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 asks permission to leave the field of play. As he is running off, the ball comes towards him and he kicks it away. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee cautions the player for unsporting behaviour and awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team from where the offence was committed.
    (b)  The referee awards a throw-in to the opposing team.
    (c)  The referee awards a dropped ball from where contact with the ball was made.
    (d)  The referee cautions the player and awards a dropped ball from where contact with the ball was made.

  • A throw-in was not taken correctly but the ball goes directly to an opponent. Can the referee apply advantage and allow play to continue?
    (a)  Yes, always.
    (b)  No, the referee must stop play, caution the thrower and award a new throw-in to the opposing team.
    (c)  No, the referee must stop play and order the throw-in to be retaken.
    (d)  No, the referee must award a new throw-in to the opposing team.

  • An attacker with an obvious goalscoring opportunity heads the ball. At this moment, his shirt is pulled by an opponent. The referee applies advantage. The ball is passed directly to a team-mate who scores a goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows the goal and does not take any disciplinary action.
    (b)  The referee disallows the goal, cautions the opponent for preventing the attacker gaining possession of the ball by holding on to his shirt and awards a direct free kick or penalty kick.
    (c)  The referee allows the goal and cautions the opponent for unsporting behaviour.
    (d)  The answers a) and c) are correct.

  • What are the maximum and minimum number of players and substitutes allowed in any one team that can be listed to participate in an official match?
    (a)  A maximum of 16 and a minimum of 7.
    (b)  A maximum of 23 and a minimum of 7, depending on the maximum number stipulated by the rules of the competition .
    (c)  The maximum and minimum number is established by each of the member associations.
    (d)  A maximum of 11 and a minimum of 7.


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