Fouls and Misconduct (cont.)
Any of the following offenses will result in an Indirect Free Kick being awarded to the opposing team:
a. playing in a dangerous manner (Ex. high kicks above waist level when too close to other players)
b. obstructing another player when not playing the ballc. goalkeeper holding onto a ball for more than 6 seconds (considered time wasting)
d. intentional delay of gamee. offside
*Note: To protect keepers, even if he/she merely has a finger on the ball in an attempt to save a goal, it will be considered to be under the keeper's control and play will stop.*A goal cannot be scored from an indirect kick unless it touches another player from either team first. Opposing players may make a wall between the kicker and goal provided they are at least 10 yards away from the kicker.
*NOTE: All kicks awarded due to fouls on the small field will be indirect.*
A penalty kick is awarded to the attacking team when any of the offenses listed in Direct Free Kick are committed by the defending team members in their own penalty area. The kick is taken from the penalty mark (12 yards out from the center of the goal line on the middle or large fields). All players except the keeper and kicker must be outside both the penalty area (goal box) and the penalty arc, and at least 10 yards away from the ball. These other players may not move until the ball is kicked, and may not distract the kicker or keeper. The keeper must start out with his/her heels on the goal line. The kicker cannot touch the ball a second time until it is touched by another player from either team. (If the kicker does touch it a second time, an indirect kick is awarded to the defending team from where the kicker touched it the second time).
If an infringement occurs by either team before the kick is taken (ex. someone steps over the line into the penalty area (goal box or penalty arc), play is held until all players comply with rules.
If an infringement occurs by the defending team while the kicker is in the process of kicking the ball, the referee allows the kick to proceed. If the ball enters the goal, a goal is awarded. If the ball does not enter the goal, the kick is retaken.
If an infringement occurs by the attacking team while the kicker is in the process of kicking the ball, the referee allows the kick to proceed. If the ball enters the goal, the kick is retaken. If it does not enter the goal, it will not be retaken.
*NOTE: There will be no penalty kicks taken on the small field.*
Important!! If you are
acting as a referee: If a foul occurs by the defending team, but the
attacking team retains or immediately regains advantage of the play, let the
play progress, unless a dangerous situation has resulted.
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