2 Objectives At the end of this lesson the student will be able to: list the three restarts where there is no offside offensestate what constitutes involvement in active playidentify offside positionapply a uniform interpretation of the Offside Law in all situations
3 TOPICS Explanation Elements of the Law Lots of examples Offside positionInvolvement in active playJudgementNot offsideSanctionsLots of examples
4 ELEMENTS OF THE LAW Position nearer to opponent’s goal line than the ball andthe second last opponent (last but one)Unlessis in own half of the fieldis level (even) with second last opponentis level with the last two opponents
5 at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of their team ELEMENTS OF THE LAWTimingat the moment the ball touches or is played by one of their teamOpinion of the referee to penalizeinvolved in active play by:interfering with playinterfering with an opponentgaining an advantage by being in that position
6 ELEMENTS OF THE LAWIt is not an offense in itself to be in an offside positionJudgement of offside occurs at the moment the ball is touched or played by a teammate - not - when the player receives the ball
7 ELEMENTS OF THE LAWThere is no offside offense if a player receives the ball directly from:a goal kickcorner kickor a throw-in
8 Not where the whistle sounded! ELEMENTS OF THE LAW“For any offside offense, the referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred”Not where the whistle sounded!
9 Is that sector of the field where players AREA OF ACTIVE PLAYIs that sector of the field where playersactively participatein that play
10 Determination of Offside Is the player in the attacking half?Is the player nearer the goal than the ball?Is the player nearer the goal than the second last defender?IF yes to all above, then:Is the player interfering with play or an opponent?Is the player gaining advantage?IF yes to either above, then Offside, otherwise no infraction
17 The assistant referee can not be a spectator of the game. To determine offside, the assistant referee must be concerned about and concentrating totally on his or her task.The assistant referee can not be a spectator of the game.
18 What is Even?The torso, head & feet are looked at for determining “even” for purposes of offside.-Not hands
29 Interfering with an Opponent? 1/3Is the player involved in active play?
30 Interfering with an Opponent? Where is the area of active play?2/3
31 Interfering with an Opponent? The player, in an offside position interfered with an opponent and must be sanctioned for offside.3/3
32 GOALKEEPER NOT DISTRACTED As play approaches the goal, the goalkeeper’s primary focus is on the ball. Offside decisions are the responsibility of the officials… not the goalkeeper.Goalkeepers should not allow themselves to be distracted by the nearby presence of opposing players, whether they are offside or not offside.The goalkeepers’ attention must be on the ball !!
33 Where is the area of active play? SHOT AT GOAL HITS POSTWhere is the area of active play?1/3Involved in active play?
35 In this example, the player who was in offside position AN INFRINGEMENTIn this example, the player who was in offside positiongained an advantagefrom being in an offside position and must be penalized
53 Non-InvolvementClear intention to not participate:Standing stillMoving away from active playStepping off the field of play
54 MECHANICSAt the moment a teammate plays the ball, the assistant referee, before raising the flag must:Observe players’ positionsEvaluate players’ activitiesIn other words ask the questions!Player activities means that the player is immediately involved with that particular sequence of play
55 MECHANICSBefore raising the flag to indicate a player is off-side, be certain that the player is:Involved with active play, orInterfering with an opponent, orGaining an advantage by being in an off-side positionOnly then signal to the referee when you are completely satisfied that this is the case
56 Review What is “position?” What is “timing?” What is “active involvement?”Which of these three can you miss & still have offside?3 restarts when NOT offsideWhat is defender control vs. touch?