|Managing Injuries - Law 5
Offside – Law 5
Injuries can occur at all levels of the game so it’s
important for referees to handle injuries in accordance with
the Laws of the Game while making player safety a priority.
Watch the video, Managing Injuries, to learn more about U.S.
Soccer’s recommendations on how to effectively deal with
minor and serious injuries.
||Law 5 states that the
referee should stop the match at his or her discretion for
any infringement of the Laws of the Game.
Dismiss - Law 5
||Not Involved in Active Play – Law 11
It's important for officials of all levels to know how to
effectively deal with coaches and other team officials who
behave poorly during a game. Watch the video segment, Ask,
Tell, Dismiss , to learn more about U.S. Soccer's
recommended approach for taking action towards team
officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible
||Law 11 states that it
is not an offense in itself to be in an offside position. An
attacker is penalized only when in an offside position and
involved in active play. This means the referee must
determine that a player is participating in one of the
following: interfering with play, interfering with an
opponent or gaining an advantage by being in that position.
Second-to-Last Opponent–Law 11
||Interfering With Play – Law 11
Law 11 states that a player is not in an offside position
when in his or her own half of the field, level with the
second-to-last opponent, or level with the last two
||Law 11 states that a
player in an offside position can only be penalized for
offside by becoming involved in active play. One way to
become involved in active play is by interfering with play,
which means playing or touching the ball when passed or
touched by a teammate.