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Title: Offside Duties Judging Involvement in Play


1
Offside DutiesJudging Involvement in Play
  • Ohio South Advanced Referee Training
  • 2009

Ohio South Intermediate Referee Recertification
Training Fall 2010
2
Consider the situation.
  • A ball is played into space by an attacker.
    Another attacker who was in an offside position
    when the ball was played moves to play the ball.
  • Do you wait until the attacker moving to the
    ball touches the ball before you flag them for
    offside?
  • THINK ABOUT IT

3
  • The purpose of this presentation is to define
  • 1) what particular conditions must exist to
    constitute active involvement when judging
    whether a player has committed an offside
    offense
  • 2) when the AR should raise the flag to signal
    that an offside offense has occurred.

4
Offside The Offence requires.
  • Position Involvement

5
Offside The Offence requires.
  • Position Involvement
  • Offside Position means an attacker is.
  • closer to the goal line than the ball
  • in their opponents half of field
  • ahead of the second to last defender

6
Offside The Offence requires.
  • Position Involvement
  • Involvement comes in 3 forms.
  • Interfering with play
  • Interfering with an opponent
  • Gaining an advantage

7
Offside I. Interfering with play means.
  • touching the ball last played or touched by a
    teammate.

8
OffsideInterfering with Play 1
A2
GK
Offside Offense
A1
An attacker in an offside position A2, NOT
INTERFERING WITH AN OPPONENT, touches the ball.
This player is offside when he touches the ball.
9
OffsideInterfering with Play 2
A2
GK
A1
An attacker at A1 shoots the ball towards the
goal.
10
OffsideInterfering with Play 2
A2
GK
NO Offside Offense
A1
An attacker (A2) in an offside position NOT
INTERFERING WITH AN OPPONENT, does not touch the
ball. This player should not be penalized because
he did not touch the ball.
11
OffsideInterfering with Play - 3
GK
A1
A
Attacker A plays ball forward into space
12
OffsideInterfering with Play - 3
A2
GK
A1
Another attacker in an offside position A1 runs
towards the ball and plays it at A2. NO DEFENDER
IS MOVING TO CHALLENGE.
13
OffsideInterfering with Play - 3
A2
GK
Offside Offense
A1
The assistant referee should raise the flag
only when the player touches the ball at A2.
14
Offside II. Interfering with an opponent means.
  • Blocking the movement or vision of an opponent
  • OR
  • Making a movement which distracts or deceives an
    opponent

15
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 1A
GK
A1
Offside Offense
An attacker in an offside position A1, is
obstructing the GKs clear line of vision and
interfering with the GKs ability to fairly play
the ball.
16
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 1B
GK
A1
NO Offside Offense
An attacker in an offside position A1, is NOT
obstructing the goalkeepers line of vision.
17
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 2
GK
A1
B
An attacker makes a square pass.
18
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 2
GK
Offside Offense
A1
B
and an attacker from an offside position A1, runs
toward the ball, preventing the opponent B from
playing or being able to play the ball.
19
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 3
GK
A1
A
Attacker A plays ball forward into space
20
OffsideInterfering with an Opponent 3
A2
GK
Offside Offense
A1
When an attacker in an offside position A1 runs
to play the ball to last touched by an attacker
AND A DEFENDER REACTS the AR should raise the
flag immediately for interfering with an opponent.
21
Offside III. Gaining an Advantage means.
  • playing (touching) a ball that
  • rebounds off a goal post or the crossbar .or.
  • deflects off an opponent

22
OffsideGaining an Advantage - 1
GK
A2
Offside Offense
A1
A shot from A1 rebounds off the keeper to
attacker A2 who was in an offside position when
the shot was taken. A2 is offside when they
touch the ball Gaining an Advantage.
23
OffsideGaining an Advantage - 2
GK
A2
Offside Offense
A1
A pass from A1 rebounds off a defender to
attacker A2 who was in an offside position when
the pass was attempted. A2 is offside when they
touch the ball Gaining an Advantage.
24
Referees and Assistant Referees
  • Do not signal for offside unless you see
  • a touch on the ball or
  • clear interference with an opponent
  • (directly blocking the movement or vision of
    an opponent)

25
Review
  • Interfering with Play or Gaining an Advantage
    requires actual contact with the ball.
  • HOWEVER..Touching the ball is not required for
    calling offside if the attacker is Interfering
    with an Opponent by making a movement or gesture
    which, in the opinion of the referee, deceives or
    distracts that opponent.

26
Referees and Assistant Referees
  • NOT SURE???
  • When in doubt NO CALL
  • Wait until you are sure
  • A slow, accurate call is better than a quick,
    wrong call

27
OFFSIDE On-Line Module Quiz
  • This concludes the first segment of the Offside
    on-line presentation.
  • As a review you will need to
  • 1) Print out the blank answer sheet posted on
    the next page
  • 2) Answer the five (5) questions that follow
  • 3) Print your name on the line provided
  • 4) Bring completed answer sheet to Module A
    class session.

28
OFFSIDE On-Line Module Quiz

1) Yes No Explain Why
2) Yes No Explain Why
3) Yes No Explain Why
4) Yes No Explain Why
5) Yes No Explain Why
Name (Print)
29
Back to the situation at the beginning of this
presentation.
  • A ball is played into space by an attacker.
    Another attacker who was in an offside position
    when the ball was played moves to play the ball.
  • Question 1
  • Do you wait until the attacker moving to the ball
    touches the ball before you flag them for offside?

30
  • A player in an offside position, but not
    interfering with an opponent, runs toward the
    ball played by a team-mate.
  • Question 2
  • Must the referee wait until he touches the ball
    to penalize him?

31
  • The ball has been kicked deep into the attacking
    side of the field and the only attacking player
    near the ball is in an offside position.
  • He sprints towards the ball, but because he has
    not yet touched the ball, the offside offense is
    not signaled by the AR.
  • Question 3
  • Is this a correct decision?

32
  • The player in the offside position continues to
    sprint towards the ball.
  • The nearest defender then also starts to sprint
    to the ball, but well before either player is
    able to touch it, the ball passes over the goal
    line and out of play.
  • Question 4
  • Should the AR signal for the offside offense?

33
  • The player in the offside position continues to
    sprint towards the ball.
  • The nearest defender then also starts to sprint
    to the ball and is able to kick the ball over the
    goal line and out of play just before the
    attacking player reaches the ball.
  • Question 5
  • Should the AR signal for the offside offense?

34
End Segment 1 The following segment is optional
and your choice to review or not. It is an
extensive analysis of a video clip which includes
elements a Referee and/or Assistant Referee must
take into account before deciding to call the
offside offense. This is a rather advanced
discussion of offside that will take a good deal
of time to go through but should be very
worthwhile.
35
Offside Decisions
  • The following video clip you are about to see
    contains all the elements that are involved in
    determining whether an offside offense has
    occurred or not, i.e. timing, location,
    involvement and defensive response.
  • All the key aspects pertaining to making a
    correct offside decision are seldom captured in a
    single play situation such as this.

36
PLAY SCENARIO
  • The team in white is attacking from left to
    right, while the team in red is defending the
    right half of the field.
  • The ball is passed back from an attacking white
    player to a teammate, who immediately volley
    kicks the ball over the red teams defenders.
  • Two attacking players subsequently run forward
    and become involved in active play. The second
    attacker ultimately gathers the ball and
    continues toward her opponents goal.

37
  • VIDEO

Scroll mouse over black area. When Start Bar
appears at bottom, press Arrow.
38
Camera View
  • All the discussion points and presumptions to be
    made in this play analysis will occur during stop
    action and all the camera views are from a fixed
    point above and behind the play.
  • Remember these are not the views that the Referee
    or the AR has on the field, nor do they have the
    luxury of stop action replay.

39
View of the AR
  • The AR has at best a one or two-dimensional view
    of the various segments of the play and must
    initially be able to look through players in
    order to determine who may or may not be in an
    offside position at the instant the play begins,
    . i.e. at the precise time the ball is volleyed
    forward.
  • In a crowded stadium she probably also does not
    have the ability to hear when the kick is taken.

40
Officials Decision
  • So, in the reality of the actual game situation,
    it is doubtful that even the best trained and
    most alert official is going to be able to see
    and determine precisely all the aspects involved.
  • However, everyone, including you, still expects
    the team of officials to be able to immediately
    process all the discussion points and make the
    perfect call.

41
R
Ball
A
42
MOTION OF PLAY
  • At the start of this video all of the players on
    both teams, as well as the Referee and presumably
    the AR, are retreating to the left toward the
    center of the field.
  • Note that the Referees back is to the right side
    of the field and will remain so until after the
    ball is volley kicked forward to start the play
    sequence.

43
The REFEREE
  • The Referee is in no position to determine which
    players were in an onside or offside position at
    the time of the kick.
  • Consequently, the Referee can have no real input
    regarding which players can or cannot actively
    participate in this play.
  • In this entire play situation the Referee must
    rely solely on the capability and judgment of the
    lead AR.

44
Offside Position
  • When making an offside decision, the first thing
    that you must always determine is whether a
    player is in an offside position.
  • That is, are they simultaneously (1) ahead of the
    ball (2) in their opponents half of the field,
    and (3) ahead of the second-to-last defender.

45
Offside Position
  • When?
  • . Precisely at the time the play starts, i.e.
    when the first touch of the ball is made by a
    teammate.

46
TIMING The Start of the Play
R
Ball
A
47
Offside Position Time of Decision
  • At the precise moment that the ball is volley
    kicked forward is the instant that the first
    decision has to be made . not a fraction of a
    second before nor a fraction of a second after .
  • Must determine exactly who is and/or who is
    not . guilty of being in an offside position.

48
Position of Players
  • During a play such as this, if there is any
    uncertainty as to whether a player is in an
    offside position (or not) at the time of the kick
    the AR must consider that player as not being in
    an offside position.
  • Therefore, that player could never be guilty of
    committing an offside offense, during the
    remaining play sequence.

49
Time of Kick
  • At the instant that the ball is kicked, we can
    only see 11 of the 22 players on the field and we
    can see that the Referee still has her back to
    where the ball will eventually be directed.

50
Ball
H
G
D
R
F
C
W
B
X
A
51
Immediately After the Kick
  • A fraction of a second after the kick has been
    taken, all 20 players and the Referee are in the
    stop-action view and the ball itself has yet to
    cross the half-line.
  • This is the first time we get to see the relative
    positions of all the players involved in this
    game situation, but it is still not at the moment
    the ball was kicked.

52
Immediately After the Kick
  • In reality this is NOT the time that the offside
    position decision should be made.
  • For the purposes of this video review lets
    assume the positions of all the players in this
    picture are relatively the same as when the kick
    was actually taken.

53
Immediately After the Kick
  • In this view, at least 3 of the attackers
    (players B, C and D) meet the criteria of being
    in an offside position. Defender W is the next
    to last defender and is the offside position
    reference point.
  • Only these three players can be potentially
    called for the offside offense as a result of
    this pass.

54
Immediately After the Kick
  • At the precise time of the kick it is quite
    possible that players F and G were also in an
    offside position and maybe even player H.
  • Again the Referee cannot help in this
    determination, because she is beginning the
    process of turning around and getting back into
    seeing the resulting play.

55
Ball
R
D
C
W
B
A
X
56
One Second After the Kick
  • One second after the play started the ball has
    just reached the halfway line.
  • If the offside position decision were to be made
    at this time .. and remember its way too late
    .. none of the attackers are in an offside
    position .. a different defender (player X) is
    now the next-to-last opponent.

57
Ball
R
D
C
W
B
A
X
58
One Second After the Kick
  • It isnt until this time that the Referee has
    just gotten turned around into a position to be
    able to view the rest of the play.
  • So, from the Referees late view of the play
    situation, there appears to be no offside offense
    possible.

59
AR Position Mechanics
  • Most important to making the correct decision is
    the ARs position and mechanics.
  • Now, lets discuss the reality of the play
    situation from the ARs point of view.
  • We cannot see the AR in this video, but we need
    to assume that the AR lines up square to the
    field and with the second-to-last defender.

60
AR Position Mechanics
  • Remember that the players and the Referee were
    all running back toward the half-line just before
    the volley kick was taken.
  • And the AR?
  • .. She was also running back up field in an
    attempt to stay with the next-to-last defender
  • . bear in mind that during this run-back
    up-field the next-to-last defender was not
    necessarily always the same player.

61
AR Position Mechanics
  • This AR had to keep track of
  • all the attacking players . as well as
  • all the defenders . and
  • remember which players were in an offside
    position . and
  • which players were not in an offside position
    . while
  • both teams were in constant motion, as well as
    the AR herself.

62
AR Position Mechanics
  • Exactly where is this AR at the time of the kick
    or even this fraction of a second later?
  • If shes slightly ahead of the actual next-to
    -last defender or slightly behind, she will have
    a distorted view of where the line of offside
    position may be.

63
AR Position Mechanics
  • Depending on the ARs angle and the timing of the
    ARs decision, there could be as many as six
    players (Players B, C, D, F, G, and
    H), and as few as only one player (player B),
    initially being regarded as being in an offside
    position.

64
AR Position Mechanics
  • The AR also has to look thru several bodies to
    determine which attackers are where, while at the
    same time being able to peek thru another set of
    bodies to determine exactly when the kick was
    taken.

65
Offside Position Decision
  • With this maybe you can begin to see the
    difficulty that the AR could have had.
  • Most likely the only player that the AR could be
    100 sure, one way or the other, was the
    attacking player A . who was clearly in an
    on-side position.

66
Offside Position Decision
  • The AR must be focused on
  • Any and all of the attackers in an offside
    position in the event that any one of them
    actually moves toward the ball altering the
    course of a defender and thereby interfering with
    them.
  • any attacker that comes from an on-side position
    and becomes directly involved in the play.

67
Offside Position Decision
  • Clearly the AR must maintain a great deal of
    concentration and patience in order to get the
    decision correct.

68
Ball
H
G
D
R
F
C
W
B
X
A
69
OFFSIDE POSITION
  • For the purpose of continuing this discussion the
    three attackers (players B, C, and D) that
    we initially determined to be in an offside
    position are the only players that we can or will
    be potentially calling for the offside offense,
    as a result of this pass.

70
D
Ball
Z
W
C
A
B
X
71
Player Involvement
  • As the ball falls to the ground most players from
    both teams can be seen to have turned or are in
    process of turning and moving towards the ball.
  • The lead attacker (player A) and the nearest
    red defender (player Z) are on a collision
    course.

72
Player Involvement
  • Although this player A has definitely become
    involved in the play, the AR had to be patient
    and hold her flag.
  • The AR had to first determine whether this
    attacker was one of the three original attackers
    (players B, C or D) in an offside position
    or not.

73
Player Involvement
  • If you watch the video carefully, you will see
    that this attacker (player A) is not one of the
    players who was in an offside position at the
    time of the kick . or for that matter she was
    not even close to being in an offside position.

74
NOT OFFSIDE
  • Upon determining that player A was not one of
    the players in an offside position, the AR had to
    resist raising the flag.
  • The AR then had to begin to move again with the
    attack.

75
End of Play ??
  • However . Point of Note
  • Even though there is active involvement by an
    on-side player, the initial play is not
    necessarily over .
  • One of the three attackers (players B, C or
    D), who was initially in an offside position,
    could somehow still become involved in the play.

76
NOT OFFSIDE
  • Accordingly, it would be very easy for the AR to
    loose focus, assume that this play is over and
    that the whole offside decision process and
    snapshot process should begin anew.
  • NOT necessarily the case!

77
D
Z
Ball
W
A
C
78
What Happened?
  • In the subsequent run onto the ball by player
    A, the defender, player Z, at the same time
    almost slide tackles the ball away.

79
D
A
Ball
W
Z
C
80
What Happened?
  • What did you initially see ?
  • In the actual play sequence did it appear that
    player A may have touched the ball first?
  • Or did the player A simply jump over the
    slide tackle by defender Z?
  • Did defender Z slide tackle the ball in such
    a manner that it glanced off the attacking player
    A?

81
D
A
W
Ball
C
Z
82
What Did the AR See?
  • The AR must maintain full concentration during
    this play series in order to determine what
    actually occurs, but being at ground level and
    having a different view than what weve seen in
    the video the ARs judgment may be considerably
    different than ours.

83
End of Play . Or Not?
  • Remember, if the ball touches or is touched by an
    attacking player (player A), intentionally or
    not, the play in progress is over and a new play
    sequence begins.

84
End of Play . Or Not?
  • From our vantage point we can see in the stop
    action mode that the attacker (player A)
    jumped over the ball and the defender (player
    Z), and that there was clearly no contact
    between player A and the ball.
  • As a result, this original play-in-motion has not
    ended (at least for the reason of a touch of the
    ball again by an attacking player) and an offside
    offense may still be possible.

85
D
A
W
Ball
Z
C
X
86
End of Play . Or Not?
  • The next point that must be considered is the
    defenders actions (player Z) and the manner in
    which she continued to participate in the play.
  • We can see that player Z clearly reacted to the
    run to the ball by player A and in turn made a
    frantic run to the ball as well.
  • In the process player Z cleanly slide tackled
    the ball away at the last moment.

87
End of Play . Or Not?
  • The point that the AR must now consider (in a
    split second) is whether this defender (player
    Z) made a controlled play of the ball or not.
  • The Referee can offer no help at this time
    because she, as noted earlier from her initial
    positioning, has no concept that an offside
    offense is even possible.

88
End of Play . Or Not?
  • Keep in mind that a play-in-progress is not
    considered to be over if a defending player (in
    this case player Z) merely touches the ball or
    deflects it away.
  • In such a situation, a new play sequence can only
    begin if the defender plays the ball, i.e.
    clearly makes a controlled play on the ball.

89
Controlled Play
  • What is a controlled play verses a touch or
    deflection?
  • Thats something that can only be judged at the
    moment by personally witnessing the action along
    with the totality of the overall play situation.

90
Controlled Play
  • In reviewing any play situation, such as we are
    doing in this video, there will be some
    disagreement (and rightfully so) with our
    individual interpretations, i.e. judgments, of
    what we collectively observed.

91
Controlled Play
  • So, in regard to the action by the red defender
    Z, what did you see or better yet what is your
    judgment?
  • Did this defender Z make what you would
    consider to be a controlled play on the ball?

92
Controlled Play
  • Were actions of player Z a desperate deflection
    of the ball into open space to merely clear the
    ball away from the attacking player A?
  • Or were the actions of player Z somewhere in
    between and in some respects a combination of
    both?

93
Controlled Play Or Not ?
  • There is no final or correct black or white
    decision.
  • Totally Your Judgment
  • Totally Your Decision

94
Basis of Decision
  • Lets take a few moments and reflect on the
    defenders actions more closely.
  • These are just factors that you need to
    incorporate to help you make your final
    judgment.

95
Basis of Decision
  1. Did the defender Z rush to the ball because of
    the lead attackers (player A) movement to the
    ball? . obviously, YES!
  2. Was the defenders run to the ball deliberate?
    YES!
  3. Was the defenders rush to the ball hasty and
    totally reactive? . appears that way, YES!

96
Basis of Decision
  1. Did the defenders rush to the ball appear to be
    a last ditch effort? . again, it appears so,
    YES!
  2. If the lead attacker (player A) was not making
    a direct run onto the ball, would you expect the
    defender (player Z) to react differently?
    . again obviously YES!

97
Basis of Decision
  1. Would you expect the player Z to more obviously
    gain control of the ball and play it to a
    different, and more advantageous, location than
    what resulted from the slide tackle .
    definitely, YES!
  2. Was the slide tackle by defender Z a controlled
    effort? .. your individual judgment . at this
    level, probably, YES! . but then again, maybe
    not.

98
Basis of Decision
  • Whether you consider the slide tackle to be
    controlled or not, could the defender Z have
    directed the ball to another more favorable
    location? . probably NOT!
  • Could the defender Z have successfully played
    the ball any other way? . again, probably NOT!

99
Basis of Decision
  1. How successful was the slide tackle of the ball
    by defender Z? totally in your
    opinion (and the ARs)
  2. Did it prevent the lead attacker A from playing
    the ball? . definitely, YES!

100
Basis of Decision
  • Would the defender Z have played the ball to a
    different location, if she was able to do so?
  • . Absolutely! As it was the ball was cleared
    away into open space that allowed a trailing,
    wide-open, attacker (player C) to collect the
    ball and make a run on goal.

101
YOUR Decision
  • Individually, each of you may see other aspects
    of the overall play that you would take into
    account as well.
  • When you collectively take all those separate
    questions and answers and mesh them together,
    what is your final answer?
  • Its again, totally an individual interpretation
    and judgment! Controlled Play in its truest
    sense . or not?

102
Consequences of Decision
  • If it is judged that the actions of defender Z
    were indeed a controlled play, then the
    original play-in-motion is over and a new play
    sequence begins ..and the offside offense did
    not occur.

103
Consequences of Decision
  • If, however, its determined that the actions of
    defender Z resulted in a deflection (no
    matter how deliberate the act), then this initial
    play-in-motion has NOT ended ..and an offside
    offense again may still be a possibility.

104
ARs Decision
  • In an in-game situation, such as this, the AR
    does not have the luxury of time and a stop
    action video
  • . such a decision must be judged immediately!
  • . No second guessing!
  • .. No time for additional input!
  • . Period!! . End of Discussion!!

105
Play-In-Motion
  • Since the attacking player A was running onto
    the ball from an on-side position the influence
    of her movement upon the nearest defender Z is
    perfectly legal.
  • Whereas, in the same play if an attacking player
    were coming from an offside position there is a
    violation of the Laws that, therefore, allows the
    game officials to stop play for the offside
    offense.

106
Play-In-Motion
  • Continuing from the point of the slide tackle of
    the ball into open space by the initial defender
    Z.
  • If the AR determines that the overall action by
    the defender Z was a controlled play, then a
    new play situation begins.

107
Play-In-Motion
  • HOWEVER ..
  • If the action by player Z was not a controlled
    play, but rather a deflection, then the initial
    play is still in the active stage.

108
D
W
A
Z
C
Ball
X
109
Active Play
  • What the AR must now realize at this point is
    that the attacking player C, who is running to
    and eventually collects the ball, was one of the
    three players (B, C and D) originally in an
    offside position at the time of the initial kick.
  • This attacker C, in effect, has no right to now
    become actively involved in the original play.

110
D
A
W
Z
X
C
Ball
111
Active Play
  • When player C touches the ball she is guilty of
    committing the offside offense by reason of
    gaining an advantage, since she played the ball
    after it was deflected away by an opponent
    (player Z).

112
D
A
Z
W
C
Ball
X
113
Active Play
  • As the latter part of this play develops after
    the slide tackling of the ball by the defender
    Z, we could interpret this a little
    differently.
  • Note that the defenders X and W are moving to
    defend the ball, as a result of the slide tackle.
  • Natural expectation considering all the action
    that has occurred prior to this moment.

114
Active Play
  • The AR must judge whether either defender (X or
    W) moves at a quicker pace or slightly changes
    their direction in anticipation of the next
    action by attacker C.
  • If so determined, then attacker C is guilty of
    directly interfering with an opponent Players X
    and/or W) and the AR should signal as such at
    this time, not waiting to see if this attacker
    plays the ball or not.

115
Active Play
  • Point of Note ..
  • . even if the attacker C had stopped or veered
    away from playing the ball, but the AR initially
    determined that the movement of attacker C
    affected the play of defenders X and/or W,
    then the offside offense has still been committed.

116
Active Play
  • On the other hand, if the movement of both
    defenders X and W was considered to be
    already in motion and in no way influenced by the
    movement of the attacking player C then
    interfering with an opponent is not a reason to
    declare the offside offense.

117
Active Play
  • The AR must then wait and see if the attacking
    player C then actually plays (touches) the
    ball.
  • If this were to be the case, but the attacking
    player C was to stop or veer away . no offside
    offense should be called.

118
D
A
W
C
Z
Ball
X
119
Actual End Result of Play
  • No Offside Offense
  • WHY?
  • . Player A was never in an offside position
  • . And the initial location of player C was
    never recognized.

120
Actual End Result of Play
  • No Offside Offense
  • WHY?
  • To be fair, the game officials and their
    collective points of view could in no way see
    and/or precisely process all the events depicted
    in this stop-action play review.

121
Reality of Game Scenario
  • In the reality of the speed of the game, the
    movement of the players on both teams, and
    positioning of the Referee and the AR during the
    actual time sequence of this game situation ..
  • . it is extremely doubtful that even the best
    trained and most alert AR is going to be able to
    see and determine precisely all the aspects
    involved.

122
Reality of Game Scenario
  • Neither you (via the video press-box view) nor
    the AR (on the field view) could have possibly
    seen all the details . or been able to
    immediately process all the points mentioned in
    this presentation during the initial run of the
    play.
  • And the same is true for all of you that also had
    the opportunity to watch the second slow-mo
    repeat of the play.

123
Reality of Game Scenario
  • From the point of initial kick to the touch by
    the second attacker in real time took a total of
    less than 6 seconds.
  • In a play of this nature the AR has the
    possibility of having to make up to 25 decisions
    in some manner, shape or form.
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