Presentation on theme: "HANDLING We thank FIFA and U.S. Soccer for much of this material, which has been adapted to the high school game. Don Muenz, OHSAA Director of Soccer Officiating."— Presentation transcript:
HANDLING We thank FIFA and U.S. Soccer for much of this material, which has been adapted to the high school game. Don Muenz, OHSAA Director of Soccer Officiating Development
HANDLING, THE FOUL “DELIBERATELY HANDLING, CARRYING, STRIKING OR PROPELLING BALL WITH HAND OR ARM” NF 12.2 “HANDLING”: DELIBERATE PLAY WITH HAND OR ARM HAND OR ARM MUST MOVE TO BALL or ARM MUST BE IN UNNATURAL POSITION NF 18.1.1(q)
MORE HANDLING CRITERIA MAKING SELF “BIGGER” TAKING AWAY OPPONENT’S SPACE DENYING PASSING LANE ARM AS BARRIER DEFENDER OCCUPIES MORE SPACE BY EXTENDING REACH DEFENDER EXTENDS ABILITY TO PLAY BALL, BENEFITTING FROM EXTENSION
REACTION TIME……… THE SHORTER THE REACTION TIME, THE LESS LIKELY A HANDLING OFFENSE BALL FROM CLOSE DISTANCE BALL OUT OF PERIPHERAL VISION FAST-MOVING BALL WAS REACTION PURELY INSTINCTIVE?
HANDLING ORIGINAL CONTACT NOT DELIBERATE CONTACT CONTINUED TO GAIN ADVANTAGE THIS IS HANDLING
MORE ON HANDLING DELIBERATE HANDLING: SHOULDER MOVES TO PLAY BALL NO HANDLING: BALL IS DRIVEN INTO ARM
Deliberate???? Ball strikes player on arm - and - ball falls to player’s feet and he/she gains control and advantage … No Foul! Reasoning… Player did not initiate the action
EXAMPLES OF NONHANDLING MISSED TRAP STRIKES ANKLE AND POPS INTO HAND TWO PLAYERS JUMP STRAIGHT UP FOR A BALL, BUT JOSTLING CAUSES BALL TO STRIKE AN ARM ARMS AT THE SIDES WHEN PLAYER TURNS AND BALL STRIKES ARM
HANDLING REVIEW WE MUST SEE “DELIBERATENESS” IF NOT DELIBERATE, CANNOT BE HANDLING……PERIOD
HANDLING REVIEW DID PLAYER MAKE SELF BIGGER? 1.DID ARM TAKE AWAY SPACE? 2.WAS ARM USED AS A BARRIER? 3.DID ARM EXTEND DEFENDER’S REACH? 4.DID ARM EXTEND DEFENDER’S ABILITY TO PLAY THE BALL?
HANDLING REVIEW IS ARM IN UNNATURAL POSITION FOR THE TASK AT HAND? THIS SUPPLIES “DELIBERATENESS”
Handling Offenses Review Gray Area (Not Immediately Clear) Amount of Distance or Time to React Position of Player’s Hand or Arm Directing Ball After Initial Accidental Contact Referee Must Exercise Judgment: Sufficient Time to Avoid Contact = High Likelihood of Offense Held Up in Air or Away from Body = High Likelihood of Offense Advantage Taken (Control or Push Away) = Handling Offense