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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  • A defender starts holding an attacker outside the penalty area but stops holding just inside the penalty area. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards a penalty kick.
    (b)  The referee awards a direct free kick as the action of holding started outside the penalty area.
    (c)  The referee awards an indirect free kick inside the penalty area.
    (d)  Play continues.

  • A player takes a throw-in while kneeling. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Stop play and award a throw-in to the opposing team.
    (b)  Stop play and award a dropped ball.
    (c)  Continue play.
    (d)  Stop play and award a new throw-in to the same team.

  • With the ball in play a player claps his hands in dissent at a referee`s decision. What action should the referee take?
    (a)  The referee cautions the offending player for unsporting behaviour.
    (b)  The referee cautions the offending player for unsporting behaviour and awards a direct free kick from where the offence took place, unless advantage is applied.
    (c)  The referee cautions the offending player and awards an indirect free kick from where the offence took place, unless advantage is applied.
    (d)  Send off the offending player for making an offensive gesture and award an indirect free kick from where the action took place, unless advantage is applied.

  • 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.


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