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2009 US Soccer Refereee Directives

The ten (10) Directives are provided to assist in the management of games at the highest levels and, hence, are of interest not only to match officials but coaches and administrators as well. The objective of the Directives is to provide a more unified and consistent approach in key areas of game management.

Free Kick and Restart Management(.pdf) 02/10/2009
Dissent(.pdf) 02/10/2009
100% Misconduct - Tactical and Red Card Tackles(.pdf) 02/02/2009
Assistant Referee Involvement(.pdf) 02/02/2009
Contact Above the Shoulder (.pdf) 02/02/2009
Game Disrepute and Mass Confrontation (.pdf) 02/02/2009
Game Management Model - Flow Risk Taking Game Control (.pdf) 02/02/2009
Handling the Ball(.pdf) 02/02/2009
Injury Management(.pdf) 02/02/2009
Managing the Technical Area(.pdf) 02/02/2009