The re-wording follows a number of principles: – [soccer] does not accept a goal being scored by a hand/arm (even if accidental), – [soccer] expects a player to be penalized for handball if they gain possession/control of the ball from their hand/arm and gain a major advantage e.g. score or create a goal-scoring opportunity, – it is natural for a player to put their arm between their body and the ground for support when falling, – having the hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a ...
If your hands are protecting your face and the ball hits your hands, it’s not handball. If your hands were not in front of your face then the ball would stop when it hit your face. So you are not gaining any advantage. Be careful though, if your hands are protecting your face, your arms can be pointing outwards.
Summary: The IFAB Laws of the Game defines handball as “the deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with the hand or arm”. The goalkeeper is exempt from this rule inside their penalty area, but has the same restrictions as any other player outside their box. A ball off the shoulder is not handball.
The rule for a hand ball includes using any part of the body from the tips of the fingers to the shoulder. The proper way to look at this soccer rule is that a player cannot “handle” the ball. A ball that is kicked and hits a player’s hand or arm is not a hand ball.
If the ball touches their hand or arm directly from another player who is very close. If their hand or arm is close to their body in a natural position and does not make their body unnaturally bigger. If the player is falling to the ground and their hands and arms are beneath them to cushion the fall.
FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game. August 1, 2017 marked the official rollout of US Soccer's Player Development Initiatives (PDIs). This presentation is available in English and Spanish, which serves as a resource for parents, coaches and referees supporting the growth and improvement of grassroots soccer.
But the Fox Soccer commentators, who had the benefit of watching the contact in slow-motion and from various angles, also mistakenly suggested it was a violation of the hand ball rule.
Throw in. Oh-so-many times in youth soccer, the ball will get kicked out over the side lines. The team who did NOT touch the ball last gets a throw in to restart the play. Most important: The player doing the throwing must keep both feet on the ground. You will remind your players of this again and again … and again.
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