Pleasanton Referee Named Region IV Young Referee Of The Year

Kyle_WiestCongratulations to Pleasanton referee Kyle Wiest, who was named Region IV Young Male Referee of the Year Friday, June 22 during ceremonies at the 2012 Far West Regional Championships in Phoenix, AZ.

Earlier this year, Kyle was honored as 2011 District III Young Male Referee of the Year and 2011 CYSA-North Young Referee of the Year.

US Youth Soccer Region IV comprises the western states of Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Kyle is a senior at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. PSRA appreciates Kyle's accomplishments on and off the field and is proud of how he represents Pleasanton, District III and Cal North.

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  • Is it an offence if a goalkeeper picks up the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately passed to him by a team-mate using his leg?
    (a)  Yes, always.
    (b)  No
    (c)  Yes, but only if he picks it up with his hands.
    (d)  Yes. The offence is committed by the player who deliberately kicked the ball. He is cautioned for unsporting behaviour.

  • A defender stops the ball with his foot inside his own penalty area. His goalkeeper, seeing an opponent approach, picks up the ball with his hands. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee applies advantage and cautions the defender for unsporting behaviour at the next stoppage in play.
    (b)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team as he considers the player has passed the ball to the goalkeeper with his foot.
    (c)  The referee lets the game continue. There was no pass to the goalkeeper.
    (d)  The referee cautions the defender and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

  • A team is about to score a goal. At the moment that the ball is about to enter the goal, a defender whose team only has seven players deliberately leaves the field of play. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee immediately abandons the match from the moment the player leaves the field of play.
    (b)  If the goal is scored, the referee does not allow it.
    (c)  The referee allows the goal. If the player who left the field of play does not return for the kick off, the match should be abandoned and the player reported to the appropriate authority.
    (d)  The match should continue, as the player did not leave the field of play through injury or being sent off.

  • After a goal kick is taken, but before the ball has left the penalty area, an opponent enters the penalty area and is tackled in a reckless manner. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The player who committed the offence is sent off and the goal kick is retaken.
    (b)  The referee cautions the player who committed the offence and the goal kick is retaken.
    (c)  The referee awards a penalty kick.
    (d)  The player who committed the offence is cautioned and the referee awards a penalty kick.


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