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Above the Shoulder U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Grade 7 Referee Course Amateur Adult Training.

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1 Above the Shoulder U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Grade 7 Referee Course Amateur Adult Training

2 Importance o Player safety is key o Increased frequency o Speed o Physicality o Severity

3 Indicators o FIRE o Frustration o Intimidation o Retaliation o Establishing position

4 Tool vs. Weapon

5 Tool o Used for balance o Normal body movement o Not moved toward opponent o In position before contact is made o Jumping with arm making contact o Jumps up o Not jumping up and into opponent o Foul and misconduct

6 Weapon o Used with excessive force o Swung toward an opponent o Makes contact with soft surface o Face or neck o Jumping with arm making contact o Jumps up and into opponent o Leads with the arm o Red card

7 Evaluation o Did the player jump up and into the opponent? o Did the player lead with the arm? o Did the player move the arm toward the opponent? o Was the safety of the opponent endangered? o What was the result of the contact? o Was excessive force used?

8 Focus o Contact during the run of play o Attacker relieving pressure o Defender impeding attacker o Aerial o Restarts and free kicks o Off the ball o Mass confrontation o VC

9 Aerial Challenges o Increased frequency o Clearances o Long balls o Free kicks o Restarts o Players o Speed o Strength

10 Review Question oWoW hat type of challenges most frequently involve contact above the shoulder? oAoA erial oToT actical oEoE xcessive force oToT ackles from behind

11 oIoI s the arm considered being used as a weapon if a player jumps up and into an opponent or leads with an extended arm? oYoY es oNoN o

12 oDoD oes using the arm as a tool mean that the player should always receive a yellow card? oYoY es oNoN o

13 oDoD oes using the arm as a weapon mean that the player should always be issued a red card? oYoY es oNoN o


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