Tag: handling

  • Case Study: Referee Pedersen Gets It Right (Again)

    So much to talk about from the CAN-USA Women’s Olympic semi-final football match. Today, we’ll take a look at the handling call that resulted in a penalty kick for USA. First, I think it is instructional to quote from the FIFA publication “Interpretation of the Laws of the Game and Guidelines for Referees.” (Unfortunately, many […]

  • A Lesson in Handling, um, Handling

    Check out Graham Poll’s blog about a recent handling decision in a Premier League match. This photo would make an excellent instructional tool for a referee training class. Without giving the students any set up, ask “Is this handling?”. Then give them a little more information and ask again. “Now, if you knew the ball […]