54 LAW 15 – The Kick-in A kick-in is a method of restarting play.
A kick-in is awarded to the opponents of the player who last touches the ball when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line, either on the ground or in the air, or touches the ceiling of the hall.
A goal may not be scored directly from a kick-in.
Position of the players
The opponents must be:
- on the pitch
- at a distance of no less than 5m from the place on the touch line where the kick-in is taken
There is one type of procedure:
- kick-in Position of kick-in At the moment of delivering the ball, the kicker:
- has one foot on the touch line or on the ground outside the pitch
- kicks the ball, which must be stationary, either from the point where it left the pitch or on the ground outside it at a distance no greater than 25cm from that point
- delivers the ball within four seconds of being ready to do so The ball in is play when it enters the pitch.
Infringements and sanctions
If, when a kick-in is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:
- the kick-in is retaken by the same team and the offending player is cautioned, unless the advantage can be applied or an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick is committed by the opposing team of the player taking the kick-in If an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the player taking the kick-in:
- he is cautioned for unsporting behaviour For any other infringement of the procedure for the kick-in:
- the kick-in is taken by a player of the opposing team Kick-in taken by a player other than the goalkeeper If the ball is in play and the player taking the kick-in touches the ball again (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:
- an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick) If the ball is in play and the player taking the kick-in deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:
- a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick) and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul
- a penalty kick is awarded if the infringement is committed inside the penalty area of the player taking the kick-in and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul
Kick-in taken by the goalkeeper
If the ball is in play and the goalkeeper touches the ball again (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:
- an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick)
If the ball is in play and the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:
- a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick) and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul
- an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, to be taken from the penalty area line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick)
Saw NTC players walking in sports hall and thought ‘not a bad team there’. How wrong can I be? Team suffered only big defeat of the night.
Elsewhere matches could have gone either way down to last minutes.
Monday night is becoming a ‘must go and watch’ night.
Get your team playing now, that or get left behind. These lads are good.
|FC Synerjy U11
||Healing Hotspurs Solsberg
|Immingham Pilgrims (sp)
||Immingham Pilgrims (nm/sc~m)
|Wybers Juniors U11z
||Immingham Pilgrims U12 (sc’m)
|Immingham Pilgrims U10z (pf)
||Grimsby Soccer Club U12z
|Immingham Pilgrims U11 (ch)
||Seven Seas (ca)
Healing Hotspurs eleven a-side team; the same players make up their futsal squad
18 Games played and the prospect of a Play Off match to decide league winners is looking increasingly likely.
Galacticos led table most of season, only to make slip ups exploited by Discoveries Flyers, Flyers are now having problems of their own, taking one point from last two games.
Invigorated with new signings Healing have a new lease of life, can they retain title?
Great that two under fifteen teams have pushed themselves into top 6.
||Discoveries Flyers U15 (cg)
||Healing FC (Healing)
||Healing Hotspurs U15 (rw)
||Healing FC (Laceby)
The Benefits of League Affiliation
Recognition from the players that the competition is taking place under the auspices of the
National Governing Body for Football. This will assist in the promotion and recruitment of
Teams and Officials
If the competition is affiliated to a County Football Association it will be subject to the FA’s
Disciplinary processes. These will provide an additional safeguard to players and officials
Access to FA Qualified Referees. FA Qualified Referees are only permitted to officiate in
affiliated football and any insurance they carry is not applicable in unaffiliated competitions
Only affiliated competitions are in a position to recruit additional referees through running
the FA Small Sided Referees Qualification
Affiliated competitions have the opportunity to post their results on ‘Full Time’ at
www.TheFA.com – the Football Association’s official website
Access to The FA Small Sided Football Fund and Small Sided Football Accreditation Scheme
Access to funding for IT equipment
The Benefits of Club Affiliation
It can be a daunting task to set up a new football club, but help is at hand to support you through
the process of getting up and running.
It is through affiliation that the family of football is brought together and correct standards and
discipline are maintained.
Affiliation acts as a quality assurance and as a safety net to help protect players, clubs, officials and
administrators throughout the game. Benefits include:
Being legally affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance (AFA)
Contacts with all local leagues, clubs and players
Promotion via our website and links
Eligibility to compete in County FA competitions (e.g. County Cups)
Discipline, Fair Play and Respect
Access to advice from County FA staff plus FA regional development, coaching and facilities
Access to purchase public liability and personal injury insurance for your club, team and
Access to The FA welfare programme
Access to County FA and FA communications, including your chance to help shape future
Access to qualified referees for your matches
Opportunities to participate in FA football development schemes such as Charter Standard
Awards (this provides even further benefits)
Access to player and coaching development opportunities
Football Development Services
Football Development is one of the most important aspects within the game. At the AFA we have a
Development Team that aims to develop the game in every way. Here is an introduction to some of the
areas of our work:
Improving your Facilities
Assisting you secure grant aid from the Football Foundation and a wide range of other sources including
Assist you to find coaches to coach your sides
Organising Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3, Goalkeeping and Futsal Coaching Courses
Organising FA Age Appropriate Modules and FA Skills Team Events
Planning specific coaching sessions for your players
Training people to obtain Emergency Aid qualifications and Sports Injury qualifications
Helping you recruit new volunteers & training your existing volunteers
Organising Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops
Providing Safeguarding Children advice and support
Women’s & Girls
Assistance with setting up or linking with a Women’s & Girls section
Assistance and Support with setting up a Disability section
Helping you set up a Youth Section in your club
Helping your club adopt a Youth Team
Promoting and running coaching courses for young adults at your club
Running mini-soccer festivals at your club
Helping you set up mini-soccer at your club
Helping you adopt mini-soccer
Resource and Information Centre
Providing a library with information about any aspect of football
Loaning you coaching and training resources
FA Charter Standard
Helping adult clubs to become FA Charter Standard Clubs
Helping youth clubs become FA Charter Standard Clubs
Organising Charter Standard In Service events
Website and social media: informing you about all the latest AFA initiatives
Work with your club to promote the FA Respect Programme
Looks complicated, but less so than it reads. There are many advantages to being ‘affiliated’. A competition that requires you to be affiliated will in turn be affiliated to their County FA. Meaning they have rules and governance that has been read and passed by County FA. Any discipline or appeal procedure automatically has a procedure to follow. My experience is that FA Insurance is far cheaper than insurance I can find elsewhere. The FA and County FA’s run competitions, as an affiliated team you can join those competitions. Access to buying England tickets, cheaper coaching courses, the advantages are multiple.
Details to affiliate a team to Lincolnshire County FA – As at 1st September 2019
- Cost to affiliate a Junior Club side – £20.00
- Cost of Public Liability Insurance for above £12.00*
- Team does need extra PLI if they already have club PLI
- Cost to affiliate a ‘Junior Stand Alone’ team? £20.00
- Cost of Public Liability for above £12.00*
- Cost to affiliate a ‘Senior Club’ team? £20.00
- Cost of PLI for above? £12.00*
- Cost to affiliate a Senior ‘Stand Alone’ team £20.00
- Cost of PLI for above? £12.00*
- * Public Liability is optional. Public Liability will cover you for such claims as ‘putting a ball through a window’ or ‘breaking a spectators glasses’. It does not cover personal injury, that is a separate insurance teams/players need to discuss privately with LFA or a private insurer.
- If your team is, for instance, part of Discoveries Club you will already have PLI policy, meaning team not need to buy it a second time. If you are a group of mates and not part of a club, a standalone team, you will need to make a PLI decision. Buy or not to buy.
For further advice either contact me at email@example.com or 07980286663 or the Lincolnshire Football association at 08449670708