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Assistant Referee Course Author – Art Badenicks BRITISH COLUMBIA SOCCER REFEREES ASSOCIATION Assisting, supporting and advocating for referees since 1969
Assistant Referee The Assistant Referees’ (or A.R.’s) responsibilities are far different and more complex than that of the Mini Referee. Their primary role is a supporting one to the Referee. Where possible there will always be two A.R.’s with each Referee. The A.R. should ALWAYS come prepared to become the Referee should something happen.
Assistant Referee There are two types of A.R.’s that may be seen at games. The “Neutral” Assistant Referee. The “Club” Assistant Referee.
Two assistant referees are appointed. Their duties, subject to the decision of the referee, are to indicate: –When the whole of the ball has passed out of the field of play. –Which side is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-in. –When a player may be penalised for being in an offside position. –When a substitution is requested. (Continued…) Duties and Responsibilities
Pre Game duties: Check the goal Check the field Check corner flags Check the game ball If the Referee is late proceed with equipment check, team lists, player cards, coin toss.
Assistant Referee There are only 6 Assistant Referee (AR) signals that may be used. Some can be used in conjunction with others, but they are still separate signals.
Positioning - 1. Kick off In line with the second last defender
Positioning – 2. General Positioning In line with the second last defender or the ball Always face the field of play
Positioning – 3. Goal kick Check the ball is inside goal area (1) –If the ball is not correctly placed, the AR should not move from his position and make eye contact with the referee and raise the flag
Positioning – 3. Goal kick Check the offside line (3), which is a priority Check also that the ball goes outside penalty area (Ball in play) and that the attackers are outside
Positioning – 3. Goal kick If the second last defender takes the goal kick, AR should move to the edge of the penalty area (2)
Positioning 4. Goalkeeper releasing the ball Check the goalkeeper does not touch the ball with his hands outside penalty area (2)
Positioning 4. Goalkeeper releasing the ball Check the goalkeeper does not touch the ball with his hands outside penalty area (2) Check the offside line (3), which is a priority
Positioning – 5. Penalty kick The Assistant Referee should be on the intersection of the goal line and penalty area
7. “Goal” situations (normal situations) aEye contact with the referee.
7. “Goal” situations (normal situations) aEye contact with the referee. bRun quickly towards halfway line.
Positioning 7. “Goal” situations (tight decisions) aFirst raise the FLAG to attract referee’s attention.
7. “No Goal” situations (tight decisions) aContinue with the play. bEye contact with the referee. cWait for eye consultation (discreet hand signal).
Positioning – 8. Corner kick AR’s position should be behind the corner flag in line with the goal line. Do not interfere with the players. Check the ball is inside the corner arc: CORRECT INCORRECT CORRECT
–Side-to-side movement for short distances, especially to judge offside (better line of vision). –As a general rule, face the pitch –Running forwards when sprinting. –Be in a “ready position” before sprinting. Running Technique
Before signalling: –Stop –Face the pitch –Make eye contact with the referee –Raise the flag with the appropriate hand (fouls and throw-in). If necessary, change the hand with flag underneath Flag Technique
Flag held down, always visible to referee and unfurled. Flag still while running. When signalling, flag is like an extension of the arm. Flag Technique
Assistant Referee – Managing the Off-sides The basics of watching for off-sides means that proper positioning is critical. Even if you are out of position by 1 or 2 yards, it can mean the difference whether the player is on-side or off-side. This takes practice.
Law 11 - Offside It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position. A player is in an offside position if: He is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent (defender) A player is not in an offside position if he is in his own half of the field or level with the second last or last two opponents
Head, torso, legs, feet… Hands, arms… Only those parts of the body that can legally play the ball are observed in potential offside offences.
Law 11 - Offside A player in an offside position is only penalised if at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play by: Interfering with play eg. Receiving the ball Interfering with an opponent Gaining an advantage be being in that position
Last defender Second last defender Ball Red team defending blue team