Q&A

1. Who are members of the Executive Board of the Capital District Soccer Association?

See our contact section


2. How do I become a Referee?

See our Become a Referee section.


3. Did I have to play soccer in order to become a Referee?

No, although previous knowledge of the game greatly increases the speed on learning to become a referee


4. Does becoming a referee require special skills?

Although the knowledge to become a referee can be taught, there is a need to maintain physical and emotional health. Soccer matches involve running and judging play on a field which can be very large (up to 100 yards wide and 130 yards long). The length of a soccer match is up to 45 minutes per half. The referee is the only person who must be engage throughout the entire match.

Although, younger players play shorted games and sometimes on smaller fields, the ability to run while judging play remains necessary.


5. What is the size of a soccer field?

Dimensions

The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of the goal line.

Length:

  • 100 yards (minimum)
  • 130 yards (maximum)

Width:

  • 50 yards (minimum)
  • 100 yards (maximum)

 

International matches


Length:

  • 110 yards (minimum)
  • 120 yards (maximum)

Width:

  • 70 yards (minimum)
  • 80 yards (maximum)

 


6. Are there different size soccer balls?

Yes, the size 5 soccer ball is the official size for players over the age of 12. The ball used for younger players are smaller – a size 4 for children aged 8-12, and a size 3 for children under 8 years of age.