Hulmeville Soccer Club
HULMEVILLE SOCCER CLUB
 
 
 
 
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Referees

The Hulmeville Soccer Club is dedicated to providing the best possible soccer experience for our members.  We do this be providing quality facilities, training and referees.  HSC only uses USSF grade 8 certified referees or better.   The grade 8 certification is awarded after completion of an 18 hour EPYSA run program and a passing rating on a 100 point test.   Entry level (new) referees are also required to participate in a club run scrimmage to gain first hand experience prior to being assigned to an inhouse or travel game. 

 

Laws of the Game

Soccer is an ever evolving game. Each year, members of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meet to refine the existing Laws of the Game. On March 3, 2017, the 131st Annual General Meeting of The IFAB met in London and approved some significant changes to help develop and promote the sport.

Here is a summary of the changes to the current rules, we've highlighted some that have a direct impact to our club.

(YC = Yellow Card, RC = Red Card)


LAW 1 – THE FIELD OF PLAY

Artificial turf may be used for the lines on a grass field if not dangerous

 

LAW 3 – THE PLAYERS

National FAs can allow a maximum of five substitutions (except at the top level)

National FAs can now allow return substitutions in youth, veterans and disability football

Clearer wording for the substitution procedure

A substitution made at half-time without informing referee is not a caution (YC) offence.

Changing the goalkeeper at half-time without informing the referee is not a caution (YC)

Player who enters the field of play without the referee’s permission (if it is required) and interferes is punished with a direct free kick (FK)

Team scoring a goal with an extra person on the field is punished with a direct FK

LAW 4 – THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT

Goalkeeper caps are not included in the list of restrictions on head covers

Players are not permitted to wear/use any electronic or communication equipment, except electronic performance and tracking systems/EPTS); technical staff may only use communication equipment for safety/welfare issues

All EPTS equipment must bear a minimum safety standard mark

 

LAW 5 – THE REFEREE

Important statement that decisions made by match officials must always be respected.

National FAs can allow temporary dismissals (sin bins) for some/all cautions (YC) in youth, veterans, disability and grassroots football
(Guidelines for both systems will be published)

A medical official guilty of a dismissible offence may stay/treat players if no other medical person is available for the team

 

LAW 7 – THE DURATION OF THE MATCH

A short drinks break is permitted at half-time of extra time

 

LAW 8 – THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY

Kicker can stand in the opponents’ half at the kick-off

 

LAW 10 – DETERMINING THE OUTCOME OF A MATCH

Extra time must be two equal periods, maximum 15 minutes each

 

KICKS FROM THE PENALTY MARK (KFPM)

Corrected wording for goalkeeper who is unable to continue

Excluded player may replace a goalkeeper even if team has used all its permitted substitutes

Kicker may not play the ball a second time

A goalkeeper who offends and the penalty has to be retaken must be cautioned (YC)

If the kicker offends the kick is forfeited (recorded as ‘missed’)

If the goalkeeper and kicker offend at the same time:

Retake and two cautions (YCs) if no goal is scored

if a goal is scored, the kicker is cautioned (YC) and kick recorded as ‘missed’

 

LAW 11 – OFFSIDE

An offside player can be penalised if the ball rebounds/deflects off a match official

Addition of ‘attempts to’ to the definition of a ‘save’

Offside guidance:

Player in offside position who impedes an opponent must be penalised

Player in offside position who is fouled before committing an offside offence – foul penalised

Player in offside position who is fouled when already committing an offside offence – offside penalised

 

LAW 12 – FOULS AND MISCONDUCT

Verbal offences are punished with an indirect FK

If an advantage is played for a sending-off (RC) and the player commits another offence, that offence is penalised

A player ‘stopping a promising attack’ in the penalty area is not cautioned (YC) if the offence was an attempt to play the ball

Addition to list of cautions (YCs) for a ‘denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity’ (DOGSO) offence in the penalty area which was an attempt to play the ball

Caution (YC) for goal celebration which causes safety/ security issue

If player moves diagonally to pass the last defender/goalkeeper this can still be a DOGSO

Clearer DOGSO wording for a penalty area offence which is an attempt to play the ball

Entering the field of play without permission and stopping a goal or DOGSO is a sending-off

Off-field offence by/against a player involving opposing player/substitute/team official (or against a match official) is penalised by FK on the boundary line if the ball is in play

Direct FK for throwing or kicking ball/object onto the field to interfere with play/someone

Direct FK on boundary line for throwing or kicking ball/object at someone off the field

 

LAW 13 – FREE KICKS

Attacker in or entering the penalty area before a defensive FK has left the area cannot play or challenge for the ball until it has been touched by another player

 

LAW 14 – THE PENALTY KICK

Kicker must be clearly identified

If the goalkeeper and kicker offend at the same time:

retake and two cautions (YCs) if no goal is scored

if a goal is scored the kicker is cautioned (YC) and kick recorded as ‘missed’ + indirect FK (see Law 10)

Goal can be awarded after outside interference if the ball still goes in the goal

 

LAW 16 – THE GOAL KICK

Attacker entering the penalty area cannot play or challenge for the ball until it is touched by another player

 

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Laws of the Game - Interactive Guide

Did you know:

Law 10 - No goal

If a referee signals a goal before the ball has passed wholly over the goal line

and immediately realises his error, play shall be restarted with a dropped ball

from the position of the ball when play was stopped, unless play was stopped

inside the goal area, in which case the referee drops the ball on the goal area

line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located

when play was stopped.


Law 11 - Offsides

Offisides is probably one of the hardest rules for both parents and players to figure out.

An offiside penalty occurs when the ball is passed (kicked) to a team member

beyond the opposing teams furthest defender.


Offsides - Click Here to link to FIFA.COM 

Click on the title above for an interactive breakdown of offsides.  
On the top right-hand section of this page, you will see the below picture, which you will need to click on.