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Michigan Referee Program / Blog (Page 7)

There once was a time when all DOGSO ended up with a red card. But not any more. If there was a DOGSO offence inside the penalty area and if there was an attempt to play the ball, the red card is downgraded to a...

We have covered this before. So let's refresh our memories. It's about SPA (Stopping a Promising Attack). We don't have 3Ds+C (formerly known as 4Ds) like DOGSO. But we have S+S+O that we can use to help us better judge if a SPA has occured....

When the ball is coming toward you, you are tempted to back peddal so you would not get hit with the ball. But sometimes, because you moved backwards, you get hit. Watch this example. In this instance, the attacking team continues to possess the ball. But...

When there is a counter attack, the referee needs to sprint to keep up with the play. Sometimes the play may slow down for a second or two, but in most cases, the attack continues. So the referee cannot afford to slow down just because...