Day 2 – Law 11

Report
Offside (11)
U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program
Grade 8 Referee Course
Competitive Youth Training
OK, first of all …
What’s
Offsides?
Position
Timing
Active
Involvement
What part of the body?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Timing
Active
Involvement
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Ball
Timing
Active
Involvement
Offside Position?
Offside Position?
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Ball
Not own
half
Timing
Active
Involvement
Position
Timing
2nd last
Opponent
Last
Ball
Touched
Not own
half
Teammate
Active
Involvement
Position
Timing
2nd last
Opponent
Last
Ball
Touched
Not own
half
Teammate
Active
Involvement
Interfere
with Play
Except for
the
exceptions
1.Inevitable
2.1 on 1 w/
keeper
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Timing
Active
Involvement
Last
Interfere
with Play
Ball
Touched
Interfere
with
Opponent
Not own
half
Teammate
Interferes with Opponent
• Prevent opponent
from getting to the
ball
• Blocks goalkeeper’s
view
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Timing
Active
Involvement
Last
Interfere
with Play
Ball
Touched
Interfere
with
Opponent
Not own
half
Teammate
Gain
Advantage
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Timing
Active
Involvement
Last
Interfere
with Play
Ball
Touched
Interfere
with
Opponent
Not own
half
Teammate
Gain
Advantage
No Offside Position
o Even with the ball or
o Even with the second to last defender or
o Even with the last two defenders if they are
even with each other or
o On the halfway line or in own half of field or
The truth about deflections
o Deflection does NOT negate an offside
offense
o If an opponent “PLAYS” the ball to a player in
the offside position, no offense.
Remember the Exceptions
o No offside offense if a player receives the ball
directly from
o Goal kick
o Throw-in
o Corner kick
Infringements
• What’s the restart?
• Indirect Free Kick
• Where’s the restart?
• Where offending player was
when ball last touched by a
teammate
Position
2nd last
Opponent
Timing
Active
Involvement
Last
Interfere
with Play
Ball
Touched
Interfere
with
Opponent
Not own
half
Teammate
Gain
Advantage
Examples
Offense
No Offense
No Offense
Offense
No Offense
Offense
No Offense
No Offense
Offense
Offense
Offense
No Offense
Offense
No Offense
Review Question
A player cannot be in an offside position if he or
she is ______.
o In his or her own half of the field or even with
the second to last opponent
o Even with the assistant referee
Review Question
A player in a offside position is only penalized
for an offside offense if ______.
o He or she is involved in active play
o He or she received the ball directly from a
throw-in, goal kick or corner kick
Review Question
An attacking player, in an offside position,
receives the ball directly from a teammate’s
corner kick. Is the player guilty of an offside
offense?
o Yes
o No
Review Question
An attacking player, in an offside position,
receives the ball directly from a teammate’s
throw-in. Is the player guilty of an offside
offense?
o Yes
o No
Review Question
An attacking player, in an offside position,
receives the ball directly from a teammate’s
indirect free kick. Is the player guilty of an
offside offense?
o Yes
o No
Review Question
An attacking player, in an offside position,
receives the ball directly from a teammate’s
goal kick. Is the player guilty of an offside
offense?
o Yes
o No
Review Question
An attacking player, in an offside position,
receives the ball from a teammate’s pass after it
bounces off the outstretched leg of a defender.
Is the player guilty of an offside offense?
o Yes
o No

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