Whistle Stop is AYSO's weekly newsletter for referees and referee related positions. Every Thursday, Whistle Stop
will contain refereeing tips, interesting anecdotes from other referees, Q & As and other important information. You
can also submit any questions or suggestions for articles.
Emotional outbursts from the coach can be vivid and typically brief, undirected, and often quickly regretted. The
referee must understand the complex emotions coaches experience in relation to the match, and discount appropriately
language which does no lasting harm to those who might have heard or seen the outburst. Of course, the coach might
well be warned in various ways (a brief word, direct eye contact, etc.) regarding his behavior...
Here you can read the latest updated version of the Laws which were last modified at the 125th Annual General Meeting
of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Newport, Wales on 5 March 2011. These were brought into effect
on 1 July 2011.
To view the FIFA Laws of the Game, click here.
Referees must make decisions related to games, applying knowledge, common sense and their wits. These decisions must always respect the letter of the law and embrace the spirit of the game. Test your knowledge and see if you can answer the following question...more.