11. Free-Kick

11a) For any infringement of the Small-Sided Soccer rules when the ball is in play, the referee may award a free kick to the non-offending team. The free kick shall be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

11b) At the taking of a free-kick, the ball shall be stationary and all opponents shall be not less than 6 yards (5.5m) from the ball until it has been kicked. The ball shall be in play when it is kicked and moved.

11c) A player taking a free kick within his own penalty area shall kick the ball into play beyond the penalty area. The ball shall be in play when it has been kicked and moved and has passed outside the penalty area. All opponents shall be outside the penalty area and not less than 6 yards (5.5m) from the ball until it has been kicked. For any infringement of this rule, the free kick shall be retaken.

11d) A player taking a free-kick shall not play or touch the ball a second time until it has been played or touched by another player. For any infringement of this rule, a free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team.

12. Penalty-kick 12a) Penalty kicks can be awarded during a Small Sided Soccer game.

12b) If an infraction occurs within the Penalty AREA, a penalty kick will be awarded (to be taken from the penalty spot). If a penalty spot is not marked the referee will determine where the penalty kick will be taken from. Penalty kicks are taken 8yds away from the goal.

12c) All players must be outside the penalty area and behind the ball when a penalty kick is taken.

13. Goal Kicks (This is the only time the Retreat Line comes into play)

13a) A goal kick is a method of restarting the play when the ball, having last touched a player of the attacking team, passes across the end line, but not into the goal.

13b) Retreat Line –

The opponents must drop off to the half-way line to help the goalkeeper and players learn to play out from the back.

The ball is in play as soon as it leaves the goal area and is touched by a teammate. The opposition players cannot cross the half-way line until a player touches the ball. To assist players in this the referee will inform players to ‘retreat’. Further, they will inform players when they can cross the retreat line by using the word ‘engage’.

13c) If the player taking the goal kick plays or touches the ball a second time before it has been played or touched by another player, the player will be awarded a ‘re-do’.

13d) A goal may be scored directly from a goal kick but only against the opposing team.

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