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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  • All offences relating to the throwing of objects (or the ball) are sanctioned by...
    (a)  a sending off.
    (b)  a sending off, a caution or no disciplinary action.
    (c)  a sending off or a caution.
    (d)  a caution.

  • Before the start of a match, the referee sends off six players from a team. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  Abandon the match.
    (b)  Allow them to be replaced by the named substitutes and other players of the team who are in the vicinity to complete the team with 11 players.
    (c)  Allow them to be replaced by the named substitutes.
    (d)  No answer is correct.

  • A goal kick is taken by the goalkeeper and, before it has been touched or played by another player, he deliberately picks it up with his hand. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards a direct free kick to the opposing team.
    (b)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee orders the goal kick to be retaken.
    (d)  All of the answers could be correct.

  • A defender on his own goal line, between the goal posts, deliberately handles the ball which rebounds to an opponent who scores a goal directly. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball to prevent a goal and awards a penalty kick.
    (b)  The referee applies advantage, allows the goal and cautions the defender for unsporting behaviour.
    (c)  The referee applies advantage, awards the goal and sends off the defender for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball to prevent a goal.
    (d)  The referee applies advantage and awards the goal without taking any disciplinary action.


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