Soccer Review



    -         The following are all Direct Kicks: (can score without touching another player first & defense must give 10 yards) slide tackles, dangerous play, intentional trips, charging from behind, charging/contacting the goal keeper, hand ball, hand ball in box (penalty kick)

    -         The following are all Indirect Kicks: (the ball must be touched twice before it can count as a goal) charging fairly, intentionally obstructing another player, goalkeeper playing the ball with hands when the ball has been intentionally kicked to them by a teammate, stalling

    Yellow Card: persistent infringement, dissent toward officials, unsportsmanlike conduct, pulling opponents jersey

    Red Card/Ejection: violent strike/attempt to strike, foul/abusive language to anyone, repeated misconduct, intentional hand ball in goalie box that prevents a goal from scoring, intent to harm



    -         The player must be moving forward in an attempt to play the pass & the player must gain an advantage (pose a threat) by being offside before a whistle is blown

    -         There is no offside on a corner kick

    -         Offside results in an indirect fee kick for the offended team

    Goalie Rules:

    -         Protect your goalie – let no one interfere – they are the most likely to be injured

    -         Goalies may touch the ball with their hands only inside the ‘penalty’ area…if touched outside this area it results in a direct free kick

    -         Once the goalie picks up the ball, they may take 4 steps (this includes the bouncing or rolling the ball)



    -         Only intentional handballs that result from a deliberate extension of the arm in an attempt to play the ball will be called ‘direct kick’

    -         Inadvertent contact with arm/hand area will go uncalled

    -         Players may protect vital body parts from the ball with their hands (as long as such movements are reactive in nature & close to the body)

    Out of Bounds:

    a. To be out of bounds the ball must completely cross the plane of the
    sideline, irregardless of where players who touch the ball are located.
    b. For OOB along sidelines teams are awarded throw-ins (both feet on
    ground outside line, both hands behind head, no spin on ball).
    c. On end-lines the offensive team is awarded a corner kick (direct) and
    the defensive team a goal kick (from within goal box, must leave penalty
    d. To be a goal the ball must completely cross the plane of the end-line
    within the goal-posts.