touch line in front of his bench was a particular target. Eventually, the center ref, although unsure of herself and worried about the co...

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The Technical Area 4/26/2013

Michael White of Woburn, Ma U.S. asks...

Hi Ask Ref,
I was recntly disqualified from a match for not being in a technical area. I would like to get your opinion of the situation? There were no lines on the field to outline a technical area, or was it established before the game with th...

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The Technical Area 4/7/2013

Darren of Missoula, MT USA asks...

Hello, Is there any LOTG stating anything about a coach coaching from the sideline during a U14 state league game? My son's coach was recently asked to 'stop coaching.' I could not find anything about this in the LOTG. He is not loud, obnoxious or de...

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The Technical Area 10/24/2012

Brian H of Kent, Washington USA asks...

I'm sure that my league coordinator and officials' supervisor would take my side on this one, but this was the first time I have ever ejected someone and so I'd like some opinions from more experienced referees as to whether I handled this situation ...

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The Technical Area 8/30/2012

Kurauone of harare, harare zimbabwe asks...

I need clarity on occupants of the technical area. Let's say four members of the technical team are standing but only one is conveying tactical instructions, is it allowed? This person who is giving instructions is clearliy standing a distant from t...

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The Technical Area 8/18/2011

Craig Greenstock of Pontypridd, United Kingdom asks...

How many individuals are allowed to stand in the Technical Area at anyone time issuing instructions to players?...

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The Technical Area 7/26/2011

gord majic of hamilton, ontario canada asks...

do coaches have to coach players from there own side of half or can they move freely up and down the entire length of the field?...

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The Technical Area 3/18/2011

DS of Baltimore, MD USA asks...

The Law book states that the 'The technical area relates to matches played in stadiums with a designated seated area for technical staff and substitutes.' Does this mean that Technical Areas' are not allowed on open fields? I happen tio think that th...

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The Technical Area 3/11/2011

alex of crownsville, md usa asks...

The Blue team is taking a corner kick. Player A is lining up to take the kick when their coach yells out 'Sally (player B), you take the kick'. Player B jogs from in front of the goal down the goalline and Player A kicks the ball to her. Player A & ...

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The Technical Area 10/18/2010

Cory of Imperial Beach, California USA asks...

I am also a recently green assessor and as such i've done a few observations (friendly assessments). I was doing one such observation for a friend of mine on a U17B game and after the match was over the coach came over and engaged the referee (my fr...

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