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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  • An opponent jumps up and down in front of the thrower during a throw-in. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee always lets play continue, provided the opponent respects the two-metre distance established by the Laws of Game.
    (b)  The referee cautions the player and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee cautions the offending player and orders the throw-in to be retaken.
    (d)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

  • Can a player voluntarily leave the field of play to drink water?
    (a)  Yes, players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play.
    (b)  No, players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play, but only on the touch line.
    (c)  Players are allowed to drink during stoppages in play, but only next to the touchline in front of the technical area.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • A player inside his own penalty area strikes the referee using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team taken from where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (b)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with a direct free kick to the opposing team taken from where the offence was committed.
    (c)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team taken from where the offence was committed.
    (d)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct. Play is restarted with a dropped ball from where the offence was committed.

  • A player strikes an opponent using excessive force with the ball out of play. What offence does he commit?
    (a)  The player is guilty of serious foul play.
    (b)  The player is guilty of violent conduct.
    (c)  The player is guilty of unsporting behaviour.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.


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