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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  • Can a player, who was sent off before the start of the match, be replaced by one of the named substitutes?
    (a)  No, under no circumstances.
    (b)  Yes, but is left to the discretion of the referee.
    (c)  Yes, he can be replaced by one of the named substitutes.
    (d)  None of the answers is completely correct.

  • Which of the following infringements committed by the team in possession of the ball does not require the referee to stop play?
    (a)  A substitute enters the field of play without the referee`s permission.
    (b)  A substituted player enters the field of play without the referee`s permission.
    (c)  Any infringement of Law 4.
    (d)  Any infringement of Law 13.

  • An attacker kicks the ball towards the goal. The goalkeeper throws a boot, which stops the ball from entering the goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The goalkeeper is sent off for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity and play is restarted with a penalty kick.
    (b)  The goalkeeper is sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity and play is restarted with an indirect free kick taken from the place where the boot hit the ball.
    (c)  The goalkeeper is cautioned for unsporting behaviour and play is restarted with an indirect free kick taken from the place where the boot was thrown.
    (d)  The goalkeeper is cautioned for unsporting behaviour and play is restarted with a penalty kick.

  • Which of the following is incorrect with regard to the throw-in procedure? At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower must:
    (a)  Face the field of play.
    (b)  Use both hands.
    (c)  Deliver the ball from just above his head.
    (d)  Have part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line.


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