A lockout is defined as the sudden stoppage in progress, in which the game is stopped for a period of time and the player has to sit out the rest of the match. There are four main types of lockout situations – by the free, due to injuries, due to time out, and due to foul play. The four different types of lockout are discussed below.
Referee lockout situations are usually caused when the referee calls a foul call is not upheld. The most common type of ref lockout situation happens at the end of the first half or right after the half, when the foul call on either team is questionable.
This situation can be caused by anything from an elbow or a hook to a flying kick or a throw in the box. When this happens, the match is stopped for a period of time until both teams agree on a new foul call that will be enforced.
As mentioned above, there are also situations where the foul call is upheld. These can be caused by a referee being unaware of what the opposing team is doing or if the call was a penalty, a kick or a shot that was blocked. In both of these situations, the player needs to wait until he is given his next chance by the ref before he can go back out on the field.
It is very important that you watch the officials closely when they are enforcing a foul call. If you can see any hesitation while the official is giving the foul, then this could be a foul situation and you should watch closely. Sometimes the ref will call a foul when it is actually a foul or if the opposing team is moving into the penalty box when it is not in their own penalty box.
Most foul situations, however, will not go past the point of three seconds without the offending team being given another chance. For the majority of fouls that happen out on the field, the offending team gets another chance to prove their innocence before the official makes their decision. You will need to watch closely to ensure that your team is not caught off guard with another foul situation.
Another common type of foul situation occurs at the beginning of the second half. For example, if one team is down a goal and is called for a foul while the other team is up by two, the referee may call a foul on the first team and then the second team to make the game end score equal.
This is a situation where a foul situation can last as long as one team has the ball. It is important for you as a referee to watch closely to ensure that the teams have a foul on the first team, so that they do not have to go on offense again at the beginning of the second half.