Made with

Soccer (Football) Offside

Creating the soccer field plan mentioning different positions, such as the offside one, is always possible to do within a very short period of time as long as you have ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software and the Soccer solution from ConceptDraw STORE application.

Soccer (Football) Solution

Sample 1. Soccer (Football) Solution

Offside is simply one of the laws of the association football, which was codified in the 11th Law of the general “Laws of the Game” book. The law is known to be stating that a player is in an offside position in case he or she receives the ball, played forwards by a teammate, who is known to be actively involved in the particular play. No player can be offside in case they are behind or level with the ball while it is being played.

A player is known to be in an offside position in case her or his body parts with which he/she can touch the ball during any other part of the play are in the opponents' half of the football field, being closer to the opponents' goal line to compare to the both second-to-last opponent and the ball. Being in an offside position shouldn’t be treated as an offence in itself. At the very moment when the ball touches, or it is played by the player's team, that particular player is expected to be actively involved in the play (as the referee thinks) leading to an offence to occur.

Once the so called “offside offence” occurs, the referee can stop the play and award a so called indirect free kick all the way to the defending team from the very same position where the offending player stands. The offside offence is known to be neither a “misconduct” nor a “foul”. The football players are never known to be sent off or booked for the offside. Any play occurred straight after there was an offence but before the referee can stop the play is known to be nullified.

All the soccer players continuing such play may be booked, which can be based on the referee's assessment of how intentional or significant the play was. One of the most popular duties of the assistant referees is to be able to assist the referee in the adjudicating offside. The position on the so called “side-lines” can give a more useful view sideways across the pitch. All the assistant referees can communicate agreeing on an offside offence being occurred in a way of raising their signal flags.

Regardless of the position, there is known to be no offside offence in case a player receives the ball directly from a corner kick, a so called “throw-in” or a goal kick. But the offside offences may occur in case a player receives the ball from either an indirect or direct free kick.

Soccer (Football) Offside *

Sample 2. Soccer (Football) Offside

An offside offence happens when a soccer player in an offside mongo at the moment the ball is played or touched by a teammate. But it is very important to take into consideration in such situation that it can be only committed an offside offence in case 1) the player becomes actively involved in play by touching or playing the ball which was touched or passed by a team-mate, 2) the player is preventing his opponent from being able to play or from playing the ball in a way of challenging an opponent for the ball or obstructing the opponent’s line of vision, 3) the player is playing a ball which is deflected or rebounds to him off the crossbar, his opponent or goalpost from an offside position.

Any offside is known to be judged at the time the ball is played or touched by a teammate, but not when the player receives the ball, as it is possible for a player to receive the ball past the last opponent or the second-to-last opponent with no need of committing an offence. Thus, the process of determining if a player is in so called "active play" or not can be sometimes quite complex. The restart for an offside sanction is known to be a so called “indirect free kick” for the opponent at the place where the offence occurred itself.

An assistant referee can always signal to show that an offside offence took place by, first of all, raising his flag upright without any movements and, secondly, by raising his flag in a manner that can signify the location of the offence, such as when his flag is pointed at a forty-five-degree angle downwards it means that the offence has occurred in the third of the pitch which is nearest to the assistant referee; in case his flag is parallel to the ground, then it means that the offence has occurred in the middle third of the pitch and if his flag pointed at a forty-five-degree angle upwards, then it becomes obvious that the offence has occurred in the third of the pitch, which is furthest from the assistant of the referee.

Trying to judge whether a soccer player is level with an opponent at the moment the ball is kicked is known to be a hard work as in case a defender and an attacker are known to be running in the opposite directions, then they can be only two metres apart in less than one second. Some of the researchers believe that the so called “offside officiating errors” are "optically inevitable". The mentioned statement has been argued that technological media as well as people are incapable of detecting an offside position quickly and accurately enough to make the right decision. From time to time it is simply impossible to keep all the relevant players in the visual field at the very same moment, that’s why it’s always better to have such processes automated.

Soccer (Football) Field Dimensions

Sample 3. Soccer (Football) Field Dimensions

No matter how hard the referee tried to spot the offside, there’s always a risk of the false judgement, which is being increased by the so called “foreshortening effect”, known to be occurring when the distance between the assistant referee and the attacking player differs a lot from the distance to the defending player. It can also happen in case the assistant referee is not in line with the defender himself. The well-known difficulty of the so called “offside officiating” is also often underestimated by the spectators.

Nevertheless, if the offside was already spotted, it can always be illustrated in a way of a soccer-related diagrams as well as other schemas of any complexity within only a few minutes as long as you have so useful Soccer solution.


Soccer (Football) Illustrated →

It’s very important that your soccer drawing looked beautiful, interesting and attracted the attention. For this it is necessary add the illustrations! The Soccer solution delivers several libraries with predesigned bright and interesting clipart objectsSoccer (Football) Illustrated *
Picture: Soccer (Football) Illustrated
Related Solution:

Offensive Play – Double Wing Wedge – Vector Graphic Diagram →

Producing football diagrams using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software takes seconds, not minutes. Thanks to Football solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park all you need is just drag and drop ready-to-use positions objects to a template contains football field, and place positions on the field.Offensive Play – Double Wing Wedge – Vector Graphic Diagram *
Picture: Offensive Play – Double Wing Wedge – Vector Graphic Diagram
Related Solution:

I Formation (Offense) Diagram →

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software extended with the Football solution delivers samples with diagrams of the most popular offenses in American Football. You can complete this set modifying any sample. All you need is to drag and drop objects to depict another offense and then save with the different name. Feel free to add text label with the offense name directly to your document.I Formation (Offense) Diagram *
Picture: I Formation (Offense) Diagram
Related Solution:

How To use House Electrical Plan Software →

Electrical plan is a document that is developed during the first stage of the building design. This scheme is composed of conventional images or symbols of components that operate by means of electric energy. To simplify the creation of these schemes you can use house electrical plan software, which will not require a long additional training to understand how to use it. You only need to install the necessary software ant it’s libraries and you’ll have one less problem during the building projection. Any building contains a number of electrical systems, including switches, fixtures, outlets and other lightening equipment. All these should be depicted in a building electrical plans and included to general building documentation. This home electrical plan displays electrical and telecommunication devices placed to a home floor plan. On the plan, each electrical device is referenced with the proper symbol. Electrical symbols are used for universal recognition of the building plan by different persons who will be working on the construction. Not all possible electric symbols used on a certain plan, so the symbols used in the current home plan are included to a legend. The electrical home plan may be added as a separate document to a complete set of building plans.House Electrical Plan Software
Picture: How To use House Electrical Plan Software
Related Solution:

Baseball Diagram — Defence Positions →

Producing football diagrams using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software takes seconds, not minutes. Thanks to Baseball solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park all you need is just drag and drop ready-to-use positions objects to a template contains baseball field, and place positions on the field.Baseball Diagram — Defence Positions *
Picture: Baseball Diagram — Defence Positions
Related Solution:

Soccer (Football) Field Templates →

The Soccer solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes also a wide collection of templates and samples to help the soccer specialists and fans to draw any soccer-related diagrams and schemas as quickly as possible.Soccer (Football) Field Templates *
Picture: Soccer (Football) Field Templates
Related Solution:

Football – 2014 FIFA World Cup Standings Group →

You can see the samples representing the 2014 FIFA World Cup schedules and tournament tables for each of eight groups. These samples was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the “FIFA World Cup 2014 team flags”, “Soccer pictograms” and “Soccer silhouettes” libraries from the Soccer solution from the Sport area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.Football – 2014 FIFA World Cup Standings Group *
Picture: Football – 2014 FIFA World Cup Standings Group
Related Solution:

Cross-Functional Flowchart →

There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart. This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.Cross-Functional Flowchart
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
Related Solution: