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(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).