Richard Baker1 Identifying and Dealing with Foul Challenges Granville District Football Referees Association
Richard Baker2 Objective At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify a foul tackle and display the appropriate card if it involves misconduct.
Richard Baker3 Law 12 – Fouls & Misconduct *kicks or attempts to kick an opponent * *trips or attempts to trip an opponent * *jumps at an opponent * *charges an opponent * *strikes or attempts to strike an opponent * *pushes or attempts to push an opponent * tackles an opponent * * In a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force.
Richard Baker4 Law 12 – Fouls & Misconduct FIFA definitions for the first 6 direct free kick offences committed in a manner that is: Careless means that the player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making his challenge – without precaution. No further disciplinary sanction is needed if a foul is judged to be careless. Reckless means that the player has made the action with complete disregard for, danger to, or consequences for his opponent. A caution is needed if a player plays in a reckless manner. Excessive means that the player has far exceeded the necessary use of force and is in danger of injuring his opponent. If a player plays using excessive force he should be sent from the field of play.
Richard Baker5 What elevates a foul to misconduct? point of contact –ankle –knee –thigh –on the body direction of contact –from the side –from the front –from behind
Richard Baker6 What elevates a foul to misconduct? time of contact –before ball arrives –as the ball arrives –after ball is gone –during a “break away” severity of contact –reckless –excessive force
Richard Baker7 What elevates a foul to misconduct? intent of contact –intimidate –retaliate –injure –stop the play result of the contact –triggers retaliation –loss of referee control –stops a goal scoring opportunity
Richard Baker8 Law 12 - IBD 5 A tackle, that endangers the safety of an opponent, must be sanctioned as serious foul play.
Richard Baker9 Foul and/or misconduct? A late tackle from the side, where the opponent is hit in the thigh.
Richard Baker10 Foul and/or misconduct? A send-off for serious foul play.
Richard Baker11 Foul and/or misconduct? Stopping in front of an opponent causing him to run into their back.
Richard Baker12 Foul and/or misconduct? Foul for charging, but no misconduct. Variation: player in front moves backward making contact.
Richard Baker13 Foul and/or misconduct? A sliding tackle which misses the ball and catches the opponent in the lower leg.
Richard Baker14 Foul and/or misconduct? Foul for kicking/tripping, but no misconduct. Variation: contact is made at the knee.
Richard Baker15 Foul and/or misconduct? A tackle from the side, with the leg crossing over the opponent’s (scissors tackle)
Richard Baker16 Foul and/or misconduct? Send-off for serious foul play.
Richard Baker17 Foul and/or misconduct? A tackle from behind, where the foot hits the opponent in the Achilles area.
Richard Baker18 Foul and/or misconduct? Send-off for serious foul play.
Richard Baker19 Foul and/or misconduct? A sliding tackle from behind, usually causing damage to the opponent’s ankle, and sometimes to oneself.
Richard Baker20 Foul and/or misconduct? Send-off for serious foul play.
Richard Baker21 Foul and/or misconduct? A goalkeeper jumping in at an opponent, presumably to protect himself as he makes the save
Richard Baker22 Foul and/or misconduct? Caution or send-off depending on amount of force used.
Richard Baker23 Foul and/or misconduct? A two-footed tackle, where the player “jumps in” to get the ball.
Richard Baker24 Foul and/or misconduct? Send-off for serious foul play. Variation: no contact because opponent is able to avoid it.
Richard Baker25 Foul and/or misconduct? A foot kicking “over the ball,” onto an opponent’s shin
Richard Baker26 Foul and/or misconduct? Send-off for serious foul play. Variation: player exaggerates follow through after kicking ball.
Richard Baker27 Foul and/or misconduct? A knee in the thigh from behind, in a feigned attempt to play the ball.
Richard Baker28 Foul and/or misconduct? Caution for unsporting behavior.
Richard Baker29 Overview - What elevates a foul to misconduct? Point of Contact Direction of Contact Time of Contact Severity of Contact Intent of Contact Result of Contact
Richard Baker30 Identifying and Dealing with Foul Challenges Thank you for your attention and participation. I trust our objective was achieved.