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Law 16 - Goal Kick 4/3/2016

Vicki Hayward of Nottingham , UK asks...

If a goal keeper takes a goal kick, off the floor, but it doesn't leave the area before one of her own players touches it, what does the ref award? Our ref took it to be similar to a throw in that doesn't go into play and let the keeper take the goal...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 3/27/2016

Pete roberts of Chester, Uk asks...

Referees in a few of our matches this season have made our keeper retake kick, a tactic I encourage boys to use is to take a quick goal kick to either left or right back to catch out opposition, the problem I'm having is sometimes defender is still i...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 3/9/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was watching a young woman ref a girls' high school game, recently. She was doing a confident and competent job, though I wondered about one thing:

At each goal kick, she would treat it as an indirect free kick, holding her hand up until t...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 3/7/2016

Jennifer of Angleton, Tx U.S. asks...

Can a player kicking the goal kick place the ball on one side then pick it up and take it to the other side to kick the goal kick?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 2/29/2016

Julie Nourayi of rancho palos verdes, CA United States asks...

Situation: On a goal kick restart, a defender positions herself to the side of the PA and the ball is then kicked laterally to her. An attacker enters the PA (while the ball is still rolling through the PA, before being in play) and cuts through diag...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 1/23/2016

john owen of Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom asks...

when was goal kicks allowed to be taken either side of the goal? when I played in goal you took the goal kick the side where the ball went out of play. not like a corner where you take it from the side it went out.
thank you 1...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 11/4/2015

Steve Quinn of Perth, WA Australia asks...

I have found this site to be invaluable as a means of honing my understanding of the finer details of the Laws. I think I have a reasonable grasp of the basic laws of the game, but I am very interested in the more uncommon situations, which by the ve...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 10/21/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was just thinking about corner kick and goal kick restarts -- or even defensive free kicks from the PA -- and how rarely an opposition player would dare infringe the 10-yard zone, yet it's a common occurrence on most other free kicks.

A p...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 10/20/2015

John Sutherland of Tarrytown, NY usa asks...

At what point can an attacking player advance and to where on a goal kick? do you have to wait until ball clears penalty area? ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 10/10/2015

Greg Perez of Park Ridge, New Jersey United States of America asks...

If a penalty kick rebounds off of the goalie, can the player who kicked the penalty kick be the first one to touch the ball?...

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