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 player takes a corner kick. The ball hits the goal post and then enters the goal as a team-mate of the kicker is in an offside position standing next to a defender. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows the goal.
    (b)  The referee has the corner kick retaken.
    (c)  The referee should disallow the goal and award a goal kick for the team-mate interfering with play.
    (d)  The referee should disallow the goal and award an indirect free kick to the opposing team for the team-mate interfering with play.

  • Indicate which of the following statements is correct, regarding the type of reasons why a player can leave the field of play without prior permission from the referee.
    (a)  A player can never leave the field of play without the permission of the referee.
    (b)  A player can leave the field of play at any time.
    (c)  A player can leave the field of play if he is injured.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • If a defender commits an offence on the line of his penalty area when the ball is in play, the restart is...
    (a)  an indirect free kick, penalty kick or dropped ball.
    (b)  a direct free kick, indirect free kick or dropped ball.
    (c)  a dropped ball.
    (d)  a penalty kick.

  • A player hears a whistle and picks the ball up with his hands in the centre of the field of play. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee cautions the player for unsporting behaviour and awards a direct free kick.
    (b)  The referee awards a direct free kick.
    (c)  The referee awards a dropped ball.
    (d)  The referee awards an indirect free kick.


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