2023 US Soccer Grassroots Referee Recert Quiz
2023 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 2021-22 Laws of the Game.  The RE-certification quiz is for all referees renewing their Grassroots license from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.  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 their staff of assistant coaches? *
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2) The responsibilities of the referee include the following EXCEPT: *
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3) What are some items that a referee can work on to help with making clear, confident, and consistent decisions? *
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4) U.S. Soccer requires that all re-certifying referees to once more complete an in-person field session in the licensing process. *
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5) U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) require that all re-certifying referees have an active and clear background screen if age 18 or older. *
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6) Welcome back to U.S. Soccer Grassroots refereeing! Which of the following exists to offer support and opportunities for your training and development as a Grassroots referee? *
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7) The purpose of the Grassroots referee is to: *
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8) The performing environment of the Grassroots referee includes the following *
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9) The responsibilities of the referee consist of: *
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10)  Players, coaches, and spectators must: *
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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: *
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12) I do not feel I was assigned many games in my first season.  I should: *
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13)  I was assigned and accepted 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: *
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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: *
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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? *
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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: *
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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: *
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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: *
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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: *
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20)  In order to complete my Grassroots Referee Licensing Re-certification process, I must also complete the following: *
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21)  After each game I officiate, I feel more comfortable communicating during the game and remembering to use the following: *
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22) A direct free kick signal by the referee involves one arm straight up with the palm open.
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23) The referee signal to indicate ‘advantage’ involves:
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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. *
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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: *
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26) 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: *
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27) The referee kicks-off the game with a loud whistle. As an assistant referee during the game, I must position myself: *
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28) 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? *
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29) 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: *
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30) Reflection with the referee team should only take
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31) The following are true about reflection after each game EXCEPT *
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32) In the second half, when the referee had to make a decision, they could not see that the foul occurred over the penalty area 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? *
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33) 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? *
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34)  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 *
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35) Wow! 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: *
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36) 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: *
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37) 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? *
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38) 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? *
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39) 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)? *
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40) Based on 2021/22 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 *
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41) 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? *
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42) Any offense (not only a foul) which “interferes with or stops a promising attack” should result in *
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43) 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? *
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44) For a free kick by the defending team from inside their own penalty area the Laws of the Game allow for: *
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45) When determining if a handling offense took place, the Laws of the Game describe the following categories for players’ actions. These are: *
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46) Where three or more defending team players form a “wall,” all teammates of the kicker (attacking team) must remain at least: *
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47) The procedure for a dropped ball includes the following EXCEPT *
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48) A shorter time spent during subs is possible by applying the substitution procedure. This includes the referee *
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49) During kicks from the penalty mark after the match has ended in a tie, a goalkeeper that is unable to continue may be replaced by an excluded player or a named substitute (if have not used maximum permitted). The replaced goalkeeper may take a kick later.
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50) At the taking of a direct free kick, the ball accidentally bounces off the referee and enters the goal. What decision should the referee make?
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51) When should the referee lower their arm after signaling an indirect free kick?
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52) The referee mistakenly stops the first half of a match 5 minutes short. They do not realize the error until the match has finished. What action should the referee take?
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53) Can the yellow or red card be shown to a substitute who is sitting on the bench?
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54) An obvious goal-scoring opportunity is denied by a player who deliberately kicks the opponent. Is this situation of kicking an opponent considered serious foul play?
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55) A player running with the ball sees an opponent in front and runs off the field of play to continue playing the ball. The opponent holds the player outside the field of play to prevent them from continuing their run. The referee restarts play by ...
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56) A player who is off the field of play to receive medical treatment trips a player who is on the field of play. What decision does the referee make?
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57) A player taking a penalty kick plays the ball forward for a team-mate to run on to it and score. Is that permitted?
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58) When is a player NOT penalized for being in an offside position if they receive the ball from the team-mate?
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59) Can a player wear protection during a match to prevent injury?
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60) Which of the following offences committed by the team in possession of the ball does not require the referee to stop play?
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61) A goal kick is taken but the ball bursts after traveling 20 yards after which the referee stops play. What decision should the referee make for the restart?
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62) An assistant referee signals that the ball has passed over the touch line. A defender inside the penalty area violently strikes an attacker after the ball leaves the field of play. What decision should the referee make?
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63) The referee has NOT had the opportunity to indicate that a free kick is indirect. A player takes a 'quick free kick' and the ball goes directly into the goal. What decision does the referee make?
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64) The two team captains agree to eliminate the halftime interval but one of the players insists on a halftime internal. What decision should the referee make?
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65) A goal kick is taken by the goalkeeper and before it has been touched or played by another player, the goalkeeper deliberately picks the ball up with their hand. What decision should the referee make?
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66) A corner kick is taken, and the ball deflects off the referee and into the goal. What decision should the referee make?
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67) Any player may change positions with the goalkeeper, provided that
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68) Is it permissible to make a mark outside the boundary of the field of play?
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69) Where should play be restarted after the unsporting behavior of a player who lifts the ball with their foot to head the ball back to their own goalkeeper?
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70) A player leaves the field of play to correct their footwear. Can the referee give them permission to return while the ball is in play?
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71) How does the referee penalize kicking or attempt to kick an opponent using excessive force if the ball is not in play?
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72) Before the kick-off, a team-mate of the player taking the kick-off is standing in the opponents' half of the field of play. The player takes the kick-off and scores directly into the opponents' goal. The referee ...
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73) Can a player, who is off the field of play to receive treatment, re-enter from the goal line if the ball is in play?
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74) Can an assistant referee enter the field of play to help check if the defenders' wall is 10 yards from the ball?
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75) While the ball is in play, a defender positioned inside her own penalty area, strikes an opponent who is outside the penalty area with excessive force. What decision does the referee make?
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76) The attacking team correctly takes a throw-in, and the defending goalkeeper tries to catch the ball. The goalkeeper does not touch the ball, and a team-mate of the goalkeeper punches the ball over the crossbar, stopping a promising attack. What decision does the referee make?
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77) A player inside their own penalty area violently strikes the referee. What decision should the referee make?
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78) Is it possible for a goalkeeper to take a throw-in, corner kick or penalty kick?
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79) The ball accidentally touches the attacker's hand or arm and goes to a team-mate that scores a goal directly into the opponent's goal. The referee's decision is.
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80) The referee awards a free kick. An opponent stands in front of the ball. Play is restarted and the ball hits the opponent who is less than 10 yards from the ball. What decision should the referee make?
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81) During the game, another ball enters the field of play. Should the referee stop the game?
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82) Who is responsible for ensuring the balls used in a game comply with the specifications of Law 2, The Ball?
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83) According to the correct procedure to allow a substitution, is it always necessary for a substitute to enter the field of play for the substitution to be completed?
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84) Can players wear earrings covered with tape?
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85) Accidental handball that leads to a team-mate scoring a goal or creating a goal-scoring opportunity will no longer be considered an offence.
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86) A flag post placed in each corner of the field with a non-pointed top must be a minimum of ___ feet high.
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87) The lines on the field of play must be the same width, which must not be wider than ___ inches.
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88) At the taking of a throw-in, all opponents must stand no less than ___ yards from the point at which the throw-in is taken.
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89) At the taking of a throw-in, an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower (including move closer than 2 yards to the place where the throw-in is taken). What is the correct decision?
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90) At the taking of a corner kick, opponents must remain at least ___ yards from the corner arc until the ball is in play.
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91) Which of the following statements IS NOT true regarding the procedure of the taking of a corner kick?
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92) Which of the following statements IS NOT true regarding the procedure of the taking of a goal kick?
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93) If an opposing player did not have time to leave the penalty area at the taking of a goal kick, can the player play, touch, or challenge for the ball?
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94) If at the taking of a goal kick an opponent enters the penalty area before the ball is in play and is fouled by a defender, what is the correct restart of play?
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95) Applying 'advantage' means ...
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96) Does the announcement of the number of minutes of 'added time' state the exact amount of time left in the game?
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97) Which of the following instances is NOT an example of allowance made for lost time?
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98) How many players from each team can participate in a dropped ball?
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99) An attacker in an offside position at the moment of the touch by a teammate receives the ball from a deflection by a defender. Is this an offside offense?
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100) Which of the following ARE NOT considered offside offenses when the attacker is in an offside position at the moment when the ball was played or touched by a teammate?
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