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 goalkeeper, standing in his own penalty area, hits the ball with his shinguard which is held in his hand to prevent it entering the goal. The referee...
    (a)  cautions the goalkeeper for unsporting behaviour. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (b)  cautions the goalkeeper for handling the ball. Play is restarted with an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  cautions the goalkeeper for unsporting behaviour. Play is restarted with a penalty kick.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • Can substitutions be made during additional time if the maximum number of substitutions permitted has not already been made?
    (a)  No, because the match has finished.
    (b)  No, the current players have to continue.
    (c)  Yes.
    (d)  Yes, as long as it is due to injury.

  • An attacker charges the goalkeeper who is inside his own goal area. Is this permitted?
    (a)  Yes, if the charge is not reckless or committed using excessive force.
    (b)  Yes, if the charge is not careless, reckless, or committed using excessive force.
    (c)  No, it is not permitted for the attacker to challenge the goalkeeper inside the goal area.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • Which of the following statements is required for a correct throw-in?
    (a)  Facing the field of play with the feet on the touch line.
    (b)  Having part of one foot on the touch line or outside of it.
    (c)  Throwing the ball from behind and over the head.
    (d)  All of the answers are correct.


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