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Spring 2014 Schedules
EXTRA starts March 1, 2014
AREA & REGION starts March 8, 2014
March 8 to Mar 14
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for U8B / U8G / U10G
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Top Misunderstood Referee Calls
There is no such thing as a hand ball. The foul is called Deliberate Handling. A) was it deliberate, B) did the player try to avoid it, C) players distance from where it was kicked D) did the player make themselves bigger, raising their hands etc..
Offside, not offsides. One tends to watch a player kick the ball, then look to see if the player receiving it is offside. The player must be in the offside position when the ball is kicked by his teammate, not after. A) if it is kicked by an opponent, there is no offside. B) if it is kicked by his teammate and deflects off an opponent, and was never possessed or controlled by that opponent, it is offside C) if the offside player is offside and comes onside to retrieve the ball after it is kicked by his teammate, that player is still offside.
Out of Bounds
The ball is out of bounds when it wholly crosses a boundary line. If even a ¼” of the ball is still on the edge of the outside plane of the touchline, the ball is still in. The ball is out of bounds on the person it touches last, not the last person to kick it. The below picture shows a ball that is still in play. It is not out of bounds.
Throw-ins must be performed properly whether they go in play or not. If the throw in is performed properly but does not go in play, then it is a retake. If the throw-in is not performed properly, whether or not it goes in play, the throw-in goes to the opponent. You do not get a free ride just because it never went in.
Goalkeeper Handling & Playing
A keeper can come out of the penalty area. Goalkeepers are also a player on the field. They can go anywhere on the field they want. Goalkeeper handling is only when the goalkeeper touches the ball when it wholly over their own Penalty Area. It is the ball, not the goalkeeper that determines handling. On punts, as long as a goalkeeper releases the ball before it is wholly over the line, they can exit the penalty area to kick the ball. Even if the ball may have been slightly over the line, and it looks like it may still have been in the goalkeeper’s hands, it is considered trifling. Now, if the goalkeeper is completely over the penalty area line with the ball in their hands, that is deliberate handling, and is a DFK-Direct Free Kick for the opponent, with the ball placed just outside the Penalty Area, not breaking the plane of the line.
Goal Kicks and Free Kicks must leave the Penalty Area
Goal Kicks & any Free Kick (Direct or Indirect) awarded to the defending team in the Penalty Area, cannot be touched by any player, until the ball has wholly crossed the Penalty Area line for it to go into play. Teammates can remain in the Penalty Area, but all opponents must be out of the penalty area and at least ten yards away from the ball. If the ball is touched before wholly exiting, the kick is retaken.
Passback to the Goalkeeper
The whole purpose of this law, passed in 1992, was to prevent time wasting. Players would repeatedly pass the ball to their keeper who would pick it up then throw it to their teammate who would then pass it back to the keeper again. It has to be a Deliberate Passback to be called. A deflection off a teammate or kick that unintentionally goes to the keeper is not a violation of the passback law. If you clearly see the teammate passed it back to the keeper and pick it up, then call it.
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What is a hand ball?
12.9 DELIBERATE HANDLING
The offense known as "handling the ball" involves deliberate contact with the ball by a player's hand or arm (including fingertips, upper arm, or outer shoulder). "Deliberate contact" means that the player
could have avoided the touch but chose not to, that the player's arms were not in a normal playing position at the time, or that the player deliberately continued an initially accidental contact for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage. Moving hands or arms instinctively to protect the body when suddenly faced with a fast approaching ball does not constitute deliberate contact unless there is subsequent action to direct the ball once contact is made. Likewise, placing hands or arms to protect the body at a free kick or similar restart is not likely to produce an infringement unless there is subsequent action to direct or control the ball. The fact that a player may benefit from the ball contacting the hand does not transform the otherwise accidental event into an infringement.
See attached US Soccer White Paper
US Soccer Handling Paper
When does the goalkeeper
have possession of the ball ?
12.16 GOALKEEPER POSSESSION OF THE BALL
The goalkeeper is considered to be in possession of the ball when the ball is held with both hands, held by trapping the ball between one hand and any surface (e.g., the ground, a goalpost, the goalkeeper’s
body), or holding the ball in the outstretched open palm. Once established, possession is maintained when the ball is held as described above, while bouncing the ball on the ground or throwing it into the air. Possession is given up if, after throwing the ball into the air, it is allowed to hit the ground. For purposes of determining goalkeeper possession, the “handling” includes contact with any part of the goalkeeper’s arm from the fingertips to the shoulder. While the ball is in the possession of the goalkeeper, it may not be challenged for or played by an opponent in any manner. An opponent who attempts to challenge for a ball in the possession of the goalkeeper may be considered to have committed a direct free kick foul. However, a ball controlled by the goalkeeper using means other than the hands is open to legal challenge by an opponent. The referee should consider the age and skill level of the players in evaluating goalkeeper possession and error on the side of safety.
What are those white boxes and
orange lines on the sidelines?
1 yard from the touchline is a white box. It can be from 1-2 yds deep, and is the width of the center circle (8-10 yards). Only the 2 coaches on the roster may coach, and must remain in this technical area (box) during the game. The substitute players are also allowed.
At the back of this technical area is a wide line (orange, maybe white) and extends from the top of one penalty area to the top of the other penalty area. The area behind this ORANGE line is for spectators. Spectators, umbrellas, tents, etc., must stay behind this line for the duration of the game. See Data Sheet.
This allows room for the players to play outside of the field, room for a proper throw-in, and for assistant referees to see the complete touchline, when the ball goes out of play, without any obstruction from spectators, coaches or substitutes.
Technical / Spectator Area Data Sheet
If it rains, do we play?
Your coach will contact you if you don't. If you are a U10 through U19 team, and playing on a R143 field, you will more than likely play, unless, there is thunder and lightning. Even with thunder & lightning, the game may only be suspended for a period of time. Keep checking our R143 FIELDS page for current status. The fields will be checked the morning of games and closures will be sent to coaches emails, & may also be updated on our R143 Fields Page.
If you are playing AREA or EXTRA on a field other than
REGION 143, then check the AREA K MUDLINE web site.
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