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1 2015 FFA Laws Of The Game Certificate Help File Field Of Play 1. Move sections of the pitch to correct positions m x 7.32m (8 feet x 8 yards) m (5 feet) 4. Correct Field Markings Corner Flags Correct Sized Goals The Ball 1. Spherical 2. Leather or other suitable material 3. The ball may not be changed during the match without the authority of the referee grams 5. Is Stopped Dropping Original ball became defective 6. None of the above Number of Players No 3. Up to a maximum of three 4. Prior to the start of the match. 5. The referee is informed before the change is made The change is made at a stoppage The Players Equipment 1. Jersey Shorts Stockings (Long Socks) Shinguards Footwear 2. No Jewellery is permitted (with the exception of medic alert) 3. The same colour as the main colour of the shorts 4. The same colour as the sleeve of the jersey or shirt 5. Not stop play but instruct the player to leave the field of play The Referee 1. Ensure that a player bleeding from a wound leaves the field of play Punish the more serious of two offences that occurred at the same time Enforce the Laws of the Game Ensure the match ball meets the requirements of Law 2 2. Ensure that no unauthorised person enters the field of play Act as timekeeper Take disciplinary action against players guilty of cautionable or send off offences 3. Act on the advice of the AR regarding incidents you have not seen Suspend or terminate the match because of outside interference Stop the match to allow treatment of a player you believe to be seriously injured Dismiss an AR for undue interference or improper conduct

2 Provide authorities with appropriate reports 4. Fair Honest Uses common sense Good knowledge of the Laws 5. Physically fit Presentable Consistent 6. Stop play for a goal kick, corner kick or throw-in restart play from a goal kick, corner kick or throw-in stop play for a goal 7. A player is seriously injured The Assistant Referees 1. Indicate to the Referee when a player may be penalised for being offside Indicate to the Referee when a team wishes to make a substitution 2. Advise the Referee of offences that you have seen but the Referee couldn t see At a Penalty Kick indicate when the goal keeper moves forward before the ball is kicked Assist the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game The Duration Of The Match 1. Equal Agreed Before the start of the match 2. Entitled to 3. Referee 4. Substitutions Assessment of injured players Removal of injured players wasting time 5. Referee 6. Extended 7. Allow the half time break players are entitled to one 8. Disallow the goal and conclude the match the match concludes once the result of the kick is known (i.e. missed) The Start & Restart Of Play 1. A coin is tossed The team that lost the toss will take the kick-off to start the match The teams go to the correct end of the field All players are in their own half of the field of play The opponents of the team taking the kick are in their own half and at least 9.15 metres (10 yards) from the ball until it is in play The ball is stationary on the centre mark The referee gives a signal The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward The kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player 2. A goal kick is awarded 3. A corner kick is awarded to the opposing team The Ball In & Out of Play 1. Wholly On the ground or in the air Referee

3 2. Remains in Referee or assistant referee The Method of scoring 1. The whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal. 2. Is the winner Drawn Offside 1. Nearer to Second last opponent 2. One of his team Play An opponent An Advantage 3. Not 4. Gaining an advantage by being in that position 5. Interfering with play 6. Interfering with an opponent 7. Gaining an advantage by being in that position Fouls & Misconduct 1. Charges an opponent * Strikes or attempts to strikes an opponent * Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent * 2. Jumps at an opponent * Trips or attempts to trips an opponent * Tackles an opponent * 3. Holding an opponent Pushes an opponent * Spits at an opponent Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area) 4. Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick Denying the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area) Receiving a second caution in the same match 5. Serious foul play Spitting at an opponent or any other person Using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures Violent conduct 6. Goalkeeper touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a throw-in taken by a teammate Plays in a dangerous manner 7. Goalkeeper controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession Goalkeeper touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate Prevents a goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands 8. Commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for which play is stopped to caution or send off a player

4 Goalkeeper touches the ball again with his hands after her has released it from his possession and before it has touched another player Impedes the progress of an opponent 9. Unsporting behavior Failure to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick, free kick or throw-in Denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick Delaying the restart of play Dissent by word or action 10. Persistent infringement of the Laws of the Game Deliberately leaving the field of play without the referee s permission Entering or re-entering the field of play without the referee s permission 11. Indirect Free Kick 12. Penalty Kick 13. Send off and show the guilty player a red card 14. Send off and show the guilty player a red card 15. All of the above. 16. Direct free kick 17. Direct free kick 18. Indirect free kick Free Kicks 1. Stationary Touch the ball a second time before it has touched another player Goal Corner kick 2. An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team 3. Raising one arm above his head 4. The kick is retaken by the same team 5. The kick is retaken by the same team 6. An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred 7. When it is kicked and it moves in any direction The Penalty Kick 1. Place objects in correct spot - Referee is to the left of the penalty spot NOTE: Items turns GREEN when in correct spot 2. Inside the field of play Outside the penalty area Behind the penalty mark At least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty mark 3. After the players have taken positions in accordance with this Law, the referee signals for the penalty kick to be taken The player taking the penalty kick must kick the ball forward He must not play the ball again until it has touched another player The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward 4. Must remain on his goal line Face the kicker Between the goalposts 5. When it is kicked and moves forward The Thow In 1. A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

5 A throw-in is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the air. A throw-in is awarded from the point where the ball crossed the touch line. The throw-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball. The thrower must face the field of play at the moment of delivering the ball. The thrower has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line at the moment of delivery. The thrower must use both hands to deliver the ball. The ball must be delivered from behind and over the thrower s head. The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. All opponents must stand at least 2 metres from the thrower. The ball is in play immediately it enters the field of play. A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. 2. No 3. Has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line The Goal Kick 1. The whole Passes over Attacking Is not 2. The ball is kicked from any point within the goal area by a player of the defending team Opponents remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play The kicker must not play the ball again until it has touched another player The ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area 3. Retake the goal kick 4. Indirect free kick to the attacking team 5. Direct Free Kick (or Penalty Kick if inside the area) 6. Indirect Free Kick 7. Direct Free Kick 8. Indirect Free Kick 9. Retake The Corner Kick 1. Both are methods of restarting play Both are awarded after the ball has passed over the goal line A goal can be scored directly against the opponent from both 2. When it is kicked and moves. 3. Only against the opposing team 4. All of the above m from the corner arc EXAM metres x 16.5 metres [44 yards x 18 yards] 2. Corner flag posts metres x 90 metres [130 yards x 100 yards] Indirect Free Kick Shirt, shorts, socks, shinguards and footwear 8. Colours 9. Ensures that no spectator stands behind the goals 10. Before the game has been restarted

6 11. record 12. Indicates ball out of play; which side is entitled to the restart; player offside; misconduct out of the ref s view; substitutions 13. Two equal periods of 45 minutes 14. Yes, there must be a half time break even if only one player wants the break 15. When the referee gives a signal and the ball is kicked forward 16. Which goal they will attack 17. the whole 18. Yes 19. Over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the crossbar 20. Allow the goal 21. Any of the above 22. When the ball is touched or played by a team mate 23. Violent conduct; serious foul play; using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures; 24. Second caution; spitting at an opponent or another person; denying an opponent an obvious goal scoring opportunity 25. Kicks or attempts to kick an opponent; trips or attempts to trip an opponent; jumps at an opponent; 26. Charges an opponent 27. The ball must be touched or played by any player other than the kicker metres [10 yards] 29. No 30. It is kicked and goes outside the penalty area into the field of play 31. Raises one arm above her head 32. The goalkeeper and the player taking the kick 33. Retake the kick 34. On or behind 35. No 36. From the point where the ball crossed the touch line 37. The ball is last played by an attacking player and goes over the goal line outside the goal posts 38. Yes 39. When it travels beyond the penalty area into the field of play 40. The ball is played over the goal line outside the goal posts by a defender 41. Yes 42. No Congratulations you have passed your exam!! Choose to PRINT your Certificate Save a copy to your PC Send a copy via to Paul Mckenzie at

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