Advantage U S Soccer Federation Referee Program Grade

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Advantage U. S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Grade 7 Referee Course Amateur Adult Training

Advantage U. S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Grade 7 Referee Course Amateur Adult Training

Laws of the Game o The Referee: o Allows play to continue when the

Laws of the Game o The Referee: o Allows play to continue when the team against which an offense has been committed will benefit from such an advantage and penalizes the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue at that time

Examples

Examples

Example o Red team player takes a free kick but then touches the ball

Example o Red team player takes a free kick but then touches the ball again before it has been touched by another player o Red team player’s second touch plays the ball to blue team player o Blue team player begins to attack the red team’s goal o Apply advantage

Example o Red team player takes a throw-in but has both feet completely within

Example o Red team player takes a throw-in but has both feet completely within the field of play o The ball goes to blue team player who begins promising attack to the red team’s goal o Advantage not applied o Throw-in awarded to blue team

Example o Red team player plays the ball to a teammate o Offside position

Example o Red team player plays the ball to a teammate o Offside position o Involved in active play o Blue team goalkeeper collects the ball and then distributes to begin counterattack o Apply advantage

Considerations o Game control versus game flow o 4 P principle o Possession o

Considerations o Game control versus game flow o 4 P principle o Possession o Potential for attack o Personnel o Proximity to goal o Wait and see o Misconduct

Control and Flow o Game control o Enforcing the Laws of the Game o

Control and Flow o Game control o Enforcing the Laws of the Game o Game flow o Tempo and pace of the game

Balance o Apply advantage to allow for game flow while also allowing for the

Balance o Apply advantage to allow for game flow while also allowing for the option to stop play for game control o Vital to the amateur adult game o Develops with experience

4 P Principle o Possession of the ball o Control by team or player

4 P Principle o Possession of the ball o Control by team or player o Potential for attack o Ability to continue a promising attack o Personnel o Skill of attackers, numerical advantage o Proximity to the opponent's goal

Wait and See o Assess the situation o Wait 2 -3 seconds to see

Wait and See o Assess the situation o Wait 2 -3 seconds to see if the play develops o Signal for advantage o If the attack doesn’t develop o Stop play and award a free kick for the original offense

Misconduct o Independent from applying advantage o At next stoppage o Issue misconduct o

Misconduct o Independent from applying advantage o At next stoppage o Issue misconduct o Ensure the misconduct is clear to both teams o Serious foul play offenses o No advantage unless there is an obvious and immediate goal scoring opportunity

Assistant Referees

Assistant Referees

Review Question o When applying advantage, what factors should the referee consider? o Possession

Review Question o When applying advantage, what factors should the referee consider? o Possession of the ball o Potential for attack o Proximity to the opponent’s goal o All of the above

Review Question o Can effectively applying advantage assist referees with managing game control? o

Review Question o Can effectively applying advantage assist referees with managing game control? o Yes o No

Review Question o Does applying advantage only relate to fouls and misconduct? o Yes

Review Question o Does applying advantage only relate to fouls and misconduct? o Yes o No

Review Question o Should the referee apply advantage if the fouled player’s team is

Review Question o Should the referee apply advantage if the fouled player’s team is able to retain control of the ball as part of a developing or promising attack? o Yes o No