Video Instruction; Penalty Decision

A lot of time has been spent with the video instructional series on differentiating challenges. In no place is it more important for the referee to possess the ability to decipher the fair from the unfair than it is in the penalty area. It is vital that the referee be positioned with the optimal line of sight to all incidents in and around the penalty area given the magnitude of a penalty kick decision and its potential impact on the game. Along with good sight lines, the referee must be able to distinguish a fair tackle from a tackle that is careless, reckless or committed with excessive force.


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