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 indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits one of the following four offences.
    (a)  Plays in a dangerous manner.
    (b)  Holds an opponent.
    (c)  Handles the ball deliberately, except the goalkeeper inside his own penalty area.
    (d)  Spits at an opponent.

  • An opponent unfairly distracts or impedes a player taking a throw-in. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Caution the opponent for unsporting behaviour.
    (b)  Allow play to continue.
    (c)  Stop the player taking the throw-in, even if there is a possibility of an advantage.
    (d)  Caution the player for improper conduct.

  • What is the maximum number of substitutes that can be used by each team in friendly matches for National A teams?
    (a)  Three.
    (b)  The number that both teams agree to.
    (c)  Seven.
    (d)  Six.

  • While the ball is in play, a player who is outside his penalty area spits at an opponent who has both feet on the line of the penalty area. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards a direct free kick from the line of the penalty area.
    (b)  The referee awards a penalty kick.
    (c)  The referee awards a direct free kick from where the offence was committed.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

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