Yellow card clarification

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  1. Surfref

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    I will probably have a massive fight on the field and have to issue multiple red cards and call the police. Karma can be a bitch and I should have kept my mouth shut.
     
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    I can only think of 2 cards I've shown for fronting the ball the past couple U14 seasons. One was a free kick near the 18' that a team was attempting to take quickly and a defender ran in to stop it, the other was after I told a kid standing there I needed 10 yards and he told me he didn't know how far that was and just kept standing there.
     
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    I find it rather funny when I see a referee step off 10 yards on a turf football field with all the yard markings for a kick not taken at a big angle and he/she barely makes it to seven yards. Why not just use the field markings. Or a kick taken at the top of the 18 box, why not just go two yards above the six box and make a slight adjustment if the kick is out a little wide.
     
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  4. coachrefparent

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    Probably because all the parents would go ape $h!t that the referee didn't march it off.
     
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    Because refs with all their digits can count to ten, but we all know that they are too stupid to add. J/K
     
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    I never walk off 10 yards. I know how far 10 yards are and just go to my 10 yards and move the players. I rarely have anyone (coaches, players or parents) question my 10 yards. I have had a few refs tell me my 10 yards was too far. So, I marked my 10 yards and had another ref step it off. He was about 6 inches short of my spot. Most refs do not step off a yard and are usually short of a yard. We did a exersice at RPD a few years ago where refs were told to mark off 10 yards. 70 percent of the refs were at least 2 yards short. 10 yards is actually further than most people think. I had a National referee and National assessor who taught me to not walk walk it off.
     
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    Most referees do 10 steps, which will be 4' - 5' short of 30' for an average height adult male.
     
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    i play golf. I know how far ten yards is. :p
     
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    Sorry but most men are terrible at measuring
     
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    Dissent, maybe? It sounds, though, like the referee might have mixed up defenders and booked your son instead of the other kid. Maybe the foul was judged to have stopped a promising attack, but with two defenders, it wasn't a DOGSO situation.
     
  11. twoclubpapa

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    I agree, these fields make it easy. I just apply what I learned in trigonometry to mentally calculate the proper yardline for a 10 yard hypotenuse towards the goal from the spot of the kick. Maybe I'll ask a player to do the trig problem sometime. :)

    Actually, my impression is that some players are completely oblivious to the "pointy-ball football" markings. I sometimes get an uncomprehending look when I say the kick is at the 35 or the throw-in is at the 20.
     
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