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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  • The goalkeeper has the ball in his hands. At the moment he releases the ball to kick it, an opponent intercepts it and scores a goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows the goal because the opponent took the ball from the goalkeeper fairly.
    (b)  The referee awards an indirect free kick against the opponent`s team.
    (c)  The referee awards a direct free kick against the opponent`s team for the offence.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

  • 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.

  • An indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper commits one of the following offences inside his own penalty area.
    (a)  Touches the ball with his hands after a team-mate has deliberately kicked the ball to him with his foot.
    (b)  Holds the ball in his hands for more than six seconds.
    (c)  Touches the ball with his hands again after releasing it into play without any other player touching it.
    (d)  All of the answers are correct.

  • A team has only 9 named starting players at the kick-off. Can two late arriving players join the match once the match has started?
    (a)  Yes, as long as the late arriving players were named on the starting line-up given to the referee before the start of the match.
    (b)  No
    (c)  The referee can decide to allow any late arriving players to complete the side.
    (d)  Only if the opposing team agrees.


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