South Texas Soccer Referees

US Soccer 'Laws of the Game' Videos
Managing Injuries - Law 5 Foul Precedes Offside - Law 5
Injuries can occur at all levels of the game so it's important for referees to handle injuries in accordance with the Laws of the Game while making player safety a priority. Watch the video, Managing Injuries, to learn more about U.S. Soccer's recommendations on how to effectively deal with minor and serious injuries. Law 5 states that the referee should stop the match at his or her discretion for any infringement of the Laws of the Game.
Ask, Tell, Dismiss - Law 5 Not Involved in Active Play - Law 11
It's important for officials of all levels to know how to effectively deal with coaches and other team officials who behave poorly during a game. Watch the video segment, Ask, Tell, Dismiss , to learn more about U.S. Soccer's recommended approach for taking action towards team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Law 11 states that it is not an offense in itself to be in an offside position. An attacker is penalized only when in an offside position and involved in active play. This means the referee must determine that a player is participating in one of the following: interfering with play, interfering with an opponent or gaining an advantage by being in that position.
Level with Second-to-Last Opponent - Law 11 Interfering With Play - Law 11
Law 11 states that a player is not in an offside position when in his or her own half of the field, level with the second-to-last opponent, or level with the last two opponents. Law 11 states that a player in an offside position can only be penalized for offside by becoming involved in active play. One way to become involved in active play is by interfering with play, which means playing or touching the ball when passed or touched by a teammate.