Video Instruction – Offside Decision

Offside decisions can lead to critical match incidents such as allowing or disallowing a goal. The officiating team must work together to get these decisions correct.


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3 Responses to “Video Instruction – Offside Decision”

  1. You may want to select clips where the offside position is certain.
    The time of kick and the positioning of potential offside player is not in the same screen shot. This is actually far closer to onside due to the lag effect created by camera view creating doubt and dynamic movement where it is recommended to keep flag down.

    • Thank you for your comment.

      The teaching point of this clip is to show a deliberate play by the defender without regard to the position of the attacking player. The value of focusing on the position of an attacking player as the sole determination of penalizing for offside is better left for basic level instruction.

    • In my opinion, the position of the offensive player is irrelevant. Yes, she is in an offside position or at least it looks like it from the clip but the fact that the defensive player made an attempt to play the ball in relation to having the ball deflect off of her, nullifies an offside call that eventually leads to a good goal. Excellent decision by the officiating crew if indeed that was the decision they made. It is unclear if the AR raised the flag or not but the coaches reaction leads me to believe that his flag was not raised. Excellent decision!!