Rules and Regulations for Rookies
Kicks you should know:
Direct Free Kick - Awarded after a foul, and does not have to touch a
teammate before a goal can be scored. A Direct is given for: handball,
kicking, tripping, holding, pushing an opponent or tackling from behind.
Indirect Free Kick - Awarded after a foul, and requires that the ball be
touched by another player before a goal can be scored. An indirect is
awarded for: offsides, goalkeeper taking more than three steps with the ball or
Penalty Kick - Takes Place when the defending team commits a direct-kick foul
inside the 18 yard box. Ball is placed twelve 12 yards in front of the
goal, with only the goalie defending.
Corner Kick - awarded when the defending team kicks or touches he ball beyond
their goal line.
Goal Kick - Awarded when the attacking team kicks or touches the ball beyond
the opponents goal line.
Kick-off - When one team kick the ball the start play. The ball must
make one revolution forward before anyone else can touch it.
What are those colored cards?
Yellow Card - Is a warning given to a player or coach for severe misconduct.
(Two yellow cards in a game counts the same as a red.)
Red Card - When a red card is given, the player is ejected from the game and
not allowed to play in the next game.
What does offsides mean?
Offsides occurs when a player is closer to their opponent's goal than the
last defender ( other than the goalie) at the time the ball is kicked forward by
the player's teammate. If the player is offsides, the other team will get
an indirect kick.
The entire ball must be completely over the side or end line.