Feb 24, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Game in play:as long the ball stays in the field, the game is in play. The only exception is when the referee blows his whistle for an infraction or off-sides. (We typically don't call off-sides). The ball is considered in play as long as it is in side the goal and side lines. Furthermore, it's still in play as long as it has contact with the line (This applies if the ball is in the air as well). Contact with the goal post, corner flag, and referee, in the field, is still considered in play. The referee is considered a fixture of the field.
GOAL: The point of the game is to get the ball in the opposing team's goal and the team with the most goals after the specified time is the winner. The ball must cross the goal line to be a goal. Therefore, if the ball is still in contact with the goal line in the inner part of the goal it is not a goal!You'll know on the small goals we play with, because it will hit the net.
NO HANDS! Even goalies; we have 7 ft goals and "goalies" or "last man back" are welcome to defend the goal (without hands).
Out of Bounds: if the ball crosses the side line it is a thrown in. The team who did not touch the ball last, before the ball crossed the line, gets the throw in. If the ball crosses the goal line two things may occur: If the team that is defending that goal line touches it out, it is a corner kick. If the team attacking that goal kicks it out, it is a goal kick.