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The ball must go forward. If ball does not go forward or if a person is encroaching, there will be a re-kick.
15 minute halves - The ball shall be deemed out of play when, 1) it COMPLETELY crosses the touch line, whether along the ground or through the air, 2) play has been stopped by the referee, 3) it hits the ceiling or overhead obstruction.
You cannot score directly on a kickoff (without it having been touched by another player). Should this happen, possession will be given to the other team, at the centre mark.
All balls played out of bounds from the sidelines are kick-ins. THE BALL MUST BE SETTLED AND ON THE LINE. The absolute best way to ensure this happens is for the players to pick up the ball and place it on the line. If the ball rolls slightly due to the unevenness of the floor, the referee will not whistle this as a foul. The restart for a violation is an indirect kick for the other team. You cannot have one or more feet completely in the field of play when taking a kick-in, or possession will be given to the other team. Opposing players must be at least 4 meters away from the kicking player.
Opposing players must be at least 4 meters away from the kicking player.
ARE NOT PERMITTED. However, if someone slides to keep the ball in play, block a ball going into the goal, to score, etc., in a manner deemed not to be dangerous by the ref, such will be permitted. Otherwise, these are considered fouls and are direct kicks.
Direct Free Kicks
All opponents shall be situated at least five meters from the ball until it is in play; the ball shall be deemed in play after it has been touched or played.
Indirect Free Kicks
A goal shall only be awarded if the ball touches another player before it enters the goal.
A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits any of the infringements for which a direct free kick is awarded inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.
2 Touch Rule
If, once the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time before it has been touched by an opponent or crossed the halfway line: An indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from the place where the infringement occurred.
If balls hit any overhead obstruction, the ball is moved to the nearest side and played in as a kick-in by the other team.
Sin bin/yellow cards/red cards
Players who are yellow carded will be sin binned for a period of time deemed appropriate by the referee (up to 3 minutes)or until a goal is scored. No other player is allowed to sub on for the sent off/sin binned player until the alloted time is up or goal is scored.