Offsides is a hard call to make in soccer. Many of the referees of our youth games are just learning how to apply this rule themselves. Please be patient with them and do not yell at them if you believe that they have missed an offsides call. They are doing their best!
► NOTE for Ages 9U & 10U:
The build out line (not the half line) will be used to denote where offside offenses can be called. Thus, players cannot be penalized for an offside offense between the halfway line and the build out line. Players can be penalized for an offside offense between the build out line and goal line.