2021 US Soccer Grassroots Referee Recert Quiz
2021 Grassroots Recert Quiz
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Grassroots Referee Recert Quiz
This quiz is based on the Online Grassroots Referee Licensing Course, and it includes questions from IFAB’s 2020-21 Laws of the Game. The RE-certification quiz is for all referees renewing their Grassroots license from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Please Provide Your Full Name, Date of Birth and email. *
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1) Which of the following best describes a Grassroots team coach and his/her staff of assistant coaches? *
2 points
2) The responsibilities of the referee include the following EXCEPT: *
2 points
3) What are some items that a referee can work on to help with making clear, confident, and consistent decisions? *
2 points
4) U.S. Soccer requires that all re-certifying referees to once more complete an in-person field session in the licensing process. *
2 points
5) During a second, consecutive year as a referee, will I need to submit a new U.S. Soccer NCSI Background Check if I am 18 years or older *
2 points
6) Which of the following exists to offer support and opportunities for your training and development as a Grassroots referee? *
2 points
7) The purpose of the Grassroots referee is to: *
2 points
8) The performing environment of the Grassroots referee includes the following *
2 points
9) The responsibilities of the referee consist of: *
2 points
10) Players, coaches, and spectators must: *
2 points
11) Now you have 1 year or more season(s) of experience, and perhaps you worked with 1 or more assignors in your area or state. Navigating the assigning process includes the following EXCEPT: *
2 points
12) I do not feel I was assigned many games in my first season. I should: *
2 points
13) I was assigned and accepted mostly 4 games on Saturday and 4 on Sunday. Although the pay is good, I am starting to feel some pain in my left knee. I should: *
2 points
14) My goal this season is to increase understanding of the four moments of soccer in order to anticipate and apply moving to an optimal position to see the action without interfering. The four moments of soccer are: *
2 points
15) Which of the following would help to predict when a direct free kick foul (e.g. a careless: charge, jumping at, kick, push, strike, tackle, or trip) is most likely to happen? *
2 points
16) I have completed my Online Grassroots Referee Course, and I can go back and reference the material as many times as needed to review various concepts including: *
2 points
17) The best position during the game is typically a dynamic location where I can see the action. For my upcoming game, I will focus on: *
2 points
18) I am more confident and comfortable making an offside decision. I understand when an offense occurs and when to raise my flag straight up to alert the referee that an attacking player on the opponent’s half of the field was: *
2 points
19) The most common fouls or offenses for which the referee must blow the whistle, if there is no advantage, are careless actions against an opponent during play including: *
2 points
20) In order to complete my Grassroots Referee Licensing Re-certification process, I must also complete the following: *
2 points
21) After each game I officiate, I feel more comfortable communicating during the game and remembering to use the following: *
2 points
22) A direct free kick signal by the referee involves one arm straight up with the palm open.
2 points
Clear selection
23) The referee signal to indicate ‘advantage’ involves:
2 points
Clear selection
24) As a referee when I see a careless foul, my whistle is softer in volume and shorter in length compared with when I see a reckless offense. *
2 points
25) As an assistant referee (AR), in the case where the referee needs my assistance to determine if the foul occurred inside the penalty area, I can: *
2 points
26) Over my experience (1 year or more), I am more aware and understand the importance of moving into a position to see a challenge for the ball between opponents by: *
2 points
27) On game day, at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled kick-off, my referee teammates and I have several items to take care of including: *
2 points
28) The referee kicks-off the game with a loud whistle. As an assistant referee during the game, I must position myself: *
2 points
29) I am the referee in an 11v11 adult game, and I see a defender challenge for the ball in an effort to make the other team lose the ball. The defender tackles for the ball but misses and with their momentum accidentally, yet carelessly, trip their opponent. The ball continues to move over the touchline. How should the game restart? *
2 points
30) I am the assistant referee in an adult 11v11 game, and I see an offense committed by an attacker against an opponent while challenging for the ball. I should convey this information to the referee if the whistle is not blown to stop play because there is no advantage. I should: *
2 points
31) Reflection with the referee team should only take
2 points
Clear selection
32) The following are true about reflection after each game EXCEPT *
2 points
33) In the penalty area decision in the second half, the referee could not see that the foul occurred over the penalty are line and therefore inside the penalty area. The referee awarded a direct free kick outside the penalty area. What can I do to improve on similar situations in the next game? *
2 points
34) Early in the second half, the ball crossed over the touchline for a throw-in in the assistant referee’s side. I correctly signaled a throw-in for the team wearing white shirts. The referee signaled in the opposite direction and then corrected the signal. What can we do to improve on similar situations in the next game? *
2 points
35) During reflection, referees can ask questions to clarify the scenario being discussed, the correct decision, and the justification and supporting segments in the Laws of the Game *
2 points
36) My confidence and comfort level have increased after several games and with the help of my fellow referees. I have also started my self-reflection journal where I write brief notes on: *
2 points
37) During my online experience in the U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referee Module there was something about reflection after the game. In addition to increasing knowledge and understanding of the game, I am working on: *
2 points
38) After my first game, my referee team talked about the game: what went well and what did not. Are these ALL the components for reflecting as a team? *
2 points
39) My teammates were NOT able to stay after we completed the game report since they had to go to a different venue/field. Who else could help with reflection after the game? *
2 points
40) I have also spent some time on my own, self-reflecting about my last game. What else can I do to help me improve in my next game(s)? *
2 points
41) Based on 2020/21 IFAB’s Laws of the Game, to determine the outcome of a match, yellow cards and warnings are NOT carried forward into kicks from the penalty mark *
2 points
42) A deliberate handball by a defending player is considered a deliberate play for purposes of the offside decision. *
2 points
43) The ball and the shoulder area ABOVE the armpit of an attacker make contact and the ball goes into goal. What is the decision by the referee? *
2 points
44) Any offense (not only a foul) which “interferes with or stops a promising attack” should result in *
2 points
45) During the taking of a penalty kick, the goalkeeper commits an offense that does NOT impact the attacker and the kick is missed and the ball leaves the field over with goal line without the ball touching the goalkeeper. What is the decision by the referee? *
2 points
46) For a free kick by the defending team from inside their own penalty area the Laws of the Game allow for: *
2 points
47) When determining if a handling offense took place, the Laws of the Game describe the following categories for players’ actions. These are: *
2 points
48) Where three or more defending team players form a “wall,” all teammates of the kicker(attacking team) must remain at least: *
2 points
49) The procedure for a dropped ball includes the following EXCEPT *
2 points
50) A shorter time spent during subs is possible by applying the substitution procedure. This includes the referee *
2 points
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