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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  • 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.

  • A player other than the goalkeeper deliberately plays the ball with his arm in his own penalty area. What decision does the referee make?
    (a)  The referee allows play to continue.
    (b)  The referee awards a penalty kick.
    (c)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team.
    (d)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team and cautions the offending player for unsporting behaviour.

  • A player being substituted leaves the field of play and the referee signals for the substitute to enter. Before entering the field of play, the substitute takes a throw-in. Is this permitted?
    (a)  Yes, always.
    (b)  No
    (c)  Yes, as he has the referee`s permission to join the match as a substitute, he has the same rights as any other player.
    (d)  Yes, because the substituted player has left the field of play.

  • A spectator blows a whistle and a defender, inside his own penalty area, handles the ball believing that play has been stopped. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee stops play and restarts play with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee stops play and restarts play with a direct free kick or penalty.
    (c)  The referee allows play to continue.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.


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