Presentation on theme: "LAW 8 – Kick-Off and Dropped Ball"— Presentation transcript:
1 LAW 8 – Kick-Off and Dropped Ball THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY
2 6 TOPICSKick-offLocation of playersScoring directly from kick-offSignal for start of playKick-off problemsDropped ball
3 Way to start the 1st half and 2nd half KICK-OFFWay to start the 1st half and 2nd halfBased on results of coin tossAlways same direction (teams switch ends of field)2nd half kick-off done by team that didn’t start the 1st halfA goal can be scored from kick-offWay to start play after a goal is scoredDone by team that was scored against
4 KICK-OFF Way to start the 1st and 2nd overtime periods Based on results of new coin tossAlways same direction (teams switch ends of field)2nd overtime period kick-off done by team that didn’t start the 1st overtime periodA goal can be scored from kick-off
5 KICK-OFF MECHANICS At kick-off: Each team in own half of field Defenders at least 10 yards from ballBall stationary on center markYou give a signal for kick-off (How?)Ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward
7 PROBLEMS AT KICK-OFFPlayers in wrong half of fieldBall does not move forwardBall leaves field directly from kick-offRestart based on which line the ball crossedTaken before referee’s signalRetake the kickKicker plays ball a second time “second touch” –IFK to opposing team
8 DROPPED BALL In other words …. Drop the ball to restart play whenever play has stopped and the Law doesn’t tell you how to restart!A 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
9 DROPPED BALL PROCEDURES Referee drops ball (from waist high)Where ball was when play was stopped (except in goal area)No players required (2 players traditional)Re-drop if:touched by player before it hits groundball leaves field before touched
10 How far away are the defenders When is the ball in play? REVIEWAt the kick-off:Where are the players?Players are in their own half of fieldHow far away are the defendersat least 10 yards from ballWhen is the ball in play?When it is kicked forwardCan a goal be scored directly?YesMust there be a signal for play to start?
11 Any violations (except 2nd touch) Retake the kick 2nd touch by kicker REVIEW (cont’)Any violations (except 2nd touch)Retake the kick2nd touch by kickerIFK for opponentsDropped ball for undefined stoppagesWhere does the dropped ball take place?When is the ball in play?What happens if a player touches the ball before it hits the ground?Who can participate? How many can?Where the ball was when play was stopped.The ball is in play when it touches the ground.A player can touch the ball more than once on a dropped ball.Any player may participate, ball may be dropped between two players but no players are required. Dropped ball to a single player is allowed.