Fannin County SocceR Association

Parents are encouraged to attend FCSA Board meetings to provide feedback and get information regarding board activities. Board meeting schedules will be posted on the home page at the beginning of each season.

FCSA Board Members:

President - Lacy Bayham - fanninsoccer@gmail.com

Vice President - Open Position

Treasurer - Leslie Cruz

Coach/Player Development - Brad Denniston

Disciplinary Actions - Tony Cruz

Secretary - Open Position

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RULES AND REGULATIONSOF THE FANNIN COUNTY SOCCER ASSOCIATION, INC  
​Fannin County Soccer Association (FCSA) is now part of the North Texas State Soccer Association and it is recommended that all players, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, referees and board members real all the rules of the NTSSA.  The FCSA will abide by rules of the NTSSA unless it is amended by the FCSA Board of Directors. All coaches will receive a copy of the Laws of the Game for FCSA.  These laws will be what all Referees will call by and for the FCSA. Disciplinary procedures for all cards will be as follows:A player who receives two yellow cards during a match will be suspended for one game.A player who receives a red card for any sending-off offense except dangerous play will receive an automatic one game suspension. A player who receives a red card for dangerous play will receive a three game suspension.A player who accumulates two dangerous play suspensions during one season will be suspended for the remainder of the season. A player who accumulates four red cards for any sending-off offense will be suspended for the remainder of the season. A cumulative card system is set in place for yellow cards.  A player accumulating three yellow cards will be suspended for one game.  For each additional two yellow cards the player will be suspended for an additional game.

​LAWS OF THE GAME
THE FIELD OF PLAY
THE BALL
THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS
THE PLAYERS’ EQUIPMENT
THE REFEREE
THE ASSISTANT REFEREES
THE DURATION OF THE MATCH
THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY
THE BALL IN AND OUT OF PLAY
THE METHOD OF SCORING
OFFSIDE
FOULS AND MISCONDUCT
FREE KICKS
THE PENALTY KICK
THE THROW-IN
THE GOAL KICK
 THE CORNER KICK LAW

LAW 1 Field of Play 

Field SurfacesMatches may be played on natural or artificial surfaces, according to the rules of competition. DimensionsRealizing that we must generally accept and play on fields furnished by the various municipal parks departments, the following are recommended field and goal sizes: Adult50 yards wide by 100 yards longYouthU12 through U19: 50 yards wide by 100 yards longU6 through U10: 30 yards wide by 60 yards longThe goal, penalty box and goal box will be sized according to the field size. Special note: Field sizes will be size as outlined by North Texas Soccer Association, when possible.  However, field sizes will be determined by team sizes and communicated after registration is closed. Field MarkingsThe field of play is marked with lines.  These lines belong to the areas of which they are boundaries.  The two longer boundary lines are called touch lines.  The two shorter lines are called goal lines.  All lines are not more than 12 cm (5 in) wide The field of play is divided into two halves by a halfway line.  The center mark is indicated at the midpoint of the halfway line.  An adult or U12-U19 field will be marked at the midpoint of the halfway line with a circle having a radius of 9.15 m (10 yds).  Fields of smaller dimension will have a circle proportionate to the size of the field around the midpoint of the field. The Goal AreaA goal area is defined at each end of the field as follows:  Two lies are drawn at right angles to the goal line, 5.5 m (6 yds) from the inside of each goalpost.  These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of 5.5 m (6 yds) and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line.  The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the goal area.  Measurements stated are for and adult or U12-U19 field.  Fields of smaller dimension will have a goal area proportionate to the size of the field.  The Penalty AreaA penalty area is defined at each end of the field as follows:Two lines are drawn at right angles to the goal line, 16.5m (18 yds) from the inside of each goalpost.  These lines extend into the field of play for a distance of 16.5 m (18 yds) and are joined by a line drawn parallel with the goal line.  The area bounded by these lines and the goal line is the penalty area.Within each penalty area a penalty mark is made 11m (12 yds) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them.  An arc of a circle with a radius of 9.15 m (10 yds) from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty area.Measurements stated are for and adult or U12-U19 field.  Fields of smaller dimension will have a penalty area proportionate to the size of the field.  The Corner ArcA quarter circle with a radius of 1 m (1 yd) from each corner is drawn inside the field of play.  Measurements stated are for and adult or U12-U19 field.  Fields of smaller dimension will have a corner arc proportionate to the size of the field.  GoalsGoals must be placed on the center of each goal line.  They consist of two upright posts equidistant from the corner and joined at the top by a horizontal crossbar. The distance between the posts is 7.32 m (8 yds) and the distance from the lower edge of the crossbar to the ground is 2.44 m (8 ft).  Both goalposts and the crossbar have the same width and depth which do not exceed 12 cm (5 in).  The goal lines are the same width as that of the goalposts and the crossbar.  Nets may be attached to the goals and the ground behind the goal, provided that they are properly supported and do not interfere with the goalkeeper.  The goalposts and crossbars must be white.  Measurements stated are for and adult or U12-U19 goal.  Fields of smaller dimension will have a goal proportionate to the size of the field.  SafetyGoals must be anchored securely to the ground.  Portable goals may only be used if they satisfy this requirement.

LAW 2 The Ball Qualities and Measurements 

The ball is:SphericalMade of leather or other suitable materialOf a circumference of not more than 70 cm (28 in) and not less than 68 cm (27 in)Not more than 450g (16 oz) in weight and not less than 410g (14 oz) at the start of the matchOf a pressure equal to .6-1.1 atmosphere (600-1100g/cm2) at sea level (8.5 lbs/sq in-15.6 lbs/sq in) Replacement of a Defective BallIf the ball bursts or becomes defective during the course of a match:The match is stoppedThe match is restarted by dropping the replacement ball at the place where the first ball became defectiveIf the ball bursts or becomes defective while not in play at a kick-off, goal kick, corner kick, free kick, penalty kick or throw-in then the match is restarted accordingly.The ball may not be changed during the match without the authority of the referee. Ball sizes will be as follows:U12-Adult – Size 5U8-U10 – Size 4U6 & under – Size 3 


LAW 3 Number of Players and Substitutions Players
A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper.  A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than seven players.  Special note regarding Number of Players: U4 will play 4v4 or 5v5, without goalkeeper.  Player ratio will be adjusted each season, dependent upon the registration in that division.  A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than 3 players.  Each team will field an equal number of players.U6 will play 5v5 or 6v6, including goalkeeper.  Player ratio will be adjusted each season, dependent upon the registration in that division.  A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than 4 players.  Each team will field an equal number of players.U8 will play 7v7 or 8v8, including goalkeeper.  Player ratio will be adjusted each season, dependent upon the registration in that division.  A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than 6 players.  Each team will field an equal number of players.U10 will play 8v8 or 9v9, including goalkeeper.  Player ratio will be adjusted each season, dependent upon the registration in that division.  A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than 7 players.  Each team will field an equal number of players.All other age groups will play 11v11, when registration allows.  Each team will field an equal number of players.Size of teams will be communicated when registration is complete SubstitutionsThere will be unlimited substitutions. All MatchesIn all matches all Players must be on a roster given to referee prior to the start of the match. Substitution ProceduresTo replace a player by a substitute, the following conditions must be observed:The referee is informed before any proposed substitution is madeA substitute only enters the field of play after the player being replaced has left and after receiving a signal from the refereeA substitute only enters the field of play at the halfway line and during a stoppage in the matchA substitution is completed when a substitute enters the field of playFrom that moment, the substitute becomes a player and the player replaced ceased to be a playerAll substitutions are subject to the authority and jurisdiction of the referee, whether called upon to play or not Changing the GoalkeeperAny rostered players may change places with the goalkeeper, provided that:The referee is informed before the change is madeThe change is made during stoppage  in the match Infringements/SanctionsIf a substitute enters the field of play without the referee’s permission:Play is stoppedThe substitute is cautioned, shown the yellow card and required to leave the field of playPlay is restarted with an indirect free kick at the place the ball was located when play was stopped If a player changes places with the goalkeeper without the referee’s permission:Play continuesThe players concerned are cautioned and shown the yellow card when the ball is next out of play For any other infringements upon this Law:The players concerned are shown the yellow card Restart of PlayIf play is stopped by the referee to administer a caution:The match is restarted by an indirect free kick, to be taken by a player of the opposing team from the place where the ball was located when play was stopped Players and Substitutes Sent OffA player who has been sent off before the kick-off may only be replaced by one of the named players on the roster.  If the player replacing that player is sent off, that position will remain vacant for the duration of the game. 

Law 4 The Players’ Equipment Safety
A player must not use equipment or wear anything which is dangerous to himself or another player (including any kind of jewelry). Basic EquipmentEach player shall have a number on the back of his jersey not less than four (4) inches high, and shin guards meeting the standards set forth in the FIFA Laws of the Game or subsequent memoranda shall be mandatory.  If a competition team goes to outside games, they must have matching uniforms. Shin GuardsAre covered entirely by the stockingsAre made of suitable material (rubber, plastic or similar substance)Provide a reasonable degree of protection GoalkeepersEach goalkeeper wears colors which distinguish him from the other players, the referee and the assistant referees Infringement/SanctionsFor any infringement of this LawPlay need not be stoppedThe player at fault is instructed by the referee to leave the field of play to correct his equipmentThe player leaves the field of play when the ball next ceases to be in play, unless he has already corrected his equipmentAny player required to leave the field of play to correct his equipment does not re-enter without referee’s permissionThe referee checks that the player’s equipment is correct before allowing him to re-enter the field of playThe player is only allowed to re-enter the field of play when the ball is out of playA player who has been required to leave the field of play because of an infringement of this Law and who enters (or re-enters) the field of play without the referee’s permission is cautioned and shown the yellow card Restart of PlayIf play is stopped by the referee to administer a caution:The match is restarted by an indirect free kick taken by a player of the opposing side, from the place where the ball was located when the referee stopped the match

 Law 5 Referee The Authority of the Referee

Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed. The Referee:Enforces the Laws of the GameControls the match in co-operation with the assistant referees and, where applicable, with the fourth officialEnsures that any ball used meets the requirements of Law 2Ensures that the players’ equipment meets the requirements of Law 4Acts as timekeeper and keeps a record of the matchStops, suspends or terminates the match, at his discretion, for any infringements of the LawsStops, suspends or terminates the match because of outside interference of any kindStops the match if, in his opinion, a player is seriously injured and ensures that he is removed from the field of play.  An injured player may only return to the field of play after the match has restartedAllows play to continue until the ball is out of play if a player is, in his opinion, only slightly injuredEnsures that any player bleeding from a wound leaves the field of play.  The player may only return on receiving a signal from the referee, who must be satisfied that the bleeding has stoppedAllows play to continue when the team against which an offense has been committed will benefit from such an advantage and penalizes the original offense if the anticipated advantage does not ensue at that timePunishes the more serious offense when a player commits more than one offense at the same timeTakes disciplinary action against players guilty of cautionable and sending-off offenses.  He is not obliged to take this action immediately but must do so when the ball next goes out of play.Takes action against team officials or spectators who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner and may, at his discretion, expel them from the field of play and its immediate surroundsActs on the advice of assistant referees regarding incidents which he has not seen.Ensures that no unauthorized persons enter the field of play.Restarts the match after it has been stopped.Provides the appropriate authorities with a match report which includes information on any disciplinary action taken against players and/or team officials and spectators and any other incidents which occurred before, during or after the match. Decisions of the RefereeThe decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play are final.  The referee may only change a decision upon realizing that it is incorrect or, at his discretion, on the advice of an assistant referee, provided that he has not restarted play or terminated the match. 

Law 6 Assistant Referees Duties

Two assistant referees are appointed whose duties, subject to the decision of the referee, are to indicate:When the whole of the ball has passed out of the field of play.Which side is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-inWhen a player may be penalized for being in an offside positionWhen a substitution is requested.When misconduct or any other incident has occurred out of the view of the referee.When offenses have been committed whenever the assistants are closer to the action than the referee (this includes, in particular circumstances, offenses committed in the penalty area)Whether, at penalty kicks, the goalkeeper has moved forward before the ball has been kicked and if the ball has crossed the line AssistanceThe assistant referees also assist the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game.  In particular, they may enter the field of play to help control the 9.15m distance.  In the event of undue interference or improper conduct, the referee will relieve an assistant referee of his duties and make a report to the appropriate authorities.

Law 7 The Duration of the Match Periods of Play Age Groups

Length of Halves or QuartersHalf-Time IntervalsLength of OvertimeU4 & U6Four 10 minute quarters2 min. @ quarters/5 min. @ halfNo OTU8Four 12 minute quarters2 min. @ quarters/5 min. @ halfTwo 5 minuteU10Two 25 minute halves5 minutes @ halfTwo 10 minuteU12 & U 14Two 30 minute halves5 minutes @ halfTwo 15 minute Allowance for Time LostAllowance is made in either period for all time lost through:SubstitutionsAssessment of injury to playersRemoval of injured players from the field of play for treatmentWasting timeAny other causeThe allowance for time lost is at the discretion of the referee Penalty KickAdditional time is allowed for a penalty kick to be taken at the end of each half or at the end of periods of extra time.  Abandoned MatchAn abandoned match is replayed unless the competition rules provide otherwise. 

Law 8 The Start and Restart of Play Preliminaries

A coin is tossed and the team which wins the toss decides which goal it will attack in the first half of the match.  The other team takes the kick-off to start the match.  The team which wins the toss takes the kick-off to start the second half of the match.  In the second half of the match the teams change ends and attack the opposite goals. Kick-OffA kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play:At the start of the matchAfter a goal has been scoredAt the start of the second half of the matchAt the start of each period of extra time, where applicableA goal may be scored indirectly from the kick-off. ProcedureAll players are in their own half of the fieldThe opponents of the team taking the kick-off are at least 9.15m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in playThe ball is stationary on the center markThe referee gives a signalThe ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forwardThe  kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another playerAfter a team scores a goal, the kick-off is taken by the other team. Infringements/SanctionsIf the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.For any other infringement of the kick-off procedure:The kick-off is retaken Dropped BallA dropped ball is a way of restarting the match after a temporary stoppage which becomes necessary, while the ball is in play, for any reason not mentioned elsewhere in the Laws of the Game ProcedureThe referee drops the ball at the place where it was located and the play was stopped.  Play restarts when the ball touches the ground. Infringements/SanctionsThe ball is dropped again:If it is touched by a player before it makes contact with the groundIf the ball leaves the field of play after it makes contact with the ground, without a player touching it. Special CircumstancesA free kick awarded to the defending team inside its own goal area is taken from any point within the goal area.  An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team in its opponents goal area is taken from the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred.  A dropped ball to restart the match after play has been temporarily stopped inside the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the ball was located when play was stopped. 

Law 9 Ball In and Out of Play 

Ball Out of PlayThe ball is out of play when:It has wholly crossed the goal line or touch line whether on the ground or in the airPlay has been stopped by the referee Ball In PlayThe ball is in play at all other times, including when:It rebounds from a goalpost, crossbar or corner flag post and remains in the field of playIt rebounds from either the referee or an assistant referee when they are on the field of play Law 10 The Method of Scoring Goal ScoredA goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal. Winning TeamThe team scoring the greater number of goals during a match is the winner.  If both teams score an equal number of goals or if no goals are scored, the match is drawn. Mercy Rule: If, at any time, a team’s score exceeds the opponent’s score by more than 10 points, the game will be terminated. Competition RulesWhen competition rules require there to be a winning team after a match or home and away tie has been drawn, only the following procedures which have been approved by the International FA board are permittedAway goals ruleExtra timeKicks from the penalty mark 

Law 11 Offsides Offside Position

It is not an offense in itself to be in an offside position.  A player is in an offside position if:He is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second last opponentA player is not in an offside position if:He is in his own half of the field of playHe is level with the second last opponentHe is level with the last two opponents OffenseA player in an offside position is only penalized if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play by:Interfering with play orInterfering with an opponent orGaining an advantage by being in that position No OffenseThere is no offside offense if a player receives the ball directly from:A goal kickA throw-inA corner kick Infringements/SanctionsFor any offside offense, the referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred Special note:  Offsides will be played in age divisions U10 and up.

Law 12 Fouls and Misconduct

 Fouls and Misconduct are penalized as follows: Direct Free KickA direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following six offenses in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:Kicks or attempts to kick an opponentTrips or attempts to trip an opponentJumps at an opponentCharges an opponentStrikes or attempts to strike an opponentPushes an opponentA direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following four offenses:Tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ballHolds an opponentSpits at an opponentHandles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)A direct free kick is taken from where the offense occurred. Penalty KickA penalty kick is awarded if any of the above ten offenses is committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play. Indirect Free KickAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of the following four offenses:Takes more than six seconds while controlling the ball with his hands before releasing it from his possessionTouches the ball again with his hands after it has been released from his possession and has not touched any other playerCommits any of the following seven offensesIs guilty of serious foul playIs guilty of violent conductSpits at an opponent or any other personDenies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offense punishable by a free kick or penalty kickUses offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gesturesReceives a second caution in the same matchA player, substitute or substituted player who has been sent off and shown the red card must leave the vicinity of the field of play and the technical area Disciplinary SanctionsOnly a player or substitute or substituted player may be shown the red or yellow card.  The referee has the authority to take disciplinary sanctions, as from the moment he enters the field of play until he leaves the field of play after the final whistle. Cautionable OffensesA player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following seven offenses:Is guilty of unsporting behaviorShows dissent by word or actionPersistently infringes the Laws of the GameDelays restart of playFails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick or throw-inEnters or re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permissionDeliberately leaves the field of play without the referee’s permissionA substitute or substituted player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following three offenses:Is guilty of unsporting behaviorShows dissent by word or actionDelays the restart of play A player, substitute or substituted player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following seven offenses:Is guilty of serious foul playIs guilty of violent conductSpits at an opponent or any other personDenies the opposing team a goal or and obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offense punishable by a free kick or a penalty kickUses offensive, or insulting or abusive language and/or gesturesReceives a second caution in the same matchA player, substitute or substituted player who has been sent off and shown the red card must leave the vicinity of the field of play and the technical area. A player who removes his jersey when celebrating a goal must be cautioned for unsporting behavior. Charging the goalkeeper in possession of the ball is NOT ALLOWED in any youth play in FCSA.  Possession is defined as: “One or two hands on the ball, holding it, bouncing it, tossing it up and then catching it, or patting it along the ground.” It is not an intentional hand-ball offense for any player to try to protect the vital areas of his or her body by placing hands or arms across them to protect them from being struck at close range by the ball.  The match referee shall be the sole judge of whether the hands or arms were used to deliberately propel the ball. Coaches and assistant coaches are subject to the same game disciplinary procedures by the referee as are the players.

Law 13 Free Kicks

 Types of Free KicksFree kicks are either direct or indirect.  For both direct and indirect free kicks, the ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player. The Direct Free KickIf a direct free kick is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awardedIf a direct free kick is kicked directly into the team’s own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team The Indirect Free KickSignal:  The Referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising his arm above his head.  He maintains his arm in that position until the kick has been taken and the ball has touched another player or goes out of play. Ball Enters the GoalA goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.If an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal kick is awardedIf an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the team’s own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team Position of Free KickFree Kick inside the Penalty AreaDirect or Indirect Free Kick to the defending team:All opponents are at least 9.15m (10 yds) from the ballAll opponents remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in playThe ball is in play when it is kicked directly beyond the penalty areaA free kick awarded in the goal area is taken from any point inside that area Indirect Free Kick to the attacking team:All opponents are at least 9.15m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play, unless they are on their own goal line between the goal postsThe ball is in play when it is kicked and movesAn indirect free kick awarded inside the goal area is taken from that part of the goal area line which runs parallel to the goal line, at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred Free Kick outside the Penalty AreaAll opponents are at least 9.15m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in playThe ball is in play when it is kicked and moves The free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred Infringements/SanctionsIf, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:The kick is retakenIf, when a free kick is taken by the defending team from inside its own penalty area, the ball is not kicked directly into play:The kick is retaken Free kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeperIf, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.If, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredA penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the kicker’s penalty area Free kick taken by the goalkeeperIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred 

Law 14 The Penalty Kick 

A penalty kick is awarded against a team which commits one of the ten offenses for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play. A goal may be scored directly from a penalty kick.Additional time is allowed for a penalty kick to be taken at the end of each half or at the end of periods of extra time. Position of the Ball and the PlayersThe Ball:Is placed on the penalty markThe player taking the penalty kick:Is properly identifiedThe defending goalkeeper:Remains on his goal line, facing the kicker between the goalposts until the ball has been kickedThe players other than the kicker are located:Inside the field of playOutside the penalty areaBehind the penalty markAt least 9.15m (10 yds) from the penalty mark The RefereeDoes not signal for a penalty kick to be taken until the players have taken up position in accordance with the LawDecides when a penalty kick has been completed ProcedureThe player taking the penalty kicks the ball forwardHe does not play the ball a second time until it has touched another playerThe ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward When a penalty kick is taken during the normal course of play, or time has been extended at half-time or full-time to allow a penalty kick to be taken or retaken, a goal is awarded if, before passing between the goalposts and under the crossbar:The ball touches either or both of the goalposts and/or the crossbar, and/or the goalkeeper Infringements/Sanctions If the referee gives the signal for a penaltyThe kick is retakenIf, after the penalty kick has been taken:The kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has been touched by another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredThe kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredThe ball is touched by an outside agent as it moves forward:The kick is retakenThe ball rebounds into the field of play from the goalkeeper, the crossbar or the goalposts, and is then touched by an outside agent:The referee stops playPlay is restarted with a dropped ball at the place where it touched the outside agent 

Law 15 The Throw In 

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.  A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. A throw-in is awarded:When the whole of the ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the airFrom the point where it crossed the lineTo the opponents of the player who last touched the ball ProcedureAt the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower:Faces the field of playHas part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch lineUses both handsDelivers the ball from behind and over his headThe thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player. All opponents must stand no less than 2 meters from the point at which the throw-in is taken. The ball is in play immediately as it enters the field of play. Infringements/Sanctions Throw-in taken by a player other than the goalkeeper:If, after the ball is in play, the thrower touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the thrower deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredA penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the thrower’s penalty area Throw-in taken by the goalkeeper:If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurred. If an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower:He is cautioned for unsporting behavior and shown the yellow card For any other infringement of this law:The throw-in is taken by a player of the opposing team Special Note:U4 will use kick-ins instead of throw-insU6 will use throw-ins, but improper throw-ins will not result in loss of ball 

Law 16 The Goal Kick 

A goal kick is a method of restarting play.  A goal may be scored directly from a goal kick, but only against the opposing team. A goal kick is awarded when:The whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the attacking team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Law 10. ProcedureThe ball is kicked from any point within the goal area by a player of the defending teamOpponents remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in playThe kicker des not play the ball a second time until it has touched another playerThe ball is in play when it is kicked directly beyond the penalty area Infringements/Sanctions If the ball is not kicked directly into play beyond the penalty area:The kick is retakenIf, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredA penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the kicker’s penalty areaGoal kick taken by goalkeeper:If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredFor any other infringement of this Law:The kick is restarted 

Law 17 The Corner Kick 

A corner kick is a method of restarting play.  A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opposing team. A corner kick is awarded when:The whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the defending team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Law 10 Procedure:·         The ball is placed inside the corner arc at the nearest corner flagpost·         The corner flagpost is not moved·         Opponents remain at least 9.15m (10 yds) from the corner arc until the ball is in play·         The ball is kicked by a player of the attacking team·         The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves·         The kicker does not play the ball a second time until it has touched another player Infringements/Sanctions Corner kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeperIf, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another playerAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredA penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the kicker’s penalty area Corner kick taken by goalkeeperIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredIf, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredAn indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place the infringement occurredFor any other infringement:The kick is retaken

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Directions

From Hwy 82 & 121

Proceed South on 121

Turn Right on Silo Road (In between Burger King and Kwik Check)

Turn Left on W. 12th Street. 

Soccer Entrance is First Right Turn



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