Law XVI - Goal Kick

         

1. PROCEDURE
When the ball passes completely over the defending team's goal line and was last touched by an attacking player, and a goal was not scored, it shall be put into play by a kick taken:
          ·by a player of the defending team
          ·from a point anywhere within the goal area

Exception: In the Passers (U8) division the kick shall be taken from anywhere within the defined Goal Area (or from anywhere in front of the goal area and within twelve (12) yards from the goal line on a full-sized field with full-sized markings)

2. OFFSIDE
The Offside Law does not apply at the taking of a goal kick.

3. IN PLAY
The ball shall be in play when the whole of the ball has left the penalty area or in the Passers (U8) division the Goalkeeper Area

If the ball is not kicked beyond the area, the goal kick shall be retaken, or If the ball is touched by any player (including the kicker) before it leaves the area, the goal kick shall be retaken.

         

4. SECOND TOUCH
If a player taking a goal kick touches the ball after it has left the penalty area, but before it is touched by another player, an indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team. The kick will be taken from the place where the second touch occurred. 

5. GOAL SCORED
A goal may be scored directly from a goal-kick, but only against the opposing team.

 6. ATTACKER POSITION
Players of the opposing team shall remain outside the penalty area (or in the Passers (U8) division the Goalkeeper Area), until the ball has left the area.


 

 

 
  
  

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