Elkhorn Soccer Rules
Kick-off A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play either at the start of the match or after a goal has been scored. A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off. Procedure: All players are in their own half of the field. The opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least 10 yards from the ball until it is in play. The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward, the kicker can't touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player. No Hands, please I bet you knew that one. Most people who know nothing about soccer still know that you can't use your hands unless you are the goalie. This rule applies to any part of the body from the tips of the fingers to the shoulder. However every ball that hits someone's arm is not a hand ball. It depends if it accidentally contacts their arm/hand or if the player purposefully used their hand/arm to gain an advantage. Goal scored A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line. It must be between the cones/flagpoles and not higher than 7 feet. Ball out of play The ball is out of play when it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline(sideline) whether on the ground or in the air. Throw-in is awarded When the whole of the ball passes over the touchline(sideline), either on the ground or in the air. From the point where it crossed the touchline(sideline), to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball. Procedure: At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower must face the field of play, have both feet behind the touchline(sideline), use both hands and deliver the ball from behind and over his head. The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. Corner Kicks & Goal Kicks A corner kick or goal kick is taken when the ball leaves the field across a goal line- you know, the far ends of the field with a goal. If the offensive team kicks it out, play is restarted with a goal kick. If...
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