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A “Penalty Kick“.
The basic soccer rules are described in these Definitions. See “Advantage Clause“, “Cards”, “Fouls”, “Hand Ball”, “Offside Rule”, “Shoulder Charge”, “Assistant Referee”, “FIFA”, “Corner Kick”, “Free Kick”, “Goal Kick”, “Kick Off”, “Lines“, “Penalty Kick”, “Substitutions” & “Throw-Ins”. Also, see “Rules” and “Safety Rules”, Basic Information & Tips for Beginning Coaches. Soccer rules are revised annually by FIFA. You can visit www.fifa.com. for the latest official soccer rules, which are called the “Laws of The Game”.
(aka “Spot Kick”). A “penalty kick” or “PK”, is a special type of direct free kick. When a soccer player commits any of the 10 “Direct Free Kick Fouls” within his own Penalty Box, the other soccer team is given a Penalty Kick. On a PK, a soccer player from the fouled soccer team (the coach can choose who, but it is nice to choose the player who was fouled) gets a free shot at goal from the “Penalty Mark” (which is 12 yards out for U-12 & older; less for U-8 & U-10) with only the goalkeeper to stop the shot. All other soccer players must stay outside the Penalty Box & the Penalty Box Arc until it is kicked. The kick must go forward & once “in play” (i.e., once the soccer ball moves) any soccer player other than the kicker may then touch the soccer ball. The goalkeeper must stay on the goal line until the soccer ball is kicked, but he can move laterally along the line. The goalkeeper cannot take actions (such as waving his arms or yelling) to try to intentionally distract the kicker because that would be “unsporting”, nor can the kicker start his run & then stop for the purpose of faking the Goalkeeper, for the same reason.
The soccer player taking the penalty kick may not play the soccer ball a second time until it has touched another soccer player. (Interpretation: he MAY play the soccer ball and attempt to score if the goalkeeper or another soccer player has touched it, but not if just bounces back off the post or crossbar; the kicker must not touch it unless another soccer player has touched it).
If, after the penalty kick has been taken the kicker touches the soccer ball a second time (except with his hands, which is a direct free kick penalty) before it has touched another soccer player, an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing soccer team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. However, if the kicker deliberately handles the soccer ball before it has touched another soccer player, a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing soccer team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. (Go to www.fifa.com, “Regulations”, for more details).
When one team is penalized, the other usually gets a “free kick”. There are 2 types of free kicks (direct & indirect) and a special type of Direct Free Kick called a Penalty Kick:
- Direct Free Kick – Where a goal may be scored by kicking the ball directly into the opponent’s goal without anyone else touching it (although it still counts if someone else does touch it).
On Direct & Indirect Free Kicks, defenders must stay away from the kicker (6 yards if U-8, 8 yards if U-10 & 10 yards for U-12 & older) until a player on the kicking team moves the ball, if they don’t they can receive a yellow card. (See “Fouls“, “Hand Ball“, “Cards“, “Offside Rule“, & “Penalty Kick“. Go to www.fifa.com. for more details). The Offside Rule applies on Free Kicks.
There are 2 kinds of soccer fouls, Direct Kick Fouls & Indirect Kick Fouls. (Rules are called “Laws Of The Game” and are changed each year. Go to www.fifa.com. for current rules. See “Cards” for more fouls & penalties):
Direct Kick Fouls – For which the other team receives a “direct free kick” (meaning a goal can be scored by kicking the ball straight into the goal) or a “penalty kick” (”PK”) if the foul occurs within the Penalty Box (Note: It doesn’t matter whether the ball was in the Penalty Box or not; what matters is where the foul was committed). There are 10 direct kick fouls. The rules say that the referee should call a foul for numbers 1 thru 6 if he believes they are committed in a manner he considers “careless, reckless or using excessive force”:
- kicking or attempting to kick an opponent. Accidentally kicking an opponent while tackling the ball is not a foul unless it was careless, reckless, or there was excessive force. If a player slide tackles from the front, it will be considered at least “dangerous play” (which is an indirect kick foul), or kicking, or tripping, or “unsporting behavior”, even if the ball is contacted, since it would at the least be reckless or dangerous. (See “Cards, Red Card, Serious Foul Play”)