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Refereeing

If you’re a volunteer coach, the chances are you’re going to be asked to referee a youth soccer match at some point. This is a daunting task as refereeing at any level can be fraught with difficulties. These articles offer our tips and insights on how to deal with parents, coaches, players, the weather and all the other problems which make refereeing one of the hardest jobs in soccer.

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 1 field...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 1, the rules associated with the field of play. The length of the touchline must be greater than the length of the goal line. Small-sided games – recommended pitch sizes: Under 6, 7... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 3 the...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the fundamental laws of the game. This article gives a simple breakdown of Rule 3, the number of players. 11-a-side A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Rule 4 player...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 4, the rules covering players’ equipment. Applies to: 11-a-side, 7-a-side, minis A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to themselves or other players, including jewellery. Basic equipment A... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 5 the...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 5, the rules regarding the referee. Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 6 the...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 6, the rules dealing with assistant referees. In youth soccer, assistant referees are usually a parent from each team to run the line stand by their own left back. They switch sides at... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 7 duration...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 7, which covers the duration of the game. The match lasts two equal periods. Times for the various age groups you may be coaching differ. Time changes must be mutually agreed between the... MORE

Soccer coaching laws of the game Law 8 the...

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

These soccer coaching tips are designed to help coaches and players understand the laws of the game. This article looks at Law 8 and the rules regarding the start of play and re-starts. Applies to: 11-a-side, 7-a-side, minis. Who does what? A coin is tossed and the team that wins the toss decides which goal... MORE

Soccer coaching tips for stand in refs

in Refereeing, Tips and advice

Use the following soccer coaching tips if you have to stand in at the last minute as a referee for young players. Helpers: Get a dad or mom from each team to run one side of the pitch as linesman. In that way any contentious throw-in calls are not by you, which takes some of... MORE



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