Laws of the Game
Educating yourself on the rules and laws of the games can give you a better understanding of how the game is played. One of the most confusing and contraversal laws is the "Offside" rule. To better educate yourself on the laws and all the factors involved we have listed some details below.
ASA would like to share this information for those coaches and parents who are trying to educate themselves and their players on the laws of the game, not question referee decisions.
The law states that if a player is in an offside position when the ball is played to him or touched by a teammate, he may not become actively involved in the play.
A player is in an offside position if he is closer to the goal line than both the ball and the second-to-last defender, but only if he is in the opposition half of the field. To be offside, a player must: