Transcript Law 8 (2012) - Central Maryland Soccer Referees
The Start and Restart of Play 1
At the end of this lesson the student will: • demonstrate a properly dropped ball • state the proper position of players at a kick-off • given examples, identify improper kick-offs and the proper restart for each situation, if necessary 2
Prior to the Start of the Match, The Officiating Team
Team Introductions Check the Field Check the Ball
• Introductions • Referee tosses coin, who calls it?
– Traditionally the visiting captain • Winner picks end to attack • Loser gets to kick-off • Be friendly, cordial and brief – Do not coach or lecture • Start game on time 5
“Now, before we start, let’s briefly review Law 12, Fouls and Misconduct…”
No pre-game threats, lectures or rules clinics.
Prior to kick-off (3 - 5 minutes)
• Referee team enters field together • Moves to center mark • Referee carries match ball • AR’s move to goal and check nets • AR’s move to touch line 7
Referee Carries Match Ball, A/Rs Flags Furled
One minute before kick-off:
• Assistant Referees – supervise bench area – line up with 2nd last defender – count players in their half – unfurl flag to signal readiness • Referee – supervises clearing of the field – visually checks with AR’s for readiness 9
• Each team in own half of field • Defenders at least 10 yards from ball • Ball stationary on center mark • Referee gives a signal for kick-off (How?) • Ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward 10
• Start of game • After each goal – By team scored upon • Start of second half – After teams have switched ends – By team that did not kick-off in first half • Start of each overtime period A goal may be scored directly from a kick-off 12
INFRACTIONS AT KICK-OFF
• Players in wrong half of field • Ball does not move forward • Taken before referee’s signal Retake the kick • Kicker plays ball a second time “double touch” IFK to opponent 13
A dropped ball is a way of restarting the match after a temporary stoppage which becomes necessary, while the ball is in play, for any reason not mentioned elsewhere in the Laws of the Game
DROPPED BALL PROCEDURES
• Referee drops ball (from waist high) • Where ball was when play was stopped (except in goal area) • No players required (2 players traditional) • Re-drop if: – touched by player before it hits ground – ball leaves field before touched 15
• Coin toss – brief and cordial • Who calls it?
– Traditionally the visitor calls it.
• What choice does the winner have?
– Which goal it will attack • What will the loser get to do?
– Kick off in the first half. 16
At the kick-off:
• Where are the players?
– Players are in their own half of field • How far away are the defenders – at least 10 yards from ball • When is the ball in play?
– When it is kicked forward • Can a goal be scored directly?
– Yes • Must there be a signal for play to start?
– Yes 17
• Any infractions (except 2nd touch) Retake the kick • 2nd touch by kicker IFK for opponents • Dropped ball for undefined stoppages – Where does the dropped ball take place?
– When is the ball in play?
– What happens if a player “double touches” the ball?
– Who can participate? How many can?