Offside call off of defender


The Offside Rule and Offside Trap in Football(Soccer)

It is not an offence in itself to be in an offside position.

A player is in an offside position if:

he is nearer to his opponents' goal line than both the ball and the second last opponent

A player is not in an offside position if:

he is in his own half of the field of play he is level with the second last opponent he is level with the last two opponents

Commiting an Offside Offence
A player in an offside position is only penalised if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play by:

interfering with play interfering with an opponent gaining an advantage by being in that position

No Offence
There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from:

a goal kick a throw-in a corner kick

For any offside offence, the referee awards an...

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By now, many of you have seen and/or heard about the controversial goal in the Holland vs. Italy match in Euro 2008 this past week. Despite its controversy, the referee team was correct in allowing the goal and in their interpretation of Law 11, Offside. Below, we will review the decision and explain why many announcers were doing the game a disservice by providing incorrect information to the fans.

The Situation

During a free kick by the Dutch team, the Italian goalkeeper pushes his own defender out of the way and off the field, where the defender and a Dutch attacker are both down. The Dutch attacker rises quickly and returns to the field. The Italian defender, remains off the field. The ball is played away from the goal and is kicked back to a Dutch player who has the Italian goalkeeper between himself and the goal line and the Italian defender lying on the ground outside the field. The ball is crossed and redirected into the goal by the attacker.


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Obstruction - See "Fouls, Indirect Kick, Impeding the Progress of an Opponent" in soccer. Soccer Obstruction

Off His Line - When the goalkeeper comes out of the goal (i.e., "off" the goal line between the goal posts) he is "off his line". Soccer Off His Line

Off-The-Ball - Refers to players on the attacking team who do not have the ball (e.g., "movement off-the-ball"). In contrast, the player with the ball (the "ballhandler") is "onball". (See "Onball Attacker", "Movement Off-The-Ball" & "Creating Space"). Soccer Off-The-Ball

Attacking - A style of play emphasizing "off-the-ball" movement as a way to "create space" & scoring opportunities. (See "Movement...

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I recently wrote about our league’s upcoming movement to 6v6 in U10 (from 8v8) and how it will affect coaching strategy, practice planning, game dynamics, etc. The one thing I didn’t touch on was offside. USYS recommends not calling offside in U10 due to the short field (60 yds) and the inability of the players to understand it (among other things). Maybe our league is an outlier, but I’m not sure we’ve seen the bad things they list as reasons to avoid it. An argument could be made that while it IS a short field, calling offside in U10 can be beneficial. As long as your kids don’t believe in aliens…

(From Cleats by Bill Hinds)

Here are some of the key points the USYS uses to advocate for no offside and why it is better for the game in U10 to just let the kids be anywhere:

Not having offside at U10 is based on the change in the size of the field with the 6-a-side game and the general lack of understanding or conceptualization of the offside law with children...
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Offside is a minor foul in gridiron football caused when a defender crosses the line of scrimmage ahead of the snap of the ball. The penalty associated with the infraction is the advancing of the ball five yards and a replay of the down.



In gridiron football, offside is a foul in which a player is on the wrong side of the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped. This foul occurs simultaneously with the snap. Unlike offensive players, defensive players are not compelled to come to a set position before the snap. If a defender jumps across the line but gets back to his side before the snap, there is no foul. In the case of an offside foul, play is not stopped, and the foul is announced at the conclusion of the play. Media covering the games calls it a "free play" for the offense, as the non-offending team may decline the penalty and take the yardage gained on the play (and when the play works against them, like a turnover...

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Only check for offside at the instant a teammate touches the ball.

There is no penalty just for being in an offside position. The referee checks an attacker's position


when one of their teammates touches the ball. As soon as an attacker releases a pass, the offside and onside status of each teammate "freezes." Each player will remain officially offside or onside no matter where they move. This only changes when the ball touches another teammate (causing offside to be "calculated" again), or when an opponent makes a deliberate play with the ball (removing all offside statuses).

This is why you often see attackers sprint past defenders as soon as the ball is played. Even if someone is past the defender when she receives the ball, she is still considered onside if she was behind the defenders when the ball was...
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- “Nearer to his opponents’ goal line” means that any part of a player’s head, body or feet is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last opponent. The arms are not included in this definition
- “Interfering with play” means playing or touching the ball passed or touched by a team-mate
- “Interfering with an opponent” means preventing an opponent from playing or being able to play the ball by clearly obstructing the opponent’s line of vision or movements or making a gesture or movement which, in the opinion of the referee, deceives or distracts an opponent
- “Gaining an advantage by being in that position” means playing a ball that rebounds to him off a goalpost or the crossbar having been in an offside position or...

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2006 High School Soccer Code of Conduct (wink, wink, nod, nod)

Sideline Rules of Conduct
For many of life’s endeavors there are unwritten, but fiercely enforced, codes of conduct which must be followed if law and order is to prevail. Soccer is not exempt from such codes and for the benefit of those parents and girls new to the Royals and/or premier soccer your trusty reporter will try and explain some of those rules:

Rule #1: Thou Shalt Not Praise Thy Own Daughter.
It is the late in the second half of a vital game and the score is tied against the arch-villain traditional enemies. Your daughter performs a full speed sliding tackle to strip the ball from an attacker who eluded the keeper 3 feet in front of the goal. She does a “pop-up” slide and comes to her feet without ever losing the ball. Juking and faking, she takes a run up the touchline, leaving opponents sprawling in her wake and...

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April 27, 2016

By PRO Training & Development Manager Paul Rejer

The latest Play of the Week focuses on a play from the Columbus Crew versus Houston Dynamo game.

In the play, we see Crew’s Kei Kamara attempt to play the ball to team-mate Justin Meram but the pass gets intercepted by Dynamo’s Sheanon Williams. The ball then goes into the path of Federico Higuain, who takes the ball inside the penalty area before being taken down by Houston goalkeeper Tyler Deric.

Referee Kevin Stott has three crucial calls to make in a matter of seconds:

- Offside Interpretation
- Penalty kick

Offside - Gaining an Advantage

When the ball is intercepted by Williams and goes forward, Crew’s Federico Higuain is in an offside position. AR Danny Thornberry starts to raise his flag when Higuain plays the ball as he is not aware who last played or touched it.

This is perfectly understandable as he would be trying to...

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