Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): U9-U10 Off Sides Explanation

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Josh Ganson
Name: Josh Ganson
City: Billings
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

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Offsides Explained:

A player is in an offside position if any part of the head, body or feet is past the opponent's buildout line, and any part of the head, body, or feet is nearer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent at the moment the pass is made.

For U9 and U10 Age divisions, offsides can only be called for the attacking team between the buildout line and the end line.

There are no offsides on throw-ins.

Anything before the buildout line is considered on-side in our league.

This is a very simplified explanation, and there are many variations that can be shown, but this should give a basic understanding of the call for you when it is called during the course of the game.

The call is made when the AR (line ref with the flag) runs along the touchline following the play. A pass is then made to a player in an offside position, and the AR stops and raises his/her flag. That indicates to the Center Ref that offsides has occurred, and the defensive team will be awarded an indirect free kick.


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Off Sides Explanation

Offsides Explained:

A player is in an offside position if any part of the head, body or feet is past the opponent's buildout line, and any part of the head, body, or feet is nearer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent at the moment the pass is made. 

For U9 and U10 Age divisions, offsides can only be called for the attacking team between the buildout line and the end line. 

There are no offsides on throw-ins. 

Anything before the buildout line is considered on-side in our league. 

This is a very simplified explanation, and there are many variations that can be shown, but this should give a basic understanding of the call for you when it is called during the course of the game. 

The call is made when the AR (line ref with the flag) runs along the touchline following the play. A pass is then made to a player in an offside position, and the AR stops and raises his/her flag. That indicates to the Center Ref that offsides has occurred, and the defensive team will be awarded an indirect free kick. 


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