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, not the goalkeeper, in his own penalty area, deliberately plays the ball with his hand, trying to prevent it going to an opponent. What should the referee do if he is unsuccessful?
    (a)  The referee stops play and awards a penalty, provided he cannot apply advantage.
    (b)  The The referee stops play, cautions the player for unsporting behaviour and awards a penalty kick, provided he cannot apply advantage.
    (c)  The referee applies advantage and verbally cautions the player during the next stoppage in play.
    (d)  He lets play continue.

  • Which is correct? At a corner kick, the opponents should be a minimum of 10 yds (9.15 metres) from...
    (a)  the corner arc until the ball is in play.
    (b)  the corner flag until the ball is in play.
    (c)  the ball until it is in play.
    (d)  None of the answers are correct.

  • The maximum number of substitutes that may be used in any match played in an official competition under the auspices of FIFA, the Confederations or the Member Associations is:
    (a)  Five players from each side.
    (b)  Seven players from each side.
    (c)  Three players from each side.
    (d)  Two players and one goalkeeper from each side.

  • What decision does the referee make if a player strikes him when the ball is in play?
    (a)  The referee sends off the player and restarts play with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee sends off the player and restarts play with a direct free kick.
    (c)  The referee applies advantage and sends off the player when the ball next goes out of the play.
    (d)  The referee sends off the player and awards an indirect free kick.


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