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ROTTERDAM YOUTH SOCCER CLUB
   Rotterdam, NY   USA

    




   

Ref Notes/Guide

  This page is a study guide for you to learn from. It has some of the important facts you will need to know. But having the knowledge is only half the picture, the other half is how to implement this knowledge. Come to the course for this.


Soccer has just 17 laws.

1 THE FIELD OF PLAY
2 THE BALL
3 THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS
4 THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT
5 THE REFEREE
6 THE ASSISTANT REFEREES
7 THE DURATION OF THE MATCH
8 THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY
9 THE BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY
10 THE METHOD OF SCORING
11 OFFSIDE
12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
13 FREE KICKS
14 THE PENALTY KICK
15 THE THROW-IN
16 THE GOAL KICK
17 THE CORNER KICK

*Remember the main function of the laws are for the safety of the players.

  We will concentrate on Law 11 - Offisde & Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct.

OFFSIDE: Four Parts - Offside position, active participation, not offside, punishment
  Player ahead of ball
  Player completely in opponents half of field
  There are less than two opponents near the goal line
  Active participation -interferes with play, or an opponent or gains advantage

The punishment is loss of ball and an INDIRECT FREE KICK (IFK) to opponents.

CAN'T BE OFFSIDE - on a corner kick, throw-in or goal kick


What are the MAJOR FOULS?    10 in all

  Kicking, Striking, Tripping, Pushing, Jumping At, Charging
  (Considered to be Careless/Reckless/Excessive force)

  Four other offenses (that C/R/EF not required).
  Holding, Spitting, Tackling opponent (before the ball), Handling the ball

  The restart after a major foul is a DIRECT FREE KICK except when the major foul happens
  in the penalty area then a PENALTY KICK is taken.

  Key point:A goal can be scored from a Direct Free Kick!


What are MINOR FOULS?    5 in all

  Dangerous Play
  Charging fairly when ball is not in playing distance
  Charging the Goalkeeper
  Impeding the progress
  Time wasting by Goalkeeper

  The restart after a minor foul is a INDIRECT FREE KICK even when the minor foul
  happens in the penalty area!
  A Dangerous play occuring in the penalty while sounding major is still INDIRECT!

   Key point:A goal can not be scored from a Indirect Free Kick unless two players touch the ball.
  Two from the same team or one from each team (i.e. The kicker and a goalkeeper)

  Dangerous play could be playing the ball while player is on the ground depends how close an opponent is to the player.
  Nearby (within playing distance) = DANGEROUS PLAY
  Not Nearby = NO DANGEROUS PLAY


A couple of sample test questions:

The ball is automatically out of play if the player playing the
ball is off the field? Yes or No

The only kicks to restart play that must travel forward in direction to be in play are:
A. Kickoff and goal kick
B. Goal Kick and penalty kick
C. Kickoff and penalty kick
D. Kickoff and all direct free kicks

 


REFEREE GUIDE

1. Introduce yourself to the coaches
2. Check field, goals and nets for any problems
3. Discuss the following with the coaches:

All games have 6 field players and a goalie (7 total)

Substitution rules: Any throw in, All goal kicks, After a goal or Injury

1st & 2nd grade:

25 minute halves
Only one coach from each team on field at any time
No off-sides / No penalty kicks

3rd & 4th grades:

25 minute halves
No offside except for very obvious
Infrations (goal hanging, 20 yards off...)
NO penalty kicks

5th & 6th grades:

30 minute halves
Offside rule applies
Penalty kicks are awarded (taken from penalty area line)

 

 

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