Would you referee under Massachusetts COVID-19 modified rules?

Surfref

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Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is returning to play and has released modified playing rules. The referees are required to wear masks, use electronic whistles and enforce LOTG modifications. The LOTG modifications are on page 4 of the attachment and feature no throw-ins, no walls, no corner kicks into the penalty area, no shoulder to shoulder challenges,...... Would you want to referee these types of games?
 
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is returning to play and has released modified playing rules. The referees are required to wear masks, use electronic whistles and enforce LOTG modifications. The LOTG modifications are on page 4 of the attachment and feature no throw-ins, no walls, no corner kicks into the penalty area, no shoulder to shoulder challenges,...... Would you want to referee these types of games?
Will there be a new exam?

I need further definition or examples to illustrate " kicked directly into the opponent’s penalty area."
 
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is returning to play and has released modified playing rules. The referees are required to wear masks, use electronic whistles and enforce LOTG modifications. The LOTG modifications are on page 4 of the attachment and feature no throw-ins, no walls, no corner kicks into the penalty area, no shoulder to shoulder challenges,...... Would you want to referee these types of games?
That or the no games we have now? Sure.
 

dad4

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I dont see much wrong with ending walls. Always seems to turn into a stupid ritual where defending players deliberately line up too close, then the game gets delayed while the ref paces off ten yards, during which the attacking player moves the ball forward because the ref’s back is turned.

Which part of this cheat fest is worth preserving?
 
I dont see much wrong with ending walls. Always seems to turn into a stupid ritual where defending players deliberately line up too close, then the game gets delayed while the ref paces off ten yards, during which the attacking player moves the ball forward because the ref’s back is turned.

Which part of this cheat fest is worth preserving?
If a player doesn't move back when requested by the referee, tell the kicker take the kick. If the ball hits anyone standing too close, it's a yellow card for the trespasser.
 
Will be some interesting IOTR debates. Is there a Massachusetts forum where I can observe the upset parents who complain that their kid lost a game because a referee didn’t blow a whistle for a little too much shoulder.
 

baldref

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Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is returning to play and has released modified playing rules. The referees are required to wear masks, use electronic whistles and enforce LOTG modifications. The LOTG modifications are on page 4 of the attachment and feature no throw-ins, no walls, no corner kicks into the penalty area, no shoulder to shoulder challenges,...... Would you want to referee these types of games?
i'm going with no
 

Grace T.

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I dont see much wrong with ending walls. Always seems to turn into a stupid ritual where defending players deliberately line up too close, then the game gets delayed while the ref paces off ten yards, during which the attacking player moves the ball forward because the ref’s back is turned.

Which part of this cheat fest is worth preserving?
Without the wall a goalkeeper can’t cover the entire goal. Assuming the kicker is skilled and can place the ball properly in the corner, like a pk it is a likely goal.
 

Grace T.

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The biggest issue with the rules modifications is what to do about the goalkeeper in the pa when there’s a challenge to the ball on a 1v1 or a cross. Does the gk have to stay on the line to avoid contact? Does the attacker have to yield the ball to the goalkeeper? Or because the gk has gloves are they exempt from the contact rules because science!
 

dad4

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Without the wall a goalkeeper can’t cover the entire goal. Assuming the kicker is skilled and can place the ball properly in the corner, like a pk it is a likely goal.
So?

If you want the shot to be harder, change the rule to move the ball back 5 yards from the site of the foul.

But the wall itself is a completely unnecessary injury risk. Launching a 1 pound object at 50 mph into someone’s head from a distance of 10 yards. Why? Because we’ve always done it that way.
 

Grace T.

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I don’t know. I am just hopeful that when CalSouth returns to play we don’t have these LOTG modification.
the only way these futsal like rules would work is if you reduce the size of the goal to futsal size. Otherwise with the gk forced to stay on the line you’ll have scores 10-20 something because there is no way a skilled gk (let alone a part timer) can cover their current sized goals. You could modify it with a similar sized pa and stating if challenged in the pa the attacker must yield the ball (or otherwise remain outside the pa)
 

Grace T.

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So?

If you want the shot to be harder, change the rule to move the ball back 5 yards from the site of the foul.

But the wall itself is a completely unnecessary injury risk. Launching a 1 pound object at 50 mph into someone’s head from a distance of 10 yards. Why? Because we’ve always done it that way.
Statistically 5 yards won’t do it with a skilled kicker who can corner place it. The gk simply can’t cover both posts physically. The only solution is futsal rules, futsal goal
 
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