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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
[attachment] ATR is now defunct, but the advice contained in it is still to be followed by all USSF Registered referees, until told otherwise. For that reason we want all referees to know there is erroneous advice in the book and its contents are to be always cross-checked against...
Rafal Wlazlo's Avatar
Last Post by Rafal Wlazlo 1 year 9 months ago
Rick Eddy (USSF) responded to Mike Register on ITOOTR site: It reads: If you’ve visited the US Soccer referee downloads section lately, you might have noticed the absence of the “Advice to Referees” document. I’ve been informed by Rick Eddy, Director of Referee Development at US Soccer,...
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Topic started 3 years 5 months ago by Alex Fletcher
It seems that the USSF's 2013-14 Advice to Referees has now been released to the public. I've taken a quick skim through, and in the context of my prior question about hanging from the crossbar, it seems that it's taken a slightly different tack on things. It still makes it clear that it is a USB,...
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Last Post by Alex Fletcher 3 years 4 months ago
For 2.3, from my recollection (and bear in mind that this may be wrong/incorrect due to memory), if the ball becomes defective due to contact with the frame of the goal but enters the goal from the contact with goal frame, the goal has always been awarded. If it does not enter the goal, then play is...
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Topic started 4 weeks 1 day ago by Rafal Wlazlo
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Topic started 1 month 6 days ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Is this show of sportsmanship by the referee or Nobel, but NOT allowed thing to do just because a player said so?
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Topic started 1 month 2 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Quote: SILENT SEPTEMBER – Fall 2017 – “Just let them play!” Due to continuing problems/issues with sideline behaviors on the parent/spectator touchline – and the impact that inappropriate behavior has upon our youth, especially upon youth referees; and the additional impact that inappropriate...
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Topic started 5 months 3 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
Teach fellow referees how to follow the existing Laws rather than spewing this absolute nonsense about this so-called "spirit of the game". What the game needs is knowledgeable officials and consistency, NOT another gray area that can mean one thing to one referee and completely different thing to...
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Topic started 7 months 3 days ago by Rafal Wlazlo
So... Below my comment is the "memo" sent from Eastern New York State Referee Administrator to referees in their state. In last several years there have been, locally in NY at lest, several NEW referee associations created independently from USSF, but managed, very in my opinion, by often former...
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Topic started 8 months 6 days ago by Grant Current
Stop me if you've heard this one - an Irishman, an American and a Canadian walk into a bar onto a soccer field. Good luck to the boys in blue (yellow?) tonight, it's going to a tough decision cheering for them or for Toronto!
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Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Frank Santoro
Well, now that USSF has redesigned their logo, it was only a matter of time before they changed the referee kit. The new design was unveiled last weekend at NWSL games: [image] UPDATE BY ADMIN: We are in process of revealing our own...
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Last Post by Frank Santoro 1 year 1 week ago
Looks like Rafal is getting his from Score (his store also used them for the old version). Score did a horrible color match compared to OSI on the old jerseys IMO, hopefully the new ones will be better in that regard. Score is also posting the jersey pic on their social media feeds but no word on...
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Topic started 1 year 2 weeks ago by Soccer Referee USA
The poster of the video with his own USSF badge says: Quote: This was a Presidents Cup U-16 match which is a national tournament with an inappropriate aged Assistant Referee assigned to the game. No red cards were issued when there should have been at least 1 red card for violent conduct. I do not blame...
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Last Post by Paul Gallegos 1 year 1 week ago
The videographer is not an AZ ref but a coach. He just happens to call his Youtube channel "Arizona Referees".
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
Watch at 2:29 US Soccer states the downright release of the ball during the throw-in is illegal, but as they mention in the same video, there is no provision regarding "when" player must release the ball (that is stated at 2:14). So,...
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Last Post by Andrew Corl 1 year 1 month ago
Two hands, both feet on the ground, ball enters the field of play 1 foot in or 10 feet in it is legal. I do not see this in the LOTG.
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Topic started 1 year 2 months ago by Don Walsh
http://pressbox.mlssoccer.com/content/major-league-soccer-takes-leadership-role-video-assistant-referee-project Looks like they will use it to take away goals from offside decisions, red cards and penalties. It's not completely clear whether they will use it to award red cards and penalties. ...
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Last Post by David Bartel 1 year 2 months ago
Does this mean I can get a Go Pro camera, strap it on my head and have it video feed things to a small tablet. That way I can do an instant replay and show the players.... "YES you did that... look here."
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Topic started 1 year 3 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
[attachment] Referee : 40 m sprint in no more than 6.0 sec (6 times) 75 m in 15 sec , walk 25 meters in 15 sec. (10 laps) AR : 30 m sprint in no more than 4.7 sec. (5 times) 75 m in 15 sec, walk 25 m 18 sec. 10 laps
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 3 months ago
[attachment] Adidas 2016/17 Referee Kits are NOW available! Link: www.refereestore.com/adidas-2016-uniforms/ [attachment]
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Topic started 1 year 4 months ago by Grant Moore
By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer It is a perception in the game that many players are cheats, who are prepared to simulate in order to win penalty kicks. There have been occasions when PKs have been awarded incorrectly in many people’s opinions. I have the reverse opinion that...
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Last Post by Kevin Rayl 1 year 4 months ago
This was a close one that I wouldn't have likely called. Yes, there is minimal contact but it seems to fall into the trifling category for me. Obviously I'm in the minority but it is interesting even Mr. Rejer even ended with "Please note, Play of the Week is my personal opinion, not necessarily...
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Topic started 1 year 11 months ago by Frank Santoro
USSF has announced new guidelines for youth soccer, including: - new small-sided standards - calendar year birth year registration The recommended maximum field dimensions are a bit goofy IMO (7v7 on a 30x47 yard field?):...[image] Also notable (and probably the most controversial) is the use of a...
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Last Post by David Bartel 1 year 5 months ago
Quote: My local club already does 7v7 for U9 & U10. The no punting is a bit stupid IMO but I understand USSF doesn't want punting contests in U10. What do you guys think about the no punting law? I think my daughter is going to hate it. She loves punting that ball.
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Topic started 1 year 7 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
This NEW procedure is for all Development Academy levels: Quote: "The Development Academy substitution protocol has been amended to allow a temporary substitute to replace the injured player while the player is being evaluated. This amendment is only applicable for head injuries; all other injuries must...
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Last Post by John Edwards 1 year 5 months ago
I wish FIFA and IFAB would do SOMETHING to set an example for youth players and lead the way with this issue. Instead they look like old curmudgeons.
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Grant Moore's Avatar
Topic started 1 year 8 months ago by Grant Moore
The 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Championship second leg assignments: 11/29/2015 FC Dallas v Portland Timbers Toyota Stadium (5:00pm EDT) REF: ISMAIL ELFATH AR1: Sean Hurd AR2: Joe Fletcher 4TH: Mark Geiger New York Red Bulls v Columbus Crew Red Bull Arena (7:30pm EDT) REF: BALDOMERO TOLEDO...
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Last Post by Mark Land 1 year 8 months ago
I'll admit my bias. I think Elfath does great work and is even a better guy. I had the pleasure of working with him in his first high school match and have enjoyed watching him rise through the ranks. He regularly "gives back" to the soccer community here in Austin. (I can't tell you how enjoyable...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Rafal Wlazlo
What are your thoughts on USSF advising YOU to ignore first-time 6-Second rule violations by Goalkeepers? It goes against Laws of the Game, but what will you do? From ATR (as of this writing the ATR is still the authoritative guideline, edited and updated by USSF last year): Quote: 12.B.6 The Six-Second...
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Last Post by Rich C 1 year 9 months ago
When I read the Advice it makes sense and in no way are they telling me I should ignore the violation. In fact they are giving me solid advice on how to deal with it in the future. They only referees that I see call this are fresh out of the class. This is right next to calling handling on the...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Crwys Harris
www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/US-Soccer-...ayers-346372442.html What do you think?
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Last Post by mike lim 1 year 9 months ago
Paul, Just by inserting the word 'deliberately' in regards to heading, clears up a lot of confusion. I'm pretty sure this weekend we will have refs either not calling it, because they haven't been told. Then irate coaches who don't know, then a bunch of over zealous calls etc. Going to be a fun...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Grant Moore
Allen Kelly wins MLS Referee of the Year. Congratulations Allen! www.mlssoccer.com/post/2015/11/09/alan-k...sistant-referee-year
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Grant Moore
By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer In previous editions of Play of the Week we have looked at incidents which have occurred out of view of the referee and have been missed by the other members of the crew. In the latest Play of the Week we are looking at an act of violent conduct...
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 9 months ago
[attachment] Rite in the Rain Score Sheets: www.soccersuperstoreusa.com/rite-in-the-...re-sheets-100-forms/ [attachment] Ref-Comm Open Mic Communication System as seen on TV. Shop Now:...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Grant Moore
The 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round assignments: Eastern Conference - Knockout Round 10/28/2015 D.C. United v New England Revolution RFK Stadium (7:30pm EDT) REF: MARK GEIGER AR1: Sean Hurd AR2: Joe Fletcher 4TH: Chris Penso 10/29/2015 Montreal Impact v Toronto FC Stade Saputo (7:00pm EDT)...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Grant Moore
By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer In Play of the Week 33 we are examining a play from the Real Salt Lake versus Portland Timbers game, at 51:17, and the learning points that emerge from it. The incident covers DOGSO, a PK award, AR penalty area responsibility and, as always,...
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Last Post by Justin Harcrow 1 year 9 months ago
I think the AR did just fine as far as keeping up with the play. As the ball was coming out of the air another player made a move on the ball first. This drew the defenders to pause, and so the AR did as well. There is no way the AR is going to catch up to a player on a full sprint with that kind...
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Topic started 1 year 9 months ago by Grant Moore
The assignments for Week 34 of MLS 2015: 10/21/2015 Sporting Kansas City v Colorado Rapids Sporting Park (8:30pm EDT) REF: FOTIS BAZAKOS AR1: CJ Morgante AR2: Anthony Vasoli 4TH: Nima Saghafi 10/25/2015 Columbus Crew v D.C. United MAPFRE Stadium (5:00pm EDT) REF: ISMAIL ELFATH AR1: Ian Anderson AR2:...
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Topic started 1 year 10 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
[attachment] Quote: Major League Soccer have confirmed that they will begin the trial of video referees in 2016. The Dutch FA applied to trial video technology earlier this year with FIFA blocking the move, but MLS will now put it to the test in a number of non-competitive matches next year....
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Last Post by Crwys Harris 1 year 10 months ago
I'm waiting for the soccerrefereeusa ad to come up to try to sell us these.
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Topic started 1 year 10 months ago by Grant Moore
By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer In Play of the Week 31 we are discussing when a goalkeeper is in control of the ball and is not allowed to be challenged by an opponent. The particular play we are looking at is from the Orlando City versus Montreal Impact game, at 42:33, and we...
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Last Post by Stephen Hoffmeister 1 year 10 months ago
I'd like to add two things here. First, @Terry Shuler. "You can't call what you don't see." You're 100% correct. I got some instruction from Fotis once, and the advice that stuck out was "Never guess." If you're not sure what happened, find a way to be sure. If you're not 100% certain that it's a...
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Topic started 1 year 10 months ago by Grant Moore
I believe they are a little hard on AR1, what do you think? By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer Quote: We are looking at a mass confrontation that occurred in the Houston Dynamo versus Colorado Rapids game, at 88:30. These confrontations can happen at any time and for any reason. On...
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Last Post by Samir Atoui 1 year 10 months ago
the referee was watching and enjoying the holding and clashes between players ... the referee is in this Game to ensure safety for all players and fair play environment ... the 10 Penal fouls are clear and should be enforced to avoid those clashes and dissents ... holding started in the PA . , the...
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Topic started 1 year 10 months ago by Grant Moore
Just thought someone might like to read this MOD Edit below: Quote: The example below is from Sporting Kansas City versus FC Dallas, when there is a foul on Sporting’s Dom Dwyer by Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez in the penalty area towards AR Paul Scott, who has no hesitation in raising his flag for...
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Last Post by Soccer Referee USA 1 year 10 months ago
[attachment] Ref-Comm Open Mic Communication System as seen on TV. Shop Now: www.soccersuperstoreusa.com/ref-comm/
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Topic started 2 years 3 weeks ago by Rafal Wlazlo
New Recommendations for Referee Skin Care Quote: As part of U.S. Soccer’s commitment to health and safety, our medical and referee experts have prepared the following recommendations for the referee community and incorporated them into our referee education materials. In the interest of health and...
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Last Post by Scot Woods 1 year 10 months ago
Assignors and testicle-swinging traditionalists have scoffed at wearing hats for a long time. But you haven't heard any hard stances from the USSF for quite a while, and now they are explicitly allowing hats, which means you can't ding anyone on an assessment, or ask them not to wear one if you're...
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Topic started 1 year 11 months ago by Soccer Referee USA
Professional Referee Organization states that referee's lack of anticipation led to him NOT being able to judge this PK right. WE DISAGREE! Read our analysis below. Quote: Red Bulls' Damien Perrinelle trips Fire’s Kennedy Igboananike very close to this line....
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Last Post by Larry Keil 1 year 10 months ago
I agree with the PRO bashing that their statement: "However, he does not anticipate and move to a better position as play is developing." is out of line. But their next statement/criticism is valid: "He awards a PK to Chicago but, in reality, he cannot know for certain whether the contact took...