GOALKEEPERS & GOAL AREAS

If the goalkeeper leaves the area for any reason during play then a penalty will be given to the opposing team. Unless momentum as taken the goal keeper out after making a save in the area

Any defending players that enter the goal area for any reason during play will result in a penalty to the opposing team. This includes running through/across the goal area. This does not include momentum which may take a player into the area. But If the ball is touched/cleared during this momentum a penalty may be given at the referee’s discretion).

If an attacking player goes into the goal area, a goal kick will be awarded. If the attacker’s foot is inside the area when they shoot, the goal will be disallowed. If momentum takes the attacker into the area but the shot left their foot before their foot entered into the area the goal will be given.

Goalkeepers can roll, throw or kick the ball out.

Goals will be disallowed if the ball goes directly in the net from a goal keepers throw.

 

FREE KICKS, BACK PASSES, PENALTIES

All free kicks must be taken indirectly. The ball must be placed at the point of the foul and can be taken by any player. The opposing team must be one meter from the ball when a free kick is taken.

Goals will not be awarded if scored directly from a free kick.

A free kick can be given for one of the following:

(1) Foul and abusive language

(2) Charging

(3) Over aggressive

(4) Handball

(5) Dangerous play

(5) Slide tackles

(6) Lack of control in a tackle

(7) Time wasting

 

The referee is able to include a sin bin for five minutes as well as a free kick if they feel it’s necessary.

Back passes to the goalkeeper ARE allowed.

 

The goalkeeper is allowed to pick the ball up from a back pass.

 

Multiple back passes to a goalkeeper will be reviewed at the referee’s discretion and a free kick can be awarded if they feel it’s getting ridiculous.

OTHER

The referee’s decisions on the pitch are final.

These league rules are not exhaustive and may be added to or amended at any time.

 

Fit Football reserve the right be to deduct 1 point from a team at our own discretion for a forfeit or any serious misconduct.

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