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Change to Restraining Line Rule-

The ball will not be deemed in play until after a defending player receives or touches the ball once it is released from the goalkeepers hands or from a goal kick.

  1. The attacking team has to retreat to the restraining line on any goalkeeper save or goal kick.
  2. On a save, Goalkeeper then rolls or throws ball to one of his/her defending team players.
  3. On a goal kick, ball is played to one of his/her defending team players.
  4. When either point 2 or 3 occurs, the attackers can release from the restraining line once the ball is touched by a defending teams player.

THIS IS A CHANGE TO AN EARLIER VERSION THAT SAID ONCE BALL IS RELEASED VIA HANDS OR GOAL KICK THAT THE BALL WAS IMMEDIATELY IN PLAY.





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