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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  • With the ball in play, a player off the field of play throws a boot into the field of play, hitting the referee. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct and restarts play with a dropped ball where the referee was hit.
    (b)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct and restarts play with a dropped ball, to be taken at the place where the ball was when play was stopped.
    (c)  The referee sends off the player for violent conduct and restarts play with an indirect free kick at the place where the referee was hit.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • Can a player leave the field of play at any time to have a drink without prior permission from the referee?
    (a)  Yes, during a break in play.
    (b)  Yes, at any time.
    (c)  Yes, all players need to drink liquids.
    (d)  No

  • A player taking a corner kick back heels the ball slightly without it completely passing over the touch line or the goal line. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows play to continue.
    (b)  The referee stops play and the corner kick is retaken if the ball did not leave the corner arc.
    (c)  The referee stops play and restarts with a dropped ball.
    (d)  The referee stops play and an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team.

  • A player asks permission to leave the field of play, and on his way to the touchline, he strikes an opponent using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with an indirect free kick.
    (c)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with a direct free kick.
    (d)  Two of the answers may be correct.


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